The 115 Best Vegan Quotes To Keep You Motivated on Your Journey!

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During your vegan journey, you’ll sometimes need a boost to keep you going or yearn for a feeling of a community that shares your thoughts and beliefs. It’s entirely okay for many vegans to be on the fence about the whole idea and require inspiration.

Believe it or not, it just so happens that vegan quotes can provide you with what you need – some of them really resonate and make you think and remind you of why veganism is the right thing to do.

If you’ve always been one to write and remember quotes or about to be that person to get your thoughts and feelings validated, get ready to read the best vegan quotes that’ll genuinely stay with you. From funny ones to famous ones by celebrities and philosophers, you’ll surely find a couple you like. So let’s get into it!

Funny Vegan Quotes

  • “I could never go vegan – said almost every vegan (before going vegan)”
  • People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.” – Pino Caruso
  • “Humans were meant to eat meat to survive? Do you know you’re talking to a living vegan?”
  • “I’m a social vegan. I avoid meet.”
  • “We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet- for the sake of hamburgers.” – Pete Singer
  • “I won’t eat anything that has intelligent life, but I’d gladly eat a network executive or a politician.” – Marty Feldman
  • “The most difficult part of being vegan is waking up at 5 AM to milk the almonds.”
  • “I just want to drink green smoothies, eat yum vegan food, and save animals.”
  • “Being vegan just gives you such great karma.” – Alicia Silverstone
  • “Eating meat is the most disgusting thing I can think of. It’s like biting into your grandmother.” – Morrissey
  • “Yes I’m a vegan. No, I don’t only eat lettuce.”
  • “I’m a really big lover of animals, and, at the risk of sounding like a total hippie, I do feel more connected to the world at large and to animals.” – Mickey Madden
  • “Vegan powered by plants.”
  • “The only animals I eat are crackers.”
  • “All we are saying is give peas a chance….”
  • “Spread hummus, not hate.”
  • “I’ve got 99 problems, and protein ain’t one.”
  • “You’ll never have beef with a vegan.”
  • “Animals are my friends, and I don’t eat my friends.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “Animals have souls. Don’t put them in your bowls.”
  • “Wings are for flying, not frying.”

Best Vegan Quotes

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  • “Vegan is just pure love. Love for animals, love for the planet, and love for yourself.”  – Mischa Temaul
  • “Being vegan doesn’t take willpower; it just takes a willingness to choose compassion over convenience.” – Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • “If you don’t like pictures of animal cruelty being posted on social media, you need to help stop the cruelty, not the pictures. You should be bothered that it’s happening, not that you saw it.”  – Marie Sarantakis
  • “Being vegan for me is a cleaner way of not participating in practices that don’t align with my values.” – Cory Booker
  • “People are the only animals that drink the milk of the mother of another species.”– Michael Klaper
  • “Saving one animal won’t change the world. But it’ll change the world for that one animal.”
  • “I choose not to make a graveyard of my body for the rotting corpses of dead animals.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “A human can be healthy without killing animals for food. Therefore if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.” – Leo Tolstoy
  • “I can’t think of anything better in the world to be but a vegan.”– Alicia Silverstone
  • “The best part of being a vegan is the purity and peace of mind one experiences and the strong connection I feel to the animal kingdom.” – Uri Geller
  • “We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.” – Rachel Carson
  • “Nobody really needs a mink coat… Except the mink.” – Glenda Jackson
  • “If you think that being vegan is difficult, imagine being a factory-farmed animal.” – Davegan Raza
  • “It’s 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
  • “Veganism deprives us of absolutely nothing. On the contrary, it provides a priceless gift: the peace of knowing that we are no longer participants in the hideous violence that is animal exploitation.” – Gary Francione
  • “Only when we have become non-violent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves.”– Cesar Chavez
  • “No animal needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good.” – Howard Lynan
  • “I am grateful to realize that my desires do not entitle me to add to another’s suffering.” – Zoe Weil
  • “Anyone who cares about the Earth – really cares – must stop eating animals.” – Linda McCartney
  • “It costs us so little to go vegan. It costs animals so much if we don’t.” – Gary L. Francione
  • “There is something about veganism that is not easy, but the difficulty is not inherent in veganism but in our culture.” – Will Tuttle
  • “I dream of a vegan world – that’s where I want everything to go.” – Gene Baur
  • “When you adopt a vegan diet, we make a connection; you don’t go back, it is not a diet, it is a lifestyle.” – Freelee Frugivore
  • “It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.” – Roy E. Disney
  • “Poor animals, how jealously they guard their bodies, for to us is merely an evening’s meal, but to them is life itself.” – T. Casey Brennan
  • “Animals don’t have a voice, but I do. A loud one.” – Ricky Gervais
  • “Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species.” – Chris Hedges
  • “Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’?” – Moby
  • “I don’t see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack.” – Russell Brand
  • “In a country such as this, where there are fruits, grains, and nuts in abundance, how can one think that he must eat the flesh of dead animals?” – Ellen G. White, ‘Counsels On Diet And Foods’
  • “The question is not, Can they reason? Nor, Can they talk? But, Can they suffer?” – Jeremy Bentham
  • “We strive for a world where every earthling has the right to live and grow. That’s why we don’t eat animals.” – Ruby Roth
  • “To get mud off your hands, use soap and water. To get blood off your hands, go vegan.” – John Sakars
  • “Especially when it comes to animals used for food, humanity’s reasoning power and concern about fairness plummets.” – Karen Davis
  • “You can’t do anything violent humanely.” – James Wildman
  • “If you don’t want to be beaten, imprisoned, mutilated, killed or tortured, then you shouldn’t condone such behaviour towards anyone, be they human or not.” – Moby
  • “It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.” – Haile Selassie
  • “Veganism is not about how hard it is for you. It’s about every animal’s right not to be used as a slave.” – Randy Sandberg
  • “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” – Martin Buber
  • “When you feel the suffering of every living thing in your own heart, that is consciousness.” – Bhagavad Gita
  • “If possessing a higher degree of intelligence does not entitle one human to use another for his or her own ends, how can it entitle humans to exploit non-humans?” – Peter Singer, ‘Animal Liberation’
  • “If intelligence and capability are not criteria for the possession of rights, why would animals – who have the capacity to feel fear and pain – be excluded from our moral consideration?” – Jack Norris.
  • “Vegan food is soul food in its truest form.” – Erykah Badu
  • “You either approve of violence, or you don’t, and nothing on earth is more violent or extreme than the meat industry.” – Morrissey
  • “We don’t need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.” – James Cromwell
  • “If you could see or feel the suffering, you wouldn’t think twice. Give back life. Don’t eat meat.” – Kim Basinger
  • “I refuse to eat animals because I cannot nourish myself by the sufferings and by the death of other creatures.” – Edgar Kupfer-Koberwitz

