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Commodity Quotes

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If the United Nations is a country unto itself,
then the commodity it exports most is words.
- Esther B. Fein

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Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

Music is not a commodity, it's a resource.
- Michelle Shocked

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
When we see land as a community to which we belong,
we may begin to use it with love and respect.
- Aldo Leopold

 

Today, in American imperialism, the commodity has reached
its most grandiose historical manifestation.
- C. L. R. James

I sometimes lie, especially about personal things,
because what does it matter? I am a kind of minute commodity,
my name is no longer my own.
- River Phoenix

I'm sad to say that stardom is a commodity in our culture.
- Christine Baranski

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Knowledge is not simply another commodity.
On the contrary.
Knowledge is never used up.
It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

You know, you really can't beat a household commodity -
the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant,
government will take it all away.
Individual freedom demands individual responsibility.
- Lyn Nofziger

If I'm a commodity, it wouldn't be a wise idea to buy stock in me -
although,
in the long run, maybe I'm a slow growth investment.
- Tim Robbins

Well building hat three conditions.
Commodity, firmness, and delight.
- Henry Wotton

The novel is the first art form that is an honest-to-god commodity.
That's what makes it different from both high art and folk art.
- Leslie Fiedler

For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy
and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point -
if not a commodity -
of political groups aiming to rise to power.
- Omar Bongo

Time is the scarcity, and it's the commodity we can't create any more of.
- Jim Mitchell

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a
commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for
that ability than for any other under the sun.
- John D. Rockefeller

That's just the way this business works.
You're a reliable commodity.
- Christy Romano

For things to have value in man's world,
they are given the role of commodities.
Among man's oldest and most constant commodity is woman.
- Ana Castillo

Television was supposed to be a national park.
Instead it has become a money machine.
It's a commodity now, just like pork bellies.
- Fred W. Friendly

By the late 1980s people realized that houses did not
always appreciate and that they could fluctuate like
any other market commodity.
- Ron Chernow

Value manifests itself as exchange value,
as a quantitatively determined relationship,
in virtue of the fact that one commodity can be exchanged for another.
- Rudolf Hiferding

Truth is life's most precious commodity.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Words are a commodity in which there is never any slump.
- Christopher Morley

I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts,
which is often the case with pop songs.
I see them as a body of work.
Life should be breathed into them.
- Sting

I don't like that I'm my own commodity,
that I am what I sell.
- Carol Kane

First off, the crude oil market, unlike every other commodity in America,
is virtually unregulated.
- Peter DeFazio

The real fight is about what should be in the marketplace and what should not.
Should education be a marketable commodity? Should healthcare?
- Susan George

I look at myself objectively and in a way I see myself as a commodity.
Your name becomes somehow outside yourself.
Now, when I'm at home being Mrs.
Scarfe, that's when I'm most myself.
- Jane Asher

If you're going to play hockey now, you have to be able to play.
If you have the ability to fight and play,
you're an unbelievable commodity.
But if you can only fight, there might be six of those guys left in the league,
and I can guarantee they're going fast.
- Brett Hull

If a commodity were in no way useful,
- in other words, if it could in no way contribute to our gratification,
- it would be destitute of exchangeable value,
however scarce it might be, or whatever quantity of
labour might be necessary to procure it.
- David Ricardo

The price of a commodity will never go to zero.
When you invest in commodities futures,
you're not buying a piece of paper that says you own
an intangible piece of company that can go bankrupt.
- Jim Rogers

If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years,
about 600 people - including me - would be rotting
in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today.
Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity
in the context of professional journalism.
- Hunter S. Thompson

In comparing therefore the value of the same commodity,
at different periods of time, the consideration of
the comparative skill and intensity of labour,
required for that particular commodity,
needs scarcely to be attended to, as it operates equally at both periods.
- David Ricardo

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious,
trivial thing.
But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing,
abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
- Karl Marx

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River represents the most efficient,
most cost-effective, most environmentally sound means
of transporting commodity goods from this region of the country to market.
- Leonard Boswell

Usually you talk about directors in terms of the way
they choose camera lenses or a kind of light to create a certain effect.
But to me the most valuable commodity for a movie to
create is a feeling of life,
and that's what A Hard Day's Night has in spades.
- Michael Patrick Jann

If the quantity of labour realized in commodities,
regulate their exchangeable value, every increase of
the quantity of labour must augment the value of that
commodity on which it is exercised,
as every diminution must lower it.
- David Ricardo

Who most benefits from keeping marijuana illegal? The
greatest beneficiaries are the major criminal organizations
in Mexico and elsewhere that earn billions of dollars
annually from this illicit trade -
and who would rapidly lose their competitive advantage
if marijuana were a legal commodity.
- George Soros

