English author (1948 - 2015)
The walls of spiders' legs are made, Well mortised and finely laid; He was the master of his trade It curiously builded; The windows of the eyes of cats, And for the roof, instead of slats, Is covered with the skins of bats, With moonshine that are gilded.Michael Drayton
'For some reason, cats are usually addressed familiarly, though no cat has ever drunk bruderschaft with anyone.'mikhail bulgakov
Waiting turns men into bears in a barn, and women into cats in a sack.robert jordan
The greater cats with golden eyes Stare out between the bars. Deserts are there, and different skies, And night with different stars.
"She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else."anne brontë
"'Babies of course are not human — they are animals, and have a very ancient and ramified culture, as cats have, and fishes, and even snakes; the same in kind as these, but much more complicated and vivid, since babies are, after all, one of the most developed species of the lower vertebrates. In short, babies have minds which work in terms and categories of their own which cannot be translated into the terms and categories of the human mind.'"lewis padgett
“I always play with everybody,” said Honoré. “It is my vocation. God put me on the earth to do with people what cats do to mice. Play with them, chew the last bit of life out of them, them pick them up in my mouth and drop them on people’s doorsteps. That is the business of literature.”orson scott card
My veins are filled, once a week with a Neapolitan carpet cleaner distilled from the Adriatic and I am as bald as an egg. However I still get around and am mean to cats.john cheever
How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.robert a. heinlein
And all your courtly civet cats can vent Perfume to you, to me is excrement.Alexander Pope
cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.garrison keillor
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.Abraham Lincoln
The naming of cats is a difficult matter; it isn't just one of your holiday games. You may think at first, I'm as mad as a hatter when I tell you a cat must have three different names.
All cats can see futures, and see echoes of the past. We can watch the passage of creatures from the infinity of now, from all the worlds like ours, only fractionally different. And we follow them with our eyes, ghost things, and the humans see nothing.
I know Sir John will go, though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs.jonathan swift