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With the dreary season in which we travelled part of the route; with our minds much more actively employed in forming resources for our preservation from famine.


Zebulon Pike


#dreary #employed #famine #forming #minds

A person who steals bread during a famine is not treated as a thief.


Cat Stevens


#during #famine #person #steals #thief

There are the manufacturing multitudes of England; they must have work, and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly, famine would be uglier still.


Goldwin Smith


#country #england #famine #find #machines

I died last night. Seventy years too young.


Colin Thompson


#early-death #famine #global #ignorance #niger

CHOW^TM contained spun, plaited, and woven protein molecules, capped and coded, carefully designed to be ignored by even the most ravenous digestive tract enzymes; no-cal sweeteners; mineral oils replacing vegetable oils; fibrous materials, colorings, and flavorings. The end result was a foodstuff almost indistinguishable from any other except for two things. Firstly, the price, which was slightly higher, and secondly, the nutritional content, which was roughly equivalent to that of a Sony Walkman.


Neil Gaiman


#famine #good-omens #humor #sable-black #sony-walkman

In famine, a focus on women and children highlights biology: here is a mother who cannot feed her child, a breakdown in the natural order of life. This focus obscures who and what is to blame for the famine, politically and economically, and can lead to the belief that a biological response, more food, will solve the problem.


Sharman Apt Russell


#hunger #politics #food

True the greater part of the Irish people was close to starvation. The numbers of weakened people dying from disease were rising. So few potatoes had been planted that, even if they escaped bight, they would not be enough to feed the poor folk who relied upon them. More and more of those small tenants and cottagers, besides, were being forced off the land and into a condition of helpless destitution. Ireland, that is to say, was a country utterly prostrated. Yet the Famine came to an end. And how was this wonderful thing accomplished? Why, in the simplest way imaginable. The famine was legislated out of existence. It had to be. The Whigs were facing a General Election.


Edward Rutherfurd


#famine #ireland #potato #whigs #imagination

While I was writing Wild Swans I thought the famine was the result of economic mismanagement but during the research I realised that it was something more sinister.


Jung Chang


#economic #famine #i #mismanagement #more

We're in a world where there's famine and hunger and people are dodging bullets and having their nails pulled out in dungeons so it's very hard for me to place any high value on the work that I do to write a song. Yeah, I work hard but compared to what?


Leonard Cohen


#bullets #compared #dodging #dungeons #famine

The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.


Charles Trevelyan


#contend #evil #famine #moral #moral evil






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