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W. H. Davies Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by W. H. Davies.

But cats to me are strange, so strange I cannot sleep if one is near.
- W. H. Davies

The more help a person has in his garden,
the less it belongs to him.
- W. H. Davies

Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink.
- W. H. Davies

What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?
- W. H. Davies

 

It was the rainbow gave thee birth, and left thee all her lovely hues.
- W. H. Davies

As long as I love Beauty I am young.
- W. H. Davies

A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.
- W. H. Davies

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I am fond of pigs.
Dogs look up to us.
Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.
- Winston Churchill

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
- James Herriot

Cats don't like change without their consent.
- Roger Caras

Just watching my cats can make me happy.
- Paula Cole

I love cats.
- Dick Van Patten

My wife and I have so much fun when we travel and find anything...
like stray cats and squirrels.
- Eric Roberts

Many cats are the death of the mouse.
- Kaspar Hauser

I love cats because I enjoy my home;
and little by little,
they become its visible soul.
- Jean Cocteau

I have studied many philosophers and many cats.
The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
- Hippolyte Taine

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.
It's not.
Mine had me trained in two days.
- Bill Dana

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.
- Cleveland Amory

Showing cats is addictive.
All you need is one rosette and you're hooked.
- Donna Andrews

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does
any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and
touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.
These things, to me, are expressions of love.
- James Herriot

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
- Garrison Keillor

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep,
and company only when they want it.
- Rod McKuen

I've always been mad about cats.
- Vivien Leigh

I take care of my flowers and my cats.
And enjoy food.
And that's living.
- Ursula Andress

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

We have three cats.
It's like having children, but there is no tuition involved.
- Ron Reagan

Cats know how to obtain food without labor,
shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.
- W. L. George

There are two means of refuge
from the miseries of life:
music and cats.
- Albert Schweitzer

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.
A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
- Jules Verne

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same
look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
- Paula Poundstone

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject
to a good many different ailments,
but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
- Mason Cooley

If cats were double the size they are now,
they'd probably be illegal.
- Doug Coupland

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.
- William S. Burroughs

Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges.
Cats have the courage to live by them.
- Jim Davis

Time spent with cats is never wasted.
- Sigmund Freud

As long as I'm around the cats in the hip hop scene,
they'll throw me a track and I'll write a rap over it.
- Ice T

Some cats, Iggy Pop, they're going to always have that hunger.
- Nikki Sixx

My hobbies are cooking and gardening,
especially growing orchids.
I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea,
and I also enjoy tennis.
We have 3 cats.
- Juliet Mills

Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really
liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
- Rebecca West

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.
- Desmond Morris

We still get those kind of cats coming out to our shows.
Once you're into it, you're into it for a lifetime.
- Dimebag Darrell

We were brash young fellows'.
I was always hanging with the older crowd anyway.
The musicians were the Hip Cats, and I was hanging with them anyway.
I Just started out real early.
- Bootsy Collins

Authors like cats because they are such quiet,
lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
- Robertson Davies

My quest these days is to find my long lost inner child,
but I'm afraid if I do, I'll end up with food in my
hair and way too in love with the cats.
- Kenny Loggins

We can certainly go further than cats,
but why should it be that our brains are somehow so
suited to the universe that our brains will be able
to understand the deepest workings?
- Brian Greene

With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else.
First, we wrote our own songs.
That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.
- Brian Setzer

She was trusted and valued by her father,
loved and courted by all dogs, cats,
children,
and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else.
- Anne Bronte

I'm not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats.
I'm not looking for the secret to life...
I just go on from day to day, taking what comes.
- Frank Sinatra

We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark,
and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.
- H. P. Lovecraft

No matter how much cats fight,
there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
- Abraham Lincoln

When all candles be out, all cats be grey.
- John Heywood

When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy.
Not because I care about their mood but because I know
they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

We have one cat.
I had eight cats and six dogs in Los Angeles.
- Rue McClanahan

I've been very successful doing voices in movies.
I did Olive, the Other Reindeer, with Drew Barrymore,
and I did Cats and Dogs.
My children came to some of the sessions.
- Joe Pantoliano

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
- Rupert Brooke

Be able to identify the most common breeds of dogs and cats on sight.
- Marilyn vos Savant

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods;
they have not forgotten this.
- Terry Pratchett

All cats are grey in the dark.
- Thomas Lodge

I have two cats at home in Minnesota with my family.
Beau and Skippy.
- Rachael Leigh Cook

I'll probably have a lot of rap cats come on up.
- Trick Daddy

I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz
or watch DVDs with my best friends.
- Cathy Freeman

If you're curious, you'll probably be a good journalist
because we follow our curiosity like cats.
- Diane Sawyer

The stones themselves are thick with history,
and those cats that dash through the alleyways must
surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise.
- Erica Jong

I did have a dog for a few years when I was little,
but then just really had cats until I was about 21.
- Eric Roberts


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