Quotes about cats from great writers

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‘Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.’

– Robertson Davies

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mark

‘When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.’

– Mark Twain

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‘I am glad you have a Cat, but I do not believe it is so remarkable a cat as My Cat.’

– T. S. Eliot (letter to his godson, 1931)

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neil

‘Little one, I would like to see anyone — prophet, king or God — persuade a thousand cats to do anything at the same time.’

– Neil Gaiman

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‘When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not more of a pastime to her than she is to me?’

– Montaigne

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Doris

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

– Doris Lessing

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‘How we behave toward cats here below determines our place in heaven.’

– Robert Heinlein

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Ernest

‘A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.’

– Ernest Hemingway

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‘Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.’

– Terry Pratchett

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jean

‘I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.’

– Jean Cocteau

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Stephen

‘Cats were the gangsters of the animal world, living outside the law and often dying there. There were a great many of them who never grew old by the fire.’

– Stephen King

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jack

‘Holding up my, purring cat to the moon, I sighed.’

– Jack Kerouac

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‘I think all cats are wild. They only act tame if there’s a saucer of milk in it for them.’

– Douglas Adams

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edward

‘Books. Cats. Life is good.’

– Edward Gorey

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william

‘The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself.’

– William S. Burroughs

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‘I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.’

– Edgar Allan Poe

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colette

‘There are no ordinary cats.’

– Colette

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carlos

‘Outside, the north wind, coming and passing, swelling and dying, lifts the frozen sand drives it a-rattle against the lidless windows and we may dear sit stroking the cat stroking the cat and smiling sleepily, prrrr.’

– William Carlos Williams

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carol

‘I write so much because my cat sits on my lap. She purrs so I don’t want to get up. She’s so much more calming than my husband.’

– Joyce Carol Oates

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Source: buzzfeed, interestingliterature

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