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295+ AMAZING Cat Quotes That Are So True

295+ AMAZING Cat Quotes That Are So True

While having a cat can mean different things to different people, famous people shared their endless amount of reasons why life is so much brighter when we have cats!

Profound cat quotes describe the unique personalities of our feline friends.

Discover popular wisdom of all time. Browse through an inspiring collection of sunday quotes, cat memes and music quotes.

Best Cat Quotes

I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy the food. And that’s living. – Ursula Andress tweet

A cat has beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, all the virtues of man without his vices. – Lord Byron tweet

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind. – Cleveland Amory tweet

The animal that the Egyptians worshiped as divine and the Romans worshiped as a symbol of freedom, has shown in all ages two closely linked characteristics: courage and self-respect. – Dave Barry tweet

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When I feel bad I just look at my cats and my courage returns. – Charles Bukowski tweet

It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that, whatever you say to them they always purr. – Lewis Carroll tweet

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. – Ernest Hemingway tweet

famous cat quotes

Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. – Jim Davis tweet

What greater gift than the love of a cat? – Charles Dickens tweet

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. – Albert Schweitzer tweet

I’m not sure why I like cats so much. I mean, they’re really cute obviously. They are both wild and domestic at the same time. – Michael Showalter tweet

cat sayings

My cat never laughs or complains, he is always reasoning. – Miguel de Unamuno tweet

Man is civilized as comprising a cat. – George Bernard Shaw tweet

In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. – Dereke Bruce tweet

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. – Ellen Perry Berkeley tweet

inspirational cat quotes

Cats do care. For example, they know instinctively what time we have to be at work in the morning and they wake us up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off. – Michael Nelson tweet

Cats have it all; admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. – Rod McKuen tweet

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days. – Bill Dana tweet

funny cat quotes

If the pull of the outside world is strong, there is also a pull towards the human. The cat may disappear on its own errands, but sooner or later, it returns once again for a little while, to greet us with its own type of love. – Lloyd Alexander tweet

Cats come and go without ever leaving. – Martha Curtis tweet

The cat is the only animal which accepts the comforts but rejects the bondage of domesticity. – Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon tweet

cat quotes and human relationship

The city of cats and the city of men exist one inside the other, but they are not the same city. – Italo Calvino tweet

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons. – Robertson Davies tweet

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose. – Garrison Keillor tweet

In the middle of a world that had always been a bit mad, the cat walks with confidence. – Rosanne Amberson tweet

cat quotes about rules

Women, poets, and especially artists, like cats; delicate natures only can realize their sensitive systems. – Helen M. Winslow tweet

Meow is like aloha – it can mean anything. – Hank Ketchum tweet

People who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around. – Susan Easterly tweet

