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Oliver Herford Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Pet

Only the young die good.
- Oliver Herford

What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to
throw an egg at an electric fan.
- Oliver Herford

Age, like distance lends a double charm.
- Oliver Herford

 

When I go abroad I always sail from Boston because
it is such a pleasant place to get away from.
- Oliver Herford

There is always room at the top - after the investigation.
- Oliver Herford

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke,
but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet.
- Oliver Herford

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A man is known by the silence he keeps.
- Oliver Herford

Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking
to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
- Oliver Herford

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
- Oliver Herford

Tact is to lie about others as you would have them lie about you.
- Oliver Herford

A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices
it without any hope of fame and money,
but even...
without any hope of doing it well.
- Oliver Herford

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by
pretending not to be aware of it.
- Oliver Herford

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish.
- Oliver Herford

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's:
She changes it more often.
- Oliver Herford

Many are called but few get up.
- Oliver Herford

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The memory is like a cat scratching my heart.
- Marina Oswald

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

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

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

We had five goats, two dogs, a cat and racks of commentaries on Shakespeare.
- Charles Dance

There are more ways of skinning a cat than rubbing its fur the wrong way.
- J. Carter Brown

All day long the door of the sub-conscious remains just ajar;
we slip through to the other side,
and return again, as easily and secretly as a cat.
- Walter de La Mare

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

That's what the cat said to the canary when he swallowed him -
'You'll be all right.'
- Alvah Bessie

The order of the world is always right -
such is the judgment of God.
For God has departed, but he has left his judgment behind,
the way the Cheshire Cat left his grin.
- Jean Baudrillard

Anyway, Cat Stevens is never going to make much money out of us.
- Wayne Coyne

In nine lifetimes, you'll never know as much about
your cat as your cat knows about you.
- Michel de Montaigne

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler
but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.
- Julian Huxley

The cat with gloves catches no mice.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

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

I have no desire to be a cat, which walks so lightly
that it never creates a disturbance.
- Andrew Taylor Still

When you're special to a cat, you're special indeed,
she brings to you the gift of her preference of you,
the sight of you, the sound of your voice,
the touch of your hand.
- Lester B. Pearson

I usually just have one cat.
It is difficult, but I have my one cat that he'll travel
with me if it's appropriate,
if I'm not going overseas.
- Gina Gershon

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

The president took the advice of my East Texas grandmother:
If you can skin a cat without getting the room all bloody,
why not do it that way?
- Richard Land

Curiosity killed the cat, but where human beings are concerned,
the only thing a healthy curiosity can kill is ignorance.
- Harry Lorayne

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

Watching a baby being born is a little like watching a wet St.
Bernard coming in through the cat door.
- Jeff Foxworthy

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

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

Our cat is kind dove shellfish, and thinks the world is hers,
She finds a comfy spot and then we pet turtle sheep purrs.
- Brian P. Cleary

The cat could very well be man's best friend but would
never stoop to admitting it.
- Doug Larson

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

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your
friend but never your slave.
- Theophile Gautier


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