'Kittens believe that all nature is occupied with their diversion.' - Augustin-Parais de Moncrif 

'Life is travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.' - D. H. Lawrence

'Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow.' - George F Will

'Man has been worshipping cat for centuries and cat has every intention of keeping it that way.' - John Tickner, English writer and cartoonist

"Meow" is like "Aloha" - it can mean anything.' - Hank Ketchum (1920  - ) American cartoonist

'Most cats, when they are Out want to be In, and vice versa, and often simultaneously' - American vet Louis J Camuti and Lloyd Alexander 

'My cat speaks sign language with her tail.' - Robert A. M Stern, American Architect

'Next to a wife whom I idolise, give me a cat.'  - Mark Twain

'No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.' --Leo Dworken

'No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.' - Abraham Lincoln

'Nothing’s more playful than a young cat, nor more grave than an old one.’ - Thomas Fuller

'Of all domestic animals the cat is the most expressive. His face is capable of showing a wide range of expressions. His tail is a mirror of his mind. His gracefulness is surpassed only by his agility. And, along with all these, he has a sense of humour.' - Walter Chandoha

'Of all God's Creatures, there is only one that cannot be made a slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve the man, but deteriorate the cat.’ -Mark Twain

'Of course, every cat is really the most beautiful woman in the room.'  - Edward Verrall Luca, essayist

‘Oh cat; I’d say, or pray: be-ootiful cat! Delicious cat! Exquisite cat! Satiny Cat! Cat like a soft owl, cat with paws like moths, jewelled cat, miraculous cat! Cat, cat, cat, cat.’ – Doris Lessing

'People who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around.' - Susan Easterly, American pet writer

'She sits composedly sentinel, with paws tucked under her a good part of her days at present, by some ridiculous little hole, the possible entry of a mouse.' - Henry David Thoreau

'Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.' - A Zen saying

‘Someone once said that a dog looked up to a man as its superior, that a horse regarded a man as its equal, and that the cat looked down on him as its inferior.’ - Compton MacKenzie

'Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.' - Missy Dizick, American writer

'Sometimes he curls up on my pillow during the night and I don't know he's there until I yawn and my mouth closes on a whisker.' - Astrid Alauda, writer

‘The best way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal – or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be.’ - Elizabeth Peters

'The cat always leaves a mark on his friend.' - Aesop (620 - 560 B.C.) Greek fabulist

'The cat has nine lives, three for playing, three for straying, and three for staying.' - Old English Proverb

'The cat is a character of being; the dog, a character of doing.' - Michael J Rosen (1954-) American editor

'"The day is young," said the cat, remembering that he could wait.' - Russian proverb

'The cat went from here and there, And the moon spun round like a top, And the nearest kin of the moon, The creeping cat, looked up.' - from 'The Cat and the Moon' by William Butler Yeats

‘The Egyptians have observed, in the eyes of a cat, the increase of the moonlight.’ – Edward Topsell

'The flowers think they are more beautiful than we,
But they are wrong.' - Paul Gallico

'The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.' - Jules Reynard

'The playful kitten, with its pretty little tigerish gambols, is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world.' - Lady Sydney Morgan (1783 - 1859)

'The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal - it's also the reason they hate birds.' - K C Buffington

'The trouble with kittens is that eventually they grow up to be cats.' -  Ogden Nash

'There are no ordinary cats.' - Colette

'There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.' - Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1963) French philosopher, physician and music scholar

‘There is no more an intrepid explorer than a kitten.’ - Jules Champfleury

‘There is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest. For there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion.’ – Christopher Smart

'Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.' - Anonymous

'Time spent with a cat is never wasted.' - Colette

'To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.' - Lord Bryon, British poet

'To live long, eat like a cat; drink like a dog.' - German Proverb

‘To Someone Very good and Just,
Who has proved worthy of her trust,
A Cat will sometimes condescend –
The Dog is Everybody’s Friend.’  - Oliver Herford

‘Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world – the clock and the cat.’ - Emile-August Chartier

‘Watch a cat when it enters a room for the first time. It searches and smells about, it is not quiet for a moment, it trusts nothing until it has examined and made acquaintance with everything.’ – Jean Jacques Rousseau  

'What female heart can gold despise? What cat's averse to fish?' - Thomas Grey, English poet

'What greater gift than the love of a cat?' - Charles Dickens

'When I meow, it means ... I am hungry ... I want food in my bowl ...I want food in my bowl right now ... I want to go out ... I want to come in ... Brush me ... Get my cat toy out from under the sofa ... It's time to change the litter ... I just put a mouse in the bureau drawer ... I did not break that vase ... Get me down from this tree ... Please kill the dog next door ... Hello ... Good-bye ...'  - Henry Beard, American writer

'When it comes to knowing how to relax, cats are the original yoga experts.' - Patricia Curtis (1924 - ) American writer

'When naming a cat, if one's imagination is totally at a loss, start with a good encyclopaedia. Look up the names of emperors, empresses, kings and queens. Cats, particularly male cats, like strong names which link them to majestic feats.' - Auriel Douglas, American cat owner 

'When you are looking, a cat acts like a princess, but the minute they think you are not looking, a cat acts like a fool.' - K C Buffington

'Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes! - Theophile Gautier, (1811 - 72) French poet, novelist and critic

'With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?' - Fernand Mery, French writer

'You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.' - Jane Pauley 

















Dogs Come when Called

"Dogs come when called. Cats take a message and get back to you."

"Of course, every cat is really the most beautiful woman in the room."

Edward Verrall Luca (essayist)

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