„China is an attractive piece of meat coveted by all … but very tough, and for years no one has been able to bite into it.“
„I have been a vegetarian for a few years. Fred Dryer of the Rams has been one for 10 years. It shows you don't need meat to play football.“
— Joe Namath American football player 1943
Quoted in "9 superstar athletes who don't eat meat" https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/photos/9-superstar-athletes-who-dont-eat-meat/joe-namath by Brian Merchant, MNN.com (March 5, 2013).
„A chimpanzee in China has quit smoking after 16 years, with the help of her keepers. The chimp was able to quit when the keepers STOPPED BUYING HER CIGARETTES!“
— Amy Poehler American actress 1971
„I’ve been a vegetarian for 14 years now, and a lot of the time I avoid going to restaurants. I eat at home. … I’ve never had any desire to eat meat. In fact, when I was a kid I would have a really difficult time eating meat at all. It had to be the perfect bite, with no fat or gristle or bone or anything like that…. I don’t judge people who eat meat—that’s not for me to say—but the whole thing just sort of bums me out.“
— Tobey Maguire actor from the United States 1975
"Tobey Maguire - Web Exclusive", interview in Parade.com (1 April 2007) http://web.archive.org/web/20070930165114/http://www.parade.com/export/sites/default/articles/editions/2007/edition_04-01-2007/Tobey-Maguire. Quoted in "The Green Quote: Tobey Maguire Prefers To Eat At Home", in Ecorazzi.com (24 July 2008) http://www.ecorazzi.com/2008/07/24/the-green-quote-tobey-maguire-prefers-to-eat-at-home/.
„A strong and well-constituted man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds all included) just as he digests his meats, even when he has some tough morsels to swallow.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
Essay 3, Aphorism 16
„Can one regard a fellow creature as a property item, an investment, a piece of meat, an ‘it,’ without degenerating into cruelty towards that creature?“
— Karen Davis (activist) American activist 1944
Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry, Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company, 1996, p. 50.
„I think that the big piece here is that it really allows us to partner. Yahoo! has always been a very friendly company.“
— Marissa Mayer American business executive and engineer, former ceo of Yahoo! 1975
„Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum.“
— P. J. O'Rourke American journalist 1947
Context: Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadows about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
„Nature … has born and reared all men alike, and created them genuine brothers, not in mere name, but in very reality, though this kinship has been put to confusion by the triumph of malignant covetousness, which has wrought estrangement instead of affinity and enmity instead of friendship.“
— Philo Roman philosopher -20 - 45 v.Chr
„People are starving all over the world, what do you mean, "red meat will kill you"? Don't eat no red meat? No, don't eat no green meat. If you lucky enough to get your hands on a steak, bite the shit out of it!“
— Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965
„Look, friend, I'm really not interested in all of that, really. See I consider myself damned lucky to have been able to land my airplane at this emergency strip in one piece.“
— Daniel James Jr. United States general 1920 - 1978
As quoted in The Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in The Military (1998), by Gerald Astor, De Capo Press, pp. 440–443
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
Collected Works, Vol. 30, p. 502–15, Third All-Russia Trade Union Congress http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1920/apr/07.htm
„It has been said, and only half in jest, that a tough, professionally led union is a great force for improving management performance. It forces the manager to think about what he is doing and to be able to explain his actions and behavior.“
— Peter F. Drucker American business consultant 1909 - 2005