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  • A glutton is someone who digs his grave with his teeth.
    French Proverb
  • I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food.
    Erma Bombeck
  • She’s a glutton for punishment.
  • Too many Americans are gluttons.

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  • At that time, the Catholic church identified seven serious vices: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. These are sometimes referred to as the Seven Deadly Sins.
  • I am not choosing to address these additional challenges just because I feel like it or because I’m a glutton for punishment. I am doing so because they are fundamental to our economic growth and to ensuring that we don’t have more crises like this in the future.
    Barack Obama, 2009  --,28804,1889908_1893754_1893871,00.html(retrieved 10/14/09)
  • The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, "Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners."
    Luke 7:34 (NIV)
  • Now there came a certain common tramp who used to go begging all over the city of Ithaca, and was notorious as an incorrigible glutton and drunkard.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
    Proverbs 23:21 (NIV)
  • I’m not a glutton, like Cecilia—but I’m afraid I shall want some lunch.
    Wilkie Collins  --  I Say No

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  • What is the meaning of all this gluttony, this waste, this self-indulgence?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • This has largely been effected by concentrating all our efforts on gluttony of Delicacy, not gluttony of Excess.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • The gluttonous seagulls had brazenly eaten chunks torn from his chest and were now on to something else—a herring or a clam.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Then some is gluttons.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • "Gluttons for punishment, are they?" the judge chuckled before continuing.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • They don’t want to look like gluttons.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • When nobody eats the last chile on the plate, it’s usually because none of them wants to look like a glutton, so even though they’d really like to devour it, they don’t have the nerve to take it.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • People thought he was a glutton for punishment, that he liked getting dumped.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • It may have remained pristine for another sixty-six million years, unsullied by your mammalian gluttony, if not for a chance encounter with an alien visitor one-quarter the size of Manhattan.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • The hollow let out an ear-splitting screech and began to lift sheep to its slavering jaws one after another, taking a blood-spurting bite from each and then tossing it aside like a gluttonous king gorging at a medieval feast.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • And that one, the fat one, the glutton, the bomber, the mutilator of innocent children.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • My vote is still with gluttony.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I’m not that much of a glutton for punishment, but she’s right: I was always invited.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • She recalls his incredible gluttonous passion when on such a high.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He is all these things; but he is also like an apple, after a prolonged and gluttonous binge.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • You too, glutton," he said to his mount.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Greed, envy, gluttony, irony, pedantry .
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Behind her they heard the gloop gloop of the bubbling, glutinous potion.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • A gluttonous ascetic?
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • A thick glutinous liquid splattered onto the office floor.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The gluttony of Swine is put before us, as an example to the young.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It moved slowly, almost stickily, as if the other side of it were embedded in something glutinous and syrupy— The door blew outward, knocking her off her feet.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The island attracted saltwater fish into its subterranean tunnels—how, I don’t know; perhaps fish ate the algae as gluttonously as I did.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Gluttony chastises the glutton, Gula punit Gulax.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I resolved to leave this strange undisciplined dreamer of great things to his drink and gluttony, and to go on into London.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Is it something to eat, glutton and gormandiser that thou art?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • (I should explain that they’re real gluttons up on the top floor.) Bread is delivered daily by a very nice baker, a friend of Mr. Kleiman’s.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Cora, already regretting her precipitation, was obliged to comply, for Magua instantly left the spot, and approached his gluttonous comrades.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • How arrogant they seem, these gluttons, making free here in your house! A sensible man would blush to be among them.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Then he sat for hours, listening, while Mallory spoke of his work, of the thoughts behind his work, of the thoughts that shaped his life, spoke gluttonously, like a drowning man flung out to shore, getting drunk on huge, clean snatches of air.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The Third Circle: the Gluttonous.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • The day was very hot, and heaps of flies, who were extending their inquisitive and adventurous perquisitions into all the glutinous little glasses near madame, fell dead at the bottom.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • If only I had been a glutton now, a club gourmand, but you see I can eat this.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • She ate like a horse until the last plate was clean, and then she placed her silverware down with an air of conclusion and settled back lazily in her chair with a dreamy and congested look of sated gluttony.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • It designates the dark, glutinous substance which is scraped off the back of the Greenland or right whale, and much of which covers the decks of those inferior souls who hunt that ignoble Leviathan.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • If you don’t stop being such a glutton, you’ll be as fat as the Cuban ladies and then I shall divorce you.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • And if Mr. Ned Land did not repent of his gluttony at our oyster fest, it’s because oysters are the only dish that never causes indigestion.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Half an hour later he was sitting in front of the blank screen, thinking he had to be a glutton for punishment.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • If it were eating it would be the gluttony of the famished; if it were sex it would be a swift furtive stand-up in an alley somewhere.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
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