"Urban conservationists may feel entitled to be unconcerned about food production because they are not farmers. But they can't be let off so easily, for they are all farming by proxy."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Wendell Berry on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Wendell Berry on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Wendell Berry on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Wendell Berry on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Wendell Berry on Benjamin Franklin
"We cannot know the whole truth, which belongs to God alone, but our task nevertheless is to seek to know what is true. And if we offend gravely enough against what we know to be true, as by failing badly enough to deal affectionately and responsibly with our land and our neighbors, truth will retaliate with ugliness, poverty, and disease."
"It is a horrible fact that we can read in the daily paper, without interrupting our breakfast, numerical reckonings of death and destruction that ought to break our hearts or scare us out of our wits."
"To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd."
"The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it."
"I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free."