Best 88 of Starvation quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Virginia Woolf

First she starved herself of love, which meant also life; then of poetry in deference to what she thought her religion demanded.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joe Reyes

The lucky ones died in the blasts. They were spared the fate of starvation, cannibalism, rape and slaughter. Where a man could be killed over half-eaten can of corn.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

A couple of ounces ruled your life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

M. T. Panchal

Children are better to starve than forced into prostitution.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

You cannot sensibly expect a starving 'God-fearing' man to honor the 8th commandment.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Michelle Stacey

In 1944-1945, Dr Ancel Keys, a specialist in nutrition and the inventor of the K-ration, led a carefully controlled yearlong study of starvation at the University of Minnesota Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene. It was hoped that the results would help relief workers in rehabilitating war refugees and concentration camp victims. The study participants were thirty-two conscientious objectors eager to contribute humanely to the war effort. By the experiment's end, much of their enthusiasm had vanished. Over a six-month semi-starvation period, they were required to lose an average of twenty-five percent of their body weight." [...] p193 p193-194 "...the men exhibited physical symptoms...their movements slowed, they felt weak and cold, their skin was dry, their hair fell out, they had edema. And the psychological changes were dramatic. "[...] p194 "The men became apathetic and depressed, and frustrated with their inability to concentrate or perform tasks in their usual manner. Six of the thirty-two were eventually diagnosed with severe "character neurosis," two of them bordering on psychosis. Socially, they ceased to care much about others; they grew intensely selfish and self-absorbed. Personal grooming and hygiene deteriorated, and the men were moody and irritable with one another. The lively and cooperative group spirit that had developed in the three-month control phase of the experiment evaporated. Most participants lost interest in group activities or decisions, saying it was too much trouble to deal with the others; some men became scapegoats or targets of aggression for the rest of the group. Food - one's own food - became the only thing that mattered. When the men did talk to one another, it was almost always about eating, hunger, weight loss, foods they dreamt of eating. They grew more obsessed with the subject of food, collecting recipes, studying cookbooks, drawing up menus. As time went on, they stretched their meals out longer and longer, sometimes taking two hours to eat small dinners. Keys's research has often been cited often in recent years for this reason: The behavioral changes in the men mirror the actions of present-day dieters, especially of anorexics.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anthony Liccione

I don't know what's worse by number in America, the vacant houses standing, or the homeless people falling into them.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Stanley Victor Paskavich

When you consume more food in one meal than a village of people eat in a day something is wrong

By Anonym 17 Sep

Steven Magee

One of the things about researching climate change and global warming is that you eventually come to the conclusion that nature will fix everything after starvation, illness and disease causes the collapse of modern society.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

Health and safety is challenging in an environment where the workers are suffering from oxygen starvation, sleep deprivation and the side effects of company supplied drugs and gas.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Diane Samuels

Always make time to eat. Always. There’s enough starving children in the world without adding to their number

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richelle Mead

Death. Starvation. Blindness. Another grim day in our village.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Magee

Abnormal radiation exposure and oxygen starvation teaches you that reality is just a perception that is derived from your immediate environmental conditions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Countless souls are starving to death around the world, yet you keep wasting heaps of money on alcohol, cigarettes and cheap thrills - how can you be so nonchalant, my friend!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Percy Whipple

A writer who attempts to live on the manufacture of his imagination is continually coquetting with starvation.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Yevgeny Zamyatin

Tipsy, they tumbled early into bed - to get as much sleep as they could. So they would feel less hunger. The summer catch had been poor; there wasn't much food. They ate with care and looked sideways at the old: the old were gluttons, everybody knew it, and what was the good of feeding them? It wouldn't harm them to starve a little. The hungry dogs howled. The women rinsed the children's bellies with hot water three times a day, so they wouldn't cry so much for food. The old starved silently. ("The North")

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Never judge the deeds of a starving man while you’re on a full tummy.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Steven Magee

Part of Magee’s disease comes from the long term damage that oxygen starvation, industrial gas and unnatural radiation exposures cause to the brain, heart, lungs, skin, blood, hormones and gastrointestinal tract.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Elliot Perlman

Everyone was always hungry. The poorer you were, the hungrier you were, and with the hunger came weakness and irritability. It became difficult to think clearly and you needed to think clearly to work out how to survive the next day, how to get food. You were sure you could still work if you could find work, and you could look for it if only you could eat. But how were you going to get food, for yourself, for your children, for your wife or husband, for your parents? There were simply too many people within those walls for the calories that were let in. How were you to get food when there just wasn't enough of it? What were you going to have to do? With hunger of this severity came fatigue, a weakness that transcended tiredness and permeated your sinews and bones. As your limbs got ever lighter, they felt progressively heavier with each new day.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

That bowl of soup—it was dearer than freedom, dearer than life itself, past, present, and future.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

Some of the common occurrences of injustice are the presence of poverty, starvation, gender inequality, neglected widows and orphans and the injustice towards other vulnerable groups of people.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

The most unhygienic thing that I observed during my time in very high altitude astronomy was dozens of workers all sharing the same oxygen administration mask for treating their daily oxygen starvation sicknesses.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Virchand Gandhi

My brothers and sisters of America, there is not the least shadow of hope that India can ever be Christianised. After two hundred years of vain efforts and of spending millions of dollars with the prestige of the conqueror and backed by British bayonets, Christianity is not supported by the converts themselves. Every bit of Protestant Christianity in India is maintained partly by the money flowing from England and America, and partly by taxes imposed upon the Hindus against their will, which must be paid although the people starve. The people of India as a whole are saturated with religious and philosophical thought. They think and ponder on spiritual matters from childhood to death. Even the street-sweeper is frequently more profoundly versed in subtle metaphysics and divine wisdom than the missionary sent to convert him.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Michelle Stacey

Pierre Janet, a French professor of psychology who became prominent in the early twentieth century, attempted to fully chronicle late- Victorian hysteria in his landmark work The Major Symptoms of Hysteria. His catalogue of symptoms was staggering, and included somnambulism (not sleepwalking as we think of it today, but a sort of amnesiac condition in which the patient functioned in a trance state, or "second state," and later remembered nothing); trances or fits of sleep that could last for days, and in which the patient sometimes appeared to be dead; contractures or other disturbances in the motor functions of the limbs; paralysis of various parts of the body; unexplained loss of the use of a sense such as sight or hearing; loss of speech; and disruptions in eating that could entail eventual refusal of food altogether. Janet's profile was sufficiently descriptive of Mollie Fancher that he mentioned her by name as someone who "seems to have had all possible hysterical accidents and attacks." In the face of such strange and often intractable "attacks," many doctors who treated cases of hysteria in the 1800s developed an ill-concealed exasperation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lisa Kemmerer

Another critical religious motivation for reconsidering diet is concern for human suffering—out of compassion—in light of poverty, malnutrition, and starvation. . . . Not only do we damage the environment with our choice of cheese and cutlets—burdening future populations with pollutants, dead zones, and global climate change—but we also feed tons of precious grains to hundreds of thousands of cattle, pigs, chickens, and turkeys while fellow human beings go without food. Food energy is wasted when we cycle grains through anymals. Rather than breed hungry cattle and chickens to consume grains, we should stop breeding anymals and feed precious grains to those who are already starving. If we did not breed and consume anymals, billions of tons of grains could be redirected to feed hungry human beings, alleviating and/or preventing starvation worldwide.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Denis Hayes

It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mohiro Kitoh

Ever two seconds, somewhere in the world, a child dies of starvation. That means every two seconds there is a story where the main character dies. That's a lot of horrible stories. So if my death looks like a sad story to someone else, I hope those people will use their imagination to think of all the children who don't get special deaths.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Upton Sinclair

In the evening I came home and read about the Messina earthquake, and how the relief ships arrived, and the wretched survivors crowded down to the water's edge and tore each other like wild beasts in their rage of hunger. The paper set forth, in horrified language, that some of them had been seventy-two hours without food. I, as I read, had also been seventy-two hours without food; and the difference was simply that they thought they were starving.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Cormac Mccarthy

The boy's candlecolored skin was all but translucent.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

High altitude astronomy is a strange world of oxygen starvation, sleep deprivation and radiation sickness.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Boris Pasternak

