"If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now."
"My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back."
"While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
"Jews survived all the defeats, expulsions, persecutions and pogroms, the centuries in which they were regarded as a pariah people, even the Holocaust itself, because they never gave up the faith that one day they would be free to live as Jews without fear."
"When I arrived at Columbia, I gave up acting and became interested in all things French. French poetry, French history, French literature."
"After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time I was dissatisfied with romantic doom, yet didn't see much way around it."
"Of course, I do have a slight advantage over the rest of you. It helps in a pinch to be able to remind your bride that you gave up a throne for her."
"She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth."
"We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we could have peace. We were mistaken. The white man would not let us alone."
"I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world."