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300 Adorable Cat Quotes and Sayings

Last Updated: December 1, 2022 by Team

Cats are the world’s most desirable creatures. They sleep 14 hours a day. They are meticulous, discerning, and impeccably well-groomed. They live for a warm sunbeam, a nosh, and a nap. They do what they want when they want. And they don’t care what anyone thinks.

You know cats make fantastic pets for many reasons, but sometimes it can be hard to explain why they’re so great. If you need a little help (or a caption for your next Instagram photo), scroll through these perfect quotes and sayings about cats that prove why they’re such incredible creatures.

300 Cat Quotes

Top 10 Cat Quotes

“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

“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

“Women and cats in the house, men and dogs in the street.” – Catalonia

“Witches were a bit like cats. They didn’t much like one another’s company, but they did like to know where all the other witches were, just in case they needed them.” – Terry Pratchet

“Why do cats sleep so much? Perhaps they’ve been trusted with some major cosmic task, an essential law of physics – such as: if there are less than 5 million cats sleeping at any one time the world will stop spinning. So that when you look at them and think, “what a lazy, good-for-nothing animal,” they are, in fact, working very, very hard.” – Kate Atkinson

“Who knows what goes on in the mind of a cat?” – Julie Kagawa

“While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” – Mark Twain

“When the mouse laughs at the cat, there’s a hole nearby.” – Nigerian Proverb

“When the mouse laughs at a cat, there’s a mouse hole nearby.” – Nigeria

“What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing of the origin and destiny of cats?” – Henry David Thoreau

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

Best Cat Quotes

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“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 ct 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

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

“Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world—the clock and the cat.” – Emile Auguste Chartier

“You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.” – Colonial

“You should not call in a cat to settle the argument of two birds.” – India

“You know how it is with cats: They don’t really have owners, they have staff.” – P.C. Cast

“You know a real friend? Someone you know will look after your cat after you are gone.” – William S. Burroughs

“You can not look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.” – Jane Pauley

“You can have no more of a cat than her skin.” – England

“Women are just like cats — they always land on their feet.” – Iran

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“The approval of a cat cannot but flatter the recipient.” – Elizabeth Peters

“The amazing activity of the cat is delicately balanced by his capacity for relaxation. Every household should contain a cat, not only for decorative and domestic values, but because the cat in quiescence is medicinal to irritable, tense, tortured men and women.” – William Lyon Phelps

“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.” – ― Ray Bradbury

“Some men are born to cats, others have cats thrust upon them.” – Gilbert Millstein

“Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.” – Novelist Gillian Flynn

“Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.” – Jean Burden

“Once when I had remarked on the affection quite often found between cat and dog, my friend replied, “Yes. But I bet no dog would ever confess it to the other dogs.” – C.S. Lewis

“Of course, maybe I’d end up like one of those crazy old people with, like, sixty cats. And one day, the neighbors would complain about the smell, and it would turn out I’d died and the cats had eaten me. Still, it might be nice to have a cat.” – Alex Flinn

“Of all the things God created, from sunrises and rainbows, to black holes and humor, cats are the most fascinating to me.” – Jarod Kintz

“Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made 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

“No one has ever been able to discover how they make this subtle sound, and what is more, no one ever will. It is a secret that has endured from the very beginning of the time of cats and will never be revealed.” – Paul Gallico

“No home is complete without the pitter patter of kitty feet.”

“No cat purrs unless someone is around to listen.” – Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“No animal has more liberty than the cat, but it buries the mess it makes. The cat is the best anarchist.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Man who hates cats is insecure, but a man who likes them is one worth keeping. If he can appreciate a cat, he can appreciate a strong, independent woman.” – Larissa Ione

If you find some cat hair on your clothes today, I hope it brings a smile to your face as you remember who is waiting at home for you. PAM JOHNSON-BENNETT

“Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.” – William S. Burroughs

“Letting the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.” – Will Rogers

“Kind old ladies assure us that cats are often the best judges of character. A cat will always go to a good man, they say.” – Virginia Woolf

“Cats and dogs believe politicians are like cemetery caregivers — they are on top of everyone, but nobody listens.” – Rita Mae Brown

“Cat: a soft indestructible automation provided by nature to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle.” – Ambrose Bierce

“Cat sentimentality is a human thing. Cats are indifferent, their minds can’t comprehend the concept ‘I shall die,’ they just go on living.” – Gavin Ewart

“A cat is there when you call her—if she doesn’t have something better to do.” – Bill Adler

“A cat is the only domestic animal I know who toilet trains itself and does a damned impressive job of it.” – Joseph Epstein

“A cat is nobody’s fool.” – Spain

“A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.” – Hazel Nicholson

“A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays.” – England

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

“A cat doesn’t care if you are smart or dumb, give him your heart and he will give you his.” – Abraham Lincoln

“A cat can purr its way out of anything.” – Donna McCrohan

“A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.” – William Ralph Inge

“A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope.” – Middle East

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett

“Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.” – Mark Twain

“If your cat falls out of a tree, go indoors to laugh.” – Pat Hitchcock

“If the cat’s whiskers are gone, the mouse will not be afraid of it anymore.” – Iran

“If stretching made money, all cats would be wealthy.” – Ghana

“If man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.” – Mark Twain

“If I knew everything, life would be lonely, as everyone else would want to explore the world, and I’d be content with a cat on my lap sitting in the dark.” – Jarod Kintz

“If cats understood technology and had opposable thumbs, they’d rule the world.” – P.C. Cast

“If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.” – Terry Pratchett

“If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats.” – Eugen Weber

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” – Mark Twain

“If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.” – Doris Lessing

“If a dog jumps in 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

“If a cat spoke, it would say things like ‘Hey, I don’t see the problem here.’” – Roy Blount Jr.

