Plastic Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old plastic quotes, plastic sayings, and plastic proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


“Plastic moments" are those periods that overlap when the old has gone but the new has not yet arrived and when the course of history is more open to being shaped and steered than any other time.     

Peter Drucker

In the hierarchy of the major poetic substances, it [plastic] figures as a disgraced material, lost between the effusiveness of rubber and the flat hardness of metal.      

Roland Barthes

Life is half delicious yogurt, half crap, and your job is to keep the plastic spoon in the yogurt.     

Scott Adams

Human behavior is incredibly pliable, plastic.     

Philip Zimbardo

Man is unique not because he does science, and he is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind.     

Jacob Bronowski

Plastic man got no brain, plastic man don't feel no pain.     

Ray Davies

We are so wrapped up in ourselves that we don't need plastic anymore.     

Anthony T. Hincks

We humans have become dependent on plastic for a range of uses, from packaging to products. Reducing our use of plastic bags is an easy place to start getting our addiction under control.     

David Suzuki

Beauty lasts five minutes. Maybe longer if you have a good plastic surgeon.      

Tia Carrere

Of all the waste we generate, plastic bags are perhaps the greatest symbol of our throwaway society. They are used, then forgotten, and they leave a terrible legacy.     

Zac Goldsmith

Matter is plastic in the face of Mind.     

Philip Dick

The plastic artist may or may not be concerned with presenting a superficial appearance of reality, but he is always concerned with the presentation - if not the representation - of the plastic values of reality.     

Hans Hofmann

It doesn't take long to realize you've made the wrong decision. You bump along with your eco-fueled ego in your eco-fueled vehicle and reuse every piece of plastic and glass you encounter, but it isn't enough.     

A. J. Lauer

The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.     

Guillaume Apollinaire

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.     

Roberto Burle Marx

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from science, along with behavior control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.      

Lewis Thomas

I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to tupperware.     

Joan Rivers

The passion of self-aggrandizement is persistent but plastic; it will never disappear from a vigorous mind, but may become morally higher by attaching itself to a larger conception of what constitutes the self.     

Charles Horton Cooley

The pressure to keep up with what society tells us is perfect is causing us to enter a time when women are no longer women, but plastic shells of what women used to be.     

Chelsea Hobbs

Geometry is to the plastic arts what grammar is to the art of the writer.     

Guillaume Apollinaire

Thought dissolves the material universe by carrying the mind up into a sphere where all is plastic.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What's the whole point of being pretty on the outside when you're so ugly on the inside?     

Jess C. Scott

Exercising the right of occasional suppression and slight modification, it is truly absurd to see how plastic a limited number of observations become, in the hands of men with preconceived ideas.      

Sir Francis Galton

Plastic surgery is a way for people to buy themselves a few years before they have to truly confront what ageing is, which of course is not that your looks are falling apart, but that you are falling apart and some-day you will have fallen apart and ceased to exist.     

Nora Ephron

One man's ‘magic' is another man's engineering. ‘Supernatural' is a null word.     

Robert A. Heinlein

The mind-brain is lived only from a first-person perspective, and it is a dynamic, plastic organ that changes in relation to the environment.     

Siri Hustvedt

Poetry is an art practiced with the terribly plastic material of human language.     

Carl Sandburg

Don't treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used.     

Amy Poehler

She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.     

Groucho Marx

Against Him those women sin who torment their skin with potions, stain their cheeks with rouge and extend the line of their eyes with black coloring. Doubtless they are dissatisfied with God's plastic skill. In their own persons they convict and censure the Artificer of all things.      

Tertullian