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Quotes of the Day for 18 August 2003 – Shopping

Department store magnate Marshall Field was born on a Massachusetts farm on this day in 1834. He clerked in a general store, then moved to Chicago at age 19 to work in dry goods store. With a partner, he bought the company and transformed it into a comfortable destination for women of means. In his honor, here are a few quotes on shopping.

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The quotes:

When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
     - Elayne Boosler

I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike.
     - Emile Henry Gauvreay

Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.
     - Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.
     - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

If you think the United States has stood still, who built the largest shopping center in the world?
     - Richard Nixon

I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
     - Tammy Faye Baker


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