Managing senior programmers is like herding cats.
It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better
than other folks do, isn't it?
Eleanor H. Porter
The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look
whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer.
"I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is
there in this world that truly makes living worth while?"
Death thought about it "Cats," he said eventually,
"Cats are Nice."
People that hate cats, will come back as mice in their next
Lovers will no doubt point out that the elegance and dignity
of cats are the consequence of their sojourn in the temples
of the gods, where their attitudes and movements were regarded
as divine prognostications. Be that as it may, it is obvious
that the cat's wealth of expressions make it an ideal candidate
for such a role. Unlike the dog, which either wags its tail
or does not wag its tail, the cat possesses a wide range of
means to convey its emotions: It arches its back, makes its
fur stand on end, meows, rubs itself against furniture and
against humans, purrs, lashes its tail, spits, and hisses.
The priests of Bacht, therefore, had ample material for interpretation.
Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin'
it back in.
A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - Sit still
and ignore him and he'll come purring at your feet.
Whether one eats a cat or not is a personal choice, and I
don't want to sway anyone one way or another. But if you do,
there is one obvious cooking tip: Always remember to remove
the bell from the cat's collar before cooking.
Cats are successful underachievers. They only need to purr
in order to get free food and TLC. What other creature can
lay around the house doing nothing beyond purring, and still
get free food and TLC?
Dogs would make totally incompetent criminals. If you could
somehow get a group of dogs to understand the concept of the
Kennedy assassination, they would all immediately confess
to it. Whereas you'll never see a cat display any kind of
guilty behavior, despite the fact that several cats were seen
in Dallas on the Grassy Knoll area, not that I wish to start
Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger;
the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy
will grovel in abject submission, the kitten will brace its
tiny body for a frantic resistance.
Saki (Hector Hugh Munro)
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music
Like scientists, cats love their privacy. When you see a bump
under the blankets that signfies your cat is seeking solitude,
simple courtesy demands that you leave the room. Obviously,
your co-dependency is so advanced that you think your cat
needs you to help him manage the time he spends away from
you. To you, intimacy means control, and your cat is doing
everything in its power to free itself from your manipulation.
You sense this, and it terrifies you to think that you might
have to learn to spend some time alone, as your cat is doing.
Your cat has a life. Don't you think it's time you got one
The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.
Though care killed a cat, thou hast mettle enough in thee
to kill care.
Much Ado About Nothing.
For every house is incomplete without him, and a blessing
is lacking in the spirit.
Since each of us is blessed with only one life, why not live
it with a cat?
You can't own a cat. The best you can do is be partners.
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom
of cats is infinitely superior.
It is not worth while to go round the world to count the cats
Henry David Thoreau
Our kitten Min, two-thirds grown, was playing with Sophia's
broom this morning, as she was sweeping the parlor, when she
suddenly went into a fit, dashed round the room, and, the
door being opened, rushed up two flights of stairs and leaped
from the attic window to the ice and snow by the side of the
doorstep--a descent of a little more than twenty feet--passed
round the house and was lost. But she made her appearance
again about noon, at the window, quite well and sound in every
point, even playful and frisky.
Henry David Thoreau
I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell
this at a glance - a sharp, vindictive glance.
Could the purr be anything but contemplative?
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie
is that a cat has only nine lives.
I simply can't resist a cat, particularly a purring one. They
are the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things
I know, outside of the girl you love, of course.
If you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain
a dignified reserve toward you afterward - you will never
get her full confidence again.
Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made
the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be
crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull
a sled through snow.
A cat is never vulgar.
Carl Van Vechten
I wish you could see the two cats drowsing side by side in
a Victorian chair, their paws, their ears, their tails complementally
adjusted, their blue eyes blinking open on a single thought
of when I shall remember it's their suppertime. They might
have been composed by Bach for two flutes.
Sylvia Townsend Warner
A meow massages the heart.
You know, there are times when it's a source of personal pride
to not be human.
Calvin and Hobbes
Comic strip by Bill Watterson.
If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you;
but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is
Alfred North Whitehead