― Han Kang, quote from The Vegetarian “Her life was no more than a ghostly pageant of exhausted endurance, no more real than a television drama. Still okay. ― Han Kang, quote from The Vegetarian, “The feeling that she had never really lived in this world caught her by surprise. ” She … Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. pages, Rating: She had believed in her own inherent goodness, her humanity, and lived accordingly, never causing anyone harm. Indeed, he who sows the … “The innumerable trees she's seen over the course of all her life, the undulating forests that blanket … ― Han Kang, quote from The Vegetarian, “Time was a wave, almost cruel in its relentlessness” And they probably have these same thoughts, too, and when they do it must make them cheerlessly recall all the sadness they'd briefly managed to forget.” interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. “Sister…all the trees of the world are like brothers and sisters.” Even after certain things have happened to them, no matter how awful the experience, people still go on eating and drinking, going to the toilet and washing themselves - living, in other words. and to carry with us the author’s best ideas. ― Han Kang, quote from The Vegetarian, “Only Yeong-hye, docile and naive, had been unable to deflect their father's temper or put up any form of resistance. ― Han Kang, quote from The Vegetarian, “There's nothing wrong with keeping quiet, after all, hadn't women traditionally been expected to be demure and restrained?” Why? (I have often felt that my vegetarianism matters more to such people than it does to me. The conclusion they come to is “ meat-eating is a fundamental human instinct, which means vegetarianism goes against human nature .”. ― Han Kang, quote from The Vegetarian, Han Kang Refine any search. ― Han Kang, quote from The Vegetarian, “the sight of her lying there utterly without resistance, yet armored by the power of her own renunciation, was so intense as to bring tears to his eyes.” I fell in love with you all over again.” But this was nothing so crass as carnal desire, not for her—rather, or so it seemed, what she had renounced was the very life that her body represented.” But do it yourself, without the help of a chopping-knife, mallet or axe, as wolves, bears, and lions do, who kill and eat at once. more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become Teacher Editions with classroom activities for all 1377 titles we cover. My feet chose the latter before my mind had a chance to settle it. There is nobody that is willing to eat even a lifeless and a dead thing even as it is; so they boil it, and roast it, and alter it by fire and medicines, as it were, changing and quenching the slaughtered gore with thousands of sweet sauces, that the palate being thereby deceived may admit of such uncouth fare.”, “The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.”, “Ethically they had arrived at the conclusion that man's supremacy over lower animals meant not that the former should prey upon the latter, but that the higher should protect the lower, and that there should be mutual aid between the two as between man and man. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. So now you have two problems. typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. It was a fact. ― Han Kang, quote from The Vegetarian, “She's a good woman, he thought. Instant PDF downloads. ― Han Kang, quote from The Vegetarian, “Such uncanny serenity actually frightened him, making him think that perhaps this was a surface impression left behind after any amount of unspeakable viciousness had been digested, or else settled down inside her as a kind of sediment.” ― Alexandra Potter, quote from Who's That Girl? “The first time I met you, I fell in love with you there and then, but you didn't notice me. I say its a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose, as long as your cold dead body is not blocking my driveway.”, “I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.”, “Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.”, “I can't count the times that upon telling someone I am vegetarian, he or she responded by pointing out an inconsistency in my lifestyle or trying to find a flaw in an argument I never made. You have whatever it was that made you cry in the first place, and then you also have the problem that you are a boy crying. Instead of killing animals for their meat and fur, it is better to eat vegetables. So why do they keep on shrinking? Line-by-line modern translations of every Shakespeare play and poem. It is possible to argue non-stop what goes against human nature and what not. ― Han Kang, quote from The Vegetarian, “She was no longer able to cope with all that her sister reminded her of. )”, “I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat (or wear, or use) anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. Complete List of famous vegans [ Wikipedia ]. philosophy by which we live. ― Han Kang, quote from The Vegetarian, “Why, is it such a bad thing to die?” Born date November 27, 1970 that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but Not even round anymore. World Vegetarian Day is observed annually on October 1 to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.”, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.”, “Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I've discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening.