Tripute|Sam Bahadur

"There are no secrets, there is no mystery. We make that all up. In fact, it's all right there in front of us. You have to have enough food to get through winter and spring. That's what it all comes down to. You have to live in a way that will gather enough food each fall to get through winter." ― Kim Stanley Robinson, Shama

    "Towards the end of the season it is not bad to have the body. To have experienced joy as the mere lifting of hunger is not to have known it less." ― Jorie Graham


    "Evil is not just a theory of paradox, but an actual entity that exists only for itself. From its ether of manifestation that is garlanded in perpetual darkness, it not only influences and seeks the ruination and destruction of everything that resides in our universe, but rushes to embrace its own oblivion as well. To accomplish this, however, it must hide within the shroud of lies and deceit it spins to manipulate the weak-minded as well as those who choose to ally themselves with it for their own personal gain. For evil must rely on the self-serving interests of the arrogant, the lustful, the power-hungry, the hateful, and the greedy to feed and proliferate. This then becomes the condition of evil's existence: the baneful ideologies of those who wantonly chose to ignore the needs and rights of others, inducing oppression, fear, pain, and even death throughout the cosmos. And by these means, evil seeks to supplant the balance of the universe with its perverse nature. And once all that was good has been extinguished by corruption or annihilation, evil will then turn upon and consume what remains: particularly its immoral servants who have assisted its purpose so well … along with itself. And within that terrible instant of unimaginable exploding quantum fury, it will burn brighter than a trillion galaxies to herald its moment of ultimate triumph. But a moment is all that it shall be. And a micro-second later when the last amber burns and flickers out to the demise of dissolving ash, evil will leave its legacy of a totally devoid universe as its everlasting monument to eternal death." ― R.G. Risch, Beyond Mars: Crimson Fleet tags: corrupt, corruption, evil, greedy, hate, hateful, hungry, lust, lustful, power, selfserving, violence40 likesLike "If we don't stay hungry for attention and awareness, our life is doomed to remain bare and fallow. ("Love lying fallow ")." ― Erik Pevernagie

    "The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow." ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


    "The food is ready," Zil announced to loud cheers. "But we have something more important to do, first, before we can eat." Groans. "We have to carry out some justice." That earned a silent stare until Turk and Hank started raising their hands and yelling, showing the crowd how to act. "This mutant, this nonhuman scum here, this freak Hunter…" Zil pointed, arm stretched out, at his captive. "This chud deliberately murdered my best friend, Harry." "Na troo," Hunter said. His mouth still didn't work right. Brain damage, Zil supposed, from the little knock on his head. Half of Hunter's face drooped like it wasn't quite attached right. It made it easier for the crowd of kids to sneer at him, and Hunter, yelling in his drooling retard voice, wasn't helping his case. "He's a killer!" Zil cried suddenly, smacking his fist into his palm. "A freak! A mutant!" he cried. "And we know what they're like, right? They always have enough food. They run everything. They're in charge and we're all starving. Is that some kind of coincidence? No way." "Na troo," Hunter moaned again. "Take him!" Zil cried to Antoine and Hank. "Take him, the murdering mutant scum!" They seized Hunter by the arms. He could walk, but only by dragging one leg. They half carried, half marched him across the plaza. They dragged him up the church steps. "Now," Zil said, "here is how we're going to do this." He waved his hand toward the rope that Lance was unspooling back through the plaza. An expectant pause. A dangerous, giddy feeling. The smell of the meat had them all crazy. Zil could feel it. "You all want some of this delicious venison?" They roared their assent. "Then you'll all grab on to the rope." ― Michael Grant, Hunger

  • "The Grocers'! oh the Grocers'! nearly closed, with perhaps two shutters down, or one; but through those gaps such glimpses! It was not alone that the scales descending on the counter made a merry sound, or that the twine and roller parted company so briskly, or that the canisters were rattled up and down like juggling tricks, or even that the blended scents of tea and coffee were so grateful to the nose, or even that the raisins were so plentiful and rare, the almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon so long and straight, the other spices so delicious, the candied fruits so caked and spotted with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint and subsequently bilious. Nor was it that the figs were moist and pulpy, or that the French plums blushed in modest tartness from their highly-decorated boxes, or that everything was good to eat and in its Christmas dress; but the customers were all so hurried and so eager in the hopeful promise of the day, that they tumbled up against each other at the door, crashing their wicker baskets wildly, and left their purchases upon the counter, and came running back to fetch them, and committed hundreds of like mistakes, in the best humor possible; while the Grocer and his people were so frank and fresh that the polished hearts with which they fastened their aprons might have been their own, worn outside for general inspection, and for Christmas daws to peck at if they chose." ― Charles Dickens, Christmas Books
  • "Starving for a high, a place to hang out inside my own head. Starving for touch. Pain, even. A way to feel. I need to feel." ― Ellen Hopkins, Identical

    "Anger as soon as fed is dead- 'Tis starving makes it fat. " ― Emily Dickinson, Selected Poem