Vegetarian Quotes

Some vegetarian writers/thinkers and some related quotes by writers, artists and others

“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”
“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”
“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 Bysshe Shelley

“I look my age; and I am my age. It is the other people who look older than they are. What can you expect from people who eat corpses and drink spirits?”

–George Bernard Shaw

“Since visiting the abatoirs of S. France I have stopped eating meat.”

–Vincent Van Gogh

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

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.”

–Alice Walker

“When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.”

–George Bernard Shaw

“Fur used to turn heads, now it turns stomachs.”

–Rue McClanahan

“You ask people why they have deer heads on the wall. They always say, Because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother’s attractive, but I have photographs of her.”

–Ellen DeGeneres

“Men hunt I think maybe because they have something wrong with their own equipment and they need something else to shoot.”

–Pamela Anderson

“I despise and abhor the pleas on behalf of that infamous practice, vivisection… I would rather submit to the worst of deaths, so far as pain goes, than have a single dog or cat tortured to death on the pretense of sparing me a twinge or two.”

–Robert Browning

“Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.”

–George Bernard Shaw

“The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.”

–Henry David Thoreau

“Certainly as far as the wild animals and all the other inhabitants of the wide-open spaces are concerned, including birds, I have reached one unshakable and funereal conclusion: we have brought them nothing but despair.”


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