John Robbins quotes

  • Remember that one who forgets the language of gratitude can never be on speaking terms with happiness.
    -- John Robbins

    #Gratitude #Language #Remember

  • Animals do not ‘give’ their life to us, as the sugar-coated lie would have it. No, we take their lives. They struggle and fight to the last breath, just as we would do if we were in their place.
    -- John Robbins

    #Lying #Struggle #Fighting

  • The joy is that we can take back our bodies, reclaim our health, and restore ourselves to balance. We can take power over what and how we eat. We can rejuvenate and recharge ourselves, bringing healing to the wounds we carry inside us, and bringing to fuller life the wonderful person that each of us can be.
    -- John Robbins

    #Healing #Joy #Balance

  • Awareness is bad for the meat business. Conscience is bad for the meat business. Sensitivity to life is bad for the meat business. DENIAL, however, the meat business finds indispensable.
    -- John Robbins

    #Meat #Denial #Life Is

  • Your life does matter. It always matters whether you reach out in friendship or lash out in anger. It always matters whether you live with compassion and awareness or whether you succumb to distractions and trivia. It always matters how you treat other people, how you treat animals, and how you treat yourself. It always matters what you do. It always matters what you say. And it always matters what you eat.
    -- John Robbins

    #Compassion #Animal #People

  • Every so often a book comes along that has the power to alter the course of history. Project Animal Farm is that potent.
    -- John Robbins

    #Book #Animal #Projects

  • It may be healthier to eat beer and franks with cheer and thanks, than to eat sprouts and bread with doubts and dread.
    -- John Robbins

    #Cheer #Beer #Doubt

  • The level of consumption that we identify with success is utterly unsustainable. We're gobbling up the world.
    -- John Robbins

    #Inspiring #World #Levels

  • It takes 16 lbs of grain to make 1 lb of beef. It takes 1 lb of grain to make 1 lb of bread. So, how many more plants are you eating if you eat a pound of beef? Secondly, I've harvested cabbages and pulled up carrots out of the ground and I've been in slaughter-houses and seen the animals have their brains bashed out with sledgehammers and their throats cut - the experiences are not comparable.
    -- John Robbins

    #Cutting #Animal #House

  • The fork is the most powerful tool ever placed in our hands.
    -- John Robbins

    #Powerful #Philosophy #Hands

  • In the never-ending battle between order and chaos, clutter sides with chaos every time. Anything that you possess that does not add to your life or your happiness eventually becomes a burden.
    -- John Robbins

    #Order #Battle #Sides

  • Dream of a society at peace with its conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms.
    -- John Robbins

    #Dream #Peace #Harmony

  • I believe that eating simple food in a healthy body with a clean conscience is more pleasurable, and infinitely more satisfying, then eating decadent food that makes you and your world ill.
    -- John Robbins

    #Believe #Simple #Healthy

  • It's always better to feed your enemies than to fight with them.
    -- John Robbins

    #Fighting #Enemy #Vegan

  • It is increasingly obvious that environmentally sustainable solutions to world hunger can only emerge as people eat more plant foods and fewer animal products. To me it is deeply moving that the same food choices that give us the best chance to eliminate world hunger are also those that take the least toll on the environment, contribute the most to our long-term health, are the safest, and are also, far and away, the most compassionate towards our fellow creatures.
    -- John Robbins

    #Moving #Animal #Long

  • A reduction in meat consumption is the most powerful single act that you can take to halt the destruction of our environment and preserve our natural resources.
    -- John Robbins

    #Powerful #Meat #Vegan

  • Chiropractic works in harmony with the basic healing forces of the body, whereas the allopathic, western medical establishment doesn't have nearly as holistic a vision.
    -- John Robbins

    #Healing #Vision #Body

  • Give away your love, freely and without expectation. Give it away, and soon your life will be filled with love, and you will have set others on the path of love and peace.
    -- John Robbins

    #Giving #Expectations #Path

  • Few of us are aware that the act of eating can be a powerful statement of commitment to our own well-being, and at the same time the creation of a healthier habitat. Your health, happiness, and the future of life on earth are rarely so much in your own hands as when you sit down to eat.
    -- John Robbins

    #Powerful #Commitment #Hands

  • Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross Domestic Product. attr to Buthan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuck
    -- John Robbins

    #Kings #Important #Gross Domestic Product

  • Every time you make a choice that expresses respect for life, you bring a little more love in your body, into your family, into our society, and into a world that is calling out for this blessing.
    -- John Robbins

    #Ignorance #Blessing #Choices

  • Our food chain is in crisis. Big agribusiness has made profits more important than your health—more important than the environment—more important than your right to know how your food is produced. But beneath the surface, a revolution is growing.
    -- John Robbins

    #Important #Growing #Agribusiness

  • You know that a majority of the medical costs that are bankrupting families, companies, and nations could be eliminated with better nutrition.
    -- John Robbins

    #Majority #Cost #Nutrition

  • Unlike much of orthodox medicine, alternative approaches to healing typically honor the wisdom and capability of the human body. Their goal is often to support and strengthen the powerful healing forces already at work within us.
    -- John Robbins

    #Powerful #Healing #Medicine

  • In California today, you may save more water by not eating a pound of beef than you would by not showering for six entire months.
    -- John Robbins

    #California #Water #Beef

  • Throughout history, people in all cultures and lands have gathered together at mealtimes. In forests and mountains, in humble abodes and great mansions, beneath star filled skies and beside hearths, people have given thanks, and offered their blessings.
    -- John Robbins

    #Stars #Humble #Blessing

  • Adding last-minute features, whether in response to competitive pressure, as a developer's pet feature, or on the whim of management, causes more bugs in software than almost anything else.
    -- John Robbins

    #Pet #Requirements #Lasts

  • Eating in a hurried or unconscious way, as so many of us have learned to do, is like receiving a love letter from the earth, but never taking the time to carefully read it.
    -- John Robbins

    #Receiving #Earth #Letters