"The cat has always been associated with the moon. Like the moon it comes to life at night, escaping from humanity and wandering over housetops with its eyes beaming out through the darkness."
"Cats do care. For example they know instinctively what time we have to be at work in the morning
and they wake us up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off."
"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."
"Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away
from the wilds."
"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
"Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax
"A kitten is the most irresistible comedian in the world. Its wide-open eyes gleam with wonder and
mirth. It darts madly at nothing at all, and then, as though suddenly checked in the pursuit, prances
sideways on its hind legs with ridiculous agility and zeal."
"Some people say man is the most dangerous animal on the planet. Obviously those people have never
met an angry cat."
"If the pull of the outside world is strong, there is also a pull towards the human. The cat may
disappear on its own errands, but sooner or later, it returns once again for a little while, to
greet us with its own type of love."
"One is never sure, watching two cats washing each other, whether it's affection, the taste, or a
trial run for the jugular."
"A cat's got her own opinion of human beings. She don't say much, but you can tell enough to make you
anxious not to hear the whole of it."
"If I tried to tell you how much I love my cats, you wouldn't believe me - unless your heart is
also meow-shaped and covered in stray fur."
"Four little Persians, but only one looked in my direction. I extended a tentative finger and two
soft paws clung to it. There was a contented sound of purring, I suspect on both our parts."
"If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they,
too, would purr."
"By and large, people who enjoy teaching animals to roll over will find themselves happier
with a dog."