Vegan Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old vegan quotes, vegan sayings, and vegan proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants. A. Whitney Brown
Vegetarian is an old Indian word meaning "lousy hunter." Andy Rooney
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian. Paul McCartney
A vegetarian is a person who won't eat anything that can have children. David Brenner
Why is it that when vegetarians come to you, you're expected to provide food for them, but if you went to their house, you'd never say, "I can't eat this muck. Would you grill me a thick steak?" Simon Hoggart
Although I have been prevented by outward circumstances from observing a strictly vegetarian diet, I have long been an adherent to the cause in principle. Besides agreeing with the aims of vegetarianism for aesthetic and moral reasons, it is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind. Albert Einstein
Veganism: A way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practical, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. Donald Watson
Veganism deprives us of absolutely nothing. On the contrary, it provides a priceless gift: the peace of knowing that we are no longer participants in the hideous violence that is animal exploitation. Gary Francione
Being vegan doesn't take will power; it just takes a willingness to choose compassion over convenience. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
I choose not to make a graveyard of my body for the rotting corpses of dead animals. George Bernard Shaw
People who eat meat say they become strong like a bull, but the bull is vegetarian. Osho
Kindness is incompatible with steak. Leo Tolstoy
I adopted a plant-based diet for the animals. I had the realization that I was an animal lover eating animals. It didn't feel right to be aware of what goes on in the animal agriculture industry and actively participate in it. Alicia Silverstone
The world is not a factory and animals are not products for our use. Arthur Schopenhauer
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal. Joaquin Phoenix
I am an organic vegan and my carbon footprint is miniscule. Amy Burley
I think there are some real repercussions to the fact that plant-based diets are taking off. It’s not that plant-based is inherently bad, but I don't think we're educating people enough on, you know, the nutrients that are mostly derived from animal products. Taylor Wallace
I think we need a lot more research into vegan nutrition and health. As far as we can tell, it’s possible to lead a healthy life as a vegan – certainly there are people who thrive on a vegan diet. Heather Russell
Without question, veganism can cause B12 and iron deficiencies, and without question they affect your intelligence. Nathan Cofnas
I’m sure that if you are knowledgeable, careful, and obsessive about it – and you have all the right personality characteristics to be this way – then it is possible to have a healthy diet as a vegan. But it is distinctly possible that you could have deficiencies. David Benton
Being a vegan is a first-world phenomenon, completely self-indulgent. Anthony Bourdain
A vegan riding a hummer contributes less to greenhouse gas emissions than a meat eater riding a bicycle. Paul Watson