Writing Inspiration for Wordsmiths and Book Editors: On Cats

Wordsmiths and book editors, too, need as much inspiration as possible when tackling projects, especially with short deadlines. Fortunately for me, my sometimes sweet, sometimes ornery cats provide just the right “jumpstart” and nudge me past writing obstacles.

“Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance.” ~ Dan Greenburg
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For Cat Lovers

Whether you are an author, a poet, or a book editor like me, it’s always good to have a little writing inspiration. In fact, my adopted kittens inspired me to conquer a bout of writer’s block and create a story for Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That? Best of all, the book royalties support American Humane, and all 101 stories featured encourage the adoption of cats and kittens.

So if you happen to like cats, the following quotes provide food for thought!

Inspirational Thoughts for Ghostwriters, Wordsmiths, and Book Editors

“If you want to write, keep cats.” ~ Aldous Huxley

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

“I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.” ~ Nafisa Joseph

“My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.” ~ Anne Lamott

“You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and fbook editorseelings.” ~ Jane Goodall

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

“Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.” ~ Desmond Morris

“A lie is like a cat: You need to stop it before it gets out the door or it’s really hard to catch.” ~ Charles M. Blow

“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” ~ Groucho Marx

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

“You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.” ~ Jane Pauley

“If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer.” ~ A.N. Whitehead

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe book editors

“The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer.”~ Paula Poundstone

“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.” ~ Jeff Valdez

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