— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
„Today, with the weapons of mass destruction at man’s disposal, the human race itself is in imminent danger of being destroyed. It is a far cry from vegetarianism to atomic or hydrogen bomb, but if you look at it, there is no escape from vegetarianism ultimately if we want to escape from the hydrogen bomb. Any integrated view of life as a whole will reveal to us the connection between the individual’s food and his behaviour towards others, and through a process of ratiocination which is not fantastic, we cannot but arrive at the conclusion that the only means of escaping the hydrogen bomb is to escape the mentality which has produced it, and the only way to escape that mentality is to cultivate respect for all life, life in all forms, under all conditions. It is only another name for vegetarianism.“
"Spiritualism, Morality and Eating Habits" (Inaugural speech at the International Vegetarian Congress at Bombay on November 9, 1957), in Speeches Of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President Of India, 1957-58, p. 96 https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.100670/2015.100670.Speeches-Of-Drrajendra-Prasad-President-Of-India1957-58#page/n105/mode/2up/search/MORALITY+AND+EATING.
„Mass culture is a way to escape from the psychological suffering that comes with that insight into the human condition, an escape alternative to the one preached by world religions. Mass culture is a modern invention to escape from existential anguish.“
— Piero Scaruffi Italian writer 1955
Elitist Art, Unpopular Art and Popular Art http://scaruffi.com/phi/syn157.html
„Vegetarianism is a way of life that we should all move toward for economic survival, physical well-being and spiritual integrity.“
— Thomas Berry American priest 1914 - 2009
Reported in Food for the Spirit https://books.google.it/books?id=EL8nAAAAYAAJ by Steven Rosen (New York: Bala Books, 1987), in the “Critics praise” section.
„Yes, we are living in a world of fear. The life of man today is corroded and made bitter by fear. Fear of the future, fear of the hydrogen bomb, fear of ideologies. Perhaps this fear is a greater danger than the danger itself, because it is fear which drives men to act foolishly, to act thoughtlessly, to act dangerously....“
— Sukarno first President of the Republic of Indonesia 1901 - 1970
Speech at the Opening of the Bandung Conference
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
„As a rule, the only way that anyone could escape from the castle of Bremerholm was through a dead-end opening: namely, the grave.</b“
— Halldór Laxness Icelandic author 1902 - 1998
Íslandsklukkan (Iceland's Bell) (1946), Part III: Fire in Copenhagen
„The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.“
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980
„There are moments in Life when keeping silent becomes a fault, and speaking an obligation. A civic duty, a moral challenge, a categorical imperative from which we cannot escape.“
— Oriana Fallaci, livro The Rage and the Pride
The Rage and The Pride (2001). Editor Random House Incorporated, 2002 ISBN 0847825043, 9780847825042. p. 17.
The Rage and the Pride (2002)
„For men and women alike, this journey is a the trajectory between birth and death, a human life lived. No one escapes the adventure. We only work with it differently.“
— Jon Kabat-Zinn American academic 1944
Fonte: Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
„Susie and I choose the vegetarian way of life because for us, there really is no other choice. We must evolve as a race and as a planet, and evolution includes learning and changing from our mistakes. We will never truly grow until we as a whole come to the realization that all beings on this Earth should be treated with love and respect.“
— Corey Feldman American actor 1971
"What’s Your Favorite Corey Feldman Movie?" https://www.peta.org/blog/whats-favorite-corey-feldman-movie/, PETA (July 15, 2008).
„By denying any ultimate standard outside of self, one can escape all self-blame and go through life on a perpetual mission of face saving.“
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
Fonte: Peace of Soul (1949), Ch. 6, p. 103
„Life is a vexatious trap; when a thinking man reaches maturity and attains to full consciousness he cannot help feeling that he is in a trap from which there is no escape.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Ward No. 6
„Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities for escape, again, are as many as hiding places. There is a goal, but no way; what we call a way is hesitation.“
— Franz Kafka, livro The Zürau Aphorisms
The Zürau Aphorisms (1917 - 1918)
„There is only a way of escape from a place: is leaving ourselves. There is only a way of leaving ourselves: is loving someone.“
— Mia Couto Mozambican writer 1955
Confession of the Lioness: A Novel
— James Clavell, livro Shōgun
Yabu-san's death poem after being ordered to commit seppuku.
— François de La Rochefoucauld, livro Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
Il arrive quelquefois des accidents dans la vie d'où il faut être un peu fou pour se bien tirer.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
„Making the best of things is … a damn poor way of dealing with them…. My whole life has been a series of escapes from that quicksand.“
— Rose Wilder Lane American journalist 1886 - 1968
Letters to Guy Moyston, (August 25, 1924 and July 11, 1925).
„There is no field other than the weird in which I have any aptitude or inclination for fictional composition. Life has never interested me so much as the escape from life.“
— H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937
Letter to J. Vernon Shea (7 August 1931), quoted in "H.P. Lovecraft, a Life" by S.T. Joshi, p. 579