Cats are the runes of beauty,
invincibility, wonder, pride,
freedom, coldness, self-sufficiency,
and dainty individuality --
the qualities of sensitive, enlightended,
mentally developed, pagan, cynical,
poetic, philosophic, dispassionate,
reserved, independent, Nietzschean,
unbroken, civilised, master-class men.

-- H. P. Lovecraft