Trudging on foot, loaded with sacks, bundles, and babies, young mothers who had lost their milk, driven out of their minds by the horrors of the journey, abandoned their children, shook the corn out of their sacks onto the ground, and turned back. A quick death, they had decided, was preferable to a slow death by starvation. Better to fall into the clutches of the enemy than to be torn to pieces by some beast in the forest.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

In many cases, it was the woman’s stomach—not her heart—that fell for her man.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

With the exception of a gun, starvation is the only thing that is capable of making an insane man lose his mind.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Karen Essex

Feeding the family trumps conviction every time, Mary though, a basic law of the human condition.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Anna Reid

One of the most oft-quoted records of the siege, scribbled in pencil over the pages of a pocket address book, is that kept by twelve-year-old Tanya Savicheva: 28 December 1941 at 12.30 a.m. – Zhenya died. 25 January 1942 at 3 p.m. – Granny died. 17 March at 5 a.m. – Lyoka died. 13 April at 2 a.m. – Uncle Vasya died. 10 May at 4 p.m. – Uncle Lyosha died. 13 May at 7.30 a.m. – Mama died. The Savichevs are dead. Everyone is dead. Only Tanya is left.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sexual starvation forces a heterosexual man to see beauty in every single female who he can sleep with without his society’s disapproval.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nayyirah Waheed

Desire is the kind of thing that eats you and leaves you starving.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

People who died of starvation are not nearly as pitiful as those who died of overeating.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Steven Magee

It is a sad state of affairs in the USA that for the sick and the poor that jail offers better benefits than the freedom of no healthcare, bills that cannot be paid and starvation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anna Reid

At this period, too, Leningraders resorted to their most desperate food substitutes, scraping dried glue from the underside of wallpaper and boiling up shoes and belts. (Tannery processes had changed, they discovered, since the days of Amundsen and Nansen, and the leather remained tough and inedible.)

By Anonym 18 Sep

Knut Hamsun

Out in the fjord I dragged myself up at once, wet with fever and exhaustion, and gazed landwards, and bade farewell for the present to the town – to Christiania, where the windows gleamed so brightly in all the homes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kamand Kojouri

Do not avert your eyes. It is important that you see this. It is important that you feel this.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Every tongue has low standards during starvation.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Michael Bassey Johnson

The word of lust touches the body, the word of love touches the soul: feed the soul and starve the body.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

In some cases, it is the woman’s stomach—not her heart—that has left her man for another.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Piper

God is not glorified when we keep for ourselves (no matter how thankfully) what we ought to be using to alleviate the misery of unevangelized, uneducated, unmedicated, and unfed millions. The evidence that many professing Christians have been deceived by this doctrine is how little they give and how much they own. God has prospered them. And by an almost irresistible law of consumer culture (baptized by a doctrine of health, wealth, and prosperity) they have bought bigger (and more) houses, newer (and more) cars, fancier (and more) clothes, better (and more) meat, and all manner of trinkets and gadgets and containers and devices and equipment to make life more fun. They will object: Does not the Old Testament promise that God will prosper his people? Indeed! God increases our yield, so that by giving we can prove our yield is not our god. God does not prosper a man's business so that he can move from a Ford to a Cadillac. God prospers a business so that 17,000 unreached people can be reached with the gospel. He prospers the business so that 12 percent of the world's population can move a step back from the precipice of starvation.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kurt Vonnegut

There was still plenty of food and fuel and so on for all the human beings on the planet, as numerous as they had become, but millions upon millions of them were starting to starve to death now. The healthiest of them could go without food for only about forty days, and then death would come. And this famine was as purely a product of oversize brains as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. It was all in people’s heads. People had simply changed their opinions of paper wealth, but, for all practical purposes, the planet might as well have been knocked out of orbit by a meteor the size of Luxembourg.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jason Medina

They knew if they remained in the city for much longer, they would be stuck and eventually run out of food. Their only hope of survival was to leave the city and meet up with the others.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Famine sometimes increases the number of people who are overweight.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Starving whilst schooled is like a man’s finding out that his wife is on her periods … a few seconds after he took Viagra.