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Carl Van Vechten
June 17, 1880 - December 21, 1964
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.


A cat is never vulgar.


The cat, it is well to remember, remains the friend of man because it pleases him to do so and not because he must.


An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old.


There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that man could not emulate to his advantage.


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