"Literature has drawn a funny perimeter that other art forms haven't."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Jonathan Safran Foer on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Jonathan Safran Foer on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Jonathan Safran Foer on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Jonathan Safran Foer on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Jonathan Safran Foer on Oscar Wilde
"There's no being wrong in seeing something in art, only being disagreed with."
"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."
"The question, I've come to think, is not what inspires one to change, but what inspires one to remain changed."