It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals
No one is truly dead until they are no longer loved.
To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.
Eyes so transparent that through them the soul is seen.
Any man who does not have his inner world to translate is not an artist.
It is a difficult matter to gain the affection of a cat. He is a philosophical, methodical animal, tenacious of his own habits, fond of order and neatness, and disinclined to extravagant sentiment. He will be your friend, if he finds you worthy of friendship, but not your slave.
The most fitting occupation for a civilized man is to do nothing.
Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
When we love - we grow
Our busy age does not always have time to read, but it always has time to look.
Brevity never fatigues; therefore, brevity is always a welcome guest.
Yes I have loved, as no one on earth ever loved, with an insensate and furious love, so violent that I wonder it did not break my heart
With all women gentleness is the most persuasive and powerful argument.
The cat makes himself the companion of your hours of solitude, melancholy and toil.
The arts teach and moralise by their beauty alone, not by translating a philosophical or social formula. For the truly artistic person, painting has itself as it's purpose, which is quite enough.
Fortune loves to give bedroom slippers to people with wooden legs, and gloves to those with no hands.
Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!
If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave.
I am one of those for whom superfluity is a necessity.
Sometimes he sits at your feet looking into your face with an expression so gentle and caressing that the depth of his gaze startles you.
To extract beauty from one's own milieu is one of the most difficult tasks of art.
Books follow morals, and not morals books.
I am a man for whom the outside world exists.
I was born to travel and write verse.
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