Vegetarianism Quotes

Awareness is bad for the meat business. Conscience is bad for the meat business. Sensitivity to life is bad for the meat business. DENIAL, however, the meat business finds indispensable.

John Robbins

There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties... The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.

Charles Darwin

Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness

Robert Hutchinson

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.

Paul McCartney

If you knew how meat was made, you'd probably lose your lunch.

k.d. lang

A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.

George Bernard Shaw

When it's all said and done we will lose a piece to a carnivorous vegetarian.

Tori Amos

Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals.

Finley Peter Dunne

Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.

Robert Hutchinson

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.

William Ralph Inge

The biblical case for vegetarianism does not rest on the view that killing may never be allowable in the eyes of God, rather on the view that killing is always a grave matter. When we have to kill to live we may do so, but when we do not, we should live otherwise.


When a man of normal habits is ill, everyone hastens to assure him that he is going to recover. When a vegetarian is ill (which fortunately very seldom happens), everyone assures him that he is going to die, and that they told him so, and that it serves him right. They implore him to take at least a little gravy, so as to give himself a chance of lasting out the night.


A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows.


Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.

Benjamin Franklin

Those who, by their purchases, require animals to be killed have no right to be shielded from the slaughterhouse or any other aspect of the production of the meat they buy. If it is distasteful for humans to think about, what can it be like for the animals to experience it?

Peter Singer

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Updated On : January 20, 2011
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