Favorite Quotes

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia

“Being a thoughtful vegan makes our time on this Earth more peaceful and joyous, because you get to have a hand in promoting and increasing the happiness, good health and well-being of others — both animal and human — rather than being an instrument of their suffering and death.” – Russell Simmons

“Changing the way we eat – from a meat-based to a plant-based diet – is the single most effective thing we can do for our health, for animals, for the environment, for human rights, and for the creation of a nonviolent and compassionate world.” Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” Thomas Edison

“Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” Albert Einstein

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who have found it.”Andre Gilde

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” Edith Wharton

“Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect humankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.” Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” Henry David Thoreau

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

“Our deepest fear is not that we’re inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond all measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of god. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.” Marianne Williamson

“Even if I don’t reach all my goals, I’ve gone higher than I would have if I hadn’t set any.” Danielle Fotopoulis

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” James Joyce

“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. But you can decide how you’re going to live now.” Joan Baez

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“I don’t hold animals superior or even equal to humans. The whole case for behaving decently to animals rests on the fact that we are the superior species. We are the species uniquely capable of imagination, rationality, and moral choice – and that is precisely why we are under an obligation to recognize and respect the rights of animals.” Brigid Brophy

“Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty.” —Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, Polish poet and aphorist

“Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.” Samuel Butler

“Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals.”

~Donald Watson, 1944


  • Abby de Sanchez

    What about “Happy! Friends!” –Suzy:)

    • Janessa

      “Happy! Friends! Happy!”

      Man, Suzy was awesome.