Victoria Moran quotes

  • Yoga will always be transformationa l, even when it stops being cool.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Yoga #Being Cool

  • We do children an enormous disservice when we assume that they cannot appreciate anything beyond drive through fare and nutritionally marginal, kid-targeted convenience foods. Our children are capable of consuming something that grew in a garden or on a tree and never saw a deep fryer. They are capable of making it through diner at a sit-down restaurant with tablecloths and no climbing equipment. Children deserve quality nourishment.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Children #Kids #Garden

  • To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they're blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Beauty #Beautiful #Love You

  • A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with-that's poverty-but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you're clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it's clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. (148)
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Commitment #Simple #Support

  • Every person you see has stories, and every person you see has a few that would break your heart. We deserve each other's respect simply because we've survived all we have and kept going anyway.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Heart #Stories #Break

  • If you only knew who you really are, you'd be starstruck
    -- Victoria Moran

    #If Only You Knew

  • In terms of days and moments lived, you'll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important. Love somebody extra. In one sense, you're just a kid, but a kid with enough years on her to know that every day is priceless.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Fun #Regret #Kids

  • If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it-through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Beauty #Being Yourself #Believe

  • Follow the tugs in your heart. I think that everybody gets these gentle urges and should listen to them. Even if they sound absolutely insane, they may be worth going for.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Heart #Thinking #Insane

  • You give up on what you need to be doing because you forget that you're worth it. This is why most people aren't leading exemplary lives...You have to believe in yourself so much that you're willing to do what's uncomfortable, time-consuming, inconvenient, and on occasion seemingly impossible. When you don't believe in yourself this much, pretend.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Giving Up #Believe #People

  • Enjoy your food, enjoy your life.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Enjoy #Enjoy Your Life

  • Self-doubt is the greatest enemy of any new good habit.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Self #Enemy #Doubt

  • In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Mindfulness #Infinite #Moments

  • As a society, we need to get lots more flexible about what constitutes beauty. It isn't a particular hair color or a particular body type; it's the woman who grew the hair and lives in the body. Keeping this in mind can only make things better.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Color #Hair #Mind

  • It's probably unfair to expect the world at large, or even most people, to see us for all we are. It is essential, however, that we see ourselves for all we are.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Self Esteem #People #World

  • Growing into your future ... requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Caring #Dedication #Growing

  • The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Thinking #Ideas #People

  • Taking B12 is the price of getting to be vegan, the way wearing a helmet is the price of getting to ride a motorcycle and giving up alcohol for nine months is the price of getting to have a baby.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Baby #Giving Up #Alcohol

  • Compassion in action may be the glorious possibility that could protect our crowded, polluted planet ...
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Compassion #May #Action

  • Happiness comes from accepting the present situation, whether it is something you wish to savor as long as possible or change as quickly as you can.  Neither is possible without acceptance as the starting point, because without acceptance you are living on the periphery of your life.  There at the edges, you can't fully enjoy the good stuff or do anything about the rest.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Acceptance #Long #Wish

  • Your mission isn't a project to check off your list. It's a commitment to which to dedicate your life.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Commitment #Lists #Missions

  • Recreational shopping is the shortest distance between two points: you and broke.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Distance #Shopping #Two

  • Home is the place where you are most thoroughly yourself, with no pretenses.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Home #Where You Are #Pretense

  • I think most of us look at personal delights as somewhere between minimally important and borderline immoral. We like them, but we're not sure we ought to. We seldom give them a high priority when other demands are competing for our attention. Nevertheless, the soul feeds on simple joys and withers without them....
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Simple #Thinking #Giving

  • If you've ever tried meditation and didn't stay with it, I recommend you try it again. Some time has passed. In the interim, you may have developed the discipline of mind or the patience you were short on before. Let these qualities aid your practice. (173)
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Patience #Practice #Discipline

  • You want to live a life in which the things you have traded your hard-earned money for are quality items that really do uplift your life.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Uplifting #Quality #Want

  • Cruelty to animals is an enormous injustice; so is expecting those on the lowest rung of the economic ladder to do the dangerous, soul-numbing work of slaughtering sentient beings on our behalf.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Animal #Soul #Ladders

  • Sometimes customizing is necessary because of an injury or the inability to do, for a short or long period, the kind of exercise you formerly did. When you're used to customizing for fun, doing it under duress won't seem like such an imposition. Either way, experiment until you find activities that make you happy as well as healthy. Choose your exercise using the same criteria you'd apply to choosing a date--that is, attractive to you and able to hold your interest for an hour.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Fun #Exercise #Long

  • The idea that somebody else is going to swoop down and play the fairy godmother role is pretty unlikely, so why not take care of yourself?
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Play #Ideas #Godmother

