Some brave chrysanthemums still stood in the country gardens, but they looked like bedraggled survivors of a battle, barely able to hold their tattered banners upright. October was at the gates and autumn was in full retreat.— Patricia Moyes
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Cats of great personality are always found in association with sensitive, cat-conscious people; it is a two-way process of immense mutual benefit.
It is often interesting, in retrospect, to consider the trifling causes that lead to great events. A chance encounter, a thoughtless remark - and the tortuous chain reaction of coincidence is set in motion, leading with devious inevitability to some resounding climax.
I can never pass a cat in the street without greeting it and exchanging a few words, and the cat invariably replies.
it is perfectly possible to converse with any cat, from prize-winning Siamese to alley tabby. Humans who are slow learners may start with a highly articulate Siamese and progress in time to the more sensitive and difficult business of talking to scared strays. Other people, naturally gifted, can talk to any cat right away.
Brutality is sometimes easier to endure than ridicule.
Angry and frustrated, the journalists set about making bricks without straw.
The buildings ... had suffered the inevitable shrinkage of places revisited.
I do not believe that it is possible to teach a cat to obey; that is contrary to his nature.
I simply cannot understand the passion that some people have for making themselves thoroughly uncomfortable and then boasting about it afterwards.
Suffolk has something more than the coziness of Kent and Surrey.
There is a hint of wildness in its tamed beauty, and the tang of the North Sea is never far away.
suicide can be used as a very cruel weapon, you know.
It can be the ultimate revenge, leaving a scar that a living person may carry to the grave.
one doesn't really grow older; it's just that other people grow younger.