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buying things Quotes

12 of the best book quotes about buying things
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“Don’t forget the real business of the War is buying and selling.”
Thomas Pynchon
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Gravity's Rainbow
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Katje Borgesius
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purpose of war
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“Think what their lives will buy, what their deaths will accomplish. How many of your people could be saved?”
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Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.
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“And if you could just go and buy everything, what was the value of it? What was the value of a man?”
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“‘Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!’”
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“Of course she took him out and bought him clothes. It struck others as perhaps a bit aggressively philanthropic; for Leigh Anne, clothing a child was just what you did if you had the resources. She had done this sort of thing before, and would do it again.”
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“Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price advice can turn out badly.”
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“We got there and it had been torn down. They had built a pretty nice stucco mall there, so Loga and Quendy said we should go in and buy some cool stuff to go out in. That seemed good to us. I wanted to buy some things but I didn’t know what they were... Quendy bought some shoes, but the minute she walked out of the store she didn’t like them anymore. Marty couldn’t think of anything he wanted, so he ordered this really null shirt. He said it was so null it was like ordering nothing.”
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″‘I was mistaken. Six of the books are yours to keep. You certainly excelled in Commerce.’ Miri suspected Olana was being generous, but she did not argue. She selected six books and hugged them to her chest. They felt like the most valuable things in the world, better than a little gold coin, better than a wagon full of linder.”
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“There are huge advertising budgets only when there’s no difference between the products. If the products really were different, people would buy the one that’s better. Advertising teaches people not to trust their judgment. Advertising teaches people to be stupid.”
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“Dreams shouldn’t be about what you can buy--they should be about what mark you leave in the world.”
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“One afternoon, a woman came to the house. Her name was Cruella de Vil. ‘What delightful dogs!’ declared Cruella. ‘I will buy them all.‘”

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