"I first became a vegetarian when I was nine, in response to an argument made by a radical babysitter. My great change - which lasted a couple of weeks - was based on the very simple instinct that it's wrong to kill animals for food."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Jonathan Safran Foer on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Jonathan Safran Foer on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Jonathan Safran Foer on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Jonathan Safran Foer on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Jonathan Safran Foer on Mahatma Gandhi
"There's no being wrong in seeing something in art, only being disagreed with."
"Literature has drawn a funny perimeter that other art forms haven't."
"Food is not just what we put in our mouths to fill up it is culture and identity. Reason plays some role in our decisions about food, but it's rarely driving the car."
"Maybe one day the world will change, that we'll be in a luxurious position of being able to debate whether or not it's inherently wrong to eat animals, but the question doesn't matter right now."
"When it comes to meat, change is almost always cast as an absolute. You are a vegetarian or you are not."