— Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985
From the published screenplay for "The Big Brass Ring" (Santa Barbara, Calif.: Santa Teresa Press, 1987)
„But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.“
— Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
„I don’t want her to have a cat because she’ll end up talking baby talk to the cat. That’s the way it is, and how can a P. I. do that?“
— Sue Grafton American writer 1940
On why Kinsey Millhone, the private-investigator heroine of her popular series of mystery novels, will never have a cat. New York Times, p. C10 (August 4, 1994)
„Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.“
— Julian Huxley English biologist, philosopher, author 1887 - 1975
Context: The supernatural is being swept out of the universe in the flood of new knowledge of what is natural. It will soon be as impossible for an intelligent, educated man or woman to believe in a god as it is now to believe the earth is flat, that flies can be spontaneously generated... or that death is always due to witchcraft... The god hypothesis is no longer of any pragmatic value for the interpretation or comprehension of nature, and indeed often stands in the way of better and truer interpretation. Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat. Religion without Revelation (1957) p. 58
— Fred Thompson American politician and actor 1942 - 2015
Comparing himself to Mitt Romney.
„I think people should elect a cat person. If you elect a dog person, you elect someone who wants to be loved. If you elect a cat person, you elect someone who wants to serve.“
— Stephen Harper 22nd Prime Minister of Canada 1959
Interview with Kevin Newman, Global National April 5th, 2006.
„When I was 6 and found out where meat came from, I was horrified. We were eating a meal of chops and three veg, and I was talking with my parents about where carrots came from; they said carrots grew in the ground. We talked about the other vegetables and got to the chops, and I asked what a chop grew on. My parents looked at each other like, "Who is going to tell her?" I felt betrayed they would make me eat an animal. After that I remember hiding my pet cat, hoping the cat wasn't going to end up on a dinner plate.“
— Pippa Black actress 1982
"One on One with Pippa Black" https://www.vegetariantimes.com/life-garden/one-on-one-with-pippa-black, interview with ' (6 July 2011).