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4,154. You can’t build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery. (World & Genetically Modified Food & Food & Hunger) Norman Borlaug
92,051. If the unemployed are hungry, why don’t they eat their own bodies. All that good meat going to waste – it makes me mad. (Unemployment & Hunger & Cannibalism) Spitting Image s1e6, Mrs Thatcher
20,664. You hungry? (GBH Films & Mouse & Hunger) The Book of Eli 2010 starring Denzel Washington & Gary Oldman & Mila Kunis & Ray Stevenson & Jennifer Beals & Evan Jones & Joe Pingue & Frances de la Tour & Michael Gambon & Tom Waits & Christ Browning et al, directors the Hughes brothers, Eli to mouse
22,966. You can’t hide the hunger and guilt; it’s a bright guilty world. (Film Noir & Murder & Hunger & Guilt) The Lady From Shanghai 1948 starring Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles & Everett Sloane & Glenn Anders & Ted de Corsia & Erskine Sanford & Gus Schilling & Louis Merrill et al, director Orson Welles, Welles
23,207. As God is my witness, as God is my witness, they’re not going to beat me. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over I’ll never be hungry again. (South & Hunger) Gone With the Wind 1939 starring Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh & Leslie Howard & Olivia de Haviland & Thomas Mitchell & Barbara Mitchell & Evelyn Keyes & Ann Rutherford & George Reeves & Fred Crane & Hattie McDaniel & Alicia Rhett et al, director Victor Fleming, Scarlett
24,657. Rule of Acquisition #214: Never begin a business negotiation on an empty stomach. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & Hunger) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Maquis I s2e20, Quark
24,786. I am so hungry I could even eat Quark’s food. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & Hunger) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sons Of Mogh s4e15, Kira to O’Brien on runabout
33,685. We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry every night. Well, that was probably true. They were all on a diet. (Reagan & Starvation & Hunger & Poverty & Poor) Ronald Reagan, TV speech 27th October 1964
39,558. I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don’t fight, I’ll eat this planet. (Boxers: Heavyweights & Hunger) George Foreman
39,543. I was hungry for a cheeseburger in Africa. (Boxers: Heavyweight & Hunger) George Foreman
49,975. The United States has some of the best programs and laws in the world to protect its children but, as Unicef has pointed out the US also has one of the highest rates of the industrialized countries for poverty and hunger among children and also for child mortality. A recent story in the Washington Post noted that ‘despite this time of record prosperity, one in every six American children is poor; one in three children of color. No other developed country has anything approaching US child poverty rates’. (Poverty & Poor & Hunger & Children) Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 2001
76,690. And my more having would be as a sauce
To make me hunger more. William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth IV iii 82-83, Malcolm
49,990. If they would yield us but the superfluity while it were wholesome, we might guess they relieved us humanely; but they think we are too dear; the leanness that afflicts us, the object of our misery, is as an inventory to particularise their abundance; our sufferance is a gain to them. Let us revenge this with our pikes ere we become rakes; for the gods know, I speak this in hunger for bread not in thirst for revenge. (Poverty & Poor & Revenge & Hunger) William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, First Citizen
49,995. Men have transformed the world with their knowledge. The short lean wheat has been made big and productive. Little sour apples have grown large and sweet, and that old grape that grew among the trees and fed the big birds has mothered a thousand varieties, red and black, green and pale pink, purple and yellow; and each variety with its own flavour.
The men who work in the experimental farms have made new fruits; nectarines and forty kinds of plums, walnuts with paper shells and always they work, selecting, grafting, changing, driving themselves, driving the earth to produce.
But men who graft the trees and make the seeds fertile and big can find no way to make the hungry eat their produce.
A million people hungry, needing the fruit – and kerosene spread over the golden mountains. And the smell of rot fills the country.
