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Conversation - Shopping Quotes

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Shopping - Quotes


Read the quotes. Discuss them:

  • Do you like them? Which do you agree with, which not? Why?
  • Do you know their authors? Who were / are they? Find out more using the web.
  • Which one you like the best? Why?
  • Discuss them with you partner. Is there some typical logic behind some quotes; are some quotes similar?
  • Which one you find the strangest? Why?
  • Do you know some good quotes about shopping that were not included here? Tell it/them to your classmates.
  • Are quotes about shopping popular? Did you know some of these quotes before you read them here?
  • Are some quotes contradictory? Could you divide these quotes into two opposing groups? What would these groups be like?



Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.

~Bo Derek


When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping.  Men invade another country.  It's a whole different way of thinking.

~Elayne Boosler


If men liked shopping, they'd call it research.

~Cynthia Nelms


The customers had a tendency to stop shopping when the baskets became too full or too heavy. So we made them digger. And bigger.

~Sylvan N. Goldman


Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.

~Will Rogers


Shopping gives me time to think.

~Jane Darnley


Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

~Benjamin Franklin


As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

~Victor Hugo


Shopping is a woman thing.  It's a contact sport like football.  Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.

~Erma Bombeck


The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.

~Marcelene Cox


I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.

~Tammy Faye Bakker


People will buy anything that is one to a customer.

~Sinclair Lewis


We're rapidly approaching a world comprised entirely of jail and shopping.

~Doug Coupland


Buying something on sale is a very special feeling.  In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me.  I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it.  I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money?

~Rita Rudner


We used to build civilizations.  Now we build shopping malls.

~Bill Bryson


When shopping was still connected to the street it was also an intensification and articulation of the street. Now it has become utterly independent - contained, controlled, surveyed.

~Rem Koolhaas


I haven't reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife.

~Ilie Nastase


The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.

~Erma Bombeck


Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.

~author unknown


Shopping is better than sex.  If you're not satisfied after shopping you can make an exchange for something you really like.

~Adrienne Gusoff


I don't shop because I need something, I just shop for shopping's sake.

~Cat Deeley


In almost every survey of consumers, they say they don't mind spending money. What they hate is the shopping experience.

~Alan Bush


Star Trek characters never go shopping. It is sci-fi.

~Doug Coupland


Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!

~Anne Tyler


Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in.

~Arthur Schopenhauer


I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.

~Carrie from Sex and the City

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