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  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
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    I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul.
  • 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 a Mohammed, Cardinal Richlieu, Crebillon, Rousseau, Wieland.
  • R. Brooke
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    Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
  • Carl Van Vechten
    Carl Van Vechten
    American writer and photographer 1880-1964
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    As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.
  • Derek Wall
    Derek Wall
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    At present cats have more purchasing power and influence than the poor of this planet. Accidents of geography and colonial history should no longer determine who gets the fish.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
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    Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
  • Bette Midler
    Bette Midler
    American singer, songwriter, actress and comedian 1945-
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    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?''
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
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    Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    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 who savors the perverse or reflects upon it.
  • Garrison Keillor
    Garrison Keillor
    American humoristic writer 1942-
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    Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
  • Joseph Wood Krutch
    Joseph Wood Krutch
    American writer, critic, and naturalist 1893-1970
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    Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    British writer 1891-1976
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    He is like a cat. And all cats are thieves.
    Source: Murder for Christmas (1939)
  • Sir William Watson
    Sir William Watson
    English poet 1858-1935
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    His friends he loved. His direst earthly foes - cats - I believe he did but feign to hate. My hand will miss the insinuated nose, mine eyes the tail that wagg'd contempt at Fate.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
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