Room! Make way! Hunger commands;
my valour must obey.
— Beaumont and Fletcher, The Woman Hater
Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.
— Lord Byron, Don Juan
Hunger is the best sauce.
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
— Chinese Proverb
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
— Aesop, 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse', Fables