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Quote Left Even in the worm that crawls in the earth there glows a divine spark. When you slaughter a creature, you slaughter God. Quote Right
Quote Left No lepidopterist's collection in the entire world...full if iridescent wings, is worth the life of a single butterfly. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is God's novel. Let him write it. Quote Right
Quote Left In their behaviour toward creatures, all men were Nazis. Human beings see oppression vividly when they're the victims. Otherwise they victimize blindly and without a thought. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right. Quote Right
Quote Left The same questions are bothering me today as they did fifty years ago. Why is one born? Why does one suffer? In my case, the suffering of animals also makes me very sad. I’m a vegetarian, you know. When I see how little attention people pay to animals, and how easily they make peace with man being allowed to do with animals whatever he wants because he keeps a knife or a gun, it gives me a feeling of misery and sometimes anger with the Almighty. I say ‘Do you need your glory to be connected with so much suffering of creatures without glory, just innocent creatures who would like to pass a few years in peace?’ I feel that animals are as bewildered as we are except that they have no words for it. I would say that all life is asking: ‘What am I doing here?’ Quote Right
Quote Left People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times. Quote Right
Quote Left CAVETT: 'Are you saying that you think the life of a mosquito has the same worth as the life of a man?' SINGER: 'I have seen no evidence to the contrary.' Quote Right
Quote Left 'We know now, as we have always known instinctively, that animals can suffer as much as human beings. Their emotions and their sensitivity are often stronger than those of a human being.' Quote Right
Quote Left As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together. Quote Right
Quote Left The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual -- when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions -- it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance. Quote Right
Quote Left I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens. Quote Right
Quote Left When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why then should man expect mercy from God? It is unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give. Quote Right
Quote Left Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. Quote Right
Quote Left The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop. Quote Right
Quote Left What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it. Quote Right
Quote Left If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet. Quote Right
Quote Left The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique. Quote Right
Quote Left There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. Quote Right
Quote Left We have to believe in free will. We’ve got no choice. Quote Right
Quote Left What do they know--all these scholars, all these philosophers, all the leaders of the world--about such as you? They have convinced themselves that man, the worst transgressor of all the species, is the crown of creation. All other creatures were created merely to provide him with food, pelts, to be tormented, exterminated. In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself. Quote Right
Quote Left Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. Quote Right
Quote Left We have to believe in free will. Weve got no choice. Quote Right
Quote Left There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learnt a very, very small part of what it can do. Quote Right
Quote Left Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing. Quote Right
Quote Left We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions. Quote Right