Quotations on Hunger

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The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: First, Hunger, Lust)

Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Hunger, Language, Poor, Words)

The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.
- Sholom Aleichem
(Keywords: Hunger, Poor, Pride)

I've always thought of the project as a sort of sexually driven digestive system, that it was a consumer and a producer of matter. And it is desire driven, rather than driven by hunger or anything like that.
- Matthew Barney
(Keywords: Thought, Desire, Hunger, Project)

There's a hunger and a fervor that I have, but there's no person I'm going to push to the side to get where I'm going. I want to create my own road.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: Hunger, Road, Want)

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil
(Keywords: Abundance, Hunger, Man, Rain)

O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire.
- Lewis J. Bates
(Keywords: Life, Heart, Desire, Fire, Fortune, Guest, Hunger, Luck, Man, Storms, Wit)

Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Peace, Time, Sex, Dream, Existence, Humanity, Hunger, Present, Satisfaction, Sight)

By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Soul, Action, Battle, Endurance, Hunger, Memories, Nobility, Starvation)

The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: People, Fear, Famine, Hunger, Nations, Population, Poverty, World)

One of the things I want to do that's outside the realm of acting and the arts - although both have their place in this - is ending childhood hunger here in America.
- Jeff Bridges
(Keywords: Acting, America, Childhood, Ending, Hunger, Want)

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Motivation, Hunger, Obstacles, Order, Will)

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Dreams, Hunger, Responsibility, Will)

The dual scourge of hunger and malnutrition will be truly vanquished not only when granaries are full, but also when people's basic health needs are met and women are given their rightful role in societies.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Health, Women, People, Hunger, Needs, Will)

An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Money, Action, Hunger, Poverty)

Hunger makes a thief of any man.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Hunger, Man)

I like, though, that people have a hunger to connect with other people. They're desperate to know that you're not lying to them or misleading them.
- Augusten Burroughs
(Keywords: People, Hunger, Lying, Misleading)

More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.
- Fidel Castro
(Keywords: People, Hunger, World)

For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Time, Hunger, Learning, Man, Weakness)

I think I'd like to be able to heal people's pain, whether it is hunger, loneliness or whatever.
- Brandi Chastain
(Keywords: People, Hunger, Loneliness, Pain)

Physical hunger and physical poverty is something I could only imagine. I've been poor when I was in China... As kids we never had to starve, but just didn't have enough meat, enough rice.
- Joan Chen
(Keywords: Hunger, Kids, Poor, Poverty)

A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
- Carlo Collodi
(Keywords: Appetite, Feeling, Hunger, Moments)

I really connect with those moments of doing missionary work down there and just seeing the people that are dying from disease and hunger and malnutrition.
- Deborah Cox
(Keywords: Work, People, Disease, Dying, Hunger, Moments)

My hunger and desperation, being an actor, an out of work actor - my memory of that is as fresh as an open wound.
- Griffin Dunne
(Keywords: Work, Actor, Being, Desperation, Hunger, Memory, Open)

How can you defy fear? Fear is a human instinct, just like hunger. Whether you like it or not, you become hungry. Similarly with fear. But I have learned to train myself to live with this fear.
- Shirin Ebadi
(Keywords: Fear, Hunger, Instinct)

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Hunger, Sense, Theft)

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Hunger, Longing, Wishing)

Yesterday in this country we had people die of hunger and malnutrition. In some parts of this country, the infant mortality rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa. We have a public education system that ranks below that of almost any other Western nation.
- Alcee Hastings
(Keywords: Education, People, Country, Hunger, Mortality, Nation, Public, Yesterday)

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death.
- Heinrich Heine
(Keywords: Death, People, Communism, Envy, Hunger, Language)

God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
- Heraclitus
(Keywords: War, Peace, God, Day, Hunger, Night, Summer, Winter)

God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers.
- Richard Holloway
(Keywords: God, Strength, Act, Children, Hunger, Prayer, Self, Waiting, Will)

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.
- Homer
(Keywords: Hunger, Will)

The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Women, Darkness, Hunger, Man, Problems)

Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Travel, God, Soul, Heart, Strength, Desire, Hunger, Man, May, Mind, Road)

That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease, that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed: all of that exists, and it exists everywhere.
- Ben Kingsley
(Keywords: Being, Hunger, Longing, Terror)

Hunger also changes the world - when eating can't be a habit, then neither can seeing.
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Keywords: Habit, Eating, Hunger, World)

I am your fairy tale. Your dream. Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your hunger and your food and your drink.
- Klaus Kinski
(Keywords: Food, Dream, Hunger, Wishes)

Hundreds of millions of human beings on our planet increasingly suffer from unemployment, poverty, hunger, and the destruction of their families.
- Hans Kung
(Keywords: Destruction, Hunger, Poverty, Unemployment)

I see the kids and I feel like taking them all away to a safe place to hide until the war stops and the hunger stops and El Cua becomes strong enough to give them the care they deserve.
- Ben Linder
(Keywords: War, Care, Hunger, Kids)

I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold.
- Howard Lindsay
(Keywords: Beauty, Life, Hunger, Pain)

If we expose the Chinese to our freedoms, it may create a greater hunger for democracy, reform and liberties in China.
- Gary Locke
(Keywords: Democracy, Hunger, May, Reform)

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Keywords: Beauty, Ecstasy, Hunger, Nothing)

Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent.
- Larry Merchant
(Keywords: Talent, Hunger, Mission, Youth)

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
- Maria Mitchell
(Keywords: Knowledge, Desire, Gain, Hunger, Mind)

It is the lash of hunger which compels the poor man to submit. In order to live he must sell - 'voluntarily' sell - himself every day and hour to the 'beast of property.'
- Johann Most
(Keywords: Day, Hunger, Man, Order, Poor, Property)

When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.
- Ingrid Newkirk
(Keywords: Ability, Hunger, Pain)

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
- George Orwell
(Keywords: Power, Hunger, Nationalism, Self)

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
- Joe Paterno
(Keywords: Success, Honor, Hunger, Taste, Will)

I would like to end world hunger and create world peace, stop corruption, stop drugs getting to kids.
- Kelly Preston
(Keywords: Peace, Corruption, Drugs, End, Hunger, Kids, World)

There is a lot of talk now about metal detectors and gun control. Both are good things. But they are no more a solution than forks and spoons are a solution to world hunger.
- Anna Quindlen
(Keywords: Control, Hunger, Now, Solution, Talk, World)



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