Vegetarian Quotes by John Henry Newman, Ed Buckner, Dalai Lama, Sangram Singh, Anthony Bourdain, Russell Brand and many others.
Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging is such acts of brutality.
I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism.
I have my values. I do things that I think are right. I think it is crucial for mankind to go vegetarian. In fact, I think if the United States and one other major power becomes basically vegetarian, the whole world will become vegetarian, eventually.
The great discovery of the nineteenth century, that we are of one blood with the lower animals, has created new ethical obligations which have not yet penetrated the public conscience. The clerical profession has been lamentably remiss in preaching this obvious duty.
The moral duty of man consists of imitating the moral goodness and beneficence of God, manifested in the creation towards all his creatures. Everything of persecution and revenge between man and man, and everything of cruelty to animals is a violation of moral duty
I didn’t grow up eating meat – I was a vegetarian until I was 18.
The more animal products you remove from your diet, the better you feel. The difference between vegetarian and vegan is huge. I feel so much better as a vegan.
I call being vegetarian the ‘Wow Rao’ diet. Wow because I know that being vegetarian is the best thing I can do for myself, the animals and the environment.
Next time you bump your head, try to imagine being a monkey and getting a steel plate smashed into your skull at 50 miles per hour. Then, only then should you feel compelled to tell me that I’m wrong about my opinions. For all these things have happened in the name of science. They continue in abundance till this day.
Some of the best things about being a vegetarian include, of course, contributing towards the welfare of animals. Being a vegetarian can also make you a healthier person, and it helps the environment. All of these things make vegetarianism worthwhile. It’s really a win-win situation.
The meat industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars lying to the public about their product. But no amount of false propaganda can sanitize meat. The facts are absolutely clear: Eating meat is bad for human health, catastrophic for the environment, and a living nightmare for animals
It’s so weird. I like shrimp. I will eat like a whole thing of shrimp. I’m a vegetarian, but that is the only thing that I will eat. So, I will eat and eat shrimp and, like, fries.
We don’t live the lives of Eskimos. We don’t need to kill animals for fashion.
If you own a butcher shop, don’t hire vegetarians. To hire the right people, you have to let the wrong people go.
India is mostly vegetarian, and I think that will be crucial to changing the world. I think the United States is lost.
If you want to eat more vegetarian food, you don’t have to become a vegetarian. It doesn’t have to be an identity overhaul.
I also became a vegetarian when I was 14 because I realized eating animals was cruel.
The word vegetarian, I think, does a disservice because there are a lot of people who care but maybe don’t care, or can’t care in an ultimate way. If you think about environmentalism, nobody would ask, “Are you an environmentalist or not?” The question doesn’t make any sense.
I’ve been a vegetarian, I’ve been a Paleo, and now I believe in the everything-in-moderation diet.
I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that not as an aliment, so much as a condiment for the vegetables, which constitute my principal diet.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
After 10 years of eating vegetarian, I tried my boyfriend‘s. I was overwhelmed. It was orgasmic.
I have known many meat eaters to be far more nonviolent than vegetarians.
As far as being a vegetarian, it’s a moral thing, a health thing, a conscious thing – a combination of all. I think it’s better to be that way.
I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t…The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.
There’s no doubt in my mind that going vegetarian has made me feel better not only physically, but also because I learned about the suffering of animals who are raised and killed for food. I feel good knowing that I’m not contributing to that.
I didn’t actually know what a vegetarian was until I was 13 years old. I know in this day and age it’s hard to believe that, but I think because I grew up on a farm, I wasn’t indulged in magazines, newspapers, Internet, television. And so, for some reason, I was never exposed to what a vegetarian was.
I’m a foodie, and since I am a vegetarian, I am going to try Lucknow ki chaat. I have heard a lot about it.
If you declare that you are naturally designed for such a diet, then first kill for yourself what you want to eat. Do it, however, only through your own resources, unaided by cleaver or cudgel or any kind of ax
Vegetarian is the New Prius!
I am a vegetarian and follow a strict and disciplined diet.
It is strange to hear people talk of Humanitarianism, who are members of societies for the prevention of cruelty to children and animals, and who claim to be God-loving men and women, but who, nevertheless, encourage by their patronage the killing of animals merely to gratify the cravings of appetite.
These days, I’m a hypocritical, philosophical vegetarian. Vegetarianism would be the right choice, but I really, really love meat.
An elementary particle is not an independently existing, unanalyzable entity. It is, in essence, a set of relationships that reaches outward to other things.
I am a vegetarian, and I am a staunch supporter of all things natural.
My wife is a very attractive woman, and she’s always worried about her diet. But she doesn’t pay attention to me, and I don’t pay attention to her. She’s a vegetarian, and it drives me crazy.
A reduction in meat consumption is the most powerful single act that you can take to halt the destruction of our environment and preserve our natural resources.
My dream is that people will come to view eating an animal as cannibalism.
I became a vegetarian 55 years ago, and I think it’s one of the more important behavioral changes I ever took. The more I see of the beef industry and so on, I believe that to be true.
The dieting thing, I think you have to approach as intelligently as you can. First I started as a vegetarian. And for a whole year, I gave it a shot. And it kept my weight down. But honestly, my body fat wasn’t as low – I got a little bit softer. I was getting injured a lot more. I felt a lack of ‘umph.’
But you know, as a kid I would have thought of a vegetarian as a wimp.
I think that religion is incredibly cruel, and I think that my biggest problem with being vegetarian, usually, is other vegetarians.
I’m a vegetarian, so I have a huge fear of blood.
Personal purity isnвЂ™t really the issue. Not supporting animal abuse вЂ“ and persuading others not to support it вЂ“ is.
I am not systematic at all when it comes to religion. I just love life. And I’m not judgmental. And I’m a vegetarian.
If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit.
I’ve been a vegetarian for years and years. I’m not judgemental about others who aren’t, I just feel I cannot eat or wear living creatures.
