CATS Quoted

Simon Teakettle III (Terzo) ready to jot down his latest quote.

Dogs have Owners,
Cats have Staff  

The first Simon Teakettle was quoted in The Beside Book of Celebrity Gossip (Crown). He was becoming known as the classy Canadian in the black fur tuxedo
 and was quoted as calling Morris and Garfield
those phoney Americans in their loud orange suits. 

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery, in The Little Prince)

Every life deserves nine cats. 

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures,
and cat like authors for the same reasons.  (Robertson Davies)

James G. Mahar on the very sensible attitude toward exercise he has observed in cats:  
When they awaken, they yawn and stretch, just once - no repetitions. 
For the rest of the day, they eat when they're hungry, sleep when they're tired, 
play a little when they feel like it, and make an earnest effort not to stand in the rain.
 That's it. No jogging, no weight lifting, nothing strenuous.  
(from an article in Fifty-Five Plus, a Canadian magazine)

Cats are the best dancers. 
hey have the quickest reflexes, the best elevation, the most mobility.  
(Twylla Tharp)

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything is nature has a function. 

He lives in the half lights
In secret places, free and alone,
This mysterious little-great being
whom his mistress calls
My Cat.                    
                                                               (Margaret Benson)

The cat pretends to sleep that it may see more clearly. (Chateaubriand)

If they fight like cats and dogs, the cat started it.  
(Ed Walker)

Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, 
for they are subtle and will piss on your computer. 
(Bruce Graham) 

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

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. 
Cats have never forgotten this.  

The cat pretends to sleep that it may see more clearly. (Chateaubriand)

Cats are smarter than dogs. 
You can't get eight cats to pull a sled  through snow. 
(Jeff Valdez) 

In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats. (English proverb)

One cat just leads to another. 
(Ernest Hemingway)

Dogs come when they're called; 
cats take a message and get back to you later. 
(Mary Bly) 

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, 
but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. 
(Joseph Wood Krutch) 

People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life. 
(Faith Resnick) 

There are many intelligent species in the universe. 
They are all owned by cats. 

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. 
The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. 
(Hippolyte Taine) 

No heaven will not ever Heaven be 
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.  

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: 
music and cats.   
(Albert Schweitzer) 

The cat has too much spirit to have no heart. (Ernest Menaul)

Dogs believe they are human. 
Cats believe they are God. 

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) 

You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. 
(Colonial American proverb) 

Cats seem to go on the principle 
that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
(Joseph Wood Krutch) 

I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic. 

My husband said it was him or the cat ... I miss him sometimes. 

Cats aren't clean, they're just covered with cat spit.

Anything on the ground is a cat toy. 
Anything not there yet, will be.

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden. 
(Robert Southey)

There has never been a cat who couldn't calm me down by walking slowly.
(Rod McKuen)

There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat. 
(Wesley Bates)

An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old.
(Carl Van Vechten)

AND THESE, from cat-lover Mark Twain:

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime.

If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.

By what right has the dog come to be regarded as a "noble" animal? 
The more brutal and cruel and unjust you are to him 
the more your fawning and adoring slave he becomes; 
whereas, if you shamefully misuse a cat once 
she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward
you will never get her full confidence again.

That cat will write her autograph all over your leg if you let her.