Hunger is a sensation caused by insufficient food.
- See also: starvation
- The slippers of the mortal Earth, Now touched the chest of the Moon. Oh, It is shameful that the misery of hunger is still continuing as it was in the past.
- What makes bitter things sweet? Hunger.
- Alcuin in R Lacey and D Danziger, The Year 1000, Little, Brown and Co,GB, 1999, p. 57
- You cannot create reforms with hungry people. Some 75% of the Iranian people's demands are economic... and only 5% cultural and political.
- Do you wish to honor the Body of the Savior? Do not despise it when it is naked. Do not honor it in church with silk vestments while outside it is naked and numb with cold. He who said, “This is my body,” and made it so by his word, is the same that said, “You saw me hungry and you gave me no food. As you did it not to the least of these, you did it not to me.” Honor him then by sharing your property with the poor. For what God needs is not golden chalices but golden souls.
- Samples of a people that had undergone a terrible grinding and regrinding in the mill, and certainly not in the fabulous mill which ground old people young, shivered at every corner, passed in and out at every doorway, looked from every window, fluttered in every vestige of a garment that the wind shook. The mill which had worked them down, was the mill that grinds young people old; the children had ancient faces and grave voices; and upon them, and upon the grown faces, and ploughed into every furrow of age and coming up afresh, was the sigh, Hunger. It was prevalent everywhere. Hunger was pushed out of the tall houses, in the wretched clothing that hung upon poles and lines; Hunger was patched into them with straw and rag and wood and paper; Hunger was repeated in every fragment of the small modicum of firewood that the man sawed off; Hunger stared down from the smokeless chimneys, and stared up from the filthy street that had no offal, among its refuse, of anything to eat. Hunger was the inscription on the baker’s shelves, written in every small loaf of his scanty stock of bad bread; at the sausage-shop, in every dead-dog preparation that was offered for sale. Hunger rattled its dry bones among the roasting chestnuts in the turned cylinder; Hunger was shred into atomics in every farthing porringer of husky chips of potato, fried with some reluctant drops of oil.
- To one who asked what was the proper time for lunch, he said, "If a rich man, when you will; if a poor man, when you can."
- When scolded for masturbating in public, he said "I wish it were as easy to banish hunger by rubbing my belly."
- There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
- During the election, Prime Minister Harper ended some of his speeches with the words “God bless Canada.” Indeed, the prophet Isaiah says that God blesses you when you “share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house” (Isaiah 58.7). We urge the Prime Minister to spend tax dollars now in a way that will bring the homeless poor into their own house, and allow them the dignity of sharing their bread with others.
- Andrew Hutchison The Globe and Mail, March 29, 2006.
- When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; but do not damage the oil and the wine.”
- It was a warm day and he had a long way to go. He hadn't gone more than half-way when a sort of funny feeling began to creep all over him. It began at the tip of his nose and trickled all through him and out at the soles of his feet. It was just as if somebody inside him were saying "Now then, Pooh, time for a little something".
- Their anger in darkness turning, unreleased, unspoken, it's mouth a red wound, its eyes hungry...hungry for the moon.
- But hunger is probably the strongest motive for eating what under normal circumstances would be considered inedible. Perhaps if the ominous prognostications of pundits terrified by untrammeled population growth came true, one can imagine a world in which each member of humanity crouches on his sternly alloted sand pile and presents his plastic card at. the state controlle commissary for his weekly ration of fish protein. At such a time, the placenta may well become a delicacy of haute cuisine. In that far-off dy mankin may find useful the valeditory used by the Toradja natives of the Celebes who hang the placenta in the fork of a large Ficus tree and on departing address it: "You afterbirth, do not say that I do not ove you; we love you. Do not tickle the soles of the feet of the feet of your little brother (sister) and do not pinch his (her) stomach.
- W. B. Ober p.598
- I have no doubt that every form of cannibalism, excepting at most those which happen in times of extreme hunger and whose only purpose is to secure survival, has a pathological, perverse background.
- We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry each night. Well that was probably true. They were all on a diet.
- Ronald Reagan, 1964
- Naturalists and egalitarians don’t believe the rosy predictions about how genetically enhanced food will end famine. Starving people are hungry not because of high population density but inequality in food distribution… Similarly geni-modified food is neither the best nor the only way to feed starving people.
- Peter Rosett, in “World Hunger:Tweleve Myths” in Designer Food: Mutant Harvest Or Breadbasket of the World?, (2002), quoted by Gregory E. Pence, p. 149
- It's simply a national acknowledgement that in any kind of priority, the needs of human beings must come first. Poverty is here and now. Hunger is here and now. Racial tension is here and now. Pollution is here and now. These are the things that scream for a response. And if we don't listen to that scream - and if we don't respond to it - we may well wind up sitting amidst our own rubble, looking for the truck that hit us - or the bomb that pulverized us. Get the license number of whatever it was that destroyed the dream. And I think we will find that the vehicle was registered in our own name.
- Rod Serling, Commencement Address at the University of Southern California; March 17, 1970
- 18,000 children die from hunger every day.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 381-82.
- Hunger is sharper than the sword.
- Beaumont and Fletcher, The Honest Man's Fortune, Act II, scene 2, line 1.
- Bone and Skin, two millers thin,
Would starve us all, or near it;
But be it known to Skin and Bone
That Flesh and Blood can't bear it.
- John Byrom, Epigram on Two Monopolists.
- It is difficult to speak to the belly, because it has no ears.
- Cato the Censor, when the Romans demanded corn. See Plutarch's Life of Cato the Censor.
- La mejor salsa del mundo es la hambre.
- Hunger is the best sauce in the world.
- Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote.
- Enough is as good as a feast.
- George Chapman, Eastward Ho!, Act III, scene 2. Written by Chapman, Jonson, Marston.
- Socratem audio dicentem, cibi condimentum esse famem, potionis sitim.
- I hear Socrates saying that the best seasoning for food is hunger; for drink, thirst.
- Cicero, De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, II. 28.
- Oliver Twist has asked for more.
- Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, Chapter II.
- A fishmonger's wife may feed of a conger; but a serving-man's wife may starve for hunger.
- Health to the Gentlemanly Profession of Servingmen (1598).
- They that die by famine die by inches.
- Matthew Henry, Commentaries, Psalm LIX.
- Græculus esuriens in cœlum, jusseris, ibit.
- Bid the hungry Greek go to heaven, he will go.
- Juvenal, Satires, III. 78.
- Magister artis ingeniique largitor venter.
- The belly is the teacher of art and the bestower of genius.
- Persius, Satires, Prologue. X.
- Famem fuisse suspicor matrem mihi.
- I suspect that hunger was my mother.
- Plautus, Stichus, Act II. 1. 1.
- Obliged by hunger and request of friends.
- Alexander Pope, Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, Prologue to the Satires, line 44.
- La ventre affamé n'point d'oreilles.
- Hungry bellies have no ears.
- François Rabelais, Pantagruel (1532), Book III, Chapter XV.
- Nec rationem patitur, nec æquitate mitigatur nec ulla prece flectitur, populus esuriens.
- A hungry people listens not to reason, nor cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers.
- Seneca the Younger, De Brevitate Vitæ, XVIII.
- They said they were an-hungry; sigh'd forth proverbs,
That hunger broke stone walls, that dogs must eat,
That meat was made for mouths, that the gods sent not
Corn for the rich men only: with these shreds
They vented their complainings.
- Our stomachs
Will make what's homely savoury.
- Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.
- My more-having would be as a sauce
To make me hunger more.
- Cruel as death, and hungry as the grave.
- James Thomson, The Seasons, Winter (1726), line 393.