Food for Thought:
Quotes and Inspirations
More than two hundred inspiring servings of vegetarian
words of wisdom from voices throughout history.
Inspiring words can be a gift for any one seeking
a more compassionate lifestyle.Vegetarian Food for Thought: Quotations
& Inspirations offers pearls of wisdom and inspiration from
vegetarians, past and present, as well as some surprising comments
on vegetarianism from the unlikeliest of sources.
Vegetarianism has existed since the beginning of recorded history.
Issues of importance to contemporary vegetarians such as animal
welfare, personal health, and the earths ecology were discussed
and declared by philosophers, poets, scientists and social reformers
throughout recorded history. There have always been individuals
who have abstained from eating meat, and who have spoken out boldly
for their beliefs. The words of these great thinkers call out from
the past and mingle with the voices of contemporary vegetarians.
This comprehensive collection will reinspire individuals who already
live a vegetarian lifestyle as well as reach out to touch those
who are just beginning to reflect on their dietary choices.
"Eating vegetables and tofu will keep you
--Chinese Folk Saying
"Nothing will benefit human health or increase
chances for survival on
Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
"As we talked of freedom and justice one day
for all, we sat down to steaks.
I am eating misery, I thought, as I took the first bite. And spit
Gail Davis has been a practicing
vegetarian for more than a decade, and she speaks to diverse audiences
about the benefits of eating vegetarian. As a speaker at national
conferences such as the American Vegan Society, she has taught thousands
of people how to kick the meat and dairy habit by choosing plant-based
She has interviewed and written about many prominent
physicians, scientists, and nutritional experts, and their views
on the relationship between our food choices and their impact on
human health. Davis teamed up with New Jersey physician Robert Baker,
and successfully fought for the passage of legislation concerning
the prevention of breast cancer. The bill requires doctors in New
Jersey to supply patients with a pamphlet describing the connection
between diet and breast cancer.
Davis lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her
feline companion, Indiana Jones, and canine companion, Cicely Alaska,
both confirmed vegetarians. Davis is also the author of The
Complete Guide to Vegetarian Convenience Foods. (NewSage
Press 1999). Davis can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org