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Rod McKuen Quotes and Sayings

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Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep,
and company only when they want it.
- Rod McKuen

Related topics: Pet

The gifts that one receives for giving are so immeasurable
that it is almost an injustice to accept them.
- Rod McKuen

I am fond of pigs.
Dogs look up to us.
Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.
- Winston Churchill

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

 

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

My wife and I have so much fun when we travel and find anything...
like stray cats and squirrels.
- Eric Roberts

I love cats because I enjoy my home;
and little by little,
they become its visible soul.
- Jean Cocteau

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Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.
- William S. Burroughs

No matter how much cats fight,
there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
- Abraham Lincoln

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject
to a good many different ailments,
but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.
It's not.
Mine had me trained in two days.
- Bill Dana

I've always been mad about cats.
- Vivien Leigh

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

Time spent with cats is never wasted.
- Sigmund Freud

I have studied many philosophers and many cats.
The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
- Hippolyte Taine

I love cats.
- Dick Van Patten

If cats were double the size they are now,
they'd probably be illegal.
- Doug Coupland

We have three cats.
It's like having children, but there is no tuition involved.
- Ron Reagan

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
- James Herriot

Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
- Mason Cooley

I take care of my flowers and my cats.
And enjoy food.
And that's living.
- Ursula Andress

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Many cats are the death of the mouse.
- Kaspar Hauser

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

Showing cats is addictive.
All you need is one rosette and you're hooked.
- Donna Andrews

Cats know how to obtain food without labor,
shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.
- W. L. George

Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges.
Cats have the courage to live by them.
- Jim Davis

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same
look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
- Paula Poundstone

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and
touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.
These things, to me, are expressions of love.
- James Herriot

There are two means of refuge
from the miseries of life:
music and cats.
- Albert Schweitzer

Just watching my cats can make me happy.
- Paula Cole

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does
any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

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

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

Cats don't like change without their consent.
- Roger Caras

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
- Garrison Keillor

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've been very successful doing voices in movies.
I did Olive, the Other Reindeer, with Drew Barrymore,
and I did Cats and Dogs.
My children came to some of the sessions.
- Joe Pantoliano

If you call a cat, he may not come.
Which doesn't happen with dogs.
They're different types of animals.
Cats are very sexy I think too in the way they move.
- Antonio Banderas

My quest these days is to find my long lost inner child,
but I'm afraid if I do, I'll end up with food in my
hair and way too in love with the cats.
- Kenny Loggins

When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy.
Not because I care about their mood but because I know
they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I'm hostile to men, I'm hostile to women,
I'm hostile to cats, to poor cockroaches,
I'm afraid of horses.
- Norman Mailer

We were brash young fellows'.
I was always hanging with the older crowd anyway.
The musicians were the Hip Cats, and I was hanging with them anyway.
I Just started out real early.
- Bootsy Collins

Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
- Henry James

If you're curious, you'll probably be a good journalist
because we follow our curiosity like cats.
- Diane Sawyer

With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else.
First, we wrote our own songs.
That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.
- Brian Setzer

Scalded cats fear even cold water.
- Thomas Fuller

We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark,
and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.
- H. P. Lovecraft

Your basic person wants to talk about material culture,
internet culture.
I think about God, cats, nature.
- Billy Corgan

I'm not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats.
I'm not looking for the secret to life...
I just go on from day to day, taking what comes.
- Frank Sinatra

I did have a dog for a few years when I was little,
but then just really had cats until I was about 21.
- Eric Roberts

I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz
or watch DVDs with my best friends.
- Cathy Freeman

Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really
liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
- Rebecca West

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
- Rupert Brooke

Be able to identify the most common breeds of dogs and cats on sight.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.
- Desmond Morris

I'll probably have a lot of rap cats come on up.
- Trick Daddy

We've gotten involved in cat rescue -
we take them in and find homes for them.
I've always loved cats.
I saw how homeless cats were living out there.
We take them in, put out flyers.
- Greg Ginn

We can certainly go further than cats,
but why should it be that our brains are somehow so
suited to the universe that our brains will be able
to understand the deepest workings?
- Brian Greene

Sleeping together is a euphemism for people,
but tantamount to marriage with cats.
- Marge Piercy

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

When all candles be out, all cats be grey.
- John Heywood

As long as I'm around the cats in the hip hop scene,
they'll throw me a track and I'll write a rap over it.
- Ice T

My hobbies are cooking and gardening,
especially growing orchids.
I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea,
and I also enjoy tennis.
We have 3 cats.
- Juliet Mills

My kitty cats could rely on my poker winnings.
- Nicole Sullivan

Authors like cats because they are such quiet,
lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
- Robertson Davies

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
- Benjamin Franklin

Cats know, comin' out of four, they better be standin' on it,
else they'll be standin' in it.
- Richard Petty

I'm lucky because I have a job I love.
I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed,
seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies.
I have a couple cats.
I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on
the road so I wont see him for a while.
I feel bad.
- Michelle Branch

All cats are grey in the dark.
- Thomas Lodge


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