English author (1948 - 2015)
The smell of buttered toast simply talked toToad, and with no uncertain voice; talked of warm kitchens, of breakfasts on bright frosty mornings, of cosy parlour firesides on winter evenings, when one's ramble was over and slippered feet were propped on the fender; of the purring of contented cats, and the twitter of sleepy canaries.Kenneth Grahame
The sexophones wailed like melodious cats under the moon.
The greater cats with golden eyes Stare out between the bars. Deserts are there, and different skies, And night with different stars.
Whenever you wash dishes, cook, or clean, if you make no sound, this is smartness itself. A person who enters a house and makes a lot of noise is revealing a lack of spirituality; even cats and dogs do not make unnecessary sounds, and man as he naturally is does not make any either.michio kushi
I'm hostile to men, I'm hostile to women, I'm hostile to cats, to poor cockroaches, I'm afraid of horses.norman mailer
Rats! They fought the dogs and killed the cats, And bit the babies in the cradles, And ate the cheeses out of the vats, And licked the soup from the cooks' own ladles, Split open the kegs of salted sprats, Made nests inside men's Sunday hats, And even spoiled the women's chats By drowning their speaking With shrieking and squeaking In fifty different sharps and flats.Robert Browning
“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
“Do your neighbors burn one another alive?” was how Fraa Orolo began his conversation with Artisan Flec. “Do your shamans walk around on stilts?” Fraa Orolo asked, reading from a leaf that, judging by its brownness, was at least five centuries old. Then he looked up and added helpfully, “You might call them pastors or witch doctors.” “When a child gets sick, do you pray? Sacrifice to a painted stick? Or blame it on an old lady?” “Do you fancy you will see your dead dogs and cats in some sort of afterlife?”neal stephenson
And all your courtly civet cats can vent Perfume to you, to me is excrement.Alexander Pope
If cats were double the size they are now, they'd probably be illegal.Douglas Coupland
cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.Rod McKuen
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.Albert Schweitzer
cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.garrison keillor
How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.robert a. heinlein
Perhaps God made cats so that man might have the pleasure of fondling the tiger.Robertson Davies
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.
cats and monkeys monkeys and cats all human life is there!
Unlike side issues like unemployment, unions, and minimum-wage laws, the subject of work itself is almost entirely absent from libertarian literature. Most of what little there is consists of Randite rantings against parasites, barely distinguishable from the invective inflicted on dissidents by the Soviet press, and Sunday-school platitudinizing that there is no free lunch this from fat cats who have usually ingested a lot of them.bob black
I know Sir John will go, though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs.jonathan swift
cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.garrison keillor