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A home without a Cat is just a house!

"A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there." - Agnes Repplier

"It is easy to understand why the rabble dislike cats. A cat is beautiful; it suggests ideas of luxury, cleanliness, voluptuous pleasures." - Charles Baudelaire

"Cats must have three names an everyday name, such as Peter; a more particular, dignifled name, such as Quaxo, Bombalurina, or Jellylorum; and, thirdly, the name the cat thinks up for himself, his deep and inscrutable singular Name." - T.S. Eliot

"Everything that moves serves to interest and amuse a cat. He is convinced that nature is busying herself with his diversion; he can conceive of no other purpose in the universe." - F.A. Paradis de Moncrif

"We quickly discovered that two kittens were much more fun than one." - Allen Lacy

"The way to keep a cat is to try to chase it away." - E.W. Howe

"When a Cat adopts you there is nothing to be done about it except to put up with it and wait until the wind changes." - T.S. Eliot

"Cats seldom make mistakes, and they never make the same mistake twice." - Carl Van Vechten

"I called my cat William because no shorter name fits the dignity of his character. Poor old man, he has fits now, so I call him fitz-William." - Josh Billings

"As soon as they’re out of your sight, you are out of their mind." - Walter de la Mare

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - George Orwell

"Because his long, white whiskers tickled, I began every day laughing." - Janet F. Faure

"There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten." - Jules Champfleury

"Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched." - Miguel de Cervantes

"A sleeping cat is ever alert." - Fred Schwab

"Cats are only human, they have their faults." - Kingsley Amis

"I am indebted to the species of the cat for a particular kind of honorable deceit, for a great control over myself, for characteristic aversion to brutal sounds, and for the need to keep silent for long periods of time." - Colette

"Even the stupidest cat seems to know more than any dog." - Eleanor Clark

"It is in their eyes that their magic resides." - Arthur Symons

"A mouse in the paws is worth two in the pantry." - Louis Wain

"It (the Cheshire Cat) vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone." - Lewis Carroll

"Unlike us, cats never outgrow their delight in cat capacities, nor do they settle finally for limitations. Cats, I think, live out their lives fulfilling their expectations." - Irving Townsend

"No one can have experienced to the fullest the true sense of achievement and satisfaction who has never pursued and successfully caught his tail." - Rosalind Welcher

"The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for nothing. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical." - William S. Burroughs

"Her function is to sit and be admired." - Georgina Strickland Gates

"A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it." - Italian superstition

"The cat is utterly sincere." - Femand Méry

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