Vegetarians Quotes

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Jonathan Safran Foer
“I can't count the times that upon telling someone I am vegetarian, he or she responded by pointing out an inconsistency in my lifestyle or trying to find a flaw in an argument I never made. (I have often felt that my vegetarianism matters more to such people than it does to me.)”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

Ted Nugent
“Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians--except for the occasional mountain lion steak.”
Ted Nugent

Jonathan Safran Foer
“We need a better way to talk about eating animals. We need a way that brings meat to the center of public discussion in the same way it is often at the center of our plates. This doesn't require that we pretend we are going to have a collective agreement. However strong our intuitions are about what's right for us personally and even about what's right for others, we all know in advance that our positions will clash with those of our neighbors. What do we do with that most inevitable reality? Drop the conversation, or find a way to reframe it?”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

G.I. Gurdjieff
“Meat is necessary when there is hard physical work to be done, or in a very cold climate, or when edible plants cannot be found...Animal flesh provides all the substances we need, both for the intensive working of our organism and for maintaining a normal temperature in cold climates.”
G.I. Gurdjieff

“Some animal rights activists are demanding vegetarianism, even veganism now, or nothing. But since only 4 or 5 percent of Americans claim to be vegetarians, 'nothing' is the far more likely outcome. I ask these activists to weigh the horrors of Bladen County's industrial farms and the Tar Heel slaughterhouse against the consequences of doing nothing to alleviate the hour-to-hour sufferings of its victims. Is not a life lived off the factory farm and a death humanely inflicted superior to the terrible lives we know they lead and the horrible deaths we know they suffer in Bladen County today?”
Steven Wise, An American Trilogy: Death, Slavery, and Dominion on the Banks of the Cape Fear River

Virchand Gandhi
“The heart of vegetarians is healed sooner than those of flesh-eaters.”
Virchand Raghavji Gandhi

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
“I have a lot of time for vegetarians (though apparently not all of them have a lot of time for me), and that's because I respect anyone with principles about food.”
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage Veg Every Day!

Carol J. Adams
“Speak to meat eaters the way you would speak to a wild animal: softly and without any sudden movements.”
Carol J. Adams, Living Among Meat Eaters: The Vegetarian's Survival Handbook

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The are two types of vegetarians: (1) those who have beef with chicken; and (2) those who are too chicken to have beef.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Karl Wiggins
“Have you seen the state of some of these vegetarians? They look like they’re going to drop down dead any minute. We didn’t fight our way to the top of the food chain to be vegetarians, did we? Can you imagine a fry-up without the sausage and bacon? Or not being able to order steak, egg and chips? Can you imagine Christmas dinner without the turkey? Or a barbeque without the ribs?”
Karl Wiggins, You Really Are Full of Shit, Aren't You?

Jeffery Russell
“A lich guards his phylactery like an elf guards his salad.”
Jeffery Russell, The Dungeoneers

Yukteswar Giri
“When the carnivorous animal finds prey, he boldly seizes the prey and greedily laps the jetting blood. On the contrary, the herbivorous animal refuses his natural food, leaving it untouched, if it is sprinkled with a little blood.

In men we find they cannot bear even the sight of [animal] killings. Slaughterhouses are always recommended to be removed far from the towns. Can flesh then be considered the natural food of man, when both his eyes and his nose are so much against it, unless deceived by flavors of spices, salt and sugar?”
Yukteswar Giri, The Holy Science

“Don't be scared, I'm a vegetarian.”
Sage Canaday

Adele  Rose
“Of course they were eaten,” he retorted, his eyes flashing in cold humour. “Trolls generally aren’t exactly renowned for being vegetarians.”
Adele Rose