Quotations About / On: SHOPPING

  • 1.
    ...I've found out it's fun to go shopping. It's such a feminine thing to do.
    (Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 41 (August 1972). Raised in very modest circumstances, Monroe had recently gained fame and wealth as a movie actress.)
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  • 2.
    Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
    (Letty Cottin Pogrebin (b. 1939), U.S. journalist, author. "Down with Sexist Upbringing," published in The First Ms. Reader, ed. Francine Klagsbrun (1972).)
  • 3.
    In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop.
    (Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. The Treasurer's Report and Other Aspects of Community Singing, "The Bathroom Revolution," Grosset & Dunlap (1930).)
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  • 4.
    We must reserve a back shop all our own, entirely free, in which to establish our real liberty and our principal retreat and solitude.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Solitude," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. I, ch. 39, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).)
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  • 5.
    The last job I had, I had to take it out in trade and this is no butcher shop—not yet, anyhow!
    (Robert Pirosh, U.S. screenwriter, George Seaton, George Oppenheimer, and Sam Wood. Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho Marx), A Day at the Races, informing Mrs. Upjohn (Margaret Dumont) that he's going to be paid one way or another for running the sanitarium (1937).)
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  • 6.
    It was the first female-style revolution: no violence and we all went shopping.
    (Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. As quoted in Newsweek, p. 19 (December 18, 1989). On the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, which had occurred in the previous month. Within a year, East and West Berlin were officially rejoined.)
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  • 7.
    Weekend planning is a prime time to apply the Deathbed Priority Test: On your deathbed, will you wish you'd spent more prime weekend hours grocery shopping or walking in the woods with your kids?
    (Louise Lague (20th century), U.S. editor and writer. The Working Mom's Book of Hints, Tips, and Everyday Wisdom, ch. 2 (1995).)
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  • 8.
    Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house.
    (Jean Kerr (b. 1923), U.S. author, playwright. "The Ten Worst Things About a Man," The Snake Has All the Lines (1958).)
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  • 9.
    As fathers, men often feel either like guests in their own homes or clumsy bulls in china shops, deferring to their wives as the "emotional experts" and squelching their own wish to be fully involved.
    (Ron Taffel (20th century), U.S. psychologist, writer. Parenting by Heart, ch. 1 (1991).)
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  • 10.
    In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church.... We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
    (Stephen Bayley (b. 1951), British design critic. "The Sport of Things," pt. 2, Taste (1991).)
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