— Samuel Garth British writer 1661 - 1719
Claremont, line 148, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "And learn the luxury of doing good", Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller, line 22; George Crabbe, Tales of the Hall, book iii; "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces", William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act i. Sc. 2.
„All that stuff with the tabloids is a kind of luxury tax I pay for all the good things I do in my life.“
— Ethan Hawke American actor and writer 1970
The Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/3620967/Love-that-goes-with-the-flow.html (2004-06-19)
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
„My brother need not be idealized or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, to be remembered as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it.“
— Ted Kennedy United States Senator 1932 - 2009
Eulogy for Robert F. Kennedy (8 June 1968)
— Jon Krakauer, libro Hacia rutas salvajes
Fuente: Into the Wild
„...there is no accessible luxury. There is no aspirational luxury. It’s either luxury or not luxury.“
— Brunello Cucinelli Italian entrepreneur and philanthropist 1953
Fuente: CEO Talk | Brunello Cucinelli, Founder and Chief Executive https://www.businessoffashion.com/amp/articles/ceo-talk/ceo-talk-brunello-cucinelli-founder-chief-executive-brunello-cucinelli Imran Amed, Business of Fashion, 1 July 2014
„He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.“
— W. Somerset Maugham, libro Of Human Bondage
Fuente: Of Human Bondage (1915), Ch. 116
„Thought's a luxury. Do you think the peasant sits and thinks of God and Democracy when he gets inside his mud hut at night?“
— Graham Greene, libro The Quiet American
Fuente: The Quiet American
„Charles Haughey was undoubtedly a great statesman…By far the most gifted politician of his generation, he squandered his opportunities for greatness on luxuriant rhetoric and luxurious living.“
— Charles Haughey Irish politician 1925 - 2006
Fintan O'Toole, "A Life and Legacy". Irish Times, 14th June 2006.
„Hard manual labor revealed many things to Tolstoy. As soon as he began to do regular physical work the greater part of his luxurious habits and wants“
— Robert Hunter (author) American sociologist, author, golf course architect 1874 - 1942
Fuente: Why We Fail as Christians (1919), p. 37
Contexto: Hard manual labor revealed many things to Tolstoy. As soon as he began to do regular physical work the greater part of his luxurious habits and wants, which were so numerous when he had been physically idle, disappeared.
„He had no special hobbies, but he needed luxury in general of a kind, and especially the luxury of getting things in a hurry, his theory being that everything comes to the man who won't wait.“
— Ada Leverson British writer 1862 - 1933
Fuente: Tenterhooks (1912), Chapter vii.
„Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.“
— Edward Abbey, libro Desert Solitaire
"Down the River", p. 148
Desert Solitaire (1968)
„That biological jack-of-all-trades called ecologist tries to be and do all these things. Needless to say, he does not succeed.“
— Aldo Leopold American writer and scientist 1887 - 1948
" The Deer Swath http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/AldoLeopold/AldoLeopold-idx?type=turn&entity=AldoLeopold.ALDeskFile.p0799&id=AldoLeopold.ALDeskFile&isize=L" ; Published in Round River, Luna B. Leopold (ed.), Oxford University Press, 1966, p. 127.
„I enjoyed, and I tried to soak up and learn everything as fast as I could from doing any kind of music. It's good to have a gig.“
— St. Vincent (musician) American singer-songwriter 1982
QRO Magazine interview (2007)
Contexto: I enjoyed, and I tried to soak up and learn everything as fast as I could from doing any kind of music. It's good to have a gig. If you're a musician, it's good to be working.
I love doing all of it, but Marry Me is my baby, St. Vincent is my child.
„He was all for catharsis and purification, he dreamed of an aesthetic consecration that should cleanse society of luxury, the greed of gold and all unloveliness.“
— Thomas Mann German novelist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate 1875 - 1955
Suffering and Greatness of Richard Wagner (1933)
„The wealthy man is not he who has money, but he who has the means to live in the luxurious state of early spring.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Letter to L.A. Avilova (April 29, 1892)