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Definition of Materialist


  1. One who denies the existence of spiritual substances or agents, and maintains that spiritual phenomena, so called, are the result of some peculiar organization of matter.
  2. One who holds to the existence of matter, as distinguished from the idealist, who denies it.

Materialist Quotations

Sorry, I'm still a dialectical materialist.
Fidel Castro

Spirituality does two things for you. One, you are forced to become more selfless, two, you trust to providence. The opposite of a spiritual man is a materialist. If I was a materialist I would be making lots of money doing endorsements, doing cricket commentary. I have no interest in that.
Imran Khan

I once did a radio program with a famous materialist, that is to say a scientist who believed that absolutely everything was physical and that all emotions were reductive to little electrical impulses in your neurons. And I found that I didn't believe that. But what the emotions really are, I don't have an alternative theory.
Tom Stoppard

I think the materialist conception of history is valid.
Christopher Hitchens

We live in a materialist world, and materialism appeals so strongly to humanity, no matter where.
Wole Soyinka
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