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Michael Pollan Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Michael Pollan

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High-quality food is better for your health.
- Michael Pollan

Related topics: Diet

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.
- Michael Pollan

Every major food company now has an organic division.
There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.
- Michael Pollan

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
- Michael Pollan

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When you go to the grocery store, you find that the
cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest -
the added sugars and fats in processed foods.
- Michael Pollan

You cannot eat apples planted from seeds.
They must be grafted, cloned.
- Michael Pollan

Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand,
and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience
of what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan


 

Without the potato, the balance of European power might never have tilted north.
- Michael Pollan

At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.
- Michael Pollan

My writing is remarkably non-confessional;
you actually learn very little about me.
- Michael Pollan

The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists
simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on;
this is the black hole of American politics.
- Michael Pollan

Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you.
- Michael Pollan

I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal;
fairness,
however, is not.
- Michael Pollan

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.
- Michael Pollan

Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very
sensitive to consumer demand.
- Michael Pollan

My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time
into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it.
- Michael Pollan

I mean, we're really making a quantum change in our
relationship to the plant world with genetic modification.
- Michael Pollan

Plus, I love comic writing.
Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something.
- Michael Pollan

The things journalists should pay attention to are
the issues the political leadership agrees on,
rather than to their supposed antagonisms.
- Michael Pollan

The Congressional leaders set the agenda for journalism;
it's not the other way around.
- Michael Pollan

The correlation between poverty and obesity can be
traced to agricultural policies and subsidies.
- Michael Pollan

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent
of Congressional leaders in science journalism.
- Michael Pollan

This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness.
- Michael Pollan

Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan

A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers,
ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced
that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.
- Michael Pollan

In corn, I think I've found the key to the American food chain.
If you look at a fast-food meal, a McDonald's meal,
virtually all the carbon in it - and what we eat is mostly carbon -
comes from corn.
- Michael Pollan

Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off
the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land,
so we've designed a food system that produces a lot
of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food.
- Michael Pollan

There's been progress toward seeing that nature and
culture are not opposing terms,
and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape
for environmentalists to concern themselves with.
- Michael Pollan

In general, science journalism concerns itself with
what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals -
Nature,
Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine -
which set the agenda.
- Michael Pollan

The Times has much less power than you think.
I believe we attribute power to the media generally
that it simply doesn't have.
It's very convenient to blame the media,
the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society.
- Michael Pollan

For at the same time many people seem eager to extend
the circle of our moral consideration to animals,
in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting
more suffering on more animals than at any time in history.
- Michael Pollan

In addition to contributing to erosion,
pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone,
corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel -
it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn.
- Michael Pollan

Now that I know how supermarket meat is made,
I regard eating it as a somewhat risky proposition.
I know how those animals live and what's on their hides
when they go to slaughter,
so I don't buy industrial meat.
- Michael Pollan

I have had the good fortune to see how my articles
have directly benefited some farmers and helped build
markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development.
That makes me a hopeless optimist.
- Michael Pollan

Fairness forces you - even when you're writing a piece highly critical of,
say, genetically modified food, as I have done -
to make sure you represent the other side as extensively
and as accurately as you possibly can.
- Michael Pollan

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake

May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

Like an Eagle, May You Always Soar
High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I soar on eagle wings,
high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Like an Eagle, I Soar High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar.
Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat,
milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar.
- Gene Tunney

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
- Tom Stoppard

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
- Bo Jackson

Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss

Mad, adj.
Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
- Ambrose Bierce

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
- Charles Kettering

Personally, I need a high level of physical fitness
in order to feel at ease.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

You need to overcome the tug of people against you
as you reach for high goals.
- George S. Patton

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

Even when I work with computers, with high technology,
I always try to put in the touch of the hand.
- Issey Miyake

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high,
simple and useful life.
- Booker T. Washington

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- George S. Patton

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the
dream in the seeking of it.
- William Faulkner

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ordinary life does not interest me.
I seek only the high moments.
I am in accord with the surrealists,
searching for the marvelous.
- Anais Nin

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
- Thomas Fuller

For NASA, space is still a high priority.
- Dan Quayle

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut


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