"Just about every children's book in my local bookstore has an animal for its hero. But then, only a few feet away in the cookbook section, just about every cookbook includes recipes for cooking animals. Is there a more illuminating illustration of our paradoxical relationship with the nonhuman world?"
"You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete."Jonathan Safran Foer on Keith Sweat
"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."Jonathan Safran Foer on Mahatma Gandhi
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."Jonathan Safran Foer on Euripides
"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."Jonathan Safran Foer on Denis Waitley
"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."Jonathan Safran Foer on Epicurus
"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."