George Orwell quote about poverty from Down and Out in Paris and London - It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you.
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It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you.
 George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933). copy citation

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Author George Orwell
Source Down and Out in Paris and London
Topic poverty hunger hostility
Date 1933
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100171.txt

Context

“I turned my collar inside out this morning; but what is the use, one side is as dirty as the other. Do you think I look hungry, mon ami?'
'You look pale.'
'Curse it, what can one do on bread and potatoes? It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you. Wait.'
He stopped at a jeweller's window and smacked his cheeks sharply to bring the blood into them. Then, before the flush had faded, we hurried into the restaurant and introduced ourselves to the patron.” source

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