While we're on the topic of abstinence, how about a few quotes on how and why to consider a minimalist lifestyle. In whatever sense that's right for you. I've found it liberating, inspiring and conducive to productivity, creativity and peace. From a sparse desktop to a simple diet or well-edited closet. We don't need to fill every shelf ...
Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. - William Morris
Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. - Henry David Thoreau
The intention of voluntary simplicity is not to dogmatically live with less. It’s a more demanding intention of living with balance. This is a middle way that moves between the extremes of poverty and indulgence.- Duane Elgin
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance. - Buddha