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    hunger Quotes

    What's great about the geek spirit is that life never seems to stop us, and they never seem to kill our enthusiasm, our optimism and our hunger to experience the world. We keep our sense of humor, we protect our dignity, we talk to our friends about the experience and then we start again fresh the very next day.
    — Paul Feig
    Appetite has really become an artificial and abnormal thing, having taken the place of true hunger, which alone is natural. The one is a sign of bondage but the other, of freedom.
    — Paul Brunton
    tags: freedom  alone  true  hunger 
    In the end, the art of hunger can be described as an existential art. It is a way of looking death in the face, and by death I mean death as we live it today: without God, without hope of salvation. Death as the abrupt and absurd end of life
    — Paul Auster
    tags: death  live  hunger  god  salvation  hope  absurd 
    Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe, love is a banquet on which we feed.
    — Patti Smith
    tags: desires  fire  hunger 
    People say the media is feeding the public's hunger for celebrity news, but that's the drug pusher's mentality. I don't think anybody would be pining for news about Angelina Jolie's babies if it weren't being given to them in the first place.
    — Patti Smith
    The number-one reason women say they returned to their abuser is financial insecurity. Often they have kids with them. They say half of the 66 million women and kids living in poverty in the US wouldn't be if women were just paid their full dollar. That's an enormous impact we could make on child hunger.
    — Patricia Arquette
    The pleasure of reading biography, like that of reading letters, derives from the universal hunger to penetrate other lives.
    — Patricia Ann Meyer Spacks
    tags: live  pleasure  hunger  reading 
    My attraction to story is a ceaseless current that runs through the center of me. My inexhaustible ardor for reading seems connected to my hunger for storylines that show up in both books and in the great tumbling chaos of life.
    — Pat Conroy
    You must know the difference between imagination, theoretical knowledge and true realization. Could you nourish yourself by only listening to a talk on food? To know food only theoretically is to always remain hungry. You must eat to satisfy hunger. So he who seeks new doctrines continuously but does not put them into practice in his life is in continual spiritual starvation.
    — Paramahansa Yogananda
    Nothing so mystical. Human beings hunger for killing, that is all. It only takes a few politicians to stoke division, or a few demagogues encouraging hatred to set your kind upon one another. And then before you know it, you have a whole nation biting on its own tail, going round and round until there is nothing left but the snapping of teeth.
    — Paolo Bacigalupi
    tags: human  hatred  hunger 
    Every child should be given the right to grow up and become a productive citizen. This will not happen unless, at the very least, basic food needs are met. Ending childhood hunger should be a national priority.
    — Pamela Sue Martin
    The free world wants to feed South Africa to the Red Crocodile [communism], to appease its hunger.
    — P. W. Botha
    tags: world  hunger  africa 
    There was also a hunger strike in front of the National Press Club, which seemed an odd place to have a hunger strike (a cocktail fast, maybe). Although the Bangladeshis were savvy enough to know to know that if you're going to pester journalists, don't go to where they work: You'll never find them there.
    — P. J. O'Rourke
    tags: hunger 
    My teacher said once that every man faces seven enemies in his lifetime. Sickness, hunger, betrayal, envy, greed, old age, and then death.
    — Osamu Tezuka
    tags: betrayal  death  enemies  men  age  greed  hunger  enemy  envy 
    I drink out of desperation. Life is too dreary to endure. The misery, loneliness, crampedness - they're heartbreaking.[...] What feelings do you suppose a man has when he realizes that he will never know happiness or glory as long as he lives? Hard work. All that amounts to is food for the wild beasts of hunger.
    — Osamu Dazai
    The great forces of history were real, after a fashion. But when you examined them closely, those great forces always came down to the dreams and hungers and judgments of individuals.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: fashion  hunger  real  dreams 
    Bean could see the hunger in their eyes. Not the regular hunger, for food, but the real hunger, the deep hunger, for family, for love, for belonging.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: food  eyes  hunger  real 
    If human beings are all monsters, why should I sacrifice anything for them?" "Because they are beautiful monsters..., And when they live in a network of peace and hope, when they trust the world and their deepest hungers are fulfilled, then within that system, that delicate web, there is joy. That is what we live for, to bind the monsters together, to murder their fear and give birth to their beauty.
    — Orson Scott Card
    That was interesting, to find that it wasn't hunger that caused children to become bullies on the street. The bulliness was already in the child, and whatever the stakes were, they would find a way to act as they needed to act. " Intelligence and education, which all these children had, apparently didn't make any important difference in human nature.
    — Orson Scott Card
    Americans love to pick up, move on, start over. But instead of being somebody fresh and new, they become somebody lonely and lost, or, far too often these days, they become nobody at all, a machine for satisfying hunger, without loyalty or honor or duty.
