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- The Behaviour of men to animals and their beahviour to each other bear a constant relationship.
Herbert Spencer 1820-1903
- Nothing is so difficult as to paint the cat's face, which as Moncrif justly observes bears a character of "finesse and hilarity." The lines are so delicate, the eyes so strange, the movements subject to such sudden impulses, that one should be feline oneself to portray such a subject.
Champfleury (Jules Husson) 1821-1889
- What's virtue in a man can't be virtue in a cat.
Gail Hamilton 1833-1896
- I must have a cat whom I find homeless, wandering about the court, and to whom, therefore, I am under no obligation. I have already selected a dirty little drunken wretch of a kitten to be the successor to my poor old cat.
Samuel Butler 1835-1902
- Cats are oppressed, dogs terrify them, landladies starve them, boys stone them, everybody speaks of them with contempt. If they were human beings we could talk of their oppressors with a studied violence, add our strength to theirs, even organize the oppressed and like good politicians sell our charity for power.
William Butler Yeats 1865-1939 A Vision
- I want to create a cat like the real cats I see crossing the streets, not like those you see in houses. They have nothing in common. The cat of the streets has bristling fur. It runs like a fiend, and if it looks at you, you think it is going to jump in your face.
Pablo Picasso 1881-1973
- Perhaps a child, like a cat, is so much inside of himself that he does not see himself in the mirror.
Anais Nin 1903-1977 The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol II
- "Oh. Auntie. isn't he a beauty! And is he a gentleman or a lady?"
"Neither, my dear! I had him fixed. It saves him from so many undesirable associations."
D. H. Lawrence 1885-1930 Puss-Puss
- People with insufficient personalities are fond of cats. These people adore being ignored.
- The human race may be divided into people who love cats and people who hate them; the neutrals being few in numbers, and, for intellectual and moral reasons, not worth considering.
Ascribed to "an acute thinker"
by Agnes Repplier 1855-1950 The Fireside Sphinx
- A cat can climb down from a tree without the assistance of the fire department or any other agency. The proof is that no one has ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree.
- Recently we were discussing the possibility of making one of our cats Pope, and we decided that the fact that she was not Italian, and was female, made the third point, that she was a cat, irrelevant.
Katharine Whitehorn Leicester University Magazine January 1965
- Cats can be very funny, and have the oddest ways of showing they're glad to see you. Rudimac always peed in our shoes.
W. H. Auden 1907-1973
- The cat is the only animal without visible means of support who still manages to earn a living in the city.
Carl Van Vechten 1880-1964
- Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.
Walter Lionel George 1882-1926
- Most cats, when they are Out want to be In, and vice versa, and often simultaneously.
Dr. Louis J. Camuti
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