"I'm interested in the kind of religion that makes life harder. I'm not so interested in the comforting kind of religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Jonathan Safran Foer on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Jonathan Safran Foer on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Jonathan Safran Foer on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Jonathan Safran Foer on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Jonathan Safran Foer on Albert Camus
"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."