„Dogs like everyone. Cats choose who to like.“

—  Lauren Myracle, book Shine

Source: Shine

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American children's writer 1969

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—  Desmond Morris English zoologist, ethologist and surrealist painter 1928

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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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„You look like the vamp who bled the cat.“

—  Kim Harrison Pseudonym 1966

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„You're like this leopard who's pretending to be a house cat.“

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„Cat: A pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs and patronizes human beings.“

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„Life carries on
In the people I meet
In everyone that’s out on the street
In all the dogs and cats
In the flies and rats
In the rot and the rust
In the ashes and the dust
Life carries on and on and on and on.“

—  Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950

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„He is like a cat. And all cats are thieves.“

—  Agatha Christie English mystery and detective writer 1890 - 1976

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

—  Robert Browning, The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, line 10 (1842).
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They fought the dogs and killed the cats,
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
In fifty different sharps and flats.

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„I like animals, all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog—or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian.“

—  Peter Dinklage American actor 1969

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„Dogs own space and cats own time.“

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„Dogs have their day but cats have 365.“

—  Lilian Jackson Braun author 1913 - 2011

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