A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet

Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases.

It puts enormous pressure on the world's resources. A vegetarian diet is better.

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

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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.

Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.

One farmer says to me, 'You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with;' and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.

Never would it occur to a child that a sheep, a pig, a cow or a chicken was good to eat, while, like Milton's Adam, he would eagerly make a meal off fruits, nuts, thyme, mint, peas and broad beans which penetrate further and stimulate not only the appetite but other vague and deep nostalgias. We are closer to the Vegetable Kingdom than we know; is it not for man alone that mint, thyme, sage, and rosemary exhale crush me and eat me! -- for us that opium poppy, coffee-berry, tea-plant and vine perfect themselves? Their aim is to be absorbed by us, even if it can only be achieved by attaching themselves to roast mutton.

Most vegetarians I ever see looked enough like their food to be classed as cannibals.

It is impossible that had Buonaparte descended from a race of vegetable feeders that he could have had either the inclination or the power to ascend the throne of the Bourbons.

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.

I'm not a vegetarian.

I became a vegetarian out of compassion for animals and to live as healthy as possible. I realized soon after that I was truly concerned with nonviolent consumption and my own health, a vegan diet was the best decision.

I was raised really, really healthy, pretty much vegetarian and a very clean lifestyle, I don't smoke, I don't drink. I'm more addicted to the things that make me feel good - endorphins after working out.

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.

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!

The real challenge for a vegan is getting vitamin B and omega-3s, but you can get those in a vegetarian supplement.

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.

I love to cook, it's one of my most favorite things in the world.

That's why I stopped being a vegetarian - I didn't want to serve people things I hadn't tasted myself.

I was vegetarian for a long time, and in the last four years I started eating chicken and fish. I feel like it really built up my strength a lot.

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.

I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.

I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.

Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals.

It was a matter of survival for the local people, but it was the most violent scene I have ever witnessed. The people in my group, feeling helpless, were all spellbound and aghast at the same time. I became a vegetarian shortly after that.

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.

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.

I think that if a person wants to remain vegetarian, they're just going to have to go hungry.

When I work, I try to eat as much vegetarian as possible.

When I do Cupid, I eat vegetarian because I need the energy. I've got those wings on my back.

If slaughterhouses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian.

You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit.

If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car.

It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.

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 because I love animals, I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants.

I've been a vegetarian for so long, I forgot how much I missed meat.

You know you don't realize how important meat is to you until you don't have it for long time.

Sure! Why should any experts be the arbiters.

.. That's like telling someone they can't be a vegetarian.

I am vegetarian, though, and so is my family.

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.

But I'm also a vegetarian so there's another factor I guess.

I almost fainted. There was no family history. I had been eating a vegetarian diet and I exercised.

There are three reasons why this book came into being.

First, throughout the 33 years I've been writing recipes - although I'm not vegetarian myself - I have greatly enjoyed creating vegetarian recipes, and cooking and serving them at home.

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 such thing as a vegetarian.

I'm a lesbian, an Aquarian, and a vegetarian.

Economy forced me to become a vegetarian, but I finally starting liking it.

I'm not trying to win an award for being the best vegetarian, just want to be healthy. Take a salt bath. Do things that my parents were never able to do. I'm blessed to do anything I want, so I decide to take the best care of my body and my family in the same way. Holistically. Vitally.

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.

I've been a vegetarian since I was 19.

As a vegetarian eating a plateful of eggs, I found myself in this weird place where I didn't want to think about where those eggs came from. I didn't want to think about the treatment of the animals who produced those eggs. When I find myself trying not to think about things, it seems to me that I'm practicing avoidance.