I feel like I eat pretty clean as my regular routine. I eat a lot of steamed vegetables, steamed chicken. I don’t eat that much meat. I’d be maybe, I would say, 90 percent vegetarian. Mostly just because I like the way it makes me feel, not other reasons.
I don’t like slugs and tentacles and calamari or anything. Actually, tentacles made me turn into a vegetarian in high school. I’m not anymore, but in high school, we were dissecting squid.
Going vegetarian – and then vegan – has calmed me down, and it has also made me physically and emotionally strong. I do crave meat once in a while, but I find that spiritually, non-vegetarian food works against my emotional health.
It was not until months after going vegetarian that I started really learning about all of the health benefits.
Veganism gives us all the opportunity to say what we “stand for” in life- the ideal of healthy, humane living. Add decades to your life, with a clear conscience as a bonus.
Research performed on animals is, by definition, scientifically unsound.
I am an eco-friendly person and a vegetarian.
Adina gave a little shriek. “That fish just swam past my leg! Creepy! Where did it go?” “To your right! Two o’clock! Get it!” “You are officially the most bloodthirsty vegetarian ever.
Man is the only animal that can be bored.
If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat
I do eat a lot of greens. I eat healthy, but I’m not a vegetarian.
I brainwashed youngsters into doing wrong. I want to say sorry to children everywhere for selling out to people who make millions by murdering other living creatures.
I’ve been more or less vegetarian for about 40 years. Health diet really helps. I do meditation every day, and either yoga or sport several times a week.
What every human being should do is eat a vegetarian diet based on whole foods. Period. That’s it. Animal protein is bad for you. Dairy is bad for you. Forget the ads: Milk and eggs are bad for you.
I am a vegetarian.
Arteriosclerosis can be considered a disease of protein intoxication.
I love seafood. I’m not a vegetarian but I’m probably a pescetarian.
Electricity and magnetism are those forces of nature by which people who know nothing about electricity and magnetism can explain everything.
We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.
‘Thou shalt not kill’ does not apply to murder of one’s own kind only, but to all living beings and this commandment was inscribed in the human breast long before it was proclaimed from Sinai.
When eating out while on tour, a great place to get vegetarian food is Thai restaurants, as they have lots of options. I absolutely adore salad and vegetables – I will eat salad until it’s coming out of my ears. Although I think it’s great in any form, my particular favourite has to be beetroot salad.
McDonald‘s announced that it’s considering a more humane way of slaughtering its animals. You know they fatten them up and then kill them. You know the same thing they do to their customers, isn’t it?
Human beings have capitalized on the silence of animals, just as certain human beings have historically imposed silence on certain other human beings by denying slaves the right to literacy, denying women the right to own property, and denying both the right to vote.
I vowed never again to experiment with such sensitive creatures.
It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion, and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.
When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice.
I won’t eat anything that has intelligent life, but I’d gladly eat a network executive or a politician.
My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.
Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.
I try to stick to a vegetarian diet.
Vegetarianism is a way of living consciously on the planet.
Love, acceptance, friends, two kids that I love. I have to take care of myself for them. I’ve also been a vegetarian for two years.
My refusing to eat meat occasioned inconveniency, and I have been frequently chided for my singularity. But my light repast allows for greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension.
The evidence that folic acid reduces the risk of heart disease is pretty strong. […] And fruits and vegetables are a major source of folic acid.
I don’t eat meat, fish, or eggs. I was never a big meat-eater, but I’ve got more energy now.
Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.
Vegetarian and frugal it may be, but the chickpea is one of the most versatile ingredients you could keep in your cupboards.
We all love animals. Why do we call some ‘pets‘ and others ‘dinner?’
When it came down to it, he just wasn’t that engaged. You had to be engaged to be a vegetarian; you had to be engaged to sing “Both Sides Now” with your eyes closed; when it came down to it, you had to be engaged to be a mother.
Gert: Wake me when the fight scene‘s over. Kitty Pryde: Oy, tell me about it. Hey, I’m Kitty. You the token pacifist of your group? Gert: Not exactly. Pacifists are like vegans, I’m more of a vegetarian. I enjoy fish and occasional maulings.
No pills, not even aspirin, and certainly no supplements ever enter my mouth – everything I need comes from my fish and vegetarian diet, which incorporates many different kinds of fruit and vegetables every week.
I’m not a strict vegetarian. I do eat beef and pork. And chicken. But not fish ’cause that’s disgusting! How do you know when fish goes bad? It smells like fish either way! ‘Hey this smells like a dumpster, lets eat it!’
I’ll work with anyone – and I really do mean that – Democrat, Republican, independent, Libertarian, contrarian, vegetarian.
My wife Marina likes salad and fish and I have reduced my meat consumption to just three times a week. It wouldn’t take much to go vegetarian and I may well make that decision soon.
Well, everything with being vegan and vegetarian is a really big commitment. You have to do what you feel is best and what you believe in and what your body is telling you that it needs. I really think everyone should do what’s best for them, and what’s best for me may not be best for someone else.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian. We feel better about ourselves and better about the animals, knowing we’re not contributing to their pain.
I’m almost a vegetarian. I have a very rigid exercise routine. I’m up at 6 A.M.; I take a lot of ginseng.
The human body has absolutely no requirement for animal flesh. Nobody has ever been found face-down 20 yards from Burger King because they couldn’t get their Whopper in time.
Eating a vegetarian diet can contribute more to saving ourselves and the planet than any other single effort.
I would be a vegetarian if the food was better.
There are many people who don’t do well on a vegetarian or vegan diet, that for them, meat is a very nutritious food. So, I’m not prepared to give up meat. I don’t think we need to give up meat, but we certainly need to change the way we raise meat and diminish the amount of it in our diet.
I was in my early 20s and open to alternative lifestyles. I thought, ‘I bet you get a lot of attractive, interesting women in a vegetarian co-op.’
The best thing you can do for the planet is be vegan or vegetarian.
Vegetarians claim to be immune from most diseases but they have been known to die from time to time.