I have lived with several Zen masters- all of them cats. – Eckhart Tolle tweet

Cute Quotes About Cats

  • The cat is accused of being lazy, for choosing furniture that’ softer when he rests or plays; just like men. Of stalking weaker enemies than them; the same as men. Of being reluctant to all obligations; just like men, once again. – Antonio Burgos
  • A lie is like a cat: You need to stop it before it gets out the door or it’s really hard to catch. – Charles M. Blow
  • That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you. – Ray Bradbury
  • Cats and dogs believe politicians are like cemetery caregivers – they are on top of everyone, but nobody listens. – Rita Mae Brown
  • I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. – Hippolyte Taine
  • My relationships with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance. – William S. Burroughs
  • I think that cats are spirits incarnated on Earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without falling through it. – Jules Verne
  • Meow” means woof” in cat. – George Carlin
  • Cats choose us; we don’t own them. – Kristin Cast
  • A Meow is a message to the heart. – Stuart McMillan
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  • Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched. – Miguel de Cervantes
  • The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be. – Elizabeth Peters
  • I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. – Jean Cocteau
  • In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. – Terry Pratchett
  • I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days. – Bill Dana
  • Cats are inquisitive but hate to admit it. – Mason Cooley
  • Time spent with a cat is never wasted. – Colette
  • Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made a slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat. – Mark Twain
  • God made the cat to offer men the pleasure of stroking a tiger. – Francois Joseph Mery
  • Elegance wanted body and life, which is why it turned into a cat. – William IX, Duque of Aquitaine
  • Cats know instinctively the exact time their masters are going to wake up and wake them ten minutes earlier. – Jim Davis
  • It is a very difficult task to earn a cat’s affection; they will be your friend if you feel that you are worthy of their friendship, but not your slave. – Théophile Gautier
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  • A dog will flatter you but you have to flatter the cat. – George Mikes
  • Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God. – Christopher Hitchens
  • A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats. – Mason Cooley
  • It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more. – Agnes Repplier
  • How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven. – Robert A. Heinlein
  • I used to love dogs until I discovered cats. – Nafisa Joseph
  • We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight. – H. P. Lovecraft
  • You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. – Albert Einstein
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  • If cats could talk, they wouldn’t. – Nan Porter
  • Cats are connoisseurs of comfort. – James Herriot
  • Just watching my cats can make me happy. – Paula Cole
  • You can not look at a sleeping cat and feel tense. – Jane Pauley
  • The phrase ‘domestic cat’ is an oxymoron. – George Will
  • One cat just leads to another. – Ernest Hemingway
  • I love my cats more than I love most people. Probably more than is healthy. – Amy Lee
  • Making movies is like herding cats. – Eric Fellner
  • Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. – Robert A. Heinlein
  • If you’re curious, you’ll probably be a good journalist because we follow our curiosity like cats. – Diane Sawyer
  • Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are the god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods. – Christopher Hitchens
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  • A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Cats will outsmart dogs every time. – John Grogan
  • Time spent with cats is never wasted. – Sigmund Freud
  • There are no ordinary cats. – Colette
  • If I prefer cats to dogs it is because there are no police cats. – Jack Cocteau
  • Of course, you can love a cat more than a man. In fact, man is the most horrible animal creation. – Brigitte Bardot
  • Dogs look at us as their gods, horses as their peers, but the cats look to us as their subjects. – Winston Churchill
  • Cats are good masters, as long as you remember what your own place is. – Paul Gray
  • Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties. – Walter Lionel George
  • I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love. – James Herriot
  • If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember. – Terry Pratchett
  • The smallest cat is a masterpiece. – Leonardo DaVinci
  • If it were possible to cross a man with a cat, man would improve, but it would deteriorate the cat. – Mark Twain
  • cute cat quotes from famous people
  • The cat is the only animal that has managed to tame man. – Marce Mauss
  • Tigers, Lions, Panthers, elephants, bears, dogs, seals, dolphins, horses, camels, chimps, gorillas, rabbits, fleas… they have all gone through this! The only ones that have never done the nitwit in the circus… are cats! – Garfield
  • Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause the most inconvenience. -Pam Brown
  • No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. – Abraham Lincoln
  • The smallest feline is a masterpiece. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Kittens are angels with whiskers. – Alexis Flora Hope
  • A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden. – Robert Southey
  • A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor. – Champfleury
  • If your cat falls out of a tree, go indoors to laugh. – Patricia Hitchcock
  • If you want to write, keep cats. – Aldous Huxley
  • A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings. – William Ralph Inge
  • I read that when cats are cuddling and kneading you, and you think it’s cute, they’re really just checking your vitals for weak spots. – Kandyse McClure
  • Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is that such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms. – Lloyd Alexander
  • Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. – Rod McKuen
  • Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. – Joseph Wood Krutch
  • I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through. – Jules Verne
  • Some people are like cats; if they’re dropped upside down, they land on their feet. I get a little irritated about stories like that. – Peter Segal
