Words do have a lot of power to make you feel good on dismal days when nothing is working out the right way. Turning vegan might not be that difficult but staying vegan sure is! So what do you do on days when life seems to be treading on rocky roads instead of a smooth highway to success? You READ, WATCH and LEARN! You find some feel-good documentaries or inspirational quotes to keep you going.
That’s exactly what we intend to do for our beloved vegans out there who adopted a vegan diet to reduce their carbon footprint and save the planet every meal a day. We bring you a whole list of positive vegan quotes that we hope will make your vegan ride a little less rocky and maybe move you non-vegans enough to hop right in!
Have you ever considered going vegan?
Ever thought of fighting for animal rights, dumping all things meat and dairy, and starting over with a fresh and healthy vegan diet? If yes, then you are in for a treat. We are here to help you along your veganism journey and make you not just ‘turn’ vegan but also ‘stay’ vegan with the help of some positive, inspirational vegan quotes.
What Is A Vegan Lifestyle Anyway?
Choosing to lead a vegan lifestyle is choosing to abhor animal abuse and work for securing animal rights. Veganism is not just about adopting a vegan diet. It encompasses rejecting all types of exploitation of animals, be it for food, clothes, or entertainment. Veganism is a philosophy that humanizes animals as sentient beings with an equal right to live. Veganism is respecting animal rights and sharing the planet with them.
What Is A Vegan Diet?
A vegan diet consists of plant-based whole foods that are equally rich (and sometimes even more) in nutrients. When you look around outside of your meat bubble, you’ll find that there’s always a vegan alternative. If you truly want to turn vegan, there’s no one stopping you!
A vegan diet is rich in lentils, herbs, rice, flour, soy, tofu, nuts, legumes, pasta, etc. In fact, grocery stores nowadays have shelves full of vegan alternatives to some of your favorite products of daily use!
What Do Vegans Avoid Eating?
What a vegan diet doesn’t include is all kinds of meat and dairy products. The concept of a vegan diet is about respecting animal rights and abhorring animal exploitation. Thus, all animal products are not consumed by vegans.
75 Inspirational & Powerful Vegan Quotes
Following are some of the most awe-inspiring, motivational, and exquisite vegan quotes that will have you clinging to the idea of turning vegan!
Vegan quotes to give you a fresh perspective on the food you eat
“It’s becoming more commonly known that a lot of peoples’ illnesses are actually caused by what they eat or don’t eat” — Brenda Richter
“Violence begins with the fork.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“Every time you drink a glass of milk or eat a piece of cheese, you harm a mother. Please go vegan.” — Gary L. Francione
“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The pork has an almost bready texture, like a firm sponge, and it releases its juice when I bite into it. ‘It does taste good’ I think. But the taste lasts only a few seconds, and I wonder, ‘Is that it? Is that what we do all this for?’ That was the last time I ate meat, and I never regretted leaving it behind.” ― Henry Mance
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.” ― Linda McCartney
“The more red meat and blood we eat, the more bloodthirsty we get, the more violent we get. The more vegetarian food we eat, the more peace is taken into use.” ― Ziggy Marley
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” ― Albert Einstein
“The pain and suffering inflicted on children by the American diet is so brutal, that if it were administered with a stick, parents would be put in jail. ” ― John McDougall, M.D.
“We should never present flesh as somehow morally distinguishable from dairy. To the extent it is morally wrong to eat flesh, it is as morally wrong — and possibly more morally wrong — to consume dairy” ― Gary L. Francione
“To kill an animal in order to satisfy your nutritional desires, not your nutritional needs, that seems to me to be completely unacceptable.” ― David Benatar
“Eat beans, not beings.” ― veganfoodguidenbg/Instagram
“The Poultry Products Inspection Regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture only states, “Poultry shall be slaughtered in accordance with good commercial practices in a manner that will result in thorough bleeding of the carcasses and assure that breathing has stopped prior to scalding.” ― Karen Davis
Vegan quotes to open up your heart and mind
“There is something about veganism that is not easy, but the difficulty is not inherent in veganism but in our culture.” ― Will Tuttle
“Veganism is not a “sacrifice.” It is a joy.” ― Gary L. Francione
“Vegan: A person who has the crazy idea that animals shouldn’t suffer.” ― Anonymous
“Anything you can do, I can do vegan.” ― veganfoodandliving/Instagram
“In the end, being vegan is better for me, better for the environment, and better for animals. You’ll be surprised at how good you feel eating vegan.” ― Courtney Act
“Peace begins on your plate.” ― davidramms/Instagram
“In cutting out meat, I felt there were more things I wanted to eat, not fewer. Vegetarianism is a presence, not an absence.” ― Henry Mance
“Be one less person harming animals.” ― veganctuary/Instagram
“Go into the largest livestock operation, search out the darkest and tiniest stall or pen, single out the filthiest, most forlorn little lamb or pig or calf, and that is one of God’s creatures you’re looking at.” ― Matthew Scully
“Why am I vegan? Because I don’t know a single good reason not to be.” ― ecoworlder/Instagram
Vegan quotes that will inspire you to positively impact the world
“Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species.” ― Chris Hedges
“If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend.” ― Gary L. Francione
“It is uncivilized to be killing sentient beings and eating their flesh for pleasure. And it’s even more uncivilized to be rejoicing in that and normalizing it like it’s okay. There must be some super-advanced aliens out there looking at earth like wtf are these humans doing.” ― Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr
“Being vegetarian here also means that we do not consume dairy and egg products, because they are products of the meat industry. If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
“Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual.” ― Gary L. Francione
“We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet- for the sake of hamburgers” ― Peter Singer
“How do we expect to be a multi-planet species sailing the galaxy and building cities on new planets if we haven’t even grown out of the barbaric practice of killing sentient beings and eating their flesh?” ― Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr
