Thursday 11 November 2010

Feline Familiars : A Tribute to Cats

by Arthur Rackham

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as Gods, they have not forgotten this." - Unknown


by Norman Lindsay


Of all animals, the cat alone attains to the comtemplative life. He regards the wheel of existence from without, like the Buddha. - Andrew Lang

by Louis Wain

Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware of." - Sir Walter Scott


Artist Austin Osman Spare with his cats.

"If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain


by Lesley Ann Ivory

"It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can't see." - Eleanor Farjeon


Artist Edward Gorey with his cats

It is in their eyes that their magic resides.- Arthur Symons


by Wanda Wulz

To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense.

- Erasmus Darwin

by Theophile Steinlen

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.- Desmond Morris


by John Tenniel
 Some creative cat-lovers - William Butler Yeats. Edgar Allan Poe. John Lennon. Charles Baudelaire. William S Burroughs. Ernest Hemingway. Charles Dickens. Victor Hugo. Mark Twain. Louis Wain. Ray Bradbury. Edward Gorey. Sir Walter Scott. Edward Lear. Austin Osman Spare. Louis Carroll. Renoir. HG Wells. Thomas Hardy. Frank Zappa. the Bronte sisters. Raymond Chandler. Jean Cocteau. TS Eliot. Matisse. Ravel. Gautier. HP Lovecraft. J.K. Huysmans.


by Aubrey Beardsley


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