  • Curiosity killed the cat. – Ben Johnson
  • You can’t ever be a cat owner; in the best of cases, it allows you to be their companion. – Harry Swanson
  • Cats rule the world. – Jim Davis
  • Like all pure creatures, cats are practical. – William S. Burroughs
  • I regard cats as one of the great joys in the world. I see them as a gift of the highest order. -Trisha McCagh
  • Cats, like men, are flatterers. – Walter Savage Landor
  • Never try to out-stubborn a cat. – Robert A Heinlein
  • When my cats aren’t happy, I’m not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they’re just sitting there thinking up ways to get even. – Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. – Jules Renard
  • The level of interest of a cat in something will be inversely proportional to the effort that its owner is doing to capture their interest about that something. – Pattison
  • In its flawless grace and superior self-sufficiency I have seen a symbol of the perfect beauty and bland impersonality of the universe itself, objectively considered, and in its air of silent mystery there resides for me all the wonder and fascination of the unknown. – H.P. Lovecraft
  • Cats are mysterious; they have more on their mind that we could never imagine. -Walter Scott
  • Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs. – Desmond Morris
  • Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect. – James Mason
  • It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens. – Cynthia E. Varnado
  • There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat. – Tay Hohoff
  • A cat does not want all the world to love her. Only those she has chosen to love. – Helen Thomson
  • Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. – Joseph Wood Krutch
  • The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it. – Doug Larson
  • There is something about the presence of a cat… that seems to take the bite out of being alone. – Louis J. Camuti
  • The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer. – Paula Poundstone
  • After scolding one’s cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference. – Charlotte Gray
  • Your cat will never threaten your popularity by barking at three in the morning. He won’t attack the mailman or eat the drapes, although he may climb the drapes to see how the room looks from the ceiling. – Helen Powers
  • When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me? – Michel de Montaigne
  • The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal – it’s also the reason they hate birds. – K.C. Buffington
  • Respecting a cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense. – Erasmus Darwin
  • People with insufficient personalities are fond of cats. These people adore being ignored. – Henry Morgan
  • Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives. – Stephen Baker
  • If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up. – J.A. McIntosh
  • No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch. – Leo Dworken
  • It doesn’t do to be sentimental about cats; the best ones don’t respect you for it. – Susan Howatch
  • A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem. – Jean Burden
  • The cat is the only animal without visible means of support who still manages to find a living in the city. – Carl van Vechten
  • There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat. – Wesley Bates
  • One is never sure, watching two cats washing each other, whether it’s affection, the taste, or a trial run for the jugular. – Helen Thomson
  • A cat pours his body on the floor like water. – William Lyon Phelps
  • There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten. – Jules Champfleury
  • A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather. – Judith Merkle Riley
  • Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal. – Eddie Izzard
  • Cats possess so many of the same qualities as some people that it is often hard to tell the people and the cats apart. – P.J. O’Rourke
  • I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. – Edgar Allan Poe
  • There is truly not a single quality of the cat that man should not seek to emulate to improve. – Carl van Vechten
  • The cat seldom interferes with other people’s rights. His intelligence keeps him from doing many of the fool things that complicate life. – Carl Van Vechten
  • About the cat I like their independent and ungrateful temperament, that prevents them from feeling attachment to someone; the indifference with which he passes by the far living room. – François René de Chateaubriand
  • The city of cats and the city of men exists one inside the other, but they are not the same city. – lesley Anne Ivory
  • One small changes coming home to an empty house to coming home. – Pam Brown
  • I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream. – William Shakespeare
  • You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. – Proverb
  • The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. – Jules Reynard
  • Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later. – Mary Bly
  • If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. – Lemony Snicket
  • My cat speaks sign language with her tail. – Robert A. Stern
  • Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. – Missy Dizick
  • The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends. – Saki
  • Even if you have just destroyed a Ming Vase, purr. Usually all will be forgiven. – Lenny Rubenstein
  • Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow. – Monica Edwards
  • The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivaled paw and a curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree. – Colette
  • It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see. – Eleanor Farjeon
  • Cats speak a subtle language in which few sounds carry many meanings, depending on how they are sung or purred. “Mnrhnh” means comfortable soft chairs. It also means fish. It means genial companionship… and the absence of dogs. – Val Schaffner
  • Cat lovers’ hearts are meow-shaped and covered in stray fur. – Terri Guillemets
  • One must love a cat on its own terms. – Paul Gray
  • The sun rose slowly, like a fiery furball coughed up uneasily onto a sky-blue carpet by a giant unseen cat. – Michael McGarel
  • A kitten is the most irresistible comedian in the world. Its wide-open eyes gleam with wonder and mirth. It darts madly at nothing at all, and then, as though suddenly checked in the pursuit, prances sideways on its hind legs with ridiculous agility and zeal. – Agnes Repplier
  • Dogs eat. Cats dine. – Ann Taylor
  • People that don’t like cats haven’t met the right one yet. – Deborah A. Edwards
