Sacred Hunger Quotes.

1. "Nothing a man suffers will prevent him from inflicting suffering on others. Indeed, it will teach him the way"
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

2. "Money is sacred as everyone knows... So then must be the hunger for it and the means we use to obtain it. Once a man is in debt he becomes a flesh and blood form of money, a walking investment. You can do what you like with him, you can work him to death or you can sell him. This cannot be called cruelty or greed because we are seeking only to recover our investment and that is a sacred duty."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

3. "Love does not stand still, as everyone knows; it is always adding to its own shape whether by advance or retreat. Wounds can be absorbed, but only like elements embodied in a story; they are always there, part of the meaning."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

4. "A man may go through life and remain ignorant of himself he may think himself as other than he truly is and he may die with this illusion still intact because no circumstance of his life has obliged him to revise it."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

5. "Only way to live here is day by day, same as anywhere."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

6. "But what a man sees still must depend on what he looks for. While I have eyes of my own, I shall not need to borrow yours."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

7. "There are no stronger fetters than those we forge for ourselves."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

8. "The mind is constituted to accept the god of the more powerful. If you have to choose between the god of the slave owner and the god of the enslaved, naturally you will choose the former . . ."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

9. "The flood of cheap manufactures, for which the people have no need,destroys their industries. They become dependent on this trade and the demand for goods can only be met by enslaving their fellows."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

10. "The kneading of memory makes the dough of fiction, which, as we know, can go on yeasting for ever..."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

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