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Scultz: I always thought of you as an Aryan.
The Barber: I'm a vegetarian. Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator
Strolling, I yammered metaphysics with Abramowitz,
a jaundice-yellow ("it's really tan")
and fly-weight pacifist,
he wore rope shoes and preferred fallen fruit. Robert Lowell, Memories of West Street and Lepke
"Don't you know that meat is murder?",
The dippy hippy cried.
So, I hit him with a leg of lamb -
And sure enough,
he died. Other Theresa, Vegetarian Poem
who cooked rotten animals lung heart feet tail borsht
& tortillas dreaming of the pure vegetable kingdom,
who plunged themselves under meat trucks looking for an egg, Allen Ginsberg, Howl
Let me confess!
A languid love for Lilies does not blight me!
Lank limbs and haggard cheeks do not delight me!
I do not care for dirty greens
By any means.
I do not long for all one sees
Then a sentimental passion of a vegetable fashion must excite
your languid spleen,
An attachment à la Plato for a bashful young potato, or a not-
too-French French bean! Gilbert and Sullivan, Patience
A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables. Gertrude Stein, Wars I Have Seen
I seem to have talked a lot about food recently. Mushrooms. Sushi.
I'm a vegetarian. I don't eat meat but I do eat eggs and milk and fish. Apparently that's officially an ovo-lacto-pesco-vegetarian.
Years ago when I became a vegetarian I thought I would probably also have to accept some counterbalancing costs. Reduced stamina or power or speed perhaps.