Famous Vegan Quotes

  • “I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Nothing hurts a good soul and a kind heart more than to live amongst people who can’t understand it.” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib
  • “Please don’t refuse with your eyes what the animals endure with their bodies.” – Shaun Monson
  • “Life is too short to make others shorter.” – Chris Hannah (Propagandhi)
  • “I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals.” – Ellen DeGeneres
  • “The Gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies; they are the trees and the plants and the seeds.” – Plato
  • “It almost seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou
  • “When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, ‘Because they are unhealthy and they are the product of a violent and inhumane industry.'” – Casey Affleck
  • “Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day. That is why all religions have rules.” – Natalie Portman
  • “We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defence of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.” – Gary L. Francione
  • “When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that’s why I can’t eat it. Simple as that.” – Paul McCartney
  • “Don’t wait for a better world. Start now to create a world of harmony and peace. It is up to you, and it always has been. You may even find the solution at the end of your fork.” – Sharon Gannon
  • “Behind every beautiful fur coat, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story.” – Mary Tyler Moore
  • “Veganism: A way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practical, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” – Donald Watson
  • “The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites, or women for men.” – Alice Walker
  • “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “If a kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again.” – James Cromwell
  • “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein
  • “The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong in the world.”  – Dr. Paul Farmer
  • “Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics.” – Peter Singer
  • “There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.” – Charles Darwin
  • “Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without.” – Rue McClanahan
  • “Earth was created for all of us, not some of us.” – Anthony Douglas Williams
  • “It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.” – Joaquin Phoenix
  • “To face animal suffering is to face our responsibility in their suffering.” – JoAnne McArthur
  • “Why are vegans made fun of while the inhumane factory farming process regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit?” – Elliot Page
  • “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
  • “We all love animals. Why do we call some ‘pets’ and others’ dinner’?” – K.D. Lang
  • “We choose to eat meat and have therefore built slaughterhouses for the animals and hospitals for us.” – Akbarali Jetha
  • “Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual.” – Gary L. Francione
  • “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” – Charles Darwin
  • “For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” – Pythagoras
  • “Science that fails to embrace all living beings is far more dangerous than any virus!” – Steve Simmons
  • “Veganism is not a sacrifice. It is a joy.” – Gary L. Francione
  • “How would we fare psychologically if the walls of slaughterhouses were made of glass?” – Tom Regan, ‘The Struggle For Animal Rights.’
  • “When humans act with cruelty, we characterize them as ‘animals’, yet the only animal that displays cruelty is humanity.” – Anthony Douglas Williams.
  • “You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car.” – Harvey Diamond
  • “The concept that you are not ingesting rotting flesh sort of sums it up for me.” – Bryan Adams
  • “About three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings.” – Natalie Portman
  • “I’m a vegan. I respect the environment, and I do my best to spread the importance of such an issue. – Jared Leto
  • “A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “Go to the meat market of a Saturday night and see the crowds of live bipeds staring up at the long rows of dead quadrupeds. Does not that sight take a tooth out of the cannibal’s jaw?” – Herman Melville, ‘Moby Dick’
  • “You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
  • “Animals are not ingredients.” – Barbara Thompson
  • “I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals.” – Henry David Thoreau
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Thomas has been vegan for over 5 years and has decided to move to Costa Rica with his family to be closer to nature and live a more minimalistic life. He loves yummy vegan food and sustainable products.