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1. "Since I'm a mother and a wife, I have to have passion or the frustration would win out. But I love managing people. The product is second to managing the people. And marketing to consumers is so challenging because it is evolving constantly."
Author: Andrea Jung
2. "The pace of digital innovation is astonishing. It's impossible to imagine life without the web, smartphones, social networks. And yet the consumer products and everyday objects all around us are still essentially dumb."
Author: Andy Hobsbawm
3. "Marketing jingles from every angle lure patrons to turn our backs on our locally owned stores, restaurants, and farms. And nobody considers that unpatriotic. This appears to aggravate Tod Murphy. "We have the illusion of consumer freedom, but we've sacrificed our community life for the pleasure of purchasing lots of cheap stuff. Making and moving all that stuff can be so destructive: child labor in foreign lands, acid rain in the Northeast, depleted farmland, communities where the big economic engine is crystal meth. We often have the form of liberty, but not the substance."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
4. "We're a nation with an eating disorder, and we know it. The multiple maladies caused by bad eating are taking a dire toll on our health--most tragically for our kids, who are predicted to be this country's first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. That alone is a stunning enough fact to give us pause. So is a government policy that advises us to eat more fruits and vegetables, while doling out subsidies not to fruit and vegetable farmers, but to commodity crops destined to become soda pop and cheap burgers. The Farm Bill, as of this writing, could aptly be called the Farm Kill, both for its effects on small farmers and for what it does to us, the consumers who are financing it."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
5. "Obsession with sanitation is a concern for sanitariums. A sane consumer makes decisions based on beauty alone, no matter how bad it smells."
Author: Bauvard
6. "Netflix, Amazon, iTunes - whatever platforms emerge - we are looking at as having the same potential that home video had for the movie business. Which means there are entirely new opportunities to monetize our capital investment in content and do so in ways that work for distributors, for consumers and for creators."
Author: Bob Iger
7. "Modern consumer life is a form of extreme passive violence against all people."
Author: Bryant McGill
8. "A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you are not a consumer, but a citizen instead"
Author: Caitlin Moran
9. "We have been restraining the growth of the cost of education-that is, tuition, room and board-to be within approximately one and a half percentage points of the consumer price index."
Author: Charles Vest
10. "Our brain is a circuit board with neurons and terminals ready to be wired. We are born free, then programmed to obey our parents, to tell the truth, pass exams, pursue and achieve, love and propagate, age and fade unfulfilled and uncertain what it has all been for. We swallow the operating system with our mother's milk and sleepwalk into the forest of consumer illusion craving shoes, houses, cars, magazines, experiences that endorse our preconceived dreams and opinions. We grow into our parents. We becomes clones, robots, matchstick men thinking and saying the same, feeling the same, behaving the same, appreciating in books and films and art shows those things we already recognize and understand."
Author: Chloe Thurlow
11. "It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media."
Author: Christopher Lasch
12. "Americans are gathering the courage to just say no. We are saying no to addictive consumer lifestyles. We are saying no to wars and corporate takeover and the IMF loans that gobble up people and their resources."
Author: Cynthia McKinney
13. "Obviously we're a consumer nation and you have the power to influence these big corporations who are running the world right now through what you chose to, or not to, purchase."
Author: Daryl Hannah
14. "The world was already a miserable place in the spring of that cursed year. The New Depression was at its height. Stocks fell, jobs were lost, and consumer consumption fell in a corporate death spiral as the aging technoczars were revealed to have feet of clay. Financial institutions underreacted, the government overreacted, and a society living on borrowed time paid for with borrowed dollars failed. Hard times and hunger came to the Western world, which was all the more of a shock because the generation that survived the last financial collapse had virtually died out."
Author: E.E. Knight
15. "G.D.P. is not a measure of how much value is produced for consumers. Everybody should recognize that G.D.P. is not a welfare metric."
Author: Erik Brynjolfsson
16. "Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers."
Author: Gloria Steinem
17. "As a consumer, I don't create art, but I think whatever the message is, art has to touch you."
Author: Ha Joon Chang
18. "Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves."
Author: Herbert Hoover
19. "Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress."
Author: Herbert Hoover
20. "How most consumers collect and interpret health information has changed."
Author: James Heywood
21. "Maintaining the trust of the consumer is critical to our business. We live and breathe only one thing, which is wanting to connect consumers with great local businesses, and I don't feel we can do that if we don't have effective ways to prevent gaming of the system."
Author: Jeremy Stoppelman
22. "The biggest thing is to create a product that consumers find useful. As more and more people like something, it becomes harder and harder to have a conspiracy theory about it."
Author: Jeremy Stoppelman
23. "I think we have a great track record on being relevant, on identifying consumer trends, needs and wants."
Author: Jim Cantalupo
24. "I much preferred the approach at the anarchist camp, with its shared tasks and collective responsibilities. Everyone played their part. There was no division between workers and consumers."
Author: John Blair
25. "It does seem really hard to get consumers to do the right thing. It is stupid that we use two tons of steel, glass, and plastic to haul our sorry selves to the shopping mall. It's stupid that we put water in plastic bottles in Fiji and ship it here."