Conservatives cannot govern well for the same reason that vegetarians cannot prepare a world-class boeuf bourguignon: If you believe that what you are called upon to do is wrong, you are not likely to do it very well.
The United Nations did a study just over two years ago, and that blew my mind. I started thinking that if people are vegetarian for one day a week, that makes a huge difference!
Kids nowadays…tend to go overboard [on] protein – something I believe to be totally unnecsssary…[I state in] my formula for basic good eating: Eat about one gram of protein for every two pounds of body weight.
Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you any more.
I think it is important that people be made aware that the vegetarian movement has a venerable history behind it. It didnвЂ™t spring full-blown from the head of a flower child in the 1960вЂІs. It really begins with Pythagoras in the West in the 6th century BC and has reasserted itself periodically ever since.
A human can be healthy without killing animals for food.
For the most part, we carnivores do not eat other carnivores. We prefer to eat our vegetarian friends.
In high school I became a vegetarian more times than I can now remember, most often as an effort to claim some identity in a world of people whose identities seemed to come effortlessly.
Right now, I’m pro-leave beef alone. Big shout-out to all the vegetarians who don’t want beef!
The moral duty of man consists of imitatingthe moral goodness and beneficence of God,manifested in the creation, toward all His creatures.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
I personally don’t like eating animals. I’m not the kind of person that tries to preach to other people. But, for me, I don’t feel right about doing it. That’s the main reason why I stay vegetarian…I know the guys that have switched [to vegetarian] all swear by it-they say they love how it makes them feel.
I try to stick to a vegan diet heavy on fruit and vegetables.
There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.
I’ve got a friend who’s a power lifter, and she’s a vegetarian. I don’t know how she does it. I want red meat all the time. I applaud the discipline; I really do. I just can’t do it. Good for her, but not for me.
In their behavior toward creatures, all men are Nazis. Human beings see oppression vividly when they’re the victims. Otherwise they victimize blindly and without a thought.
Basically we should stop doing those things that are destructive to the environment, other creatures, and ourselves and figure out new ways of existing.
My wife is a vegetarian. When my wife is with me, I eat vegetarian. When she’s not, I eat meat. I’m just being honest.
When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.
Compassion is the foundation of everything positive, everything good. If you carry the power of compassion to the marketplace and the dinner table, you can make your life really count.
Although man has included meat in his diet for thousands of years, his anatomy and physiology, and the chemistry of his digestive juices, are still unmistakably those of a frugivorous animal.
May all that have life be delivered from suffering.
Ralph Nader choose the man with whom to share the responsibility of running a distant third, California activist Peter Camejo. You may remember that Camejo ran for president in 1976 on the Socialist Workers Party ticket. Actually, you might only remember that if you run a lesbian, vegetarian, bookstore.
I kind of feel for the vegetable world – the vegetarian world. It’s almost as if people look at them like aliens or foreigners.
I’m vegan in my fashion and vegetarian in my food.
We have to create more and more vegetarians, and help people to understand that it is not only the suffering of the animals (which is what made me vegetarian) but also the incredible harm to the environment, the tremendous amount of greenhouse gas created by the whole vast machinery of intensive animal farming.
I’m a vegetarian; I eat a lot of tofu and soy.
We’re a 100-percent-organic house. My daughter is a vegetarian and practically vegan. That’s her choice. That’s how she eats. We’re really conscious about what we buy.
It occurred to me that I just didn’t see how I could go ahead and continue to eat meat. It just seemed so… cannibalistic to me. And so, I’m a vegetarian, and I have been ever since.
When I’m cooking for myself, I find that I eat almost completely vegetarian, although I’m not vegetarian.
I’m not a vegetarian by any means; I eat fish. But the problem with shark finning is they catch the shark, cut their fins and throw them back in the ocean, and to me, that’s wrong. If you’re going to kill an animal, you should use the entire animal and do it humanely. I’m definitely not a big fan.
I never drink cow’s milk; I always opt for the soya alternative, and when I eat most dairy products, it tends to be in extremely small doses. However, being a vegetarian means I have to get protein from somewhere, so I do eat eggs and cheese about once a week.
Because I’m a chef, I eat out frequently, so it’s hard for me to control what I consume in terms of calories. But when I’m at home, I eat what my wife cooks for me. She works hard to avoid making foods that are high in calories and cholesterol, so most of the time, she makes vegetarian dishes.
I don’t really want to be fat, so I stop before I am. I’m not a vegetarian, but I might go through a phase when I’m not interested in eating protein for a week or so, and then I might go through a phase when I eat nothing but steak.
IвЂ™m sure you gathered this by now: I just do what I want. Have I made out with chicks? Hell yeah. Did I think it was awesome? Hell yeah. I wouldnвЂ™t call myself bi. Like, if I didnвЂ™t eat meat for a week, it doesnвЂ™t make me a vegetarian. So I like people, and thatвЂ™s just it. I like people.
By the way, I’m not a vegetarian. I have a lot of respect for people who are vegetarian for religious or ethical reasons.
I’m a vegetarian who doesn’t like eggplant parmesan. Isn’t that awful? I’m also sick of portobello mushrooms. People are like, ‘A vegetarian’s coming to dinner,’ so they serve those.
I’m pretending to be a vegetarian. Were I not, I believe I probably still wouldn’t eat a wallaby.
I became a vegetarian at 15. I was always an animal lover and, as a teenager, became increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of eating meat. It was then that I started to research vegetarianism.
When travelling, I make a point of eating a proper diet no matter where I am in the world. It is getting much easier to eat a vegetarian or vegan based diet.
I get nostalgic about having lived in Ames, Iowa, even though being a vegetarian in Iowa is not fun. But I really love Durham more than any place I’ve ever been; some small towns can be really provincial and strangling, but Durham is the best city in the world.
Sure! Why should any experts be the arbiters… That’s like telling someone they can’t be a vegetarian.
My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity.
