An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I said something which gave you to think I hated cats. But gad, sir, I am one of the most fanatical cat lovers in the business. If you hate them, I may learn to hate you. If your allergies hate them, I will tolerate the situation to the best of my ability.


Raymond Chandler (1888-1959, American author)


Dogs come when they are called; cats take a message and get back to you.


Mary Bly


Your rat tail is all the fashion now. I prefer a bushy plume, carried straight up. You are Siamese and your ancestors lived in trees. Mine lived in palaces. It has been suggested to me that I am a bit of a snob. How true! I prefer to be.


Raymond Chandler (1888-1959, American author)


One cat in a house is a sign of loneliness, two of barrenness, and three of sodomy.


Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977, American author, critic)


If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.


Doris Lessing (1919-, British novelist)


Persian pussy from over the sea demure and lazy and smug and fat none of your ribbons and bells for me ours is the zest of the alley cat


Don Marquis (1878-1937, American humorist, journalist)


Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, "I'll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice?"


Bette Midler (1945-, American singer, entertainer, actress)


Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest. They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules. Their "evil" look at such times is no human projection: the cat may be the only animal (able to) savor the perverse or reflects upon it.


Camille Paglia (1947-, American author, critic, educator)


Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with a cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


Cats exercise... a magic influence upon highly developed men of intellect. This is why these long-tailed Graces of the animal kingdom, these adorable, scintillating electric batteries have been the favorite animal of Mohammed, Cardinal Richlieu, Crebillon, Rousseau, Wieland.


Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch


Cats are smarter than dogs. You cannot get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.


Jeff Valdez


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