Luxury quotes

  • And while one is brought up with luxury and caresses, and is thrown bewildered and despairing into a dark pit, another is lifted from the pit and raised to a throne where a jeweled crown is placed on his head. The world has no shame in doing this; it is prompt to hand out both pleasure and pain and has no need of us an our doings.
    -- Abolqasem Ferdowsi

    #Pain #Dark #Luxury

  • Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely.
    -- Adrian Belew

    #Lonely #Luxury #Band

  • 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

    #Luxury #People #World

  • The materialistic view of happiness of our age starkly revealed in our understanding of the word "luxury.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Views #Luxury #Understanding

  • For me, hard work represents the supreme luxury of life.
    -- Albert M. Greenfield

    #Hard Work #Luxury

  • Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Luxury #Literature #Dull

  • The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Luxury #People #Promise

  • Indifference to all the refinements of life--it's really shocking. Just Calvinism, that's all. Calvinism without the excuse of Calvin's theology.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Luxury #Reform #Indifference

  • Denzel Washington's career is an enormous luxury. Compare him to Wesley Snipes.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Careers #Luxury #Enormous

  • As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortunate that awaits our State constitution, as well as all others.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Real #Hands #Luxury

  • But just disease to luxury succeeds, And ev'ry death its own avenger breeds.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Luxury #Disease #Succeed

  • To be without health insurance in this country means to be without access to medical care. But health is not a luxury, nor should it be the sole possession of a privileged few. We are all created b'tzelem elohim - in the image of God - and this makes each human life as precious as the next. By 'pricing out' a portion of this country's population from health care coverage, we mock the image of God and destroy the vessels of God's work.
    -- Alexander Schindler

    #Country #Mean #Luxury

  • Cruelty to animals is one of the most significant vices of a low and ignoble people. Wherever one notices them, they constitute a sign of ignorance and brutality which cannot be painted over even by all the evidence of wealth and luxury.
    -- Alexander von Humboldt

    #Ignorance #Animal #Luxury

  • It is common to distinguish necessaries, comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all things required to meet wants which must be satisfied, while the latter consist of things that meet wants of a less urgent character.
    -- Alfred Marshall

    #Character #Class #Luxury

  • Sex is perhaps like culture - a luxury that only becomes an art after generations of leisurely acquaintance. Why we scarcely approach either as individuals - it's mass propulsion still!
    -- Alice B. Toklas

    #Art #Sex #Luxury

  • Destitution and excessive luxury develop apparently the same ideals, the same marauding attitude towards mankind, the intensity of struggle for material goods, -- surely showing how perfect is the meeting of extremes.
    -- Alice James

    #Attitude #Struggle #Luxury

  • I know most Americans don't have this luxury, but we are in Los Angeles and are lucky enough to be able to grill outside almost all year long. It's my favorite way of preparation because it's so clean and it gives it such a great flavor. You need very little oil and the protein can be really cleanly prepared and perfectly cooked.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Years #Luxury #Oil

  • When we turn luxuries into necessities, we jeopardize our ability for contentedness.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Luxury #Ability #Contentedness

  • Liberty is the luxury of self-discipline, that those nations historically who have failed to discipline themselves have had discipline imposed by others.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Self #Luxury #Discipline

  • I don't like posh hotels. I like small, eclectic hotels, and luxury for me would mean really good company with good food in a really funky, beautiful house in the middle of a field where someone came and serviced the place for us.
    -- Amanda Donohoe

    #Beautiful #Mean #Luxury

  • When you're shooting a low-budget movie you're never just the director: you're also in the catering department, and hair and make-up and a part-time grip. I can't even imagine the luxury of not having to keep an eye on every aspect of production while directing.
    -- Amber Sealey

    #Eye #Hair #Luxury

  • It's a luxury being a writer, because all you ever think about is life.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Writing #Thinking #Luxury

  • That was a wonderful period in my life. I mean, I didn't become an artist, but somebody let me do something I loved. What a luxury, to do something you love to do.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Mean #Artist #Luxury

