Appetite Quotes

Quotes tagged as "appetite" (showing 1-30 of 51)
Haruki Murakami
“I never trust people with no appetite. It's like they're always holding something back on you.”
Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Gregory Maguire
“Evil is an act, not an appetite. How many haven't wanted to slash the throat of some boor across the dining room table? Present company excepted of course. Everyone has the appetite. If you give in to it, it, that act is evil. The appetite is normal.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

T.F. Hodge
“The ego lusts for satisfaction. It has a prideful ferocious appetite for its version of "truth". It is the most challenging aspect to conquer; the cause for most spiritual turmoil.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Bread is a second cause; the LORD Himself is the first source of our sustenance. He can work without the second cause as well as with it; and we must not tie Him down to one mode of operation. Let us not be too eager after the visible, but let us look to the invisible God.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Alex Morritt
“How initially 'to get her in the sack' and subsequently to avoid 'her giving you the sack' are not identical dilemmas faced by the male species, but they sure have a bizarre habit of being bedfellows”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Success and failure can both make you lose appetite and concentration, don't let it bother or over-excite you, just think them away as a mere thing that had just happened, and get along with your life.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Hark Herald Sarmiento
“We should set our goals; then learn to control our appetites. Otherwise, we will lose ourselves in the confusion of the world.”
Hark Herald Sarmiento

Paul Brunton
“Appetite has really become an artificial and abnormal thing, having taken the place of true hunger, which alone is natural. The one is a sign of bondage but the other, of freedom.”
Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

W.H.D. Rouse
“My heart is hardy, for I have suffered much on the seas and the battlefield: this will be only something more. But a ravenous belly cannot be hid, damn the thing. It gives a world of trouble to men, makes them fit out fleets of ships and scour the barren sea, to bring misery on their enemies.”
W.H.D. Rouse, The Odyssey

Caroline Knapp
“In one of the largest surveys of its kind to date, nearly 30,000 women told researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine that they'd rather lose weight than attain any other goal, a figure that alone suggests just how complicated the issue of appetite can be for women. This is the primary female striving? The appetite to lose appetite?
In fact, I suspect the opposite is true: that the primary, underlying striving among many women at the start of the millennium is the appetite for appetite: a longing to feel safe and secure enough to name one's true appetites and worthy and powerful enough to get them satisfied.”
Caroline Knapp, Appetites: Why Women Want

Paul Clayton
“Nothing mitigates the throes of depression like a steaming plate of spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce and grated parmasan cheese, with a good fresh bread to wipe up.”
Paul Clayton

“Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread. They may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.”
Tryon Edwards

Charles Olson
“O.K. I'm running out of appetite. Let this swirl— a bit like Crab Nebula— do for now.”
Charles Olson

Christina Engela
“Is human dignity and human life so cheap that the rights protecting it can be traded away to appease the appetite for intimidation and prejudice of a vicious and self-centered group - for whatever reason, power, politics, nationalism, or unity?”
Christina Engela, Bugspray

Isaac Asimov
“The thanks of a weak one are but of little value," he muttered, "but you have them, for truly, in this past week, little but scraps have come my way- and for all my body is small, yet is my appetite unseemly great.”
Isaac Asimov, Foundation and Empire

“Suicide is a confession of failure. And like divorce, it is shrouded in excuses and rationalizations spun endlessly to disguise the simple fact that all one's energy, passion, appetite and ambition have been aborted.”
Al Álvarez, The Savage God: A Study of Suicide

“God made you for His pleasure. And He made you intrinsically needy and dependent on His unspeakable joy. If you are struggling with sin our addiction, don’t try to kill your appetite for pleasure. It is impossible. Just direct it to the source of all pleasure. You will be amazed to find that He has perfectly and supernaturally designed you to have all your deepest needs met in Him”
John Crowder, The Ecstasy of Loving God

Piet Hein

There's a rule for proper doses
in the dinner-eaters lore:
one should stop the filling process
while one still has room for more.

And if someone at the table
had reminded me before -
Hallelujah! I'd be able
to absorb a little more.”
Piet Hein

Maria McCann
Violent love eats up what it does love, and is mere appetite.
Maria McCann, As Meat Loves Salt

Israelmore Ayivor
“When you fall for your appetite too early, you may not be able to endure to the end.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Michel de Montaigne
“Is it that we pretend to a reformation? Truly, no: but it may be we are more addicted to Venus than our fathers were. They are two exercises that thwart and hinder one another in their vigor. Lechery weakens our stomach on the one side; and on the other sobriety renders us more spruce and amorous for the exercise of love.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Israelmore Ayivor
“Kill your appetite and save for the future!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Israelmore Ayivor
“Challenges will come; that is inevitable. But they can’t easily destroy your future than your own appetite.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Fennel Hudson
“Michelin Star? I’d rather chew a French rubber tyre.”
Fennel Hudson, Fine Things - Fennel's Journal - No. 8

Benjamin Percy
“What matters is hunger. Appetite. In this way I have become what I behold.”
Benjamin Percy, Red Moon

Arundhati Roy
“Cow, goat, chicken, lamb . . . only slaves eat like this,’ Musa said, heaping an impolite amount on to his plate. ‘Our stomachs are graveyards.”
Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Israelmore Ayivor
“New dreams are like new wines; they grow sweeter over time. With patience, you will be able to climb your spiritual, financial, academic, marital and social ladders in Jesus' name!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Don Roff
“It's better to write something, anything, than to starve the monster. The monster must feed. And it will feed on your soul if not your words. Its appetite is insatiable. Write to save yourself from the monster.”
Don Roff

Adam Gopnik
“I suppose we couldn't realize, or could realize but couldn't accept, that the logic of business is not a logic in that sense. It's not only a narrow consideration of profits and losses, but a larger logic of, well, appetite. To buy something is to assert oneself, and to sell it, for whatever reason, is to collaborate in one's own diminishment. /279”
Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon

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