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.


Veganism is not a sacrifice. It is a joy.     

Gary L. Francione

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.     

Olivia Wilde

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.     

Gary L. Francione

I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.     

Isaac Bashevis Singer

The best part of being a vegan is the purity and peace of mind one experiences and the strong connection I feel to the animal kingdom.     

Uri Gellar

We don't need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.     

James Cromwell

If you could see or feel the suffering you wouldn't think twice. Give back life. Don't eat meat.     

Kim Basinger

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.     

George Bernard Shaw

A human can be healthy without killing animals for food. Therefore if he eats meat he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.     

LeoTolstoy

I'm a vegan. It makes me feel really good and bright     

Lea Michele

Poor animals, how jealously they guard their bodies, for to us is merely an evening's meal, but to them is life itself.     

T. Casey Brennan

Ethical veganism represents a commitment to nonviolence.     

Gary L. Francione

Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food.     

Anthony Bourdain

Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And, to me, your soul is your intent. If your intent is pure, you are pure.     

Erykah Badu

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals.     

HenryDavid Thoreau

When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that's why I can't eat it. Simple as that.     

Paul Mccartney

A human can be healthy without killing animals for food.     

Leo Tolstoy

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.     

Linda McCartney

We manage to swallow flesh, only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing we do.     

Rabindranath Tagore

I refuse to eat animals because I cannot nourish myself by the sufferings and by the death of other creatures.     

Edgar Kupfer-Koberwitz