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Hunger Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Hunger

Please enjoy these Hunger Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

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The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

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

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

 

Hunger makes a thief of any man.
- Pearl S. Buck

There is more hunger for love and appreciation
in this world than for bread.
- Mother Teresa

An important lever for sustained action in tackling
poverty and reducing hunger is money.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

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Success without honor is an unseasoned dish;
it will satisfy your hunger,
but it won't taste good.
- Joe Paterno

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop
a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
- Les Brown

For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.
- Anonymous

God is day and night, winter and summer,
war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
- Heraclitus

The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost
insatiable hunger for the irrational.
- A. N. Wilson

A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
- Jean Ingelow

A fast is not a hunger strike.
Fasting submits to God's commands.
A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.
- Edwin Louis Cole

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

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

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

A few regular troops from old France,
weakened by hunger and sickness, who,
when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers,
are their general's chief dependence.
- James Wolfe

Dick Gregory was a great comedian who went and got arrested,
did hunger strikes, protests.
It never hurt his career to be outspoken.
- Joe Rogan

Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud;
and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
- Jonathan Swift

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

If there were no poetry on any day in the world,
poetry would be invented that day.
For there would be an intolerable hunger.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Our nation's anti-hunger programs need to be strengthened.
- Jose Serrano

Proletarian language is dictated by hunger.
The poor chew words to fill their bellies.
- Theodor Adorno

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

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

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

Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
- Nadine Gordimer

Yet there's a hunger in me still.
I'm like only beginning.
I feel like I still have so much to learn.
- Charlize Theron

O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts!
- Virgil

Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent.
- Larry Merchant

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

If we were meant to be happy,
why did God create war, hunger, and the 11 o'clock news?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion is a call, a demand of nature,
to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food.
- Joseph Butler

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

From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns,
strength abstains.
- Francois Rabelais

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

Hunger for gold is made greater as more gold is acquired.
- Aurelius Clemens Prudentius

Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes,
But only death the jealous eyes can close.
- William Wycherley

Hundreds of millions of human beings on our planet
increasingly suffer from unemployment,
poverty, hunger, and the destruction of their families.
- Hans Kung

More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger;
and 790 million of them live in the Third World.
- Fidel Castro

Understandably, no peace can sustained when people
continue to suffer from hunger,
lack of jobs, lack of basic public services -
and most of all -
lack of opportunity or hope.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

At the end of Requiem all I wanted to do was get a
DV camera and just do a small film.
But then the hunger comes back.
- Darren Aronofsky

The Church exists to connect people at the level of
their hunger for a new world.
- Rowan D. Williams

This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people.
- Walter Ulbricht

When we learn new behaviors and break through to higher
levels of consciousness and love,
we can fulfill the deeper spiritual hunger within.
- Judith Wright

Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health.
- Thomas Tusser

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
- George Orwell

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

I have known the fruits of strikes.
The bitter and the sweet.
Hunger and music.
- Merle Travis

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

The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

I hate losing and cricket being my first love,
once I enter the ground it's a different zone altogether
and that hunger for winning is always there.
- Sachin Tendulkar

If we expose the Chinese to our freedoms,
it may create a greater hunger for democracy,
reform and liberties in China.
- Gary Locke

The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.
- Sholom Aleichem

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

The hunger for facile wisdom is the root of all false philosophy.
- George Santayana

Hunger also changes the world - when eating can't be a habit,
then neither can seeing.
- Maxine Hong Kingston

Some cats, Iggy Pop, they're going to always have that hunger.
- Nikki Sixx

I think I'd like to be able to heal people's pain,
whether it is hunger, loneliness or whatever.
- Brandi Chastain

Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which
can be foreseen and known:
but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.
- Freya Stark

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand -
its elements are hunger,
envy, and death.
- Heinrich Heine

If people should ever start to do only what is necessary
millions would die of hunger.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I am dying of hunger.
- Klaus Kinski

Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
- Aristophanes

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.
- Homer

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

After months of want and hunger, we suddenly found
ourselves able to have meals fit for the gods,
and with appetites the gods might have envied.
- Ernest Shackleton

Take the feeling of hunger out of your gut,
and you're no longer a champion.
- Burt Lancaster

I would like to end world hunger and create world peace,
stop corruption, stop drugs getting to kids.
- Kelly Preston


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