„The chicken that we eat is chock-full of feminine hormones. So, when men eat these chickens, they deviate from themselves as men.“
„Socrates said, "Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."“
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
How a Young Man ought to hear Poems, 4
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -469 - -399 a.C.
Plutarch Moralia, How the Young Man Should Study Poetry Variant translation: Base men live to eat and drink, and good men eat and drink to live.
„One of the things that pushed me to change my diet is that the average football player dies at 56 years of age. That's because they're constantly drinking milk and whey protein shakes, eating steak and chicken. … We thought, 'We're big dudes, we need to eat meat to be men.' I thought that too. But you're screwing your insides up. You're taking advantage of a helpless animal. You're killing a life that you don't need to take. With dairy, you're stealing breast milk that's meant for the baby cows and drinking it yourself. How is that manly? Men are supposed to be protectors.“
— David Carter 1987
Interview in the book What the Health https://books.google.it/books?id=FIY8DgAAQBAJ&pg=PT0 by Eunice Wong (Xlibris, 2017).
— Bill Engvall American comedian and actor 1957
— Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240
— Henry Fielding English novelist and dramatist 1707 - 1754
Book I, Chapter 1
„If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.“
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
“A Foreword for Younger Readers,” Assorted Prose (1965)
„If people want to eat meat, they should kill the animals for themselves... Nor should they say that if they did not do it the slaughter would still go on.. Every person who eats meat takes a share in that degradation of his fellow-men; on him and on her personally lies the share, and personally lies the responsibility.“
— Annie Besant British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator 1847 - 1933
Annie Besant, Vegetarianism in the Light of Theosophy, 1913, P. 18-20
— R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Context: "Strangers may not lodge complaints till they have been in residence here for ninety days," the Cacique said, "and no stranger has ever remained with us that long." "My complaint won't hold for ninety days. I accuse you people of eating men." Ch. 5
„The worst of men is he who stops his contributions to charity, eats by himself, and whips his slave.“
— Ali al-Rida eighth of the Twelve Imams 766 - 818
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 335.