Quotes: belly

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  • Georges Bernanos
    Georges Bernanos
    French writer 1888-1948
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    A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    But the effort, the effort! And as the marrow is eaten out of a man's bones and the soul out of his belly, contending with the strange rapacity of savage life, the lower stage of creation, he cannot make the effort any more.
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
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    Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?
  • John Lennon
    John Lennon
    British musician 1940-1980
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    He didn't come out of my belly, but my God, I've made his bones, because I've attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I'm so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    I can reason down or deny everything, except this perpetual Belly: feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
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    People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it.
  • Ian Dury
    Ian Dury
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    Sex is about as important as a cheese sandwich. But a cheese sandwich, if you ain't got one to put in your belly, is extremely important.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    Thou camest out of thy mother's belly without government, thou hast liv'd hitherto without government, and thou mayst be carried to thy long home without government, when it shall please the Lord. How many people in this world live without government, yet do well enough, and are well look'd upon?
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea Dworkin
    American radical feminist and writer 1946-2005
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    Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    We need the tonic of wildness, to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground.
  • Adriana Lima
    Adriana Lima
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    When I get older, I don't think I'll like to have wrinkles, or a big jelly belly. I cannot have it.
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