Quotes by starvation

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  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
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    Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.
  • Haniel Long
    Haniel Long
    American writer, poet, journalist 1888-1956
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    And who is any of us, that without starvation he can go through the kingdoms of starvation?
  • Begum Aga Khan
    Begum Aga Khan
    French Egyptian artist and last wife of Sultan Aga Khan III 1906-2000
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    If Western firms pay developing countries' suppliers' starvation wages in order to feed the West's ever increasing consumer demand, can we call that 'partnership'?
    Source: International Business and Leadership Symposium address
  • Bunker Roy
    Bunker Roy
    Indian social activist and educator 1945-
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    In 1965, I went to what was called the worst Bihar famine in India, and I saw starvation, death, people dying of hunger, for the first time. It changed my life. I came back home, told my mother, 'I'd like to live and work in a village.' Mother went into a coma.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Leisure may be defined as free activity, labor as compulsory activity. Leisure does what it likes, labor does what it must, the compulsion being that of Nature, which in these latitudes leaves men no choice between labor and starvation.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real ''horror vacuum.''
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Starvation, and not sin, is the parent of modern crime.
    Source: The Soul of Man under Socialism (1891)
  • Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
    Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
    Hungarian biochemist 1893-1983
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    The real scientist is ready to bear privation and, if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate to him which direction his work must take.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
    Barbara Ehrenreich
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    When the Somalians were merely another hungry third world people, we sent them guns. Now that they are falling down dead from starvation, we send them troops. Some may see in this a tidy metaphor for the entire relationship between north and south. But it would make a whole lot more sense nutritionally - as well as providing infinitely more vivid viewing - if the Somalians could be persuaded to eat the troops.
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