[Cat with flowers from CatStuff]

"If by chance I seated myself to write, she very slyly, very tenderly, seeking protection and caresses, would softly take her place on my knee and follow the comings and goings of my pen -- sometimes effacing, with an unintentional stroke of her paw, lines of whose tenor she disapproved." ~ Pierre Loti

"A cat is nobody's fool." ~ Heywood Brown

"The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world." ~ Lynn M. Osband

"If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence." ~ Will Cuppy

"If God created man in His own image, you've got to wonder: in whose image did He create the noble cat?" ~ Unknown

"Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly." ~ Andre Norton

"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

"A cat is there when you call her -- if she doesn't have something better to do." ~ Bill Adler[Cat with curved tail]

"Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs." ~ Desmond Morris

"The cat has too much spirit to have no heart." ~ Ernest Menaul

"My cat speaks sign language with her tail." ~ Robert A. Stern

"Time spent with cats is never wasted." ~ Colette

"Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well." ~ Missy Dizick

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as Gods, they have not forgotten this." ~ Unknown

"A home without a cat, and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat, may be a perfect home, perhaps; but how can it prove its title?" ~ Mark Twain

"When I raise a cat from kittenhood, it learns to read me so well that it can con me and predict what I'm going to do. A young adult cat doesn't know what to expect from me and I don't know what to expect from it, so we immediately have each other's attention." ~ Karl Lewis Miller

"An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old boy." ~ Carl Van Vechten

"I don't mind a cat, in its place. But its place is not in the middle of my back at 4 a.m." ~ Maynard Good Stoddard

"Most cats, when they are out want to be in, and vice versa, and often simultaneously." ~ Louis J. Camuti, D.V.M.

"A cat playing around is normal behavior; a cat playing on your head at four o'clock in the morning is not appropriate behavior from a human point of view." ~ Dale Olm

[Fish between two cats]"The way in which she walks, the way in which she stalks, the way in which she talks, makes even the most ordinary cat extraordinary." ~ Peter Collier

"A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats." ~ Ben Franklin

"No matter how tired or wretched I am, a pussycat sitting in a doorway can divert my mind." ~ Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

"I soon realized that Pouncer in no way did justice to her aerial skills. By the end of the first day I had amended her name to Kamikaze." ~ Cleveland Amory

"It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can't see." ~ Eleanor Farjeon

"Catnip is vodka and whiskey to most cats." ~ Carl Van Vechten

"As one who has long been a pushover for cats, I should like to offer a packet of color-fast, preshrunk advice. If a stray kitten bounds out of nowhere when you're taking a walk, mews piteously, and rubs a soft shoulder against your leg, flee to the hills until the danger is over." ~ Murray Robinson

"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"A dog is like a liberal. He wants to please everybody. A cat really doesn't need to know that everybody loves him." ~ Jean Burden

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

"Researchers have discovered that dogs can comprehend a vocabulary of 2,000 words, whereas cats can only comprehend 25 to 50. No one ever asks how many words researchers can comprehend." ~ Unknown [Cat eating]

"The cat is utterly sincere." ~ Fernand Mery

"Dogs eat. Cats dine." ~ Ann Taylor

"Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow." ~ Monica Edwards

"Cats do not need to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailingly ingenious in that respect." ~ James Mason

"Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner." ~ Stephen Baker

"A man has to work so hard so that something of his personality stays alive. A tomcat has it so easy; he has only to spray and his presence is there for years on rainy days." ~ Albert Einstein

"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast." ~ Unknown

"They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, "Can he name a kitten?" ~ Samuel Butler

"A cat's idea of a 'good time' is to kill something." ~ Andy Rooney

"Kittens can happen to anyone." ~ Paul Gallico

"There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten." ~ Jules Champfleury

"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. [A kitten and a rose]Buffington

"A kitten is the rosebud in the garden of the animal kingdom." ~ Robert Southey

"The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivaled paw and a curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree." ~Colette

"Cats will always lie soft." ~ Theocrites

"A sleeping cat is ever alert." ~ Fred Schwab

"I will always remember the olive-eyed tabby who taught me that not all relationships are meant to last a lifetime. Sometimes just an hour is enough to touch your heart." ~ Barbara L. Diamond

"Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds." ~ Jean Burden

"God made the cat in order that man might have the pleasure of caressing the tiger." ~ Fernand Mery

"A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten." ~ Doug Larson

"I don't think it is so much the actual bath that most cats dislike; I think it's the fact that they have to spend a good part of the day putting their hair back in place." ~ Debbie Peterson[Cat and bathtub--Sandtracker]

"Cats are independent, by which I mean smart." ~ Dave Barry

"It's an honor to paint cats." ~ Oliver Johnson

"To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction--and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by." ~ Stephen Baker

"To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense." ~ Erasmus Darwin

"My cat knows the song in my heart and purrs it to me when my memory fails." ~ Unknown

"In my house lives a cat who is a curmudgeon and cantankerous, a cat who is charming and convivial, and a cat who is combative and commendable. And yet I have but one cat." ~ Dave Edwards

"The Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him." ~ Rudyard Kipling

"Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it." ~ Stephen Baker

"The fog comes on little cat feet." ~ Carl Sandberg

"Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives." ~ Stephen Baker

"The cat is a character of being; the dog, a character of doing." ~ Michael J. Rosen

"No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens." ~ Abraham Lincoln

[Cats fighting]"The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact." ~ P.G. Wodehouse

"Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it is the sickening grammar that they use." ~ Mark Twain

"A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering." ~ William S. Burroughs

"Cats are endless opportunities for revelation." ~ Leslie Kapp

"It has been the providence of Nature to give the cat nine lives instead of one." ~ Bidpai

"Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect." ~ James Mason

"CAT, n: (1) A lapwarmer with a built-in buzzer." ~ Anonymous

"Unlike us, cats never outgrow their delight in cat capacities, nor do they settle finally for limitations. Cats, I think, live out their lives fulfilling their expectations." ~ Irving Townsend

"Among human beings, a cat is merely a cat; among cats, a cat is a prowling shadow in a jungle." ~ Karel Capek

"A little lion, small and dainty sweet with sea-grey eyes and softly stepping feet." ~ Graham Tomson[Lion kitty]

"Cat: A pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings." ~ Oliver Herford

"The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends..." ~ Saki

"In the image of the lion made He kittens small and curious." ~ Heinrich Heine

"When she walked...she stretched out long and thin like a little tiger, and held her head high to look over the grass as if she were threading the jungle." ~ Sarah Orne Jewett

"In the middle of a world that has always been a bit mad, a cat walks with confidence." ~ Roseanne Amberson

"It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens that, whatever you say to them, they always purr." ~ Lewis Carroll

"Cats, like women, should be respected as individuals rather than admired as decoration; but there's no harm, given a choice, in taking up with a strikingly attractive specimen of either." ~ Barbara Holland

"In life there are two compensations--Prozac and cats." ~ Brian Walsh

"Cats are our last best chance to have a dysfunctional relationship." ~ John Bush

"You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals." ~ George Mikes

"When I'm discouraged, he's empathy incarnate, purring and rubbing to telegraph his dismay." ~ Catheryn Jakobson

"Cats, no less liquid than their shadows, offer no angles to the wind. They slip, diminished, neat, through loopholes less than themselves." ~ A.S.J. Tessamond[Cat in clothes basket]

"No tame animal has lost less of its native dignity or maintained more of its ancient reserve. The domestic cat might rebel tomorrow." ~ William Conway

"Cat lovers can readily be identified. Their clothes always look old and well used. Their sheets look like bath towels, and their bath towels look like a collection of knitting mistakes." ~ Eric Gurney

"To gain the friendship of a cat is a difficult thing. The cat is a philosophical, metholodical, quiet animal, tenacious of it's own habits, fond of order and cleanliness, and he does not lightly confer his friendship. If you are worthy of his affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave. He keeps his free will though he loves, and will not do for you what he thinks unreasonable; but if he once gives himself to you, it is with absolute confidence and affection." ~ Theophile Gautier

"Cats must have three names--an everyday name, such as Peter; a more particular, dignified name, such as Quaxo, Bombalurina, or Jellylorum; and, thirdly, the name the cat thinks up for himself, his deep and inscrutable singular Name." ~ T.S. Eliot

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