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Appetite is the desire to eat food, felt as hunger. Appetite exists in all higher life-forms, and serves to regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs.


  • And gazed around them to the left and right
    With the prophetic eye of appetite.
  • Govern well thy appetite, lest Sin
    Surprise thee, and her black attendant Death.
  • And through the hall there walked to and fro
    A jolly yeoman, marshall of the same,
    Whose name was Appetite; he did bestow
    Both guestes and meate, whenever in they came,
    And knew them how to order without blame.
    • Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene (1589-96), Book II, Canto IX, Stanza 28.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 36.
  • His thirst he slakes at some pure neighboring brook,
    Nor seeks for sauce where Appetite stands cook.
  • I find no abhorring in my appetite.
  • L'anima mia gustava di quel cibo,
    Che saziando di sè, di sè s'asseta.
    • My soul tasted that heavenly food, which gives new appetite while it satiates.
    • Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio XXXI, 128.
  • Keen appetite
    And quick digestion wait on you and yours.
  • My appetite comes to me while eating.
    • Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Of Vanity, Book III, Chapter IX. Same saying by Amyot and Jerome.
  • Put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
    • Proverbs, XXIII. 2.
  • "L'appétit vient en mangeant," disoit Angeston, "mais la soif s'en va en beuvant."
    • "Appetite comes with eating," says Angeston, "but thirst departs with drinking."
    • François Rabelais, Works, Book I, Chapter V. (Angeston was Jerome le Hangeste, doctor and scholar, who died 1538).
  • Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life—a firmness of mind and mastery of appetite.
  • Young children and chickens would ever be eating.

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