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Buchi Emecheta Quotes

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A hungry man is an angry one.
- Buchi Emecheta

I work toward the liberation of women,
but I'm not feminist.
I'm just a woman.
- Buchi Emecheta

The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book,
but my husband burnt the book when he saw it.
I was the typical African woman, I'd done this privately,
I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn't read it.
- Buchi Emecheta

Black women all over the world should re-unite and
re-examine the way history has portrayed us.
- Buchi Emecheta

 

I believe it is important to speak to your readers in person...
to enable people to have a whole picture of me;
I have to both write and speak.
I view my role as writer and also as oral communicator.
- Buchi Emecheta

In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and
prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today.
- Buchi Emecheta

I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there,
you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing
up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it.
So I still write now but I was doing more writing when
the children were younger.
- Buchi Emecheta

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

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry
always gets the best of the argument.
- Voltaire

There are people in the world so hungry,
that God cannot appear to them
except in the form of bread.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A hungry dog hunts best.
A hungrier dog hunts even better.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

The people are hungry:
It is because those in authority
eat up too much in taxes.
- Lao Tzu

If I'm making a movie and get hungry,
I call time-out and eat some crackers.
- Carol Alt

It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested
in four sandwiches than four freedoms.
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm
not hungry enough to eat six.
- Yogi Berra

In my state, over 17,000 households are going hungry on a regular basis.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

I've known what it is to be hungry, but I always went right to a restaurant.
- Ring Lardner

As she passed among the hungry and the dejected,
delivering the rations and water,
she chanted in a low whisper,
"the spark of the mind - the sparkle of the soul" ...
"the spark of the mind - the sparkle of the soul" ...
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hungry men don't ask, they take.
- Kenneth Kolb

Simply because my people are hungry,
that is no justification to give them poison,
to give them genetically modified food that is intrinsically
dangerous to their health.
- Levy Mwanawsa

Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
- Horace

For me life is continuously being hungry.
The meaning of life is not simply to exist,
to survive, but to move ahead, to go up,
to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hungry Joe collected lists of fatal diseases and arranged
them in alphabetical order so that he could put his
finger without delay on any one he wanted to worry about.
- Joseph Heller

As a species we are always hungry for new knowledge.
- Chaim Potok

We are not hungry...
Why foist this food upon us? We don't want to be choked.
We have enough.
- Robert Mugabe

I tried to do the commercial thing.
But I don't want to keep shoving Twinkies down everyone's throat.
People are hungry for something of more substance.
- Lili Taylor

Now it is human nature to want to eat to ones fill when hungry,
to want to warm up when cold, to want to rest when tired.
These all are a part of people's emotional nature.
- Xun Zi

Babies act out when they're hungry, cold,
tired.
They do this for survival.
- Marilu Henner

The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread,
but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry.
- Simone Weil

For an actor, it's great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks.
Audiences love to hate them.
- Michael Douglas

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,
and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
- Alexander Pope

It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear,
but the pale and the hungry-looking.
- Julius Caesar

A hungry man is not a free man.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The problem is no longer that with every pair of hands
that comes into the world there comes a hungry stomach.
Rather it is that, attached to those hands are sharp elbows.
- Paul Samuelson

You eat when you're hungry, and I'm not normally hungry in the mornings.
- Eric Bristow

Boy, we'll get Raymond out and we won't go hungry anymore.
- Bonnie Parker

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

The particular refugee camp we were in,
they were hungry for play, they were hungry for any kind of normalcy.
- Connie Sellecca

What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever
come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me
beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?
- Sitting Bull

A bone to the dog is not charity.
Charity is the bone shared with the dog,
when you are just as hungry as the dog.
- Jack London

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

Why do we need to wait until somebody sells 10 million
records to give people a show like that? What about us smaller,
hungry folk? At least gimme a curtain!
- Angie Stone

Spaghetti...
I can't eat spaghetti, there's too many of them.
No matter how hungry I am, 1000 of something is too many.
I'll have 1000 pieces of noodles.
- Mitch Hedberg

Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood
and the wolves come running.
Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.
- Hedy Lamarr

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
- David Lloyd George

But most distinctly, I remember always saying to myself that when I get big,
I'm not going to go to bed hungry, I'm not going to
wear hand-me-down clothes.
- Buck Owens

To be hungry must be awful.
- Dick Van Patten

We are hungry for more; if we do not consciously pursue the More,
we create less for ourselves and make it more difficult
to experience More in life.
- Judith Wright

What I have is a bunch of really hungry,
amazingly talented guys that can kick anybody's rear end.
- Neil Schon

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic
security and independence.
People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff
of which dictatorships are made.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A lion's work hours are only when he's hungry;
once he's satisfied,
the predator and prey live peacefully together.
- Chuck Jones

I'm a serious eater and a seriously hungry person,
so I set out on that path to figure it out for myself,
and of course it really resonated with other people.
- Sally Schneider

I don't expect to go hungry if I decide to leave the University.
Resume: Linux looks pretty good in many places.
- Linus Torvalds

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

It's really very simple, Governor.
When people are hungry they die.
So spare me your politics and tell me what you need
and how you're going to get it to these people.
- Bob Geldof

When we toured...
I was hungry to take out people like Jeff Beck in front of us;
Fleetwood Mac,
just before they hit; Heart, just before they hit.
- Paul Kantner

We have nine hungry Rottweilers on the farm.
- John Entwistle

Not like Chinese food, where you eat it and then you
feel hungry an hour later.
- Ray Liotta

You can't trust a promise someone makes while they're drunk,
in love, hungry, or running for office.
- Joe Moore

I left home because I was hungry.
- Red Skelton

If we remain humble and hungry, we can win.
- Dave Allison

I am as hungry now as I was when I began in the sport.
If anything, I am probably a bit hungrier.
It is because I know there are fewer tomorrows than yesterdays.
- Allen Johnson

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

In the tight belly of the dead, Burrow with hungry head,
And inlay maggots like a jewel.
- Karl Shapiro

I was hungry a coupla' times but for the most part I ate every day...
I got to go to school for free.
- Coolio

Pigs eat grass if they are very hungry,
but they can't use it as a regular source of food.
- Marvin Harris

It's about what happens on stage, whether we can deliver
it in a hungry way that is who we are in our hearts.
- Nikki Sixx

America is hungry for people who believe in something.
- Henry Hyde

A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer.
That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues.
- Joe DiMaggio


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