• Hunger reduces one to an utterly spineless, brainless condition, more like the after-effects of influenza than anything else. It is as though all one's blood had been pumped out and lukewarm water substituted.

    George Orwell (2001). “Orwell and the dispossessed: Down and out in Paris and London in the context of essays, reviews and letters selected from The complete works of George Orwell”, ePenguin