In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.
Cats are very independent animals. They're very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They're familiar. They're obedient. You call a cat, you go, 'Cat, come here.' He doesn't come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food. They're very free animals, and I like that.
The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.