Quotations on Luxury

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War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: War, Luxury, Nations)

We insist that the international community cannot depend on any country with weapons of mass destruction which has relations with terrorists, and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting the law and of defying the international community.
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Keywords: Community, Country, Destruction, Law, Luxury, Weapons)

A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Civilization, Climate, Enjoyment, Luxury, Unconscious)

In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
- Enid Bagnold
(Keywords: Marriage, Wedding, Accusations, Criticism, Luxury, Manners, May)

Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England, which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and so there was not the expectation of luxury.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Life, EnglExpectation, Luxury, Parents)

We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury.
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Keywords: Country, End, England, Italy, Luxury, Play, Right, Spain, Winter)

Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me it's the oil of life.
- John Betjeman
(Keywords: Life, Poetry, People, Luxury, Necessity, Oil, World)

Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Energy, Generations, Luxury, Present, Waste, Worth, Years)

As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward.
- Augusten Burroughs
(Keywords: Being, Giving, Luxury, Writer)

It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
- Orson Scott Card
(Keywords: Being, Causes, Class, Luxury, Middle class)

The rights of the individual are greatly prized in the developed world, but in many other regions they are considered a luxury reserved for the impossibly wealthy.
- Silvia Cartwright
(Keywords: Rights, Luxury, World)

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
- Coco Chanel
(Keywords: People, Luxury, Poverty, Vulgarity)

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Fiction, Literature, Luxury, Necessity)

I like to work. The self-esteem and satisfaction that I get from working makes me a better person, which makes me a better mom. I feel lucky because I have the luxury of working only one or two days a week.
- Cindy Crawford
(Keywords: Mom, Work, Luxury, Satisfaction, Self)

Though I love the luxury of the Waldorf Towers, room service there doesn't do soul food.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Keywords: Food, Love, Soul, Luxury, Service)

For the first time, I lived alone... in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip. For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.
- Patty Duke
(Keywords: Time, Idea, First, Lonely, Luxury, Sunset)

We settled this continent without art. So it was easy for us to treat it as an imported luxury, not a necessity.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Art, Luxury, Necessity)

When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Keywords: Life, People, Celebrity, Living, Luxury, Necessity, Right, World)

Telephones are a virtual necessity - not a luxury - and the revenues collected by this tax flow into the general fund. But this once temporary tax remains and costs American taxpayers, our small businesses and families almost $6 billion dollars a year.
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Keywords: American, Tax, Luxury, Necessity)

Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciusness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.
- Mariska Hargitay
(Keywords: Being, Childhood, Feeling, First, Luxury, Memories, Reward)

There are a lot of things going on with my life right now that don't just have to do with career. So I have a hard time making decisions about work. That's really a luxury problem.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Keywords: Life, Time, Work, Career, Decisions, Luxury, Now, Right)

Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury.
- Johan Huizinga
(Keywords: Life, Giving, Influence, Luxury, Mankind)

Television has certain imperatives that CNN had the luxury of ignoring for a long period of time. CNN could take the position that the news would be the star, because in most of the programming day, they were the only all-news operation on the air.
- Brit Hume
(Keywords: Time, Day, Luxury, News, Programming, Television)

We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Keywords: Age, Education, Men, Society, Luxury, Man, Necessity)

You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury, than by giving it; for by spending it in luxury, you make them exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Money, Giving, Luxury, Poor)

I think most Americans believe that although it's better not to use military force if you can avoid it, that the world simply doesn't provide us the luxury of giving away military force as an important tool of foreign policy.
- Robert Kagan
(Keywords: Policy, Americans, Force, Foreign policy, Giving, Luxury, Military, World)

The greatest luxury is being able to go to movies and plays now and then in the afternoons.
- Robert MacNeil
(Keywords: Movies, Being, Luxury, Now)

By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.
- James Madison
(Keywords: Hatred, Labor, Luxury, Pride, Property, Vanity, Vice)

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
- Don Marquis
(Keywords: Blame, Luxury, Right, Self)

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson
(Keywords: Baseball, Evil, Fans, Luxury, Umpire)

I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern - wearing head-to-toe designer has become a bit passe. It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.
- Alexander McQueen
(Keywords: Idea, Fashion, Luxury, Rules, Style)

A racial community provides not only a sense of identity, that luxury of looking into another's face and seeing yourself reflected back, but a sense of security and support.
- Wentworth Miller
(Keywords: Community, Identity, Luxury, Security, Sense, Support)

It's easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate on the subject of the Third World debts.
- Roger Moore
(Keywords: Peace, Luxury, World)

Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it.
- Ted Morgan
(Keywords: Army, Luxury, Madness, Man)

We've turned down multi million dollar films, simply because we liked the film better. We have the luxury to do so - we have projects that make the money, and others that we do for love.
- Mark Mothersbaugh
(Keywords: Love, Money, Film, Luxury, Projects)

Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don't have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence.
- Janet Napolitano
(Keywords: Country, Extremism, Ideology, Luxury, states, Terrorism, United, Violence)

We do not have the luxury of two big oceans protecting us as we have had in the past, for we now have a new kind of enemy who deals with stealthiness. Our ability to protect ourselves is having the information ahead of time so we can thwart the attack.
- Bill Nelson
(Keywords: Time, Ability, Deals, Enemy, Information, Luxury, Now, Oceans, Past)

I came to office promising major ethics reform to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is a law. While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor's office that I didn't believe our citizens should have to pay for. That luxury jet was over-the-top. I put it on eBay.
- Sarah Palin
(Keywords: Culture, End, Ethics, Law, Luxury, Office, Reform, Self, Today)

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.
- Cesare Pavese
(Keywords: Being, Luxury, World)

The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.
- Leontyne Price
(Keywords: Time, Successful, Being, Giving, Luxury, Want)

Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
- Francis Quarles
(Keywords: Heart, Luxury, Mirth, Pleasure)

Similarly, only people as misanthropic as myself can be counted on not to have to lie to others, since we have the unique luxury of not caring what sort of opinions others formulate about us.
- Boyd Rice
(Keywords: Lie, People, Caring, Luxury, Opinions)

I'm pretty selective. I generally edit the contact sheets and then do work prints. Because I have my own lab and printers, I can afford the luxury of going through the contact sheets for black-and-white, making up work prints, seeing them big, and honing them down.
- Herb Ritts
(Keywords: Work, Luxury, Pretty)

Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.
- Charles de Secondat
(Keywords: End, Luxury, Poverty)

Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.
- Dodie Smith
(Keywords: Contemplation, Luxury, Nothing)

What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence?
- Sophocles
(Keywords: Excellence, Luxury, Woman)

The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man.
- Stendhal
(Keywords: Men, Desire, France, Luxury, Majority, Man, Woman)

I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury and the highlight of show business. I was born into a Christian home.
- Cat Stevens
(Keywords: Home, Business, Christian, Luxury, World)

As far as luxury goes, about the only thing I do is... I go first class all the way. I live on the road, so when I'm out there, I'm getting the nice hotel suite, I'm getting the luxury car, I'm eating the good food, and I make sure I take care of myself on the road.
- Trish Stratus
(Keywords: Car, Food, Care, Class, Eating, First, Luxury, Road)

It's a luxury being a writer, because all you ever think about is life.
- Amy Tan
(Keywords: Life, Being, Luxury, Writer)



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