vegetarianism

A Quote by Alicia Silverstone on vegetarianism

Nothing's changed my life more. I feel better about myself as a person, being conscious and responsible for my actions and I lost weight and my skin cleared up and I got bright eyes and I just became stronger and healthier and happier. Can't think of anything better in the world to be but be vegan.

Alicia Silverstone

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A Quote by Isaac Bashevis Singer on vegetarianism

To be a vegetarian is to disagree—to disagree with the course of things today. Starvation, world hunger, cruelty, waste, wars—we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it's a strong one.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 - 1991)

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A Quote by Nathan Pritikin on vegetarianism

Vegetarians always ask about getting enough protein. But I don't know any nutrition expert who can plan a diet of natural foods resulting in a protein deficiency, so long as you're not deficient in calories. You need only 5 or 6 percent of total calories in protein… and it is practically impossible to get below 9 percent in ordinary diets.

Nathan Pritikin

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A Quote by Dr. Paul Brunton on vegetarianism

The person who is afraid to alter his living habits, and especially his eating and drinking habits, because he is afraid that other persons may regard him as queer, eccentric, or fanatic forgets that the ownership of his body, the responsibility for its well-being, belongs to him, not them.

Dr. Paul Brunton

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A Quote by Marion Nestle on vegetarianism

The standard four food groups are based on American agricultural lobbies. Why do we have a milk group? Because we have a National Dairy Council. Why do we have a meat group? Because we have an extremely powerful meat lobby.v

Marion Nestle

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on vegetarianism

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Dennis Weaver on vegetarianism

I think there will come a time, and this is down the road a great many years, when civilized people will look back in horror on our generation and the ones that have preceded it: the idea that we should eat other living things running around on four legs, that we should raise them just for the purpose of killing them! The people of the future will say, meat-eaters in disgust and regard us in the same way that we regard cannibals and cannibalism.

Dennis Weaver

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A Quote by Peter Singer on vegetarianism

Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics.

Peter Singer

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A Quote by Dr. Dean Ornish on vegetarianism

I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.

Dean Ornish

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on vegetarianism

It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation, that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion; and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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