Hungry Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hungry quotes, hungry sayings, and hungry proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

People are hungry for what's happening right now in the world.     

Kevin Systrom

Hungry men have no respect for law, authority or human life.     

Marcus Garvey

A hungry people listens not to reason, not cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers.     

Seneca The Younger

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.     

Bertolt Brecht

Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.     

Pearl Bailey

Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.     

Mitch Hedberg

When hope is hungry, everything feeds it.     

Mignon McLaughlin

Eat only when you are hungry. Drink only when you're thirsty. Sleep only when you're tired. Screw only when you're horny.     

Al Neuharth

A hungry man is an angry one.     

Buchi Emecheta

A hungry man can't see right or wrong. He just sees food.     

Pearl S Buck

People are hungry for messages of hope and life.     

Morgan Brittany

A hungry stomach cannot hear.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.     

Mother Teresa

We are hungry for things that have touched human hands.     

Faith Popcorn

To a hungry person, every bitter food is sweet. When the preferable is not available, the available becomes preferable!     

Israelmore Ayivor

A hungry stomach rarely despises common food.     


Some people prefer eating dessert to the main course. These people have never been really hungry.     

Vera Nazarian

Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Never let go of your appetite to go after new ideas, new experiences, and new adventures.     

Steve Jobs

If you want to eat when you're not hungry, you're hungry for something else.     

Geneen Roth

Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.     


Living on hope is like being hungry all the time.     

Faith Sullivan

If you're hungry enough even poison tastes good.     

Billy Coffey

Being hungry is like being in love: if you don't know, you're probably not.     

Geneen Roth

People are not hungry just for bread, they are hungry for love.     

Mother Teresa

Nobody wants to kiss when they are hungry.     


You're hungry for the infinite and the infinite is hungry for you.     

Rob Brezsny

The hungry feeling and the lonely feeling merged until it was hard to tell them apart.     

Rob Sheffield

Young players are more hungry because they have not achieved what some of the older players have.     

Caroline Wozniacki

We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.     

Salvador Dali

People are hungry because they're eating empty foods. Mine are full, and so am i.     

Ricky Williams

People don't speak of hunger when they know what it is to be hungry.     

Vicki Baum

If my children were hungry I should think I would steal to feed them.     

Ian Smith

Wait until you are hungry to say something, until there is an aching in you to speak.     

Natalie Goldberg

It was not that she expected anything expensive; it was that he needed to give her something as much as he needed to eat when he was hungry.     

Katherine Paterson

People are hungry for stories of faith. People are hungry for hope.     

Roma Downey

In all of nature, there is no sound more pleasing than that of a hungry animal at its feed. Unless you are the food.     

Edward Abbey

Humans are the only hunters who kill when not hungry     

Steven Spielberg

Children are the most learning-hungry beings in the world.     

Ashley Montagu

As long as one human being is hungry, the entire human race is hungry.     

R Buckminster Fuller

Stay hungry, stay healthy, be a gentleman, believe strongly in yourself and go beyond limitations.     

Arnold Schwarzenegger

If I were hungry and friendless today, I would rather take my chances with a saloon-keeper than with the average preacher.     

Eugene V. Debs

Eat every meal as if it's your last; when the last one comes, you probably won't be very hungry.     

Nora Ephron

A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one.     

William Congreve

When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.     

Linji Yixuan