Author: John Doerr
26. "It's certainly anyone's prerogative to say, 'I liked something more when it was this' or blah blah. But there's a kind of laziness as a consumer of entertainment, I think, to wish that something was repeating itself and doing the same thing. But to each their own, and I do it all the time. I've dropped television shows as a viewer."
Author: Justin Kirk
27. "Consumers are increasingly feeling that they are being taken for a ride."
Author: Larry Craig
28. "The habits of the American consumer are changing; that's a reality."
Author: Linda Wells
29. "As consumers and as voters we can say 'no' to rogue economics and demand regulation."
Author: Loretta Napoleoni
30. "In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer."
Author: Louis Mumford
31. "Art then becomes a safety valve for the expression of individual and collective neuroses originating in the inability of coping with the environment. Its products serve as a retarded correction of perception braked by the system of conventions and stereotypes that stabilize society. They create a slightly updated system which, eventually assimilated by history, will require a new system and so on without end. Art objects serve as points of identification alienated from the consumer, requiring more sympathy than empathy."
Author: Luis Camnitzer
32. "For an artist is not a consumer, as our commercials urge us to be. An artist is a nourisher and a creator who knows that during the act of creation there is collaboration. We do not create alone."
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
33. "For someone growing up in America now, there are few available alternatives to the cool consumer worldview."
Author: Mark Edmundson
34. "For thirty-two years I went shopping with my coupon box in towwithout ever seeing another consumer with either a coupon box orbinder. Not once. I spotted small coupon wallets that fit in a purseor envelopes of coupons, but never a box or binder. By early 2011,I was beginning to see women with coupon binders everywhere Iwent. All of a sudden, couponing was hot. It was as if couponingwas a totally new concept, and yet coupons had been around forover 125 years."
Author: Mary Potter Kenyon
35. "Advertising generally works to reinforce consumer trends rather than to initiate them."
Author: Michael Schudson
36. "Men who read it [beauty pornography] don't do so because they want women who look like that. The attraction of what they are holding is that it is not a woman, but a two-dimensional woman-shaped blank. The appeal of the material is not the fantasy that the model will come to life; it is precisely that she will not, ever. Her coming to life would ruin the vision. It is not about life.Ideal beauty is ideal because it does not exist; The action lies in the gap between desire and gratification. Women are not perfect beauties without distance. That space, in a consumer culture, is a lucrative one. The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage, its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion."
Author: Naomi Wolf
37. "The television commercial is not at all about the character of products to be consumed. It is about the character of the consumers of products. (128)"
Author: Neil Postman
38. "Now, it's true that some of the protesters are oddly dressed or have silly-sounding slogans, which is inevitable given the open character of the events. But so what? I, at least, am a lot more offended by the sight of exquisitely tailored plutocrats, who owe their continued wealth to government guarantees, whining that President Obama has said mean things about them than I am by the sight of ragtag young people denouncing consumerism."
Author: Paul Krugman
39. "As each wave of technology is released. It must be accompanied by a demand for new skills, new language. Consumers must constantly update their ways of thinking, always questioning their understanding of the world. Going back to old ways, old technology is forbidden. There in no past, no present, only an endless future of inadequacy"
Author: Richard Kadrey
40. "The marketing people are always talking about something called 'consumers'. I have this image of a fat little man in baggy Bermuda shorts, a Hawaiian shirt, and a straw hat with beer-can openers dangling from it, clutching fistfuls of dollars."
Author: Robert James Waller
41. "A person's credit report is one of the most important tools consumers can use to maintain their financial security and credit rating, but for so long many did not know how to obtain one, or what to do with the information it provided."
Author: Ruben Hinojosa
42. "Perhaps if we could popularise through the techniques of branding and consumerism, a different idea, a different narrative, perhaps the world can change. After all it changes constantly and incessantly, it's just the perceptions that we have are governed by people with self-interest and are not inalignment with the health and safety of us as individuals or as a planet."
Author: Russell Brand
43. "The modern mocha is a bittersweet concoction of imperialism, genocide, invention, and consumerism served with whipped cream on top"
Author: Sarah Vowell
44. "Much of what is today called "social criticism" consists of members of the upper classes denouncing the tastes of the lower classes (bawdy entertainment, fast food, plentiful consumer goods) while considering themselves egalitarians."
Author: Steven Pinker
45. "Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted. Industrial societies turn their citizens into image-junkies; it is the most irresistible form of mental pollution."
Author: Susan Sontag
46. "You do know you could find yourself charged with being a dominant species while under the influence of impulse-driven consumerism, don't you?"
Author: Terry Pratchett
47. "Pop culture is not about depth. It's about marketing, supply and demand, consumerism."
Author: Trevor Dunn
48. "Locally produced foods - defined as those harvested within a 100-mile radius of one's home - have a lesser impact on the environment because of the decreased need for transportation from source to consumer."
Author: Tyler Florence
49. "What I'm always trying to say to the consumer is: buy less, choose well, make it last."
Author: Vivienne Westwood
50. "Anyone with a great product to sell should never criticize competing products. Your product should sell on its own merit. Consumers want the best of the best, not the best of a bad situation."
Author: Zack W. Van

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