The people come with nets to fish for potatoes in the river, and the guards hold them back. They come in rattling cars to get the dumped oranges but the kerosene is sprayed. And they stand still and watch the potatoes flow by, listen to the screaming pigs being killed in a ditch and covered with quicklime, watch the mountains of oranges slop down to a putrefying ooze.
And in the eyes of the people there is a failure and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. (Poverty & Poor & Hunger & Food & Capitalism) John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
70,163. Hunger is always with us. From the dawn of time poverty has been the destiny of man. (Diet & Hunger & Poverty) Horizon: Bread, BBC 1969
70,171. 28-year-old Sven’s life is dominated by the drive to eat. He could literally eat himself to death. It’s not a question of willpower or choice no matter how much food he consumes he always feels hungry. For doctors Sven demonstrates that there is some sort of hardwire switch that turns hunger on or off. (Diet & Weight & Fat & Hunger & Appetite & Obesity) Horizon: Born to Be Fat, BBC 1999
73,270. Hunger really does make you sharper. (Food & Eat & Old Age & Hunger & Fasting) Horizon: Eat, Fast and Live Longer, Michael Mosley, BBC 2012
73,235. Look Back in Hunger. (Food & Autobiography & Hunger) Jo Brand, autobiography 2009
73,400. We hunger in earnest for that which we cannot consume. (Forbidden & Hunger & Consume) Nenia Campbell, Black Beast
76,661. There is no humiliation more abusive than hunger. (Humiliation & Hunger) Pranab Mukherjee
49,974. The number of chronically hungry people will climb to over one billion worldwide. Barack Obama, July 2009
76,691. Fabulous wealth was spilling from roaring belching cities, but millions went hungry. Really hungry. Gaunt hungry. Shoeless children could be seen on the streets of every town. (Hunger & Poverty & Wealth) Andrew Marr’s Making of Modern Britain
76,692. If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink. Proverbs 25:21
76,693. When thou hast enough, remember the time of hunger. Ecclesiasticus 18:25
76,694. Hunger makes a thief of any man. (Hunger & Theft) Pearl S Buck
96,854. You discover what it is like to be hungry. With bread and margarine in your belly, you got out and look into the shop windows. Everywhere there is food insulting you in huge wasteful piles; whole dead pigs, baskets of hot loaves, great yellow bricks of butter, strings of sausages, mountains of potatoes, vast Gruyere cheeses like grindstones. A snivelling self-pity comes over you at the sight of so much food. (Food & Hunger & Poverty) George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London
96,855. You discover the boredom which is inseparable from poverty; the times when you have nothing to do and, being underfed, can interest yourself in nothing … You discover that a man who has gone even a week on bread and margarine is not a man any longer, only a belly with a few accessory organs. (Poverty & Hunger & Boredom) ibid
96,857. We went several days on dry bread, and then I was two and a half days with nothing to eat whatever. This was an ugly experience. There are people who do fasting cures of three weeks or more, and they say that fasting is quite pleasant after the fourth day. I do not know, never having gone beyond the third day; I do not know, never having gone beyond the third day. Probably it seems different when one is doing it voluntarily and is not underfed at the start. (Poverty & Hunger) ibid.
96,858. Hunger reduces one to an utterly spineless, brainless condition, more like the after-effects of influenza than anything else. It is as though one had been turned into a jellyfish, or as though all one’s blood had been pumped out and lukewarm water substituted. Complete inertia is my chief memory of hunger; that, and being obliged to spit very frequently, and the spittle being curiously white and flocculent, like cuckoo-spit. I do not know the reason for this, but everyone who has gone hungry several days has noticed it. (Poverty & Hunger) ibid.
96,878. But two years of bread and margarine had lowered his standards hopelessly. He had lived on the filthy imitation of food till his own mind and body were compounded of inferior stuff. It was malnutrition and not any native vice that had destroyed his manhood. ibid.
76,695. It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you. ibid.
76,696. 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.’ A A Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh 1926
76,697. Hunger is sharper than the sword. Beaumont and Fletcher, The Honest Man's Fortune II ii 1