|Carl Van Vechten|
Photographic self-portrait by Carl Van Vechten, taken in 1934
June 17, 1880|
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||December 21, 1964
New York City, U.S.
|Education||Washington High School|
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
|Spouse(s)||Anna Snyder (1907â€“1912),
Fania Marinoff (m. 1914â€“64)
The cat, it is well to remember, remains the friend of man because it pleases him to do so and not because he must.
There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that man could not emulate to his advantage.
As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.