quote by Isabel Allende

Aphrodite is about lust and gluttony - the only two sins worth committing, in my opinion.

— Isabel Allende

Revolutionary Gluttony quotations

Food is not evil, but gluttony is. Childbearing is not evil, but fornication is. Money is not evil, but avarice is. Glory is not evil, but vainglory is. Indeed, there is no evil in existing things, but only in their misuse.

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.

I think that of all the diseases in the world, the disease that all humankind suffers from, the disease that is most devastating to us is not AIDS, it's not gluttony, it's not cancer, it's not any of those things. It is the disease that comes about because we live in ignorance of the wealth of love that God has for us.

My worst vice is gluttony. I try to keep myself under control because I'm an athlete, but once a week I like to pig out and act like a normal person.


Pride, anger, gluttony, and idleness are sometimes conquered, but the conversion of a malicious and envious mind is a kind of miracle.

The seven deadly sins of the Christian Church are: greed, pride, envy, anger, gluttony, lust, and sloth. Satanism advocates indulging in each of these "sins" as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification.

As long as the vice of gluttony has a hold on a man, all that he has done valiantly is forfeited by him: and as long as the belly is unrestrained, all virtue comes to naught.

It is the just doom of laziness and gluttony to be inactive without ease and drowsy without tranquility.

The money that fueled the explosion of gluttony at the top had to come from somewhere or, more specifically, from someone. Since no domestic oil deposits had been discovered, no new seams of uranium or gold, and since the war in Iraq enriched only the military contractors and suppliers, it had to come from other Americans.


The glutton is much more than an animal and much less than a man.

These are the Seven Deadly Sins: Avarice, Envy, Pride, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Sloth. These are the seven deadly sins: venality, paranoia, insecurity, excess, carnality, contempt, boredom.

If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron.

The belly has no ears.

I'm famous for splurging at fast-food places.

I'm currently obsessed with Taco Bell's bean and cheese burritos with extra green sauce and extra cheese. Gluttony!


The flesh endures the storms of the present alone;

the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind.

There is a difference between eating and drinking for strength and from mere gluttony.

Feast, n. A festival. A religious celebration usually signalized by gluttony and drunkenness, frequently in honor of some holy person distinguished for abstemiousness.

What I like about gluttony, a bishop I knew used to say, is that it doesnt hurt anyone else.

I think it's important to encourage gluttony in all its formats.


O lust, thou infernal fire, whose fuel is gluttony;

whose flame is pride, whose sparkles are wanton words; whose smoke is infamy; whose ashes are uncleanness; whose end is hell.

The avenues in my neighborhood are Pride, Covetousness and Lust;

the cross streets are Anger, Gluttony, Envy and Sloth. I live over on Sloth, and the style on our street is to avoid the other thoroughfares.

I've noticed the people most uptight about smokers and drinkers don't really have a problem with gluttony and gossip.

Had we been as free from all sins as we were from gluttony and drunkenness we might have been canonized for saints.

Gluttony is not a secret vice.


People who acquire things beyond their usefulness not only will derive little or no marginal gains from these acquisitions, but they also will experience negative consequences, as with any form of gluttony.

Swinish gluttony never looks to heaven amidst its gorgeous feast;

but with besotted, base ingratitude, cravens and blasphemes his feeder.

Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue;

it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.

The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter.

Gluttony and drunkenness have two evils attendant on them;

they make the carcass smart, as well as the pocket.


Curiosity is gluttony. To see is to devour.

In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.

Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony.

We are suggesting a new kind of opulence, of intelligent indulgence over blind gluttony.

Covetousness is a sort of mental gluttony, not confined to money, but craving honor, and feeding on selfishness.

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