Colleen Patrick-Goudreau quotes

  • May our daily choices be a reflection of our deepest values, and may we use our voices to speak for those who need us most, those who have no voice, those who have no choice.
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Peace #Reflection #Voice

  • When we turn away from the reality of what we do to animals for our gustatory pleasure, we play a game of pretend, like the child who covers her eyes and thinks you can't see her. And yet, there she remains. Closing our eyes doesn't make violence disappear; it only closes our minds and hearts and enables the violence to continue.
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Children #Heart #Eye

  • Sanctuaries are magical places - dare I say holy?
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Sanctuary #Holy #Dare

  • We don't “crave” animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs, but we do crave fat, salt, flavor, texture, and familiarity.
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Animal #Eggs #Texture

  • It is not how we breed, keep and kill animals for human consumption that has been the impetus for vegetarianism for thousands of years. It is that we breed, keep and kill animals for human consumption. Throughout the centuries the common thread in the arguments against eating animals is the fact that since we have no nutritional requirement for the flesh or fluids of animals, killing them to simply satisfy our taste-buds or habits or customs amounts to senseless slaughter, and senseless slaughter is no small thing.
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Animal #Vegetarianism #Years

  • How often do we talk just to fill up the quiet space? How often do we waste our breath talking about nonsense?
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Talking #Space #Waste

  • Don't do nothing because you can't do everything. Do something!
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

  • Just because we can doesn’t mean we should. Just because we always have doesn’t mean we always have to. Once we know better, we should choose better.
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Mean #Should

  • The phytochemicals, antioxidants, and fiber- all of the healthful components of plant foods- originate in plants, not animals. If they are present, it is because the animal ate plants. And why should we go through an animal to get the benefits of the plants themselves? To consume unnecessary, unseemly, and unhealthy substances, such as saturated fat, animal protein, lactose, and dietary cholesterol, is to negate the benefits of the fiber, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are prevalent and inherent in plants.
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Animal #Benefits #Fiber

  • It's a pretty amazing to wake up every morning, knowing that every decision I make is to cause as little harm as possible. It's a pretty fantastic way to live.
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Morning #Knowing #Decision

  • One life matters - especially to the one whose life it is.
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Matter