A Quote by Master Mazu on veganism, meat, privilege, and vegetarianism

To consume wine and meat is your privilege. To not consume them is your merit.

Master Mazu


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A Quote by Sherman Alexie on environmentalism, vegetarianism, and poverty

For one thing, environmentalism is a luxury.  Just like being a vegetarian is a luxury. When you have to worry about eating - you're not going to be worried about where the food's coming from, or who made your shoes.  Poverty, whether planned or not planned, is a way of making environmentalism moot. Even this discussion is a luxury.

Sherman Alexie

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A Quote by Sherman Alexie on vegetarianism, stewardship, and eating

I'll quit eating meat when you get a cow out here to beat me at a poetry slam. Only so many words rhyme with 'Mooo.' I mean, yes, we're supposed to be better stewards; yes, we're supposed to take care of the earth; yes, we're supposed to honor the sacrifices made by the animals; yes yes yes yes yes, but dammit, we're in charge, and you know why? It's because of these [holding out thumbs]...
Maybe you think that carrots are less important than cows. I think they're equal, especially in a sauce.

Sherman Alexie

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A Quote by Sherman Alexie on vegetarianism, veganism, eating, food choices, choice, and necessity

How self-centered, how arrogant...  Imagine the awesome privilege of living in a society where you get to choose what you eat at each and every meal.  When I was a kid, I was a vegetarian and a vegan for long stretches… I was a commodity cheese-atarian.

Sherman Alexie

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A Quote by Sherman Alexie on vegetarianism, pacifism, politics, liberalism, special interest groups, unity, and special diets

During a recent San Francisco antiwar protest, a young woman carried a sign that read "Vegetarians for Peace."

When are we left-wingers going to learn that we are losing the cultural and political battle with conservatives because we are fractured into narcissistic special-interest groups?  Why should an antiwar protestor be so concerned about her dietary identity?  The political opinions of vegetarians and meat-eaters are, after all, equally important.  And what does it tell us about vegetarians that it would never occur to meat-eaters to carry a sign that reads "Pacifist Pork Chop Lover for Peace" or "Backyard Rib Barbecuer for International Nuclear Disarmament"?

Sherman Alexie

Source: The Stranger, April 17, 2003

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on diet, eating, raw food, raw, veganism, vegetarianism, spirituality, and obsession

Nobody seems more obsessed by diet than our anti-materialist, otherworldly, New Age, spiritual types.  But if the material world is merely illusion, an honest guru should be as content with Budweiser and bratwurst as with raw carrot juice, tofu, and seaweed slime.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 17

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A Quote by Jeremy Benthan on animals and vegetarianism

The question is not 'can they reason?' nor 'can they talk?' but, 'can they suffer?' 

Jeremy Benthan

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A Quote by Stephen J. Cornman on animals, peace, and vegetarianism

"Peace begins on your plate."

Stephen Cornman

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A Quote by Ron White on vegetarianism, carrots, and food chain

I did not climb to the top of the food chain to eat carrots.

Ron White

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A Quote by William Ralph Inge on quarrel, sheep, vegetarianism, wolf, and opinion

It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

Contributed by: PiALOGUE

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