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Cats Quotes

There are many great sayings concerning cats which I like. I know they aren’t immediately associated with the musical apart from the cat itself aspect. Here are some of my favourite and apt quotes:

"Those who love cats which do not even purr,
Or which are thin and tired and very old,
Bend down to them in the street and stroke their fur
And rub their ears and smooth their breast, and hold
Their paws, and gaze into their eyes of gold."
-Francis Scarfe
(How we should regard cats like Grizabella)

“Among human beings a cat is merely a cat;
Among cats a cat is a prowling shadow in a jungle.”
-Karel Capek
(From men who’ve not heard of a jellicle cat)


“The cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon
The creeping cat, looked up.
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet.
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?
Maybe the moon may learn,
Tired of that courtly fashion,
A new dance turn.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
From moonlit place to place,
The sacred moon overheard
Has taken a new phase.
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
Will pass from change to change,
And that from round to crescent,
From crescent to round they range?
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.”
-W. B. Yeats
(Not only in CATS are cats associated with moons)

“Cats do not merely demand civilisation.
They create it.
-T. O. Beachcroft

Cats are cleverer than dogs. Throw a ball for a cat and she’ll expect you to have it biked back.
-Jasmine Birtles
(another example of cats superiority is the story of the Rumpus Cat and the Pollicle Dogs. A cat had to sort out dogs problems)

“At the end of the day when the sun is setting, cats may be seen making the most of the last little corners still in sunshine, until the shadows lengthen and the sun slopes round the other side of the world to awaken all the cats there.”
-Lesley Anne Ivory from “Cats in the Sun”

"Cats merely tolerate humans until someone invents a paw-operated tin opener" -Unknown This quote was sent to me from Belle and I thought it was quite apt.

"A dog thinks: People give me a nice warm house, a
place to sleep and
food...they must be gods!
A Cat thinks: People give me a nice warm house, a
place to sleep and food...
I must be a god!

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
" If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a lier,
a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean buyer,
if you're a pretender come sit by my fire,
we have some flax-golden tales to spin,
come in,
come in..."
>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
- Shel Silverstein

"Dogs come when they're called, Cats take a message and get back to you." -Origin Unknown, but purrs to Catlin who sent it to me.

"Meow Baby"- One of the RTT said this on an online chat to Miselle and she loves it! (I would too if RTT said that 2 me ;-) )

"God created man and seeing him so feeble he gave him the cat." -Origin Unknow, sent 2 me from Miselle
If anyone has any more cats quote which I could use on my site please e-mail them to Me so I can put them up.

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