The trans fatty acids (found in animal products and cooked oils) are a factor in breast cancer.
I am not a vegetarian. For some time, I tried to be a semi-vegetarian, eating only fish, birds, and no red meat, but… I don’t know if I have an opinion on vegetarianism.
As for us, we were never concerned with the Kantian-priestly and vegetarian-Quaker prattle about the sacredness of human life.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian.
A feminist man is a bit like a vegetarian: it’s the humanitarian principle he’s defending, I suppose.
I was raised Southern, where every meal had meat on table, but I don’t eat that way in life. I’ve been experimenting with a lot of vegetarian and vegan food.
I love portobello mushrooms. I often say that if I were vegetarian, I would live off of these. Now, it would never happen, but it’s still nice to know that they exist. So meaty, so flavorful.
Men hunt I think maybe because they have something wrong with their own equipment and they need something else to shoot.
I was born in California, raised a vegetarian, and love science fiction, so don’t tell me how I need to be in order to fit your standards. When I was younger, those kinds of comments bothered me, but eventually got to a point where I realized I wasn’t going to change who I was.
Being a voice for animals is something that has been so close to my heart since I was a little girl which was when I became a vegetarian. Animals have given so much to me throughout my life and I’ve learned so much from them.
If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth – beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals – would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals?
I am not a complete vegetarian. I eat only animals that have died in their sleep.
My disciples are vegetarian not as a cult, not as a creed. They are vegetarians because their meditations make them more human, more of the heart, and they can see the whole stupidity of people killing living beings for their food. It is their sensitivity, their aesthetic awareness that makes them vegetarians.
The real thing people miss in vegetarian cooking is fat. Fat is flavor. It is delicious.
I was raised as a Catholic and received the body and blood of Jesus Christ every Sunday at communion until I was thirty years of age, when I became a vegetarian.
I’m having everything. I’m a vegetarian, too. But in my mother’s house, I eat whatever I’m served.
If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because …its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling – killing.
Cows’ milk protein may be the single most significant chemical carcinogen to which humans are exposed.
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
I’m a vegetarian, but my family isn’t. If I can keep everything in my house healthy, I don’t have to worry as much when I eat out.
I’m a lesbian, an Aquarian, and a vegetarian.
Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind.
I’m vegetarian, so it’s difficult for me to eat Tourtiere.
Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics.
Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
I’m pretty much a vegetarian, but I do eat fish and sometimes chicken
Animals can’t really voice their opinion. We feel as though we can be on of the spokespeople on their behalf.
I take vitamins daily, but just the bare essentials not what you’d call supplements. I try to stick to a vegan diet heavy on fruit, vegetables, tofu, and other soy products.
Eating a vegetarian diet, walking (exercising) everyday, and meditating is considered radical. Allowing someone to slice your chest open and graft your leg veins in your heart is considered normal and conservative.
I quit eating red meat a long time ago. I’m a vegetarian, but not by a moral issue or any kind of stand. I still eat dairy. And I quit eating sugar about the same time I quit eating red meat, but I eat fruit.
I learned different ways of working out. I learned a lot about my body. Let me just say that Arnold Schwarzenegger had 20-inch biceps when he did his first film, and when I did ‘Saala Khadoos,’ being a vegetarian, I managed 18 and half inches.
I’m a vegetarian who also eats some environmentally friendly seafood. But most importantly, I eat organic and locally grown foods whenever possible. It is both for health reasons and for preserving the environment.
I like to cook Vietnamese pho or vegetarian curries. I need to cook more but I need somebody to cook with.
I don’t do the gym and I don’t diet. I’m vegetarian but I don’t diet.
There’s a lot of evidence that fruits and vegetables are beneficial for reducing the risk of stroke.
I adore shooting photographs. It’s like being a hunter. But some hunters are vegetarians – which is my
relationship to photography.
relationship to photography.
Humans are the only hunters who kill when not hungry.
If you are the kind who has an active lifestyle and are not hellbent on looking all buffed up, I’d think a vegetarian diet is the way to go.
Being a vegan is pretty easy these days, as almost every town and city has health food stores and vegetarian-friendly restaurants.
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
If modern civilization man had to kill the animals he eats, the number of vegetarians would rise astronomically.
It’s sad. That’s a living creature. We don’t have the right to take their life away for fashion.
The vegan lifestyle is a compassionate way to live that supports life, supports fairness and equality, and promotes freedom.
I had acne late, in college. My skin used to be really flawless. Went to college, became a vegetarian, ate a lot of cheese – big mistake. Here I am trying to be healthy and I’m eating grilled cheese sandwiches and French fries every day, having mad eruptions all over my face.
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.
Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.” … “Surely a better time must be drawing nigh when godlike human beings will become truly humane, and learn to put their animal fellow mortals in their hearts instead of on their backs or in their dinners.
I’m not a vegetarian, but I have cut back sharply on the meat that I eat.
We were restless for ages…After a while I heard an owl hooting and calmed myself by thinking of it flying over the dark fields вЂ“ and then I remembered it would be pouncing on mice. I love owls, but I wish God had made them vegetarian.
I know lots and lots and lots of vegetarians who think it’s perfectly all right to kill animals for food to eat, but don’t do it because they think all the ways in which it’s done are wrong.
I cook anything, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian. But mutton dishes are my favourite.
With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didnt use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program.
I’ve been vegan for about 10 and a half years. It’s been all good. I’m obviously much healthier
If you’re a progressive, if you’re driving a Prius, or you’re shopping green or you’re looking for organic, you should probably be a semi-vegetarian.
I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.
I know the dark delight of being strange, The penalty of difference in the crowd, The loneliness of wisdom among fools.
I don’t allow meat in my house or in my oven. My whole family is vegetarian – and although I’ve given my kids the choice to order meat at a restaurant when they reach five, they’re not interested.
I grow vegetables – I’m a vegetarian; I’ve got strawberries, artichokes, leeks, broad beans.