  • To be able to do art, it was a luxury to me.
    -- Anchee Min

    #Art #Luxury #Able

  • Our vision is to create an exceptional lifestyle offering worthy of Tamarack's incredible surroundings. All of our partners involved in this development are committed to delivering the highest level of quality and luxury possible. We are excited to have Fairmont join us in this endeavor.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Offering #Luxury #Vision

  • One of the few luxuries left is travel, and the aspect of travel that is luxurious is not the movement, but the being there.
    -- Andre Balazs

    #Luxury #Movement #Being There

  • Luxury be able to take control of one's life, health, and the pursuit of happiness in a way that is joyful.
    -- Andre Leon Talley

    #Inspiration #Pursuit Of Happiness #Luxury

  • The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is great; but the advantages of this law are also greater still than its cost- for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development, which brings improved conditions in its train.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Work #Law #Luxury

  • Coming to know the hidden and forgotten Mother and the marvelous wisdom of the sacred feminine as revealed from every side and angle by the different mystical traditions is not luxury; it is, I believe, a necessity for our survival as a species.
    -- Andrew Harvey

    #Mother #Believe #Luxury

  • For most of the world, civil and political rights... come as luxuries that are far away in the future.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Rights #Luxury #Political

  • On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Luxury #Bed #Kingdoms

  • Forget luxury; as a great company you have to keep evolving.
    -- Angela Ahrendts

    #Luxury #Forget #Evolve

  • Never economize on luxuries.
    -- Angela Thirkell


  • One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day, every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions. What an immense luxury
    -- Anish Kapoor

    #Luxury #Doe #Aesthetic

  • What are riches - grandeur - health itself, to the luxury of a pure conscience, the health of the soul; - and what the sufferings of poverty, disappointment, despair - to the anguish of an afflicted one!
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Disappointment #Integrity #Luxury

  • If you saw me with my clothes off you'd see that my body is in great shape and ready to take on the world.... I could snap my fingers and have any man I wanted, but I have too much respect for myself for that.... People can look then wonder about the taste and the sensuous delights of the dish, but when it comes down to it they simply can't afford such an expensive luxury.
    -- Anna Kournikova

    #Men #Luxury #Clothes

  • I'm like the most expensive, exotic item on a gourmet menu. People can wonder about the sensuous delights of the dish, but they can't afford such an expensive luxury
    -- Anna Kournikova

    #Luxury #People #Gourmet

  • I don't have the luxury of making clothes just to make an effect. It can't be something totally frivolous, because my distributors have to have a successful season, too.
    -- Anna Sui

    #Successful #Clothes #Luxury

  • [The democratization of luxury] means more people are going to get better fashion. And the more people who can have fashion, the better.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Mean #Luxury

  • What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.
    -- Anthony Crosland

    #Luxury #Generations #Next

  • A high proportion of the population enjoys many of the 'luxuries' which until recently were considered the prerogative of the rich; and the ordinary worker lives at what even two decades ago would have been considered in Britain a middle-class standard of life.
    -- Anthony Crosland

    #Class #Two #Luxury

  • I like movies. Movies have afforded me a modicum of luxuries. The thing about the movies is, if you're bad in a movie, you're bad forever.
    -- Anthony Mackie

    #Luxury #Forever

  • Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
    -- Anthony Trollope

    #Love #Luxury #Literature

  • Rather than being a luxury, emotions are a very intelligent way of driving an organism toward certain outcomes.
    -- Antonio Damasio

    #Intelligent #Luxury #Outcomes

  • The luxuries of civilization satisfy only those wants which they themselves create.
    -- Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    #Civilization #Luxury #Want

  • I was accorded the opportunity to learn by failing - albeit at the cost of a few honourable teachers' sanity - and now I realise what a rare and incredible luxury that is.
    -- Arabella Weir

    #Teacher #Opportunity #Luxury

  • Having plenty of living space has to be the greatest luxury in a city, and I guess in some sense Bombay is the antithesis of what living in Canada must be,
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Cities #Luxury #Space

  • We settled this continent without art. So it was easy for us to treat it as an imported luxury, not a necessity.
    -- Arthur Erickson

    #Art #Luxury #Easy

  • The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice.
    -- Arthur Helps

    #Funny #Money #Luxury

  • In the long term, there are many factors that will help the luxury market, the creation of new wealth and the Asian tourist boom
    -- Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

