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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Famous Quotes About Cats

1.) "Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as Gods. Cats have never forgotten this."
-- Anonymous

2.) "People who hate cats will come back as mice in their next life."
-- Faith Resnick

3.) "Time spent with cats is never wasted."
-- Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

4.) "You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats."
-- Early American Proverb

5.) "The cat is nature's masterpiece."
-- Leonardo da Vinci

6.) "If a man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man but it would deteriorate the cat."
-- Mark Twain

7.) "I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior."
-- Hippolyte Adolphe Taine

8.) "A house without a cat, and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat, may be a perfect house, perhaps, but how can it prove its title?"
-- Mark Twain

9.) "These intelligent, peace-loving, four-footed friends -- who are without prejudice, without hate, without greed -- may someday teach us something."
-- Lilian Jackson Braun

10.) "In a lonely, harsh world, a cat is the repository of what is left of beauty and grace and truth."
-- Lydia Adamson

11.) "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
-- Albert Schweitzer

12.) "It is a matter to gain the affection of a cat. He is a philosophical animal, tenacious of his own habits, fond of order and neatness, and disinclined to extravagant sentiment. He will be your friend, if he finds you worthy of friendship, but not your slave."
-- Theophile Gautier

13.) "In the middle of a world that has always been a bit mad, the cat walks with confidence."
-- Roseanne Anderson

14.) "Those who love cats which do not even purr,
Or which are thin and tired and very old,
Bend down to them in the street and stroke their fur
And rub their ears and smooth their breast, and hold
Their paws, and gaze into their eyes of gold."
-- Francis Scarfe

15.) "God created man and seeing him so feeble he gave him the cat."
-- Anonymous

16.) "You know, I wouldn't be surprised if Jesus practiced His sermon with cats. Our Lord loved all creatures but surely He must have loved cats best."
-- Rita Mae Brown

17.) "The wonderful thing about the cat is the way in which, when one of its many mysteries is laid bare, it is only to reveal another. The essential enigma always remains intact, a sphinx within a sphinx within a sphinx."
-- Robert De Laroche

18.) "Dieu a fait le chat pour donner a l'homme le plaisir de caresser le tigre."
-- Fernand Mery

19.) "The cat is the only animal that lives with man on terms of equality, nay superiority. He will willingly domesticates himself but on his own conditions and never gives up his complete liberty no matter how closely he is confined. He preserves his independence in this unequal struggle even at the cost of his life."
-- Carl Van Vechten

20.) "I value in the cat the independent and almost ungrateful spirit which prevents her from attaching herself to any one, the indifference with which she passes from the salon to the housetop. When we caress her, she stretches herself and arches her back responsively; but this is because she feels an agreeable sensation, not because she takes a silly satisfaction, like the dog, in faithfully loving a thankless master. The cat lives alone, has no need of society, obeys only when she pleases, pretends to sleep that she may see more clearly, and scratches everything on which she can lay her paw."
-- Francois Rene de Chateaubriand

21.) "Cats have many gifts that are denied humans, and yet we tend to rate them by human standards. To understand a cat, you must realize that he has his own gifts, his own viewpoint, even his own morality. A cat's lack of speech does not make him a lower animal. Cats have a contempt of speech. Why should they talk when they can communicate without words? They manage very well among themselves, and they patiently try to make their thoughts known to humans. But in order to read a cat, you must be relaxed and receptive."
-- Lilian Jackson Braun

22.) "With the qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of being cats?"
-- Fernand Mery

23.) "It is perhaps easier for a cat to train a man than for a man to train a cat. A cat who desires to live with human beings makes it his business to see that the so-called superior race behaves in the proper manner toward him."
-- Carl Van Vechten

24.) "Beware of people who dislike cats."
-- Irish Proverb

25.) "Gather kittens while you may
Time brings only sorrow;
And the kittens of day
Will be old cats tomorrow."
-- Oliver Herford