"Vegetarianism is a link to
perfection and peace. But it's a small
link. There are lots of other issues: apartheid, vivisection, political prisoners, the arms race. There's so much going on in this
world today, so much ignorance among people.
That's not to say I'm not standing amongst everybody. But the point is,
what can we do now? That's the thing about vegetarianism; it's an individual's decision
and it's something you have control over.
How many things do we really have control over?"
River Phoenix—Vegetarian Times March