I am a vegetarian. I don’t want to have anything injected into me that I can’t eat. I am a real health nut. I look after myself well.
I am sure vegetarians must also account for a lot of gases. Look how many beans they eat.
I don’t eat any animals or anything that has to do with animals. No fish or egg or dairy because I personally don’t feel it’s a good practice to eat anything that might run away from you.
Eating together happily can best be crowned by the vegetarian foods.
Taking all vegetable-eating nations together . . . they are a larger and much better formed race than the flesh eaters.
There’s an interconnectivity between what’s in the consciousness of cat and what’s in the consciousness of us.
To be a vegetarian is to disagree – to disagree with the course of things today… starvation, cruelty – we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it’s a strong one.
I prefer not to eat food that has a face.
The animal world being altogether external to the scheme of redemption, was regarded as beyond the range of duty, and the belief that we have any kind of obligation to its members has never been inculcated – has never, I believe, been even admitted – by Catholic theologians.
At home in Ghaziabad, everyone is a pure vegetarian. In fact, when I want to cook non-veg there, my mum shoos me out on the terrace where I have my cooking utensils. I’m told categorically that whatever non-veg or egg, etc., that I have to cook, I should do upstairs and not enter her kitchen at all.
When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.
I am a very strict vegetarian. …I just really, really love animals, and I act on my values.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
All breathing beings are spiritual; this includes everyone who breathes, whether they are animals or humans, carnivores or vegetarians.
In every respect, vegans appear to enjoy equal or better health in comparison to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
One day the world will look upon research upon animals as it now looks upon research on human beings.
I couldn’t kill a chicken, I couldn’t kill a cow – I was a vegetarian too at that time – so I thought, well what is there that I could kill? I couldn’t kill this and I couldn’t kill that.
For me, it’s about optimizing health. It’s about lifestyle and longevity. Then you think about what vegetarian diets can do for the mass population, in terms of lower consumption of resources. When you look at the numbers, it’s pretty staggering.
Being vegan or vegetarian isn’t just about compassion for animals. Most of the destruction of the planet is the result of all the clear-cutting, groundwater contamination, grain production, fuel consumption, greenhouse gas, viral proliferation – the direct result of livestock production.
We don’t need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.
I think and speak clearer since I cut the dairy out. I can breathe better and perform at a better rate, and my voice is clearer. I can explore different things with my voice that I couldn’t do because of my meat and dairy ingestion. I am proud and blessed to be a vegetarian, everything became clear.
People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.
To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse.
I love going to weddings. And I love it when my friends get married. I’m not against marriage but it’s just not for me. I’m a vegetarian, but I don’t have a problem if you want a hamburger.
One night I couldn’t sleep and I was up and just Googling random stuff and I’m like, ‘Hmmm, PETA.’ I saw all the videos and I just thought it was horrible, Pickler told People. It’s animal cruelty. A lot of it has to do with knowing what happens to the animals and it really bothered me and so I will not eat meat.
I sometimes think, would I drink the milk from the breast of a woman I don’t know? No. So I think, why would I drink it from a cow?
It is significant to note that those who live on vegetarian food are less prone to diseases, whereas non-vegetarians are subject to more diseases. Why? Because animal food is incompatible with the needs of the human body.
There is something about veganism that is not easy, but the difficulty is not inherent in veganism, but in our culture.
I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.
With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didn’t use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program.
I think what I’d really like to see would be a mass consciousness-raising movement so that we would all become vegetarian.
Meat!” he said scornfully. “I’m a vegetarian.” You eat cheese enchiladas and aluminum cans,” I reminded him. Those are vegetables.
People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.
I got a fur shawl once. I was so disgusted! And I couldn’t re-gift it. I don’t know anyone who’d want fur.
Before I turned vegetarian, I used to often cook seafood or my favourite breakfast of eggs and bacon. Now, I love making pulao or rice with lots of spices and vegetables.
I’m not vegetarian. I eat what I crave, but most of the time I don’t crave meat.
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
I first became a vegetarian when I was nine, in response to an argument made by a radical babysitter. My great change – which lasted a couple of weeks – was based on the very simple instinct that it’s wrong to kill animals for food.
If you knew how meat was made, youd probably lose your lunch.
I decline to go fox hunting.
I grew up on an organic farm in England. And I was a vegetarian from an early age – not just for health, not for the environment – just because I didn’t believe in killing animals to eat them.
Nobody can possibly be so hungry that they need to take a life in order to feel satisfied – they don’t after all, take a human life, so why take the life of an animal? Both are conscious beings with the same determination to survive. It is habit, and laziness and nothing else.
What we get at home is 100% organic food. We are also 90% vegetarian.
I will represent all of the people of Ohio, regardless of their background. I don’t care if you are a Democrat, a Republican, a Libertarian or a vegetarian, I will be blind to race, religion or any kind of orientation.
I don’t like fruit but I’m vegetarian, so eat a lot of veggies.
Wilbur burst into tears. “I dont want to die,” he moaned. “I want to stay alive, right here in my comfortable manure pile with all my friends. I want to breathe the beautiful air and lie in the beautiful sun.”
I know lots of people who eat raw, vegetarian, or vegan. I’m not into any of those things. I believe in eating enough so your body will actually run.
My parents were all into macrobiotic cooking and natural cooking, and my sister was a vegetarian. I wasn’t down with that.
You’re thinking I’m one of those wise-ass California vegetarians who is going to tell you that eating a few strips of bacon is bad for your health. I’m not. I say its a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose, as long as your cold dead body is not blocking my driveway.
I’m not a vegetarian, but I eat animals who are.
I do not say that one who is vegetarian is full of compassion and one who is not, is otherwise. We sometimes find people, who are vegetarians, are very bad people.
I drink a lot of water during the day irrespective of the season, and I follow a strictly vegetarian diet – which is a major factor for my success in staying slim and fit.
I eat to live and not the other way around. As a vegetarian, I’m not at all fussy about food and can make do with anything.
