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Quotation by Raymond Chandler
Your rat tail is all the fashion now. I prefer a bushy plume, carried straight up. You are Siamese and your ancestors lived in trees. Mine lived in palaces. It has been suggested to me that I am a bit of a snob. How true! I prefer to be.
Raymond Chandler (1888–1959), U.S. author. letter, Christmas 1948, from Chandler's cat Taki to Mike Gibbud, Esq., "A Siamese Cat of imperfect blood line." Raymond Chandler Speaking (1962).
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