„What's funny?' said Pin, shifting uncomfortably in the hospital bed.
'I was looking at your mouth. It's exactly the same as mine.'
'Small and mean,' said Pin, whose devotion to the church did not damp her vulgar sense of humour. 'Wanna see a cat's bum?' She pursed her lips into a tight bunch. They snickered in the quiet ward.
'You'll never go to heaven,' said Kathleen. 'You're rude.“
„"What's your name," Coraline asked the cat. "Look, I'm Coraline. Okay?"
"Cats don't have names," it said.
"No?" said Coraline.
"No," said the cat. "Now you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names."“
— Neil Gaiman, buch Coraline
— Eric Idle British comedian, actor, singer and writer 1943
Answering the question "Why did you do two episodes in German?" on an HBO March 1998 Python reunion special.
„Look," I whisper to Cat, "Shooting star! That's good luck."
She rolls her eyes. "It's a plane, you idiot," she says, and when I look again I can see that she's right. Typical.“
— Cathy Cassidy British author of young adult fiction 1962
Quelle: Lucky Star
„She envied Camille. Camille was a tramp, Mildred thought. And things were so much easier for a tramp. There was no conscience, no sense of loss, nothing but a wonderful, relaxed, stretching-cat selfishness. She could go to bed with anyone she wanted to and never see him again and have no feeling of loss or insecurity about it. That was the way Mildred thought it was with Camille. She wished she could be that way, and she knew she couldn't. Couldn't because of her mother. And the unbidden thought entered her mind—if her mother were only dead Mildred's life would be so much simpler. She could have a secret little place to live somewhere. Almost fiercely, she brushed the thought away. "What a foul thing to think," she said to herself ceremoniously. But it was a dream she often had.“
— John Steinbeck, buch The Wayward Bus
Quelle: The Wayward Bus (1947), Ch. 13. Mildred is the daughter of Elliot and Bernice Pritchard.
„I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it on the way.“
— A.A. Milne, buch The House at Pooh Corner
Quelle: The House at Pooh Corner (1928), Chapter Seven.
„You think she’ll be able to talk sense into him?” she asked. “His sister?”
"If he listens to anyone, it would be her.”
“That’s sweet,” said Maia. “That he loves his sister like that.”
“Yeah,” Simon said. “It’s precious“
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Ashes
Quelle: City of Ashes
„That makes no sense,” I said.
“This is the Victorian era,” she said. “Women didn’t have to make sense.“
— Connie Willis, buch To Say Nothing of the Dog
Quelle: To Say Nothing of the Dog (1998), Chapter 17 (p. 297)
„Humans are great lovers of consistency, and it annoys us that cats have different rules. Even if a cat is willing to give up her life for you, that does not mean that she is willing to change her mind at your request.“
— Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson American writer and activist 1941
Quelle: The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats (2002), Ch. 2
„“Didn’t you ever see a cat before?”
“Of course I did,” said the boy. “Hundreds of them. But just because you’ve seen something, it doesn’t mean you stop looking. There’s always something you didn’t see before.”“
— Lloyd Alexander American children's writer 1924 - 2007
Quelle: Time Cat (1963), Chapter 10 “Odranoel” (pp. 100-101)
„If she were a writer she would collect her pencils and notebooks and favourite cat and write in bed. Strangers and lovers would never get past the locked door.“
— Michael Ondaatje, buch The English Patient
Quelle: The English Patient
— Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939
On Writing Poetry (1995)
Kontext: My English teacher from 1955, run to ground by some documentary crew trying to explain my life, said that in her class I had showed no particular promise. This was true. Until the descent of the giant thumb, I showed no particular promise. I also showed no particular promise for some time afterwards, but I did not know this. A lot of being a poet consists of willed ignorance. If you woke up from your trance and realized the nature of the life-threatening and dignity-destroying precipice you were walking along, you would switch into actuarial sciences immediately. If I had not been ignorant in this particular way, I would not have announced to an assortment of my high school female friends, in the cafeteria one brown-bag lunchtime, that I was going to be a writer. I said "writer," not "poet;" I did have some common sense. But my announcement was certainly a conversation-stopper. Sticks of celery were suspended in mid-crunch, peanut-butter sandwiches paused halfway between table and mouth; nobody said a word. One of those present reminded me of this incident recently — I had repressed it — and said she had been simply astounded. "Why?," I said. "Because I wanted to be a writer?" "No," she said. "Because you had the guts to say it out loud."
— Frank Beddor, buch The Looking Glass Wars
Quelle: The Looking Glass Wars
„Fez gave her a squeeze. “You’re a genius, Sam-I-Am.”
She squirmed away from him uncomfortably. “It just makes sense, is all.”“
— Pat Cadigan, buch Synners
“Sometimes that’s all it takes to be a genius.”
Quelle: Synners (1991), Chapter 32 (p. 387)
„The people who lived in the countryside around Treblinka—Poles, for the most part—said that they did not know what was going on in the camp; said that, while in a general way they might have guessed what was going on, they did not know for sure; said that, while in a sense they might have known, in another sense they did not know, could not afford to know, for their own sake.“
— J.M. Coetzee, buch The Lives of Animals
Quelle: The Lives of Animals (1999), p. 19