Buy Nothing day Quotes

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.

Cree Indian Proverb

Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find.

Quoted in Time

In its broadest ecological context, economic development is the development of more intensive ways of exploiting the natural environment.

Richard Wilkinson

There must be more to life than having everything!

Maurice Sendak

But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange.

Unknown

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.

William Ruckelshaus

U.S. consumers and industry dispose of enough aluminum to rebuild the commercial air fleet every three months; enough iron and steel to continuously supply all automakers; enough glass to fill New York's World Trade Center every two weeks.

Environmental Defense Fund advertisement

He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.

Unknown

The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.

Kin Hubbard

Advertisers constantly invent cures to which there is no disease.

Unknown

Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.

Marshall McLuhan

It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive.

Nicholas Johnson

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.

E.F. Schumacker

Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.

Henrik Tikkanen

Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.

Dennis Gabor

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.

Ross Perot

We're finally going to get the bill for the Industrial Age. If the projections are right, it's going to be a big one: the ecological collapse of the planet.

Jeremy Rifkin

This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

Douglas Adams

Life shouldn't be printed on dollar bills.

Clifford Odets

Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift.... The hangover comes the day after.

Joyce Brothers

The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies.

Al Gore

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.

Albert Schweitzer

Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift... The hangover comes the day after.

Joyce Brothers

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Updated On : May 05, 2012
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