Best Quotes About Materialistic

There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering woman from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man's duties in order to be equal in rights. -Muammar al-Gaddafi

Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power. -Joan Didion

Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions. -Peace Pilgrim

I think I'm actually quite a materialistic person, I value what it takes to make a car or build a nice house. Money does change things, but how it changes people depends on how they react to it. -Roland Gift

As human beings, we're very materialistic and have all this stuff – furs and cars and diamonds and money. -Smokey Robinson

We're not as materialistic and income-tax conscious as we think. At the moment our superstitions are tucked away, but come out sometimes in strange ways sex crimes, black masses. -Terence Fisher

The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication. -Patti Smith

When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame. -Bashar al-Assad

Talking about a materialistic thing, I get about 13 times more royalties from Europe than I do from America. -Elliott Carter

The standard entertainment industry reaction to Hollywood's box office slump reveals the same shallow, materialistic mindset that helped create the problem in the first place. -Michael Medved

Man is the result of a purposeless and materialistic process that did not have him in mind. He was not planned. -George Gaylord Simpson

There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything – millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace. -Richard Pryor

One of the experts bought his first piece at the age of four, so they did start very young, most of them. They did it out of genuine interest but today's kids are much more materialistic and there's a danger, I suppose, that they might just be out to make dosh. -Michael Aspel

The materialistic point of view in psychology can claim, at best, only the value of an heuristic hypothesis. -Wilhelm Wundt

I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing. -Sheryl Crow

The materialistic paradigm of Western science has been a major obstacle for any objective evaluation of the data describing the events occurring at the time of death. -Stanislav Grof

Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death, according to which biological death represents the final end of existence and of all conscious activity. -Stanislav Grof

According to materialistic science, any memory requires a material substrate, such as the neuronal network in the brain or the DNA molecules of the genes. -Stanislav Grof

Further, for once, I like the idea that people who think I'm a constant voice for the furthering of the imagination have to see that interest in a more materialistic fashion. -Peter Sotos

Linux has definitely made a lot of sense even in a purely materialistic sense. -Linus Torvalds

Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society. -Malcolm Muggeridge

When an American heiress wants to buy a man, she at once crosses the Atlantic. The only really materialistic people I have ever met have been Europeans. -Mary McCarthy

I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy. -Goldie Hawn

Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.' -Paul McCartney

I'm not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does. -Victoria Beckham

Jobs has within him sort of this conflict, but he doesn't quite see it as a conflict between being hippie-ish and anti-materialistic but wanting to sell things like Wozniak's board. Wanting to create a business. -Walter Isaacson

I take things like honor and loyalty seriously. It's more important to me than any materialistic thing or any fame I could have. -Lloyd Banks

I'm not a materialistic person. -Marat Safin

Cars and cameras are the two things I let myself be materialistic about. I don't care about other stuff. -Louis C. K.

You know when you eat too many sweets and get diabetes? Paparazzi are the diabetes of materialistic culture. -Shirley MacLaine

But as an adult working in the fashion industry, I struggle with materialism. And I'm one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don't mean much to me. They're beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they're ultimately not important. -Tom Ford

To this day, I am the least materialistic person I know, because my father didn't raise me to just go out and buy this or that car. The only reason I wanted to make money as an actor was because I'm passionate about food! -Hugh Jackman

If I'm a lush at anything, it's food and drink. I'm not materialistic in any way, but I value food. -Hugh Jackman

I don't want to be too strict, because I think kids can get rebellious, but I want to raise my daughter to be passionate about doing good things and pursuing real things and hobbies instead of frivolous materialistic stuff. -Holly Madison

My heart is in helping people and in the less materialistic side of things, but there's the side of me that's more polished. -Evangeline Lilly

Real success is not, like, materialistic. It's being where you want to be when you want to be; just living your life how you feel; having an ultimate goal and being able to accomplish it. -Lindsey Wixson

True Americanism is practical idealism. Its aims, instead of being materialistic and mechanical, are idealistic to the point of being Utopian. In this way, the U.S. can provide and express ideals that strike a chord in humans everywhere – a declaration of independence on behalf of all the peoples of the world. -Maurice Saatchi

Fashion isn't me, even though I work in it. It's just materialistic stuff. -Agyness Deyn

I'm not that materialistic. I like nice clothes and that, but I don't spend lots of money on stuff. I'm not really into TV, I don't have an iPod, I've got a gramophone. -Paloma Faith

I'm a Taurean, so I'm very passionate and determined and materialistic. Down the years, I've spent a lot of money and saved a bit of money and had a lot of fun. -Martine McCutcheon

There's a destiny for everybody. The world is set up – as foreign as that can be to some people who are very materialistic – but there is a force in this world, once we step into it, that opens doors for us, that gives us a sense of purpose and the greatest life there is, in my view. -James Redfield

American culture is probably the least Christian culture that we've ever had because it is so materialistic and it's so full of lies. The whole advertising world is just, it's just intertwined with lies, appealing to the worst of the instincts we have. -Eugene H. Peterson

The adornment of the body is a human need. I don't see anything superficial about it unless your life becomes very materialistic. -David LaChapelle

The so-called 'materialistic conception of history,' with the crude elements of genius of the early form which appeared, for instance, in the 'Communist Manifesto,' still prevails only in the minds of laymen and dilettantes. -Max Weber

I don't think I am that materialistic, actually. Obviously at home in the country the art collection is important, but we have one big room in the middle of the house where we do everything – the television, the kitchen, everything. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

Miami is nothing like me, and that's why I need to be here – it's the opposite. I'm practical, where this place is moody, I'm stolid in my interior, where this place has a certain flair, and I'm materialistic in a sense that this place is fundamentally spiritual – there's a quicksilver quality about this place. -Iggy Pop

