Men with cats. Mark Twain shared his farm in Connecticut with eleven cats. Twain wrote, "I simply can't resist a cat, particularly a purring one. They are the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things I know, outside of the girl you love, of course." Another cat quote by Mark Twain states,"If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat." Felines and their fellas.