Becoming a vegan is a difficult choice that takes a lot of self-analysis and commitment. Although not easy, it is a decision that can turn our lives over for the best. Vegans are usually value-driven people who care about the world and the environment. Vegan food is tasty and nutritious without causing harm to anyone or anything.
If you are attracted to veganism or are already a happy vegan, check out these vegan quotes to remind yourself why being a vegan is amazing and so beneficial for all beings on the planet.
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
Veganism is one of those choices with ramifications on multiple aspects of our lives. It is not just about what we decide to eat, but also about making sure that our food does not entail harming other beings or the environment.
You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car. – Harvey Diamond
Critics of veganism always proclaim that it is very natural for people to eat meat or animal products. However, we could also say that it is natural for people to love animals and to want to protect them. It is up to us which instinct we find more powerful.
Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it: ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’? – Moby
Most people who consume meat are able to do it because they are unaware of the process that makes meat available to them. They do not realize how much suffering each piece of meat means. They would never harm animals themselves, yet they let others do it for them.
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. – Ellen Degeneres
By gaining awareness of animal cruelty, factory farming, and meat production, people realize that veganism is a great ethical choice for them. Veganism means to live at peace with ourselves, knowing that our lifestyle does not affect any other living beings.
Animals are my friends and I don’t eat my friends. – George Bernard Shaw
Becoming a vegan is a choice that brings us closer to the world around us. We are more in tune with nature and we start to see animals as beings with feelings who live for themselves, not for our sake. We befriend the world instead of being against it.
We all love animals. Why do we call some “pets” and others “dinner”? – K.D. Lang
We apply to the natural world a hierarchy that sometimes makes no sense. It is disheartening to witness the way we discriminate animals to make sure they fit our needs. Moreover, it is strange that we protect and care about some, yet we are not interested in providing the same protection for others.
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 Geller
By embracing a vegan diet, we start to build a more profound and pure connection to the animal world. It is a great relief to know that your lifestyle choices do not support violence and killing. The peace of mind is really worth it.
My own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering and leaving a habitable planet to future generations. – Peter Singer
Becoming a vegan is not only choosing a different diet, but also contributing to an optimistic future for the humankind. We cannot exploit the planet for our benefit, without considering the future generations.
Being vegan just gives you such great karma. – Alicia Silverstone
The best thing about veganism is that besides purifying our diet, it also allows us to embark on a spiritual journey. By establishing a pure and selfless relationship with the world and all its living inhabitants, we build a great karma.
Going vegan, I feel great! – Tia Mowry
People who never tried a vegan diet might be tempted to believe that veganism is all about sacrifice. The truth is that most vegans feel great about their choice. They still get to eat tasty things, they are healthy and strong, and most of all, have a clean conscience.
Going vegetarian – and then vegan – has calmed me down, and it has also made me physically and emotionally strong. – Kangana Ranaut
There are many side benefits to being a vegan, which only become recognizable as time goes by. Besides a healthy and strong body, some of the other benefits include a stress-free, calm, and powerful mind and a strong heart.
Well, everything with being vegan and vegetarian is a really big commitment. You have to do what you feel is best and what you believe in and what your body is telling you that it needs. – Lea Michele
After deciding to embrace a vegan lifestyle, it is important to realize that such a choice is a big commitment that takes a lot of patience and hard work. Our bodies will teach us to recognize their needs and it is our responsibility to give them what they need to function properly.
You can’t jump to vegan if you’re not. Some people are absolute. Some people are able to be gradual. – Russell Simmons
Becoming a vegan does not happen overnight. It may take a lot of time and many small steps in between. Since our health and well-being is at stake, we need to make sure that we do it properly. Taking is slowly leaves time for our bodies to adjust.
Being vegan is a glorious adventure. It touches every aspect of my life – my relationships, how I relate to the world. – Victoria Moran
Veganism is an adventure with few risks but many rewards. It is able to influence positively every aspect of our lives. Physical health is important, but so is our emotional and mental health. Veganism takes care of all.
I thought being vegan was going to be some really horrible way of life that had no flavor. – Robin Quivers
One of the things that stop most people from becoming vegans is the fear that every meal will become a flavorless and tasteless drag. This is a wrong assumption because vegan cuisine can be incredibly rich and delicious.
