"We say no to lots of things that would please us. I would like to punch people every now and then, but I don't. I would like to have something for free rather than pay for it. I would like to skip to the front of the line... I don't mean to brush aside the taste of meat, which is a powerful attraction. But its power is not without limit."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Jonathan Safran Foer on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Jonathan Safran Foer on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Jonathan Safran Foer on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Jonathan Safran Foer on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Jonathan Safran Foer on Booker T. Washington
"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."