    #Luxury #Long #Tourists

  • Peace is a rare gift. Peace of mind, peaceful sleeps, and peaceful spirits are all luxuries that few rebels can ever afford.
    -- Assata Shakur

    #Sleep #Luxury #Peaceful

  • For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Luxury #Existence #Poetry Is

  • I lived in countries that had no democracy... so I don't find myself in the same luxury as you do. You grew up in freedom, and you can spit on freedom because you don't know what it is not to have freedom.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Country #Luxury #Democracy

  • Higher education cannot be a luxury reserved just for a privileged few. It is an economic necessity for every family. And every family should be able to afford it.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Education #Money #Luxury

  • Positive emotions are not trivial luxuries, but instead might be critical necessities for optimal functioning.
    -- Barbara Fredrickson

    #Luxury #Might #Emotion

  • Republics are brought to their ends by luxury; monarchies by poverty.
    -- Baron de Montesquieu

    #Luxury #Republic #Poverty

  • Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.
    -- Baron de Montesquieu

    #Tyrants #Luxury #Republic

  • But that's one of the nice things about doing a stage show, if something doesn't work out, you have the luxury of working on it over time.
    -- Bea Arthur

    #Nice #Luxury #Work Out

  • No one but an adventurous traveler can know the luxury of sleep.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Sleep #Luxury #Adventurous

  • Among the numerous luxuries of the may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it never followed by sadness, languor or debility.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Coffee #Sadness #Luxury

  • Louis Vuitton, the world's biggest luxury brand in terms of sales, is planning to dampen its expansion worldwide and focus on high-end products to preserve its exclusive image.
    -- Bernard Arnault

    #Luxury #Focus #Expansion

  • In the luxury business, you have to build on heritage.
    -- Bernard Arnault

    #Luxury #Heritage

  • Luxury goods are the only area in which it is possible to make luxury margins.
    -- Bernard Arnault

    #Luxury #Goods

  • This is a great position to be in. I don't really believe there is any fighter, in any decade that can be in my position of luxury that I've been in for many years.
    -- Bernard Hopkins

    #Believe #Years #Luxury

  • Dullness is a kind of luxury.
    -- Bharati Mukherjee

    #Luxury #Kind

  • To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
    -- Bill Bryson

    #Travel #Taken #Luxury

  • For youth, sexual love is whim; for the aged, luxury.
    -- Bill Gaede

    #Love Is #Luxury #Youth

  • Crystal Cruises has individually crafted each European cruise itinerary to provide a rich combination of destinations with more overnight stays and more time in ports. Whether taking a shorter seven-day jaunt or combining several unique cruises to create the ultimate European exploration, luxury travelers will enjoy the grandeur of Europe and the warmth and luxury of the Crystal experience.
    -- Bill Smith

    #Unique #Luxury #Europe

  • I've had the luxury of owning my own studio, 24 analogue, 48 digital, endless effects, endless hardcore gear, that I don't have to rent, I don't get stuck with the bills, it's all mine.
    -- Billy Sherwood

    #Luxury #Gears #Bills

  • In the midst of global crises such as pollution, wars and famine, kindness may be too easily dismissed as a 'soft' issue, or a luxury to be addressed after the urgent problems are solved. But kindness is the greatest need in all those areas - kindness toward the environment, toward other nations, toward the needs of people who are suffering. Until we reflect basic kindness in everything we do, our political gestures will be fleeting and fragile.
    -- Bo Lozoff

    #Kindness #War #Luxury

  • I had the luxury of working on the script with Andrew [Dominik] for a good year before the film started, so I was already intimate with the story [of The Assassination of Jesse James] and felt quite prepared walking into it.
    -- Brad Pitt

    #Years #Luxury #Stories

  • Art and design are not luxuries, nor somehow incompatible with science and engineering,
    -- Bran Ferren

    #Art #Engineering #Luxury

  • Faith is a luxury for those who are able to ignore what the rest of us must see every day. Pessimism, distrust, and irony are the holy trinity of my religion, irony in particular.
    -- Brando Skyhorse