  • I'm not perfect, but what's wonderful about eating a plant-based diet is, I don't have to be.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Perfect #Wonderful #Eating

  • Life would be very dreary if there were no magic. If the real world were only that veil of tears, I just don't think could get up in the morning.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Morning #Real #Thinking

  • Make your plate look like a Christmas tree,' I tell people, 'mostly green with splashes of other bright colors.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Color #People #Tree

  • My calling, as one imperfect human, is to celebrate and uphold life every time I get the chance.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Calling #Chance #Imperfect

  • On the issue of abortion, I'm ever on the fence, or, at most, an inch or two to either side.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Two #Issues #Abortion

  • The idea that somebody is going to come in and make your debt go away and all be well for the future is really a fantasy.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Ideas #Going Away #Debt

  • Just remember that those things that get attention flourish.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Attention #Remember

  • Our society on a whole is trained to see young women. There are proportionally far more of them on magazine covers, on TV, and in films than int the actual population. As a result, we have a citizenry taught to see the young and ignore the not-so-young. It isn’t conscious; it’s Pavlovian. (13)
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Magazines #Our Society #Taught

  • It simply feels right to me to blend the glittery delights of New York City with a largely raw vegan diet - with the soul-deep conviction that animals are not ours to eat, wear, exploit or experiment on.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #New York #Animal #Cities

  • Our culture has long mistrusted the body. It's been seen as a confusing blend of God's handiwork and the devil's playground. It is, rather, a vortex of intelligence.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Long #Confusing #Devil

  • What is so priceless about being the selves we were created to grow into is that it's impossible to do it wrong.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Self #Impossible #Priceless

  • There are some things that money can't buy: peace of mind, for starters, and lean muscle mass. Neither the Queen of England nor the founder of Microsoft can put in an order for either one.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Queens #Order #Mind

  • Sometimes we get so busy pursuing our dream that we forget to notice the degree to which we're living it already.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Dream #Degrees #Busy

  • Tell the world you are a one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Joy #World #Kind

  • Being vegan is a glorious adventure. It touches every aspect of my life -- my relationships, how I relate to the world
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Adventure #World #Vegan

  • I need a spiritual connection - I can make changes, but I can't make miracles - and I need people around me who'll support me and believe in me and tell me the truth and not let me deceive myself into avoiding the what's scary and hard and necessary.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Spiritual #Believe #People

  • Moderation is actually the flip side of dieting, that is, imposed deprivation.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Flip #Sides #Dieting

  • The strongest animals on earth are plant eaters. Every creature we've enlisted to do the work we couldn't handle - the horse, donkey, elephant, camel, water buffalo, ox, yak - is an herbivore... whose huge muscles were built from plant protein, and whose strong bones got that way, and stayed that way, from grazing on grass and eating other vegetables.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Strong #Horse #Animal

  • I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live within walking distance of either beauty or convenience, if not both.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Distance #Believe #Convenience

  • Let other people do it their way. What other people do is irrelevant.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #What Matters #People #Way

  • If you don't accept yourself, you won't live fully, and if you don't live fully you'll need to get full some other way.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Acceptance #Way #Needs

  • Life has its rhythm and we have ours. They're designed to coexist in harmony, so that when we do what is ours to do and otherwise let life be, we garner acceptance and serenity.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Acceptance #Serenity #Life Is

  • If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Believe #World #Celebrate

  • As I see it, a green salad is an open invitation to carrots, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and the sprouts that grow in jars on my kitchen counter.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Mushrooms #Kitchen #Tomatoes

  • I have to strive to go two steps forward and realize that, sometimes, there will be one step back.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Two #Steps #Sometimes

  • I'm over the hill, maybe even the whole mountain range, but I don't see it that way even one little bit.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Mountain #Littles #Way

  • I'm a big believer in living life as an extended working vacation.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Live Life #Vacation #Bigs

  • I realize that I'm a mature woman and one of these days, incredible diet or not, I'll be a little old lady.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Littles #Mature #Realizing

  • I could be a vegan in sackcloth and flip-flops, but I find fabulous boots with periwinkle cuffs a far preferable option.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Fabulous #Flip #Cuffs

  • Evolution happens in nature and in individuals. I want to participate actively in its happening within me.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Want #Evolution #Individual

  • Every year when I put away my winter clothes and get out my summer clothes, they fit. And I haven't been on a diet since the Reagan administration.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Summer #Winter #Years

  • Beauty at 70 years old isn't the same as beauty at 20 years old, but it is stunning nonetheless.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Years #Stunning

  • Because love encompasses everything, nothing is unimportant, including tonight's dinner menu. Think about it for a minute. If you were pure love, the loving parent of all life, how would you want people to eat?
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Thinking #People #Parent

  • When it comes to literal nourishment, the food we eat, life begets life.
    -- Victoria Moran

    #Nourishment