  • Another cat? Perhaps. For love there is also a season; its seeds must be resown. But a family cat is not replaceable like a worn-out coat or a set of tires. Each new kitten becomes its own cat, and none is repeated. I am four cats old, measuring out my life in friends that have succeeded but not replaced one another. – Irving Townsend
  • By and large, people who enjoy teaching animals to roll over will find themselves happier with a dog. – Barbara Holland
  • If by chance I seated myself to write, she very slyly, very tenderly, seeking protection and caresses, would softly take her place on my knee and follow the comings and goings of my pen -sometimes effacing, with an unintentional stroke of her paw, lines of whose tenor she disapproved. – Pierre Loti
  • You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals. – George Mikes
  • She clawed her way into my heart and wouldn’t let go. – Terri Guillemets
  • Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it. – Stephen Baker
  • If he is comic, it is only because of the incongruity of so demure a look and so wild a heart. – Alan Devoe
  • To err is human, to purr is feline. – Robert Byrne
  • Cat lovers can readily be identified. Their clothes always look old and well used. Their sheets look like bath towels and their bath towels look like a collection of knitting mistakes. – Eric Gurney
  • The cat loves fish, but she’s loath to wet her feet. – Proverb
  • Do you see that kitten chasing so prettily her own tail? If you could look with her eyes, you might see her surrounded with hundreds of figures performing complex dramas, with tragic and comic issues, long conversations, many characters, many ups and downs of fate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I don’t think it is so much the actual bath that most cats dislike; I think it’s the fact that they have to spend a good part of the day putting their hair back in place. – Debbie Peterson
  • The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry. – French Proverb
  • The cat has always been associated with the moon. Like the moon it comes to life at night, escaping from humanity and wandering over housetops with its eyes beaming out through the darkness. – Patricia Dale-Green
  • You may say a cat uses good grammar. Well, a cat does – but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you’ll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw. Ignorant people think it’s the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it’s the sickening grammar they use. – Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad
  • Cats never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic. – Lillian Jackson Braun
  • Who hath a better friend than a cat? – William Hardwin
  • The way to keep a cat is to try to chase it away. – E.W. Howe
  • To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction – and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by. – Stephen Baker
  • Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this because of all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren’t like this. A dog’s idea of personal grooming is to roll on a dead fish. – James Gorman
  • Nobody who is not prepared to spoil cats will get from them the reward they are able to give to those who do spoil them. – Compton MacKenzie
  • A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution. – Hazel Nicholson
  • Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly. – Andre Norton
  • When a cat chooses to be friendly, it’s a big deal, because a cat is picky. – Mike Deupree
  • The best kind of alarm clock is the purring kind. – Terri Guillemets
  • He liked companionship, but he wouldn’t be petted, or fussed over, or sit in anyone’s lap a moment; he always extricated himself from such familiarity with dignity and with no show of temper. If there was any petting to be done, however, he chose to do it. Often he would sit looking at me, and then, moved by a delicate affection, come and pull at my coat and sleeve until he could touch my face with his nose, and then go away contented. – Charles Dudley Warner
  • Even overweight, cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses. – John Weitz
  • A catless writer is almost inconceivable; even Ernest Hemingway, manly follower of the hunting trophy and the bullfight, lived waist-deep in cats. It’s a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys. – Barbara Holland
  • Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. – Jeff Valdez
  • Cats as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by that fact that in Ancient Egypt they were worshipped as gods. – P.G. Wodehouse
  • Some people say man is the most dangerous animal on the planet. Obviously those people have never met an angry cat. – Lillian Johnson
  • Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. – Colette
  • The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for nothing. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical. – William S. Burroughs
  • Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner. – Stephen Baker
  • A cat is a tiger that is fed by hand. – Proverb
  • A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes. – Indian Proverb
  • I pet her and she pays me back in purrs. – Terri Guillemets
  • Who among us hasn’t envied a cat’s ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely? – Karen Brademeyer
  • Cats only pretend to be domesticated if they think there’s a bowl of milk in it for them. – Robin Williams
  • People meeting for the first time suddenly relax if they find they both have cats. And plunge into anecdote. – Charlotte Gray
  • A kitten is so flexible that she is almost double; the hind parts are equivalent to another kitten with which the forepart plays. She does not discover that her tail belongs to her until you tread on it. – Henry David Thoreau
  • Your cat may never have to hunt farther than the kitchen counter for its supper nor face a predator more fierce than the vacuum cleaner. – Barbara L. Diamond
  • One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. – Mark Twain
  • A meow massages the heart. – Stuart McMillan
  • The domestic cat seems to have greater confidence in itself than in anyone else. – Lawrence N. Johnson
  • Are we really sure the purring is coming from the kitty and not from our very own hearts? – Terri Guillemets
  • If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer. – Alfred North Whitehead
