„In a democracy it is the duty of the state governments to ban cow slaughter. There are a lot of things to eat in this country apart from cow.“
— Niranjan Jyoti Indian politician 1967
As quoted in " Duty of state govts to ban cow slaughter, says Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in Kolkata http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/duty-of-state-govts-to-ban-cow-slaughter-says-sadhvi-niranjan-jyoti-in-kolkata/" The Indian Express (23 November 2015)
„Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough!
It isn't fit for humans now,
There isn't grass to graze a cow.
Swarm over, Death!“
— John Betjeman English poet, writer and broadcaster 1906 - 1984
"Slough" line 1, from Continual Dew (1937).
„[This book] has done well to preserve this saga of how the state was made safe for cows. How the state is to be made safe from cows is a saga yet to be written.“
— Aldo Leopold American writer and scientist 1887 - 1948
"Review of Meet Mr. Grizzly by Montague Stevens" ; Published in Aldo Leopold's Southwest, David E. Brown and Neil B. Carmony (eds.) 1990, p. 220.
— Narcisse Virgilio Díaz French painter 1807 - 1876
Quote of Diaz to Millet, c. 1860's, viewing a Nude painting of Millet; as quoted by Arthur Hoeber in The Barbizon Painters – being the story of the Men of thirty – associate of the National Academy of Design; publishers, Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York 1915, p. 17
— Renée Vivien British poet who wrote in the French language 1877 - 1909
„Where would I find enough leather
To cover the entire surface of the earth?
But with leather soles beneath my feet,
It’s as if the whole world has been covered.“
— Šantidéva 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk and scholar 685
Context: Where would there be leather enough to cover the entire world? With just the leather of my sandals, it is as if the whole world were covered. Likewise, I am unable to restrain external phenomena, but I shall restrain my own mind. What need is there to restrain anything else? § 5.13
„The cow exists for the light that comes to glide along and over the animal - the light doesn't exist for he cow.“
— Willem Maris Dutch landscape painter of the Hague School (1844-1910) 1844 - 1910
version in original Dutch / origineel citaat van Willem Maris: De koe is er om het licht, dat langs en over het dier komt glijden - het licht niet om de koe.
„Interviewer: In other words you were born with your destiny tied to cows. So, of course you must love cows?“
— Hiromu Arakawa award winning Japanese manga artist 1973
„In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish.“
— Karl Lagerfeld German fashion designer 1933 - 2019