I watched the ‘Food, Inc.’ documentary and was like, ‘This has opened my eyes to the meat industry – maybe I should go vegetarian.’ And my friend told me, ‘Sadie, you’re not gonna last a week.’ But I’m very competitive.
I’ve been vegetarian for so long now that I don’t remember anything different, so it’s easy for me to put meals together and make sure my family is eating healthy, too.
One has got to choose between the two evils, also between the lesser of the two evils in the matter of food, and therefore vegetarian food has got to he taken by man in order to sustain human life.
I can’t think of anything better in the world to be but a vegan.
I’m a vegetarian – I think there’s a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better.
Being around all the animals in the film Dr. .Doolittle made me one too.
My initial going into vegetarian was learning about eating healthy.
Before I was a vegetarian, I traveled to South Africa and hung out there for a little bit. And they had different animals – did you know different parts of the world have different animals? Because I didn’t until I got there! This is what being an American is like. You’re like, “Every place has these animals.”
Olympia was a town crawling with music. I was new to the whole punk scene. The culture shock continued; Olympia had bagels! We didn’t have bagels in Arkansas. You could order vegetarian food all over town! It was so crazy to me – a place with so many vegetarians, the restaurants made special dishes for them?
If experiments on animals were abandoned on grounds of compassion, mankind would have made a fundamental advance.
In 1968, I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry, and unhappy like we do.
Vegetarian is like raising a kid Mennonite. It’s difficult but not that different. Raising your kid vegan is like being Amish. A totally different world.
I’m not going to comment on whether I support vegetarianism or non-vegetarianism; it’s just that I feel I’m fit because I’m a vegetarian.
We are all vegetarians here, and except for a mountain lion that’s been hanging around and killed our dog, we don’t have a care in the world.
My parents have been incredibly supportive from perhaps the first real independent decision I made to become a vegetarian at 11, which was certainly not consistent with their diet at the time.
Im a Tibetan monk, not a vegetarian.
I don’t see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack.
I am a vegetarian, and I sort of aspire to vegan-hood. So far I’ve noticed no difference at all in my climbing, but I feel a bit healthier overall. Though that’s only because I’m eating more fruits and vegetables. I think the whole protein thing is overhyped. Most Americans eat far more than we need.
There’s no question that largely vegetarian diets are as healthy as you can get. The evidence is so strong and overwhelming and produced over such a long period of time that it’s no longer debatable.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields. A vegetarian diet is the acid test of humanitarianism.
Many people are turned off at eating vegetarian because of the misconception that all dishes are just an arrangement of bland vegetables.
The symbolism of meat-eating is never neutral. To himself, the meat-eater seems to be eating life. To the vegetarian, he seems to be eating death. There is a kind of gestalt-shift between the two positions which makes it hard to change, and hard to raise questions on the matter at all without becoming embattled.
Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals.
All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbeque and there was no meat, I would say ‘Yo Goober! Where’s the meat?’. I’m trying to impress people here Lisa. You don’t win friends with salad.
An innocent bird is not innocent from the insect‘s point of view! Only man can attain the rank of innocence through becoming a peaceful vegetarian!
I’m a vegetarian but not a pandit.
I am vegetarian so, I have a lot of pulses and salads in my diet.
Cruelty to animals can become violence to humans.
I avoid oily food. I am a vegetarian and it has helped me a lot.
My name, as you may have guessed, is Theodore. I come from a strange stock. The members of my family were mostly epileptics, vegetarians, stutterers, triplets, nailbiters. But we’ve always been happy.
I’ve been vegetarian for many years and only eat fish if I have to.
I eat mostly vegetarian. I love meat, but I think it should be enjoyed on occasion – like cheesecake or blackouts.
I’m stopped. I’ll never eat another burger.
You can’t make people change, but the organizers of WorldFest hope that people consider being vegetarian for both moral and health reasons.
Are there any vegetarians among cannibals?
I am a complete desi at heart when it comes to food, and a vegetarian.
I’m not a vegetarian.
I’ve been vegan for over 20 years, but I started as a vegetarian and grew into veganism in between.
There is a lot of healing going on. Really! More people are vegetarians, more are in the green movement, more of us are tearing down the old paradigms and embracing same-sex marriage, single motherhood, men raising babies.
Prince Charming is very nice and very honest and very confident in who he is and funny and knows how to have a kick-ass fun time. Is willing to melt away so that nothing else exists in the world except himself and his princess and loves food and cats and every life form except human beings which is not necessary.
To consider yourself an environmentalist and still eat meat is like saying you’re a philanthropist who doesn’t give to charity.
The highest realms of thought are impossible to reach without first attaining an understanding of compassion.
I am almost a vegetarian, and I meditate, do yoga and love to hike.
I’m pretty much a vegetarian.
When I decided to become vegetarian, I had to learn how to ‘recook,’ if you will. For example, I used to put red wine in a big pot with the meat that I’d cooked in fat, and it was, of course, delicious. When I gave up meat, I wondered what I would make. That turned out to be vegetables, really organic and fresh.
If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
In our house, some of our favourite recipes just happen to be vegetarian, but I still enjoy meat and I believe very much in meat.
In terms of the quality of food entering you, vegetarian food is definitely far better for the system than non vegetarian.
I am conscious that meat eatingis not in accordance with the finer feelings,and I abstain from it whenever I can.
The real challenge for a vegan is getting vitamin B and omega-3s, but you can get those in a vegetarian supplement.
Love the animals. God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Don’t trouble it, don’t harass them, don’t deprive them of their happiness, don’t work against God’s intent.
In all the round world of Utopia there is no meat. There used to be, but now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses. And it is impossible to find anyone who will hew a dead ox or pig. I can still remember as a boy the rejoicings over the closing of the last slaughterhouse.
Veganism isnвЂ™t just a strict vegetarian diet; it is a complete philosophical viewpoint. It is practical in outlook, simple to understand and aspires to the highest environmental and spiritual values. I am sure it holds the key to a future lifestyle for a humane planetary guardianship.
When it comes to meat, change is almost always cast as an absolute. You are a vegetarian or you are not.
Whatever anybody eats is their business. I’m just a vegetarian because I personally want to be. If my sons want to go have a steak… then that’s their decision. But coming from my hand, as their mother, I have to give them what I feel is good for them. I don’t take a stand morally. This is for myself.
I was a vegetarian through many of my teen years and easily revert back to that occasionally, but my immune system is usually happier with a bit of real meat.
It almost seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.
I try to eat vegetarian, though I’m not very good at it, and it’s a work in progress. But we basically are what we eat. Eat fat, and there’s fat in your body. Eat protein, and there’s protein in your body. Eat magic, and there’s magic in your body.
In its sacredness, families get together to (unintentionally?) celebrate one genocide (against Native Americans) by committing another (against turkeys).
The choice to become vegetarian was purely for ethical reasons. Like most meat eaters, I was a little concerned with removing meat from my diet. Also, like most meat eaters, I was blind to the horrible ways animals are treated.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
I get nostalgic about having lived in Ames, Iowa, even though being a vegetarian in Iowa is not fun.
Right afterward I read Fast Food Nation. That book changed my life: It made me a vegetarian.
I became a vegetarian at age 13 because I was into animal issues and felt like it was kinder not to eat animals.
Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable
Don’t wait for a better world. Start now to create a world of harmony and peace. It is up to you, and it always has been. You may even find the solution at the end of your fork.
I admit to having worn suede and leather pants myself for a while, but you just never feel clean, and it’s degenerate, anyway, to wear animal skins…. So I went back to bluejeans after my degenerate period.
I am a very simple cook, I just do the minimum amount. I’m mostly a vegetarian, so I just steam a lot of vegetables.
My diet plan. 8am to 12noon: only fruits and fruit juice. Noon to 8pm: vegetarian meals. From 8pm to 8am the kitchen is CLOSED.
Stereotypical vegetarian food looks gray and brown.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
I grew up in Texas, eating meat five times a day, and I liked meat. But I began being a vegetarian when I was 19 because I found that I felt better.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.
I am not a fish fanatic unless it is made in a certain way. Most of the time, my parents and I would eat very light vegetarian food.
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.
Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’?
Dia de Los Muertos is a holiday that pays tribute to the dead and also celebrates life. So I thought, what better of an idea to bring it in with PETA and let people know how we can respect the living and the dead. Going vegetarian could be an incredible option for people if they would just educate themselves.
Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will become a vegetarian.
I’m all in favor of animal rights, but I’d like to see the food movement take a much stronger stand in defense of basic human rights. If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, you should care about the people who are picking your fruits and vegetables by hand.
There will never be any peace in the world as long as we eat animals.
I was a vegetarian for a really long time, from 7 to 23, so I feel like some things aren’t that weird but they seem weird to me, like blood sausage or snails. Those are things I’ve eaten now that, years ago, it would have been totally improbable that I would have eaten.
Being a vegetarian, I make sure I eat enough raw fruits and vegetables.
I did it for political, moral reasons, thinking that I was making this great sacrifice, but it was absolutely necessary; I was not going to contribute to the violence in the world anymore.
India introduced Britain to vegetarianism – see Tristram Stuart’s excellent first book on this – and it is possible, indeed all too easy, to be a vegetarian in India and eat extraordinarily good, varied food every day, with very few ‘repeats.’
Learning about factory farms and their horrendous treatment of animals is what made me become vegetarian in the first place. I also support the education of the public on adopting pets from animal shelters or saving homeless animals off the street in lieu of buying them from pet shops.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.
My parents demonstrated against the Vietnam war, they were into the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, they started the first vegetarian restaurant in Pittsburgh.
There’s so many vegetarian foods now that are available at the market . The same with drive-throughs. Now, a lot of them serve veggie burgers just like the restaurants are doing. So, it’s really very easy.
I don’t have hardly any caffeine, I don’t drink alcohol and I watch my red meat intake. My diet at the minute seems to be verging towards the vegetarian, which is surprising me because I tend to just listen to what my body is fancying.
I’m vegetarian and my husband is not, so the one kind of commonality in our palate is that we both love spicy food.
I am a vegetarian and prefer home-cooked food.
Even if you are vegetarian, you do want to have a stuffing for Thanksgiving. The stuffing is not so much about the vegetables, but it’s very unique to the season.
It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.
In fact, we are designed anatomically to be vegetarians.
I’m teetotal and a vegetarian, which is sometimes a surprise to people who meet me expecting me to resemble one of the characters in my books.
Aw, no. YouвЂ™re taking us to that vegetarian place, arenвЂ™t you? ItвЂ™s a coffee place. You canвЂ™t just automatically classify anything that isnвЂ™t a steak house as vegetarian. Yes, I can. This is America. You said Americans assert their own opinions as if they were facts and dismiss inconvenient facts as mere opinions.
Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.
I’ve been variations of vegetarian for over 20 years. I’m Canadian so I always say, be the best you can be.
It’s the 21st century. It’s healthier for us, better for the environment and certainly kinder to be a vegetarian.
If it were purely up to me, my kids would probably be vegetarian Catholic Marxists.
Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.
There are people that are vegetarians that love bacon.
In an ideal world, one populated by vegetarians and Esperanto speakers, derivatives would be used for one thing only: reducing levels of risk. The list of individual traders who have lost more than a billion dollars at a time betting on derivatives is not short.
I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 19.
Everything revolves around the fork.
I became a vegetarian when I was 5.
When I stopped eating meat, I noticed that it was easier for me to focus, and I was really proud of myself for being green also… I had a plethora of reasons for going vegetarian.
I’m not a vegetarian but I want you to know that my four dogs are safe.
A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is a bad as an act of cruelty to a human being.
A pacifist between wars is like a vegetarian between meals.
I nearly always find, when I ask a vegetarian if he is a socialist, or a socialist if he is a vegetarian, that the answer is in the affirmative.
