Friday, February 20, 2009

Words of Wisdom

Thought I would post some words about cats from some famous historical people.

Abraham Lincoln:
No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Albert Schweitzer:
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

Cervantes:
Those who will play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Colette:
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
Colette:
There are no ordinary cats.

Helen M. Winslow:
Women, poets, and especially artists, like cats; delicate natures only can realize their sensitive nervous systems.
Joseph Wood Krutch:
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
Leonardo Da Vinci:
The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
Mark Twain:
If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.


I especially like what Colette and Krutch have to say regarding cats.
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3 comments:

Rufus said...

So some slaves have good ideas. Who'd have guessed it?

You can see that Cervantes was owned by a cat.

Rufus said...

So some slaves have good ideas. Who'd have guessed it?

You can see that Cervantes was owned by a cat.

Firestar said...

Absolutely, Rufus.

I'm not exactly keen on Twain's idea. The concept of improving humans is a nice idea, but not at the cost of cats.

Music to Make the Cats go Wild

Just a love song.

Musical Cats



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“New plan coming up….”

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“Sethra, have you no sense of adventure? No curiosity? No cattitude? We were meant to live wild and free, to stalk and slay our prey, to be mistresses of the night!”

“Look, we’re cats. We were meant to rule the world, but that doesn’t mean we have to WORK at it. You can if you want, but I don’t need to. After all, I’M beautiful!

“Did I mention she’s got tuna?”

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