„You know how cats do. They hide to die. Dogs come home.“

Source: Red Dragon

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American author and screenwriter 1940

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„Dog hates mouse and worships "cat", mouse despises "cat" and hates dog, "cat" hates no one and loves mouse.“

—  E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962

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„If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

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Variant: If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you ought to go home and examine your conscience.
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„Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.“

—  Orhan Pamuk Turkish novelist, screenwriter, and Nobel Prize in Literature recipient 1952

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„If you would know a man, observe how he treats a cat.“

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„Rats!
They fought the dogs and killed the cats“

—  Robert Browning, The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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And bit the babies in the cradles,
And ate the cheeses out of the vats,
And licked the soup from the cooks' own ladles,
Split open the kegs of salted sprats,
Made nests inside men's Sunday hats,
And even spoiled the women's chats
By drowning their speaking
With shrieking and squeaking
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„Hide until everybody goes home. Hide until everybody forgets about you. Hide until everybody dies.“

—  Yoko Ono Japanese artist, author, and peace activist 1933

Source: Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings

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