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A cat can maintain a position of curled up somnolence
by Pam Brown

A cat can maintain a position of curled up somnolence
on your knee until you are nearly upright.
To the last minute she hopes your conscience will get
the better of you and you will settle down again.
- Pam Brown

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil;
but it needs a little much of letters and phone calls
and small, silly presents every so often -
just to save it from drying out completely.
- Pam Brown

Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet.
With needles in their jaws and feet.
- Pam Brown

For every person who has ever lived there has come,
at last, a spring he will never see.
Glory then in the springs that are yours.
- Pam Brown

 

Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away-
and leaves behind only silence.
- Pam Brown

The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark.
- Pam Brown

If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye,
she's wearing your best sweater.
- Pam Brown

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A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves -
strong,
powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of
giving us escape from our mundane existence.
- Pam Brown

One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.
- Pam Brown

A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Like a Cat, I am Independent, Patient, Alert, and Decisive.
When the time is right, I pounce on opportunity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

A meowing cat can't catch mice.
- Yiddish Proverb

It takes a big cat to be number 2.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you;
but if a cat does the same thing,
it is because your lap is warmer.
- Alfred North Whitehead

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something
he can learn in no other way.
- Mark Twain

I care not much for a man's religion
whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
- Abraham Lincoln

I kind of imagine myself at eighty, a cat lady.
- Juliette Lewis

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
- Ogden Nash

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows,
cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.
- Cleveland Amory

Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
- Steven Wright

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

Only very brave mouse makes nest in cat's ear.
- Earl Derr Biggers

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs,
and patronizes human beings.
- Oliver Herford

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.
A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
- Jules Verne

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down
rat holes with baited breath.
- W. C. Fields

Never wear anything that panics the cat.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark
cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.
Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
- Robert A. Heinlein

If you want something to be different than it is,
you might as well teach a cat to bark.
Wanting something to be different than it is, is hopeless.
- Byron Katie

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat,
and the dog was walking.
- Mickey Rivers

THE fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
- Carl Sandburg

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal -
falling like a cat,
lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
- Francois Truffaut

Everything comes to those who wait...
except a cat.
- Mario Andretti

I've never been able to understand why a Republican
contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor
of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.
- Ronald Reagan

We have one cat.
I had eight cats and six dogs in Los Angeles.
- Rue McClanahan

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.
- Jules Renard

I had the X rating on my films.
Now they do as much on The Simpsons as I got an X rating for Fritz the Cat.
- Ralph Bakshi

In reference to Cat Stevens, it is very,
very important we have accurate information on our
terrorist watch list and our no fly list and that you have a remedy.
- Asa Hutchinson

A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased,
which is more than can be said for human beings.
- Dean Inge

A cat will be your friend, but never your slave.
- Theophile Gautier

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance,
courage of conviction - and a cat.
The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
- Stephen Baker

If a cat does something, we call it instinct;
if we do the same thing,
for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
- Will Cuppy

I like cats.
I used to have a lot of cats, but I don't anymore,
now I just have a dog.
It does take a certain temperament to have a cat,
as they do have certain personalities.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt

The cat does not offer services.
The cat offers itself.
Of course he wants care and shelter.
You don't buy love for nothing.
- William S. Burroughs

You can't look at a sleeping cat and be tense.
- Jane Pauley

Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth,
and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece
of fish in the background.
Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.
- Virginia Woolf

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.
- Helen Rowland

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a
cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying
to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
- Charles Baudelaire

Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we
try to set for him in our blind folly.
- Andre Norton

Gromit was the name of a cat.
When I started modeling the cat I just didn't feel it was quite right,
so I made it into a dog because he could have a bigger nose and bigger,
longer legs.
- Nick Park

The cat, it is well to remember, remains the friend
of man because it pleases him to do so and not because he must.
- Carl Van Vechten

I think smart is sexy.
I like smart people.
People that are comfortable with themselves I think is very sexy.
My cat is really sexy.
- Gina Gershon

I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped
over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.
- E. B. White

A dog is like a liberal.
He wants to please everybody.
A cat really doesn't need to know that everybody loves him.
- William Kunstler

With BitTorrent, the cat's out of the bag.
- Bram Cohen

Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man.
There is no difference there between a cat or a man.
The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.
- Sri Aurobindo

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection
we bestow upon our favorite cat,
they, too, would purr.
- Martin Delany

When I took office, only high energy physicists
had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web...
Now even my cat has its own page.
- William J. Clinton

There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that
man could not emulate to his advantage.
- Carl Van Vechten

A cat pours his body on the floor like water.
It is restful just to see him.
- William Lyon Phelps

I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines
can tell this at a glance -
a sharp,
vindictive glance.
- James Thurber

It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white,
so long as it catches mice.
- Deng Xiaoping

We journalists tell the public which way the cat is jumping.
The public will take care of the cat.
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids,
ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food.
- Anne McCaffrey

I love cats.
I have a lot of cat tales, ha ha, so to speak.
A lot of my cats come to me.
They show up at my house.
I'm kind of a cat lady that way.
- Gina Gershon

I know it's not cat food, but what exactly is it that
they put inside of tinned ravioli?
- Doug Coupland

You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you.
Dogs just want to please.
Call to a cat and its attitude is, 'What's in it for me?'
- Lewis Grizzard


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