„Man is so constituted that health is a purely negative state. Hunger once satisfied, it is difficult for a man to imagine the horrors of starvation; they cannot be understood without being felt.“

—  Jules Verne, Ch. XLII: Headlong speed upward through the horrors of darkness
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