I'm not against people buying clothes; I think clothes are wonderful, and I'm very materialistic myself – but there's a way of finding a compromise. I just think we can buy less and pay more, to make sure people aren't being exploited. -Lily Cole

The great question of our time is, 'Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?' -Billy Graham

On the mathematical side, you could in principle build a society in which people were fulfilling their needs and flourishing as human beings in a higher way than in a consumer society, provided you had the right investments in the opportunity to flourish in less materialistic ways. -Tim Jackson

I'm just disillusioned with the hip-hop sound right now. It's too materialistic. You know, I'm the kind of guy … I can't do that. If you track my movement, you'll never see a picture of me with any girl that wasn't mine, or my own car. My jewelry, my clothes. What kind of gangsta rapper has a stylist? A stylist?! -Ice T

I had a fairly enlightened dad, though if you looked at his resume, it might not seem that way. He was a chartered accountant for Price Waterhouse. He was strict, and we had a very ordered life. To this day, I am the least materialistic person I know, because my father didn't raise me to just go out and buy this or that car. -Hugh Jackman

The prospect of being immortal doesn't excite me, but the prospect of being a materialistic idol for four years does appeal. -Marc Bolan

For the naysayers that claimed 'American Family' revealed us to be vacant, unloving, uncaring morons of the materialistic '70s, this image will be proven wrong when Mom and Dad remarry… Make no mistake. This is not to emphasize the sadness of my demise but rather emphasize the love of my family and friends. -Lance Loud

I would say I don't like people who are really into themselves or are very materialistic. Just always talking themselves up. Not being real is the pet peeve. Be true to yourself. -Austin Stowell

In essence, the Thai people are not materialistic at all. They're not in the least driven by the kind of ambition that drives us. The more I got to know them, and the more time I spent with them, the more I understood that this was a totally legitimate attitude to life, and why not? -John Burdett

I'm so unmaterialistic in every way. If you saw my apartment, it would explain a lot, I think. It's not so much a mess, but it just needs to have some feng shui or a real 'Queer Eye' makeover or whatever. -Ariel Pink

The world is set up – as foreign as that can be to some people who are very materialistic – but there is a force in this world, once we step into it, that opens doors for us, that gives us a sense of purpose and the greatest life there is, in my view. -James Redfield

Weak and oppressed nations are fundamentally spiritual; strong nations are, as a rule, chiefly materialistic. -Ameen Rihani

'Station to Station' came out of a sense of urgency – a sense that culture, be it art, film or architecture, has become so compartmentalised. For this project, we wanted to break that and create a language that is more nomadic and less materialistic and really empowering for the creators and the audience. -Doug Aitken

What I think is so amazing about having everything, and feeling like I have everything, is that I don't really find happiness within materialistic things. Like, it's cool if I can buy myself a new car, and I think it's amazing for a week, but then the thrill is over, and I'm like, 'Oh, so I guess that wasn't really happiness.' -Kylie Jenner

I'm not very materialistic – I don't have a whole lot of stuff. But I do always like a pair of really weird socks. -Taylor Kinney

Our socialism does not include extreme materialistic concepts, since Indonesia is primarily a God-fearing, God-loving nation. Our socialism is a mixture. We draw political equality from the American Declaration of Independence. We draw spiritual equality from Islam and Christianity. We draw scientific equality from Marx. -Sukarno

I go to movies with my children and see fat kids burping, parents portrayed as total morons, and kids being mean and materialistic, and I feel it's really slim pickin's out there. There's a little dribble of a moral tacked on, but the story is not about that. -Melissa Mathison

In these days of our new materialistic Irish state, poetry will have a harder, less picturesque task. But the loss of Yeats and all that boundless activity, in a country where the mind is feared and avoided, leaves a silence which it is painful to contemplate. -Austin Clarke

I'm not materialistic. I love clothes and all that stuff, but I don't need it to live. -Kylie Jenner

Poets are always making waves. I mean, you know, in an ideal situation, the ideal republic can't tolerate poets because – it isn't that they mutter and criticize; it is that the poet does not accept the situation called the 'perfect' condition of man – in other words, perfect in the materialistic sense. -Derek Walcott

I know we live in a materialistic world. I am not living on Cloud Nine; I am not living in Disneyland. I understand all that. -Adnan Sami

I don't believe in materialistic gifts and grand gestures. -Barun Sobti

I am simple and an open book. I don't like ambitious and materialistic people. -Neil Nitin Mukesh

All man's failures are either because of the religious denial of man's biological needs or the materialistic denial of man's spiritual desires. -Alija Izetbegovic

There are only three integral views of the world: the religious, the materialistic, and the Islamic. They reflect three elemental possibilities (conscience, nature, and man), each of them manifesting itself as Christianity, materialism, and Islam. -Alija Izetbegovic

The Malays are spiritually inclined, tolerant, and easy-going. The non-Malays, and especially the Chinese, are materialistic, aggressive, and have an appetite for work. For equality to come about, it is necessary that these strikingly contrasting races adjust to each other. -Mahathir Mohamad

That materialistic life, that's not my god. -Bernard Hopkins

The last time I saw my mom was in 1997. My mom started getting sick, and my mom finally passed away in 2002. My mom was my world. My mom was everything to me. We didn't have money. We didn't have a whole lot of materialistic things, but one thing I can truly say, that my mother loved me and all of her children unconditionally. -Anthony Ray Hinton

I'm really not a materialistic person. -Rich Brian

I think I have got comfort, beautiful kids; I can do whatever I want, travel around the world… I know it's sounding very materialistic, but it's been a comfortable life. -Gauri Khan

I'm not a materialistic person at all, but I always want the next thing; I've got a nice toolbox, but I still want another set of spanners. -Guy Martin

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