„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.“

Source: The Cat Who Came for Christmas

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„“I never even liked cats all that much.”
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—  Scott Lynch, book The Republic of Thieves

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„Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.“

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„Maurice watched them argue again. Humans, eh? Think they're lords of creation. Not like us cats. We know we are. Ever see a cat feed a human? Case proven.“

—  Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015

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„Cats and monkeys — monkeys and cats — all human life is there!“

—  Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916

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„Several times I'd have been killed if I hadn't been able to land like a cat.“

—  Buster Keaton American actor and filmmaker 1895 - 1966

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„Old Deuteronomy's lived a long time;
He's a Cat who has lived many lives in succession.“

—  T.S. Eliot, book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

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„So you know cats are interesting. They are kind of like girls. If they come and talk to you it's great. But if you try to talk to them it doesn't always go so well.“

—  Shigeru Miyamoto Japanese video game designer and producer 1952

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