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Luxury is anything that feels special. I mean, it can be a moment, it can be a walk on the beach, it could be a kiss from your child, or it could be a beautiful picture frame, a special fragrance. I think luxury doesn't necessarily have to mean expensive.
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
We live in this era that has benefited from the Industrial Revolution, and we live with a kind of luxury and plenty that even all but the poorest of Americans live with a kind of sensuousness that was unimagined by medieval kings. But in order to get to this point, a lot of people had to suffer in really terrible ways.
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
Henry Ward Beecher
Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.
Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciusness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
I'm very much in the trenches, and I don't live in the lap of luxury. I come from a working-class military family. We watch the news and read the paper and vote, so there's always something to be upset about. I always have a certain amount of angst in my back pocket.
But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity.
I love everything from old-school cars to whatever the latest muscle or luxury vehicles are.
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth.
I think the older I get, the more I realize that the ultimate luxury is time.
In tough times, some of us see protecting the climate as a luxury, but that's an outdated 20th-century worldview from a time when we thought industrialization was the end goal, waste was growth, and wealth meant a thick haze of air pollution.
I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Italian style is a natural attitude. It is about a life of good taste. It doesn't have to be expensive. Simple but with good taste. Luxury is possible to buy. Good taste is not.
Diego Della Valle
Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none.
Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Similarly, only people as misanthropic as myself can be counted on not to have to lie to others, since we have the unique luxury of not caring what sort of opinions others formulate about us.
Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.
Luxury is a state of mind.
For me, true luxury can be caviar or a day with no meetings, no appointments and no schedule.
To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn't hurt.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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