    #Luxury #Able #Irony

  • In film, you have the luxury of accomplishing what you need in 24 frames every second. Comics, you only have five or six panels a page to do that.
    -- Brian K. Vaughan

    #Luxury #Six #Needs

  • 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

    #Stars #Luxury #Cnn

  • I love luxury, I love the high life, and I have to foot the bills - I have received practically nothing from my marriages and relationships.
    -- Britt Ekland

    #Luxury #Feet #Bills

  • In less than a century after the barbarian nations settled in their new conquests, almost all the effects of the knowledge and civility, which the Romans had spread through Europe, disappeared. Not only the arts of elegance, which minister to luxury, and re supported by it, but many of the useful arts, without which life can scarcely be contemplated as comfortable, were neglected or lost.
    -- Bryan Ward-Perkins

    #Art #Europe #Luxury

  • I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc, is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Believe #Luxury #Giving

  • Stop. Breathe. Allow yourself the luxury of doing nothing for a moment, or an hour, or even a day. It is in emptiness that inspiration will appear.
    -- Carole Katchen

    #Inspiration #Luxury #Doing Nothing

  • Luxury will be always around, no matter what happens in the world.
    -- Carolina Herrera

    #Luxury #World #Matter

  • You gotta be rich to be insane, Hol. Losing your mind is not a luxury for the middle class.
    -- Cecelia Ahern

    #I Love You #Class #Luxury

  • what a luxury it was for people to hold their loved ones whenever they wanted
    -- Cecelia Ahern

    #Luxury #People #Romance

  • Love isn't relevant once things are really bad. They say love makes the world go round-but it doesn't, you know. Love is a luxury, and you indulge in it when things are OK. As soon as they are bad-really bad-there just isn't a place for it anymore-no place where there could be room for it
    -- Celia Fremlin

    #Love Is #Luxury #Rooms

  • Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.
    -- Cesare Pavese

    #Life #Luxury #World

  • The unity of Christendom is not a luxury, but a necessity. The world will go limping until Christ's prayer that all may be one is answered. We must have unity, not at all costs, but at all risks. A unified Church is the only offering we dare present to the coming Christ, for in it alone will He find room to dwell.
    -- Charles Brent

    #Prayer #Offering #Luxury

  • The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
    -- Charlie Chaplin

    #Money #Luxury #Imagination

  • I don't have the luxury of doing things privately.
    -- Chaz Bono


  • Men are a luxury, not a necessity.
    -- Cher

    #Break Up #Men #Luxury

  • When you are not physically starving, you have the luxury to realize psychic and emotional starvation.
    -- Cherrie Moraga

    #Emotional #Psychics #Luxury

  • A big company is like trying to steer a luxury liner.
    -- Chris Hardwick

    #Luxury #Trying #Bigs

  • Our mandate at Nerdist is that we only get involved with nice people around things that we love. We have the luxury of being in the demographic that we're programming for.
    -- Chris Hardwick

    #Nice #Luxury #People

  • Better freedom with a crust, than slavery with every luxury.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #Luxury #Slavery

  • For me I'm a luxury brand trying to prove to people and the industry that it's not about being a TV celebrity in any which way, it's about being a designer and having a business and being successful at that.
    -- Christian Siriano

    #Successful #Luxury #People

  • Some people think happiness is a luxury, but its a necessity. You need to make space for it in your life.
    -- Christie Brinkley

    #Thinking #Luxury #Space

  • I think we're in a quiet time right now. luxury can be in the fit.
    -- Christopher Bailey

    #Thinking #Luxury #Quiet

  • No matter how many luxuries you get, something will be missing. No matter how carefully you choose, you'll never be totally happy.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Luxury #Missing #Matter

  • I saw that I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. So I made a choice to use my career as a platform to address the issues of the race I was born into.
    -- Cicely Tyson

    #Race #Careers #Luxury

  • It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind.
    -- Clara Barton

    #Luxury #Mind #Done

  • And even sadness was also something for rich people, for people who could afford it, for people who didn't have anything better to do. Sadness was a luxury.
    -- Clarice Lispector

    #Sadness #Luxury #People

  • A luxury liner is really just a bad play surrounded by water.
    -- Clive James

    #Play #Luxury #Water