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starving Quotes

24 of the best book quotes about starving
  1. #1
    ″‘My dear old furry frump,’ he said, ‘do you know anyone in the whole world who wouldn’t swipe a few chickens if his children were starving to death?‘”
  2. #2
    “It was lovely to realize that while the fat farmer was sitting up there on the hill waiting for them to starve, he was also giving them their dinner without knowing it.”
  3. #3
    “Half my roll disappeared in one bite. It was the first decent food I’d had since Jenny’s kitchen. Curzon watched me without saying a word. When I licked the butter off my fingers, he gave me his roll.”
  4. #4
    “Mr. Fox looked at the four Small Foxes and he smiled. What fine children I have, he thought. They are starving to death and haven’t had a drink for three days, but they are still undefeated. I must not let them down.”
  5. #5
    “Better still to concentrate on love, there is already too much hate in this land of ours. This country has been starved of love too long.”
  6. #6
    “This is what happened to dogs who tried to live in the world without people—they became beaten down, defeated, starved.”
  7. #7
    “I joined the army really because of the loss of my family and starvation. I wanted to avenge the deaths of my family. I also had to get some food to survive, and the only way to do that was to be part of the army. It was not easy being a soldier, but we just had to do it.”
  8. #8
    ″‘The reason so many people are starving is because we’ve wrecked the planet. The Earth is dying, you know? It’s time to leave.‘”
  1. #9
    “The White City had drawn men and protected them; the Black City now welcomed them back, on the eve of winter, with filth, starvation, and violence.”
  2. #10
    “Forgive me, all of you,” the starvation artist whispered.
  3. #11
    ″[…] he felt no limits to his ability to starve.”
  4. #12
    “No one had any reason to be dissatisfied with what he had seen – no one, that is, except for the starvation artist, he alone, always.”
  5. #13
    ″[…] the starvation artist did not lose sight of reality and accepted it as perfectly natural that he, with his cage, should not be placed as, let us say, a showstopper in the center ring but installed outside at a quite easily accessible spot, close to the animal sheds.”
  6. #14
    “Try to explain the art of starving to someone! Those who have no feel for it can never be made to understand.”
  7. #15
    “There were also permanent watchmen, chosen by the public – oddly enough, usually butchers – whose job it was, always three at a time, to watch the starvation artist day and night.”
  8. #16
    ″[…] the starvation artist might respond with an outbreak of rage and, to everyone’s horror, begin to rattle the bars of his cage like an animal.”

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  1. #17
    “For he alone, and no other initiate, knew how easy it was to starve. It was the easiest thing in the world. He did not keep this fact a secret, but no one believed him.”
  2. #18
    “Sometimes during the hours of the watch, overcoming his weakness, he sang for as long as he could so as to show these people how unjust their suspicions were […] they were merely amazed at his dexterity in managing to eat even while singing.”
  3. #19
    “The prospect of those visiting hours, for which the starvation artist naturally yearned, since they were the meaning of his life, also made him shudder.”
  4. #20
    “Then again, he shrank completely into himself once more, concerned with no one.”
  5. #21
    “Only he could also be the perfectly assured spectator of his fast.”
  6. #22
    “We cannot merely pray to You, O God, to end starvation; For you have already given us the resources With which to feed the entire world If we would only use them wisely.”
  7. #23
    “The foragers’ secret of success, which protected them from starvation and malnutrition, was their varied diet.”
  8. #24
    “I was starving until one night
    My love tricked God Himself
    To fall into my bowl.”
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