Cats

Famous quotes containing the word cats:

    You may say a cat uses good grammar. Well, a cat does—but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you’ll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw. Ignorant people think it’s the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it’s the sickening grammar they use.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Sometimes they are little cats mewing and scratching
    at the door, sometimes they are her grandmother’s voice,
    and sometimes they are gigantic men of light whispering
    to her to get up, to get up, to get up.
    Joy Harjo (b. 1951)

    When cats run home and light is come,
    And dew is cold upon the ground,
    And the far-off stream is dumb,
    And the whirring sail goes round,
    And the whirring sail goes round;
    Alone and warming his five wits,
    The white owl in the belfry sits.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)