• In poor Rosamond's mind there was not room enough for luxuries to look small in.
    ~ George Eliot
  • To what faults do you feel most indulgent? To the ones that arise from urgent material needs.
    ~ Christopher Hitchens
  • We always pay dearly for chasing after what is cheap.
    ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
    ~ Janis Joplin
  • Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.
    ~ John Ruskin
  • How good something is should never be determined by its cost, designer, origin, or its perceived value by others.
    ~ Ashly Lorenzana
  • What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
    ~ Bertrand Russell
  • A lot of people get so hung up on what they can't have that they don't think for a second about whether they really want it.
    ~ Lionel Shriver
  • If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
    ~ John Lennon