I don’t teach vegetarianism; it is a by-product of meditation. Wherever meditation has happened, people have become vegetarian, always, for thousands of years.
I’m a vegetarian and have been since I was about four because I struggled to separate the idea of the animal from the food.
I was a cannibal for twenty-five years. For the rest I have been a vegetarian.
When I was young, I would gorge on chicken. But for the last several years, I’ve been a pure vegetarian; I don’t even take egg.
That expression “positive neutrality” is a contradiction in terms. There can be no more positive neutrality than there can be a vegetarian tiger.
My biggest dream in the world is for everyone to become vegetarian, so there won’t be any more suffering.
I’m a vegetarian, but I don’t expect other people not to eat meat.
Once we experience and feel this inter-dependence of all living beings,we will cease to hurt, humiliate, exploit and kill another. We will want to free all sentient beings from suffering. This is karuna, compassion, which in turn gives rise to the responsibility to create happiness and its causes for all.
How can you eat anything with eyes?
A vegetarian is not a person who lives on vegetables, any more than a Catholic is a person who lives on cats.
I meditated on my own for some time, read spiritual books, became a vegetarian and had incredible experiences every day, every meditation, where I was just thrown into the infinite – never realizing that other people didn’t necessarily have those experiences in meditation that quickly.
I am a vegetarian because I realized that even little chickens suffer pain and fear, experience a range of feelings and emotions, and are as intelligent as mammals, including dogs, cats, and even some primates.
I am a vegetarian as well as a passionate anti-alcoholic, because I can thus make better use of my brain.
Yeah, I’m a vegetarian – but still, some things are just nasty. I like salads. But sometimes, they get too creative. I like regular food, just no meat in it.
A diet that relies heavily on meat production results in higher emissions than a typical vegetarian diet. Different individuals will make different choices. However, the debate about climate change should not be dumbed down to a single slogan, such as ‘give up meat to save the planet.
I don’t eat meat, but I don’t consider myself a vegetarian.
I want kids that look up to me to know that I’m a vegetarian, and I want to help them find alternatives to meat. I’m not gonna tell everyone that they should be vegetarian, even though they should be. I’m more gonna say, ‘You don’t have to be fully vegetarian; just don’t eat meat every other day.’
I was a vegetarian when we shot the first film(Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle), and I generally eat organic as much as possible. I know this is so disappointing to the audience, which is why I don’t talk about it a lot, but I don’t smoke weed, I don’t eat fast food.
I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants.
Being vegetarian here also means that we do not consume dairy and egg products, because they are products of the meat industry. If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.
If one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but if a lot of people are unkind to animals (especially in the name of profit) the cruelty is condoned and will be defended by otherwise intelligent people.
Being vegan helped me realize I can say and do what I believe is right. That’s powerful.
I’m pretty fit. We’ve got a lot of stairs in our house, and I’m up and down them all the time. Plus, I don’t smoke, and I’m vegetarian.
When we kill animals to eat them they end up killing us because their flesh…was never intended for human beings, who are naturally herbivores.
Maybe the world would be better if people didn’t hate so much and kill animals.
Be a vegetarian. That was the best advice I ever took. It means I’m not involved in killing, that’s the main thing.
You can’t make people change, but the organizers of WorldFest hope that people consider being vegetarian for both moral and health reasons
Part of my becoming a vegetarian was that I would look at my burger, then look at my dogs, and I wasn’t able to see a difference.
It was almost enough to make me turn vegetarian, except for the pesky fact that I loved cheeseburgers.
The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
I am vegetarian, though, and so is my family.
Factory farming is terrible for the environmentвЂ”not to mention that it’s gross. The best thing you can do, if you think about it, is to become a vegetarian and just spread the word. The world would change for the better for animals, humans, and the planet if everyone took that step.
Vegetarianism can easily reach religious proportions. Refraining from meat on moral grounds serves to dignify feelings of guilt toward sad-eyed, furry creatures and substitutes righteousness for squeamishness.
But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.
If there would come a voice from God saying, ‘I’m against vegetarianism!’ I would say, ‘Well, I am for it!’ This is how
strongly I feel in this regard.
strongly I feel in this regard.
I was a vegetarian who would eat fish.
Vegetarian – that’s an old Indian word meaning lousy hunter.
People say, ‘Well, why don’t you talk about being vegetarian?’ And I’m like, ‘People will find out.’ The people who are interested in what I do and why I do it, being a vegetarian is a big part of that.
I can give you 150 philosophies about converting to vegetarianism, but you will only convert if your body feels right. I, for instance, feel fabulous; my body feels clean after becoming a vegetarian.
Most British cheeses are now vegetarian and are labelled accordingly. However, French and Italian manufacturers still tend to use rennet.
Someone from Manolo Blahnik went into my shop and said: ‘These shoes are not vegetarian.’ That’s the highest compliment, because you just can’t tell that they are, and they are. My mum taught me to have a soul.
I was raised on a dairy farm and ate plenty of meat and eggs until about twenty years ago. I started doing nutritional research, and a decade pr so after that my family made some major dietary changes. I’m just paying attention to what the data are telling me: The scientific evidence came first.
Personally, I don’t think pure vegetarianism is a healthy lifestyle. I’ve often wondered to myself: Does a vegetarian look forward to dinner, ever?
It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery.
I’d be vegetarian if bacon grew on trees
I try not to eat meat, but I’m not saying that I’m vegetarian or vegan. I love animals, so I try and eat with a conscience.
I was so moved by the intelligence,sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.
Starvation does not occur because of a world food shortage. If everyone ate a vegetarian, or better still, a vegan diet there would be enough food for everyone. The only sane way forward is to grow food for humans rather than to feed it to farmed animals.
There’s no such thing as a vegetarian.
Until a vegan or vegetarian enters the room, people don’t see themselves as meat-eaters. They are merely ‘eaters’, and it is we vegans who have made them aware of what they are doing. Often this is discomforting.