I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
— Today is a rare quotable Caturday, with this line from the one and only Edgar Allan Poe, who would have been 204 years old today. Poe is a perfect Caturday guest - he wrote “The Black Cat” and had his own tabby, Caterina, who lived with him during his time in Philadelphia and New York (check out a photo of his Bronx cottage from our collections, or actually visit the site). Happy birthday, Mr. Poe, and happy Caturday to all of you! We’ll be posting other Poe quotes today - if you enjoy those, check out some Poe works from NYPL!