  • Cats are to dogs what modern people are to the people we used to have. Cats are slimmer, cleaner, more attractive, disloyal, and lazy. It’s easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog as modern America’s favorite pet. People like pets to possess the same qualities they do. Cats are irresponsible and recognize no authority yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful. Cats are mean for the fun of it. In fact, cats possess so many of the same qualities as some people (expensive girlfriends, for instance) that it’s often hard to tell the people and the cats apart. – P.J. O’Rourke
  • Any household with at least one feline member has no need for an alarm clock. – Louise A. Belcher
  • Who would believe such pleasure from a wee ball o’ fur? – Irish Saying
  • I like cats…. When I meet a cat, I say, “Poor Pussy!” and stoop down and tickle the side of its head; and the cat sticks up its tail in a rigid, cast-iron manner, arches its back, and wipes its nose up against my trousers; and all is gentleness and peace. – Jerome K. Jerome
  • A cat is the only domestic animal I know who toilet trains itself and does a damned impressive job of it. – Joseph Epstein
  • When you’re used to hearing purring and suddenly it’s gone, it’s hard to silence the blaring sound of sadness. – Terri Guillemets
  • Any conditioned cat-hater can be won over by any cat who chooses to make the effort. – Paul Corey
  • Cats are notoriously sore losers. Coming in second best, especially to someone as poorly coordinated as a human being, grates their sensibility. – Stephen Baker
  • Does the father figure in your cat’s life ever clean the litter box? My husband claims that men lack the scooping gene. – Barbara L. Diamond
  • Keep an eye on the cat and another on the frying pan. – Proverb
  • Four little Persians, but only one looked in my direction. I extended a tentative finger and two soft paws clung to it. There was a contented sound of purring, I suspect on both our parts. – George Freedley
  • We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it – and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again – and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. – Mark Twain
  • Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance. – Dan Greenburg
  • It is remarkable, in cats, that the outer life they reveal to their masters is one of perpetual boredom. – Robley Wilson, Jr.
  • The smart cat doesn’t let on that he is. – H.G. Frommer
  • If I called her she would pretend not to hear but would come a few moments later when it would appear that she had thought of doing so first. – Arthur Weigall
  • Psychologists now recognize that the need in some people to have a dozen cats is really a sublimated desire to have two dozen cats. – Robert Brault
  • Cats conspire to keep us at arm’s length. – Frank Perkins
  • If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. – Martin Buxbaum
  • The cat was created when the lion sneezed. – Arabian Proverb
  • The cat is above all things, a dramatist. – Margaret Benson
  • If purring could be encapsulated, it would be the most powerful anti-depressant on the market. – Terri Guillemets
  • An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five years old. – Carl Van Vechten
  • Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man. – Paul Gray
  • If the claws didn’t retract, cats would be like Velcro. – Bruce Fogle
  • A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to. – Louis J. Camuti
  • Most cats do not approach humans recklessly. The possibility of concealed weapons, clods or sticks, tend to make them reserved. Homeless cats in particular – with some justification, unfortunately – consider humans their natural enemies. Much ceremony must be observed, and a number of diplomatic feelers put out, before establishing a state of truce. – Lloyd Alexander
  • God made the cat in order that man might have the pleasure of caressing the lion. – Fernand Mery
  • If only cats grew into kittens. – R. Stern
  • If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace, I would surely vote for the purr. – Barbara L. Diamond
  • There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person. – Dan Greenberg
  • Although all cat games have their rules and rituals, these vary with the individual player. The cat, of course, never breaks a rule. If it does not follow precedent, that simply means it has created a new rule and it is up to you to learn it quickly if you want the game to continue. – Sidney Denham
  • Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds. – Jean Burden
  • It is in the nature of cats to do a certain amount of unescorted roaming. – Adlai Stevenson
  • A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. – Arab Proverb
  • Cats have intercepted my footsteps at the ankle for so long that my gait, both at home and on tour, has been compared to that of a man wading through low surf. – Roy Blount, Jr.
  • Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow. – George F. Will
  • You own a dog but you feed a cat. – Jenny de Vries
  • Everything I know I learned from my cat: When you’re hungry, eat. When you’re tired, nap in a sunbeam. When you go to the vet’s, pee on your owner. – Gary Smith
  • Sometimes he curls up on my pillow during the night and I don’t know he’s there until I yawn and my mouth closes on a whisker. – Terri Guillemets
  • Most cats, when they are Out want to be In, and vice versa, and often simultaneously. – Louis J. Camuti
  • Kittens believe that all nature is occupied with their diversion. – F.A. Paradis de Moncrif
  • Cats gravitate to kitchens like rocks gravitate to gravity – Terry Pratchett
  • Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. – Jeff Valdez
  • If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats – Eugene Weber
  • To err is human, to purr is feline – Robert Byrne
  • As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind – Cleveland Amory
  • Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later -Mary Bly
  • It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see – Eleanor Farjeon
  • If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you, but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer. – A.N. Whitehead
  • If a cat spoke, it would say things like ‘Hey, I don’t see the problem here – Roy Blount Jr.
  • Cat hate reflects an ugly, stupid, loutish, bigoted spirit. There can be no compromise with this Ugly Spirit. – William S. Burroughs
  • Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds – Jean Burden
  • Cats randomly refuse to follow orders to prove they can. – Ilona Andrews
  • People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life. – Faith Resnick
  • Most of us rather like our cats to have a streak of wickedness. I should not feel quite easy in the company of any cat that walked about the house with a saintly expression. – Beverly Nichols
  • Kittens are angels with whiskers. – Terri Guillemets

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