Black music has become a commercial commodity.
Live performances are not so accessible as they were previously.
It use to be possible to go to the bar on the corner and hear music.
It was available for a fifteen cent beer.
- Archie Shepp

A society that has made "nostalgia" a marketable commodity
on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion
that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
- Christopher Lasch

In stating the principles which regulate exchangeable value and price,
we should carefully distinguish between those variations
which belong to the commodity itself,
and those which are occasioned by a variation in the
medium in which value is estimated,
or price expressed.
- David Ricardo

You don't have to find out what someone's mechanical abilities are.
All those factors are already a known commodity.
I've seen teams win championships and have their entire
team quit the next day because they weren't happy.
- Larry Dixon

Sometimes, instead of purchasing a commodity out and out,
people want to buy only the use of it,
for a longer or shorter period.
The price paid for such temporary use is commonly called hire.
- John Buchanan Robinson

You see I don't like to be really too commercial about
things but in this business you've just got to be commercial
otherwise the films don't make money and you don't
make films and as a long as a commodity is selling
it's silly to kill it dead.
- Peter Cushing

Now, what produces a want of demand? A refusal to take
from other countries the commodities which they produce.
- Joseph Hume

Historically, there has been a bull market in commodities every 20 or 30 years.
- Jim Rogers

Gold and silver, like other commodities,
have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary,
but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of
labour bestowed in procuring them,
and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.
- David Ricardo

Today, there are also buyers and sellers of all these energy commodities,
just like there are buyers and sellers of food commodities
and many other commodities.
- Kenneth Lay

The reporting of news has to be understood as propaganda for commodities,
and events by images.
- Christopher Lasch

Commodities tend to zig when the equity markets zag.
- Jim Rogers

But a rise in the wages of labour would not equally
affect commodities produced with machinery quickly consumed,
and commodities produced with machinery slowly consumed.
- David Ricardo

The artist is seen like a producer of commodities,
like a factory that turns our refrigerators.
- Sol LeWitt

Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities,
so the social process requires standardization of man,
and this standardization is called equality.
- Erich Fromm

Children are not simply commodities to be herded into
line and trained for the jobs that white people who
live in segregated neighborhoods have available.
- Jonathan Kozol

But if inventions have increased man's power over nature very much,
then the real value of money is better measured for
some purposes in labour than in commodities.
- Alfred Marshall

The people recognize themselves in their commodities;
they find their soul in their automobile,
hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
- Herbert Marcuse

The object of the law of value is to elucidate the
actual exchange relations of commodities.
- Rudolf Hiferding

The facility of obtaining food is beneficial in two
ways to the owners of capital,
it at the same time raises profits and increases the
amount of consumable commodities.
- David Ricardo

Tough times helped many commodities producers become
lean and mean through consolidation,
mergers and cost-cutting.
All that excess supply has been sopped up.
- Jim Rogers

Every wise, just, and mild government,
by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure,
will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.
- David Hume

For one cause or another, it has become necessary to
impose restrictions upon the use of many commodities,
including not a few of the necessities of life.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

The exchangeable value of all commodities,
rises as the difficulties of their production increase.
- David Ricardo

You can no longer buy commodities at Merrill Lynch.
My guess is many analysts and even executives are too
young to know how profitable a hot commodities market can be.
They will soon.
- Jim Rogers

When goods are exchanged between countries,
they must be paid for by commodities or gold.
They cannot be paid for by the notes,
certificates, and checks of the purchaser's country,
since these are of value only in the country of issue.
- Carroll Quigley

It is therefore utterly false to say that Marx revokes
the law of value as far as individual commodities are concerned,
and maintains it in force solely for the aggregate of these commodities.
- Rudolf Hiferding

The first of all commodities to be exchanged is labour,
and the freedom of man consists only in the exercise
of the right to determine for himself in what manner
his labour shall be employed,
and how he will dispose of its products.
- Henry Charles Carey

If the demand for home commodities should be diminished,
because of the fall of rent on the part of the landlords,
it will be increased in a far greater degree by the
increased opulence of the commercial classes.
- David Ricardo

Economy is the basis of society.
When the economy is stable, society develops.
The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material,
and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.
- Morihei Ueshiba

China also has moved away from its original status
of purely producing basic,
what you call, consumer commodities and Chinese companies
are moving beyond China to various parts of the world.
- Sellapan Ramanathan

A rise of wages from this cause will,
indeed, be invariably accompanied by a rise in the price of commodities;
but in such cases,
it will be found that labour and all commodities have
not varied in regard to each other,
and that the variation has been confined to money.
- David Ricardo

Capital is money, capital is commodities.
By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult
ability to add value to itself.
It brings forth living offspring, or,
at the least, lays golden eggs.
- Karl Marx


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