    — Orson Scott Card
    A lot of women ask themselves why they should bring a child into the world? So that it will be hungry, so that it will be cold, so that it will be betrayed and humiliated, so that it will be slaughtered by war or disease? They reject the hope that its hunger will be satisfied, its cold warmed, that loyalty and respect will accompany it through life, that it will be a devote a life to the effort to eliminate war and disease.
    — Oriana Fallaci
    It is to the United States that all freemen look for the light and the hope of the world. Unless we dedicate ourselves completely to this struggle, unless we combat hunger with food, fear with trust, suspicion with faith, fraud with justice - and threats with power, nations will surrender to the futility, the hopelessness, the panic on which wars feed.
    — Omar N. Bradley
    tags: fear  justice  power  world  trust  food  struggle  hunger  faith  war  hope 
    I have a real hunger to experience life. I'm really, really inspired by my family. I grew up with my family, really did a lot; we took a lot of road trips, we did a lot of different businesses, we'd always tried stuff. For me, that just kind of sparked something from the time I was a kid.
    — Omar Benson Miller
    These are the hands whose sturdy labor brings The peasant's food, the golden pomp of kings; This is the page whose letters shall be seen, Changed by the sun to words of living green; This is the scholar whose immortal penSpells the first lesson hunger taught to men; These are the lines that heaven-commanded Toil Shows on his deed, - the charter of the soil!
    — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
    That which could hunger, could starve.
    — Octavia Butler
    tags: hunger 
    To run with the wolf was to run in the shadows, the dark ray of life, survival and instinct. A fierceness that was both proud and lonely, a tearing, a howling, a hunger and thirst. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst. A strength that would die fighting, kicking, screaming, that wouldn't stop until the last breath had been wrung from its body. The will to take one's place in the world. To say 'I am here.' To say 'I am.
    — O.R. Melling
    There can be no permanent progress in the battle against hunger until the agencies that fight for increased food production and those that fight for population control unite in a common effort.
    — Norman Borlaug
    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
    Biotech crops are not a solution to solve hunger in Africa or elsewhere.
    — Nnimmo Bassey
    tags: hunger  africa 
    I love the Hunger Games books. Certainly, the fans are there. They're grown enormously since the beginning. When I first brought the books to Lionsgate, they had sold about 150,000 copies, which is a very good result for a YA book. And to their credit, Lionsgate was very excited and committed to the movie, from the beginning.
    — Nina Jacobson
    tags: hunger  movie  book  games 
    Gluttony and satiety in food produce defiled lust, while free association with women enflames the fire of lusts ... At the time of struggle with defilement, punish your thoughts with lack of nourishment, so that you will think not of defilements, but of hunger, and reject the invitation to go visiting.
    — Nilus of Sinai
    tags: time  women  thoughts  food  lust  fire  struggle  hunger 
    Some cats, Iggy Pop, they're going to always have that hunger.
    — Nikki Sixx
    tags: hunger  cat 
    I have always been a very passionate person. Some people are born with this fire burning inside to "do," or create, with an insatiable hunger for knowledge and experience, and I am no exception.
    — Nikki Reed
    The hunger and desire to go racing, however, never leaves your blood but the right opportunity has never really come along - until now that is.
    — Nigel Mansell
    We are born with a lingering hunger We are born to be unsatisfied We are strangers who can't help but wander And dream about the other side.
    — Nichole Nordeman
    tags: help  hunger  dreams 
    Climate change will affect the basic elements of life for people around the world - access to water, food production, health, and the environment. Hundreds of millions of people could suffer hunger, water shortages and coastal flooding as the world warms.
    — Nicholas Stern
    You have to believe in yourself and always strive for the best. Whether that is getting the best actor, the most talented cinematographer, or the best location for your story, you have to have the hunger to want it and be willing to do what it takes to get it. A filmmaker should never be satisfied with their work. There should always be something that they want to improve on.
    — Nicholas Ozeki
    tags: work  believe  hunger  stories 
    If you have not suffered hunger, you do not appreciate having something to eat. If you have not gone through a war, you don't know the value of peace. That is why we should not try to run away from one thing after another thing. Holding our suffering, looking deeply into it, we find a way to happiness.
    — Nhat Hanh
    We hunger for significance, for signs that our personal existence is of special meaning to the universe. To that end, we're all too eager to deceive ourselves and others, to discern a sacred image in a grilled cheese sandwich or find a divine warning in a comet
    — Neil deGrasse Tyson
    The day you really want to end all hunger, there will be no more hunger.
    — Neale Donald Walsch
    tags: hunger 
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