Suprotno uvrezenom misljenju, ove fotografije i izjave poznatih pisaca potvrdjuju da su macke najbolji covekov prijatelj:
 “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”
—Ernest Hemingway
“One cat just leads to another.”
—Ernest Hemingway
“I sometimes longed for someone who, like me, had not adjusted perfectly with his age, and such a person was hard to find; but I soon discovered cats, in which I could imagine a condition like mine, and books, where I found it quite often.”
Julio Cortazar
“when I am feeling
low
all I have to do is
watch my cats
and my
courage
returns.
I study these
creatures.
they are my
teachers.”
—Charles Bukowski, “My Cats”
“When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.”
—Mark Twain, Who Is Mark Twain?
“You belong to another time. You are lord
of a place bounded like a dream.”
—Jorge Luis Borges, “To a Cat”
“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”
—Edgar Allan Poe
“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself.”
—William S. Burroughs, The Cat Inside
“How absurd these words are, such as beast and beast of prey. One should not speak of animals in that way.”
—Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf
“And I a smiling woman.
I am only thirty.
And like the cat I have nine times to die.”
—Sylvia Plath, “Lady Lazarus”
“I learned a world from each
one whom I loved;”
—Allen Ginsberg, “I learned a world from each”