Monday, December 19, 2011

Line of the Day: 2011-12-19

[O]wners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god.  Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realise that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.  --Christopher Hitchens

-- Christopher Hitchens, via Buzzfeed



[Added] Oh, you wanted to see an even younger version of Hitch? Jack has kindly provided.

4 comments:

Dan Weston said...

I wonder if Hitchens is a cat person or a dog person?

Brendan Keefe said...

To answer that, I think you need only know his views on religion.

Dan Weston said...

In that case, I'm guessing he loathes all pets!

Brendan Keefe said...

LOL! That's what I get for being purposely ambiguous.

I suspect yours is the best guess, but I'd actually be kind of surprised to learn that he didn't have at least a grudging admiration for cats. I can also easily see him holding one on his lap and stroking it while plotting world domination.

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