"Man is a marvelous curiosity … he thinks he is the Creator's pet … he even believes the Creator loves him; has a passion for him; sits up nights to admire him; yes and watch over him and keep him out of trouble. He prays to him and thinks He listens. Isn't it a quaint idea."
-- Mark Twain Letters from the Earth
Which brought to mind the following;
'We will make great pets' - Perry Farrell (Porno for Pyros)