Hunger Quotes

Most popular hunger quotes

A hungry stomach has no ears.
A hungry man is not a free man.


Hunger makes a thief of any man.
Thirst cannot be quenched by proxy.
— African proverb

African proverbs proverbs

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.
You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
There's no sauce in the world like hunger.
You cannot reason with a hungry belly; it has no ears.
— Greek proverb

Greek proverbs proverbs

Starvation, and not sin, is the parent of modern crime.


Hungry men have no respect for law, authority or human life.
No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
The belly is the reason why man does not mistake himself for a god.
Hunger also changes the world—when eating can't be a habit, then neither can seeing.
Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.
A hungry people listens not to reason, not cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers.
Hunger can explain many acts.  It can be said that all vile acts are done to satisfy hunger.
Viewed narrowly, all life is universal hunger and an expression of energy associated with it.
I can reason down or deny everything, except this perpetual Belly: feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable.


A poor man defended himself when charged with stealing food to appease the cravings of hunger, saying, the cries of the stomach silenced those of the conscience.


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.

appetite lust

Hunger makes you restless. You dream about food—not just any food, but perfect food, the best food, magical meals, famous and awe-inspiring, the one piece of meat, the exact taste of buttery corn, tomatoes so ripe they split and sweeten the air, beans so crisp they snap between the teeth, gravy like mother's milk singing to your bloodstream.