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  1. We used to build civilizations. Now we build shopping malls.
    Bill Bryson 1951–  American travel writer: Neither Here Nor There (1991)
  2. Pile it high, sell it cheap.
    John Cohen 1898–1979 British businessman: slogan associated with his company Tesco
  3. What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night! Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes!—and you, Garcia Lorca what were you doing down by the watermelons?
    Allen Ginsberg 1926–97 American poet and novelist: ‘A Supermarket in California’ (1956)
  4. The car, the furniture, the wife, the children—everything has to be disposable. Because you see the main thing today is—shopping.
    Arthur Miller 1915–2005 American dramatist: The Price (1968)
  5. Buying is much more American than thinking and I'm as American as they come.
    Andy Warhol 1927–87 American artist: Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) (1975)