"You own a dog but you feed a cat."
-Jenny de Vries
"Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later."
"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want."
-Joseph Wood Krutch
"Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow."
-George F. Will
"There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat."
"Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect."
"Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties."
-W. L. George
"Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world - the clock and the cat."
-Emile Auguste Chartier
"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not."
"There are no ordinary cats."
“A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him."
-William Lyon Phelps
"One reason we admire cats is for their proficiency in one-upmanship. They always seem to come out on top, no matter what they are doing, or pretend they do."
"The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat."
"Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner."
"Of all animals, he [the cat] alone attains to the Contemplative Life."
"The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends..."
-Saki (H. H. Munro)
"We cannot without becoming cats, perfectly understand the cat mind."
-St. George Mivart
"Most cats, when they are Out want to be In, and vice versa, and often simultaneously."
-Louis F. Camuti, DVM
"The phrase "domestic cat" is an oxymoron."
-George F. Will
"Intelligence in the cat is underrated."
"Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them."
"There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten."
"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human mind."
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