The Ten Best Things Ever Said About Cats

Those who celebrate the cats special qualities have always been around and always will be. Today, writers provide cat-loving readers with plenty from which to choose in libraries and book stores.

The Cat as inspiration – “I look on the cat as a poem waiting to happen, its pause mere prologue to prankish delight, Its purr a sweet river of song. A cat touches the soul. Whispy whisker-kisses, moist nose bumps — these are gifts beyond measure. To artists, a loving cat is a eternal muse.” Amy Shojai

The cat as cybernated – “Most Internet flame wars are started by cats who did not get what they wanted for supper.” Judy Heim

The cat as an individual – “Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.” Jeff Valdez

The cat as the Boss – “As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” – Ellen Perry Berkeley

The cat as Companion – “One cat just leads to another.” Ernest Hemingway

The cat as Wild – “As dogs of shy neighborhoods usually betray a slinking consciousness of being in poor circumstances for the most part manifested in an aspect of anxiety, an awkwardness in their play, and a misgiving that someone is going to harness them to something, to pick up a living — so the cats of shy neighborhoods exhibit a strong tendency to relapse into barbarism.” Charles Dickens

The cat as Superior – “Thousands of years ago cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.” Unknown

The cat mourned – “No heaven will not ever be, unless my cats are there to welcome me.” Unknown

The Cat as Honest – “A cat has emotional honesty; Human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but the cat does not.” Ernest Hemingway

The cat as perfection – “The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

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