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Veggie Quotes

If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.

Count Leo Tolstoy

Russian novelist & philosopher, (1829-1910)

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Even minor tampering with nature is apt to bring serious consequences, as did the introduction of a single chemical (DDT). Genetic engineering is tampering on a monumental scale, and nature will surely exact a heavy toll for this trespass.

Dr. Eva Novotny

Earth News September 2010


“Using a balanced, plant-based diet, I have dramatically reduced risk factors for heart disease in countless patients.”

Dr. Terry Shintani, MD, JD, MPH

Earth News February 2011


Plant-based foods taste better because we feel better eating them and contemplating their origins. Eating slowly, we enjoy contemplating the organic orchards and gardens that supply the vegetables, fruits and grains we are eating. We are grateful for the connection we feel with the earth, clouds, gardeners, and the seasons. In contrast, eating animal foods is often done quickly, without feeling deeply into the source of the food; for who would want to contemplate the utter hells that produce our factory-farmed meat?

Dr. Will Tuttle

Earth News November 2010


Vegetarians have the best diet. They have the lowest rates of coronary disease of any group in the country.... Some people scoff at vegetarians, but they have a fraction of our heart attack rate and they have only 40 percent of our cancer rate. They outlive other men by about six years now.

Dr.William Castelli, M.D.

Earth News June 2010


On average, vegetarians consume fewer calories from fat than non-vegetarians, particularly saturated fat, and have a higher consumption of carbohydrates than non-vegetarians. In addition, vegetarians tend to consume fewer overall calories and have a lower body mass index than non-vegetarians. These characteristics, in addition to the dietary pattern per se, may contribute to the improved health outcomes of vegetarians.

From Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010

Earth News March 2011


If we continue to address the issue of the environment where we live as though we're the only species that lives here, we'll create a disaster for ourselves.

Gaylord Nelson

Earth News April 2011


Any scientist who tells you they know that GMOs are safe and not to worry about it, is either ignorant of the history of science or is deliberately lying. Nobody knows what the long-term effect will be.

Geneticist, David Suzuki

Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering


My situation is a solemn one: life is offered to me on the condition of eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed, not by mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarves in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures. It will be, without the exception of Noah's Ark, the most remarkable thing of its kind ever seen.

George Bernard Shaw

Anglo-Irish author and playwright, 1925 Nobel Prize Recipient, (1856-1950):

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The average age (longevity) of a meat-eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still at work as hard as ever. I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die, but I simply cannot do it. A single beefsteak would finish me, but I cannot bring myself to swallow it. I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism.

George Bernard Shaw

Anglo-Irish author and playwright, 1925 Nobel Prize Recipient, (1856-1950)

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