I became a vegetarian out of compassion for animals and to live as healthy as possible. A vegan diet was the best decision. – Davey Havok
A vegan diet is a normal step for people who want to change their lives, to become more healthy and strong, and to lead of life of minimal impact on the environment. Deciding to become a vegan is also a measure of one’s compassion.
I believe everything is about balance. I’m not 100% vegan, and obviously my fiance and my friends are not vegan, so I have to come up with a menu that will satisfy everybody. – Valentina Zelyaeva
Being a vegan is great but we don’t have to impose our decisions or choices on others. When our friends and family prefer to stick to a regular diet, we have to respect their decision and to make sure that everyone is happy.
People eat meat and think they will become strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass. – Pino Caruso
Some people refuse a vegan diet afraid that they will be unable to give their bodies all the necessary proteins. However, meat and animal products are not the sole sources of protein in the world. Just as animals take their proteins from plants, so could people.
I’m a vegan. I respect the environment and I do my best to spread the importance of such an issue. – Jared Leto
Veganism is almost a political statement. It says that we want to live in a non-violent, safe, and healthy world where every living being is respected and protected. Veganism is a profound respect for life.
I dream of a vegan world – that’s where I want everything to go. – Gene Baur
Most vegans know that in order for the world to become a safe place for animals, more and more people should become vegans. A vegan world is the only way to ensure sustainable development and healthy living for all people.
A vegan diet is one of the best things you can do for your health and the well-being of our planet. – Robert Cheeke
A vegan diet is a great answer to some of the most pressing issues of our times. The environment suffers under the burden of our many needs and desires, while junk food and terrible diet choices make us less healthy. Veganism comes to restore both our health and the health of the planet.
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
While vegans may be motivated by health or environmental goals, they know that there are other perks to veganism such as feeling good or being in great shape physically. Although not easy, veganism is rewarding.
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
Every decision that we take in the physical realm affects the spiritual as well. As we feed our bodies, we need to make sure that we feed our souls too. A vegan lifestyle is a great way to meet our desires for both a healthy body and a pure soul and conscience.
Any serious social, political, and economic change must include veganism. – Gary L. Francione
Most agree that there is a strong need for political, social, and economic progress, but few realize how effective is veganism in triggering change. Veganism is a powerful solution to multiple, far-reaching issues.
Being a vegan is pretty easy these days, as almost every town and city has health food stores and vegetarian-friendly restaurants. – Moby
As more people become vegan, business owners realize that there is a big market for healthy, vegan food. The great thing is that as veganism becomes easier, many more people will embrace it. The future looks optimistic.
Though I’m vegan and advocate that others eat a plant-based diet, I know that many people aren’t quite ready to take that step in whole. – Kathy Freston
Vegans know that for many, becoming a vegan is not easy at all. Not everyone is ready for such a dramatic and conscious change in their lifestyle, but those who respect life will eventually realize the benefits of veganism.
I thought a vegan diet would be too difficult, being on the road so much, but it’s been far easier than I thought. – Michelle Forbes
Being a vegan sounds difficult from a distance, but it does not necessarily have to be. People who travel a lot are happy to discover that veganism is adopted in all corners of the world and the number of choices for vegans increases exponentially.
Being a vegan just helps me build up my self-esteem. I feel good about it every time I eat a meal. – Steve-O
Becoming a vegan is a turning point for our health and our state of mind. Vegans become healthier and also more peaceful, calm, and confident. Their choices make them feel good and because conscious actions are a goldmine for our self-esteem.
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, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized. – Henry David Thoreau
Veganism is a normal progression in the history of humankind. It is a measure of kindness, compassion, conscious living, and spirituality. Such as we left behind many other uncivilized practices, perhaps we will leave behind the practice of exploiting animals for food.
Being vegan is not the key to immortality. We’re all going to get sick and die. But to know you’re living without harming? That’s the loveliest feeling. – Victoria Moran
While being vegan is a big step toward healthy living, it is not a secret formula that will make us live forever. We cannot escape death and maybe not even disease, but it is important to live a life that we are proud of.
My body is a temple, not a grave. – Unknown
The way we choose to feed ourselves says a lot about the connection we have to our bodies. If we respect our bodies, we will not feed them with food that comes from death and suffering. A pure and clean body does not need this kind of bad energy.