“If someone was killing puppies by thumping their heads against a wall or dislocating their necks, we would call that evil, yet that happens to animals such as piglets and chickens and we call it humane. But the experience is the same for the individual animal, regardless of what species they are.” ― Ed Winters
“That animal can’t be moral agents doesn’t seem to be relevant to their status as moral patients.” ― Alastair Norcross
Vegan quotes to broaden your thoughts
“Any serious social, political, and economic change must include veganism.” ― Gary L. Francione
“Ethical veganism is anything but passive; on the contrary, it is the active refusal to cooperate with injustice.” ― Gary L. Francione
“Yes, being a vegan is about living a healthier, happier lifestyle. But it’s also about being a spiritually evolved person who is invested more in the nurturing of life than in the perversion of life.” ― Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr
“Becoming vegan is not a trend. It’s awakening.” ― veganctuary/Instagram
“Furthermore, it seems back to front to worry about the extinction of animals who have been selectively bred and don’t exist naturally, to begin with when our current system of animal agriculture is the number one driver of species extinction more generally.” ― Ed Winters
“It requires 20 times more land to produce a gram of protein from cows or sheep than it does to produce it from pulses such as chickpeas or soybeans.” ― Henry Mance
“If it is cruelty to confine or mistreat a dog, a cat, or even a pet lamb or pig, why is it not cruelty to confine and mistreat millions of equally sensitive animals at Smithfield, IBP, ConAgra, and other such places?” ― Matthew Scully
“Who are we to say dogs and cats have more rights than cows and pigs? They’re all conscious. They feel the same. They hurt the same. God help us understand!” ― Izey Victoria Odiase
Vegan Quotes By Vegan Advocates and Animal Rights Activists
“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” ― Emmanuel Kant
“If contributing to the suffering of billions of animals that live miserable lives and (quite often) die in horrific ways isn’t motivating, what would be?” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
“Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.” ― Benjamin Franklin
“I don’t feel superior because I’m vegan. The truth is… I am vegan because I don’t feel superior to others.” ― Michele McCowan
“He who tortures animals is unsouled and missing God’s good spirit, however noble he may look, he should never be trusted.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Animals are my friends and I don’t eat my friends.” ― George Bernard Shaw
“It’s no sacrifice to me, not to sacrifice animals.” ― veganityandco/Instagram
“Cruelty to animals and cruelty to humans are two sides of the same page on which history is written in blood.” ― Ulrich Erckenbrecht
“Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable” ― Gary L. Francione
“Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
“It is the anonymity of animal victims that makes us deaf to their cries.” ― Luise Rinser
“Animal use and slavery have at least one important point in common: both institutions treat sentient beings exclusively as resources of others.” ― Gary L. Francione
“When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
“It is very significant that some of the most thoughtful and cultured men are partisans of a pure vegetable diet.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“Don’t we seem animalic to animals when we find them human?” ― Anke Maggauer-Kirsche
“The world is not an inferior product, and animals are not a fabrication for our use.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer
“When I close my eyes, I think of a place, a place where an animal is safe from humans.” ― Animalsabove/Instagram
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Famous Vegan Quotes By Celebrities
“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
“If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.” ― Johnny Depp
“I love animals, all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog ― or a chicken, or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian.” ― Peter Dinklage
“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.” ― Joaquin Phoenix
“Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’?” ― Moby
“I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person.” ― Ariana Grande
“Be the voice of those who can’t say …..’ stop.’ Who can’t say ‘that hurts.’ Who can’t say ‘I’m so afraid to die.’ Be the voice of the animals!” ― Miley Cyrus
“I became vegan because I saw footage of what really goes on in the slaughterhouses and on the dairy farms.” ― Ellen DeGeneres
“Raw food is the best way to have the cleanest energy. We take so much care about what kind of fuel we put in our car, and what kind of oil. We care about that more than the fuel that we’re putting in our bodies. It’s cleaner burning fuel.” ― Woody Harrelson
“I stopped eating all meat a few years ago. I would feel guilty that what was on my plate was walking around yesterday. Either I could live with that or stop eating meat. I chose the latter, and I’m happier for it.” ― Carrie Underwood
“For my own health, and after all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn’t continue to eat meat.” ― Liam Hemsworth
“I show my love for animals by not eating them or participating in any business that profits directly from their exploitation or – if that word irks you – their “use.” You may show your love for animals by eating them. You may love animals, but only “intelligent” ones. You may draw the line anywhere you gosh darn please, but for me, I couldn’t draw it anymore so I just gave up the line. I threw out the line.” ― Mayim Bialik
“[Being vegan] is not always easy and accessible, but it’s a way of life and makes me as a person feel really good and physically look better. My skin was better, energy was better.” ― Olivia Wilde
“I’m a vegan. I respect my environment and I do my best to spread the importance of such an issue.” ― Jared Leto
“Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings. That is why I eat the way I do.” ― Natalie Portman
“I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn’t disconnect myself from it any longer.” ― Ellen DeGeneres
“I’m a vegan. I don’t want to torture anything. I guess it’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world.” ― Jessica Chastain
Veganism is about fighting for better health, a better planet, and animal rights. It’s about showing that you are human for a reason and not just for the sake of it. As they say, the key is to eat better, not less. So the next time you fill your plate, buy your groceries, or cook a delicious meal, make it vegan! You’ll be surprised at how good you feel. Vegan podcasts, vegan blogs, vegan quotes etc. are all for reminding you time and again to stay on the right path, so let us know if we missed out on some amazing vegan inspirational quotes by commenting down below!