Musings On Cats: What Writers Have Said
From comedic, to touching, to witty, read what some writers have said about our feline
"Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect
method of writing avoidance."
"If animals could speak the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow, but the
cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat."
Edgar Allan Poe
"A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It's a perverse taste,
really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the
room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of
the pen and walk on the typewriter keys."
"A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem."
"The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself.
Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing.
Like all pure creatures, cats are practical."
William S. Burroughs
"What greater gift than the love of a cat?"
"If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would
deteriorate the cat."
"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another,
may hide their feelings, but a cat does not."
"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."