“If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” – Groucho Marx

“I’ve found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person’s character.” – P.C. Cast

“I’ve always wanted to be a cat. Warm and domesticated when you want to be, wild when you don’t.” – Jenny Downham

“I’m trying to translate what my cat says and put it in a book, but how many homonyms are there for meow?” – Jarod Kintz


Short Cat Quotes

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“What is born of a cat will catch mice.” – England

“We’re all mad here.” – Cheshire Cat

“To please himself only the cat purrs.” – Ireland

“To err is human, to purr is feline.” – Robert Byrne

“The cat is a good friend, only she scratches.” – Portugal

“The cat always leaves her mark upon her friend.” – Spain

“The borrowed cat catches no mice.” – Japan

“Purr more, hiss less.” – Linda C. Marchman

“One cat just leads to another.” – Ernest Hemmingway

“Never try to out-stubborn a cat.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Never trust a man who hates cats.” – Jane Pauley

“Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.” – Iran

“Meowing cats catch fewer mice.” – Portugal

“’Meow’ means ‘woof’ in cat.” – George Carlin

“Keep no more cats than will catch the mice.” – Portugal

“Just watching my cats can make me happy.” – Paula Cole

“It’s for her own good that the cat purrs.” – Ireland

“It takes a good many mice to kill a cat.” – Denmark

“It is for her own good that the cat purrs.” – Iran

“It is better to feed one cat than many mice.” – Norway

“If you want to write, keep a cat.” – Aldous Huxley

“Every cat is my best friend.”

“He who hunts with cats will catch mice.” – Danish

“Happy is the home with at least one cat.” – Italy

“Don’t judge a cat by its coat.” – Magdalena VandenBerg

“Dogs own space and cats own time.” – Nicola Griffith

“Cats, like men, are flatters.” – Walter Savage Landor

“Cats will outsmart dogs every time.” – John Grogan

“Cats don’t catch the old birds.” – Netherlands

“Cats don’t catch mice to please God.” – Afghanistan

“Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.” – Sir Walter Scott

“Cat hides claw, upon seeing grill changes behaviour.”

“Books. Cats. Life is Good.” – Edward Gorey

“An old cat will not learn how to dance.” – Morrocco

“An old cat likes young mice.” – Greek

“All cats like being the focus of attention.” – Peter Gray

“All cats are grey in the dark.”

“A cat may look at a king.” – English

“A cat always knows whose meat it eats.” – Russia

“A blind cat catches only a dead rat.” – China

“’Meow’ means ‘woof’ in cat.” – George Carlin

“You’re very foresighted, like Forsyth’s cat.” – England

“If the cat were a hen, it too would lay eggs.” – Germany

“In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats.” – England

“If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.” – Nan Porter

“Making movies is like herding cats.” – Eric Fellner

“Let the female cat run; the tomcat will catch her.” – Germany

“Lawk! What a monstrous tail our cat has got!” – Henry Carey

“Dogs eat. Cats dine.” – Ann Taylor

No home is complete without the pitter patter of kitty feet. Unknown

Funny Cat Quotes

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“When the mice meet cats, their soul are scattered; lambs soften their muscles encountering tigers.” – China

“When the cat has gone, the mice will straighten their backs.” – China

“When the cat and mouse agree, the grocer is ruined.” – Iran

“When Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time.” – Seanan Mcguire

“When rats infest the Palace a lame cat is better than the swiftest horse.” – China

“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

“When cats are mousing, they don’t mew.” – Netherlands

“When bored, find a little cat and watch it; when very bored, find two little cats and watch them!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“When a cat is toothless, mouse dares to jump high.” – Malay

“When a cat flatters … he is not insincere: you may safely take it for real kindness.” – Walter Savage Landor

“When a cat adopts you, there is nothing to be done about it except to put up with it until the wind changes.” – T.S. Eliot

“What would a young cat do but kill a mouse?” – Irish

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched.” – Miguel de Cervantes

“Those who will play with cats must expect to be scratched.” – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“There should always be one more cat than person, so everyone has one to pet, and I have two to myself.” – Jarod Kintz

“There is no such thing as “Just a cat.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“There is no known cure for severe affection for one’s cat. The only way to relieve the symptoms is to go ahead and launch a kiss attack.” – Tichakorn Khroopan Hill

“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer

“There are no ordinary cats.” – Colette

“There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.” – Tay Hohoff

“The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” – Hippolyte Taine

“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

“The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry.” – France

“The cat would eat fish, and would not wet her feet.” – John Heywood

“The cat who frightens the mice away is as good as the cat who eats them.” – German

“The cat which is a solitary beast is single-minded and goes its way alone, but, the dog, like his master, is confused in his mind.” – H.G. Wells

“The cat was created when the lion sneezed.” – Middle East

“The cat shuts its eyes when stealing cream.” – China

“The cat lives alone. He has no need of society. He obeys only when he wishes, he pretends to sleep the better to see and scratches everything he can scratch.” – Francois Rene

“The cat is not in the long run anxious to please.” – T. O. Beachcroft

“The cat is above all things, a dramatist.” – Margaret Benson

“Dogs like everyone. Cats choose who to like.” – Lauren Myracle

“Dogs have their day but cats have 365.” – Lillian Jackson Braun

“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” – Mary Bly

“Curiosity killed the cat. Satisfaction brought it back, that’s why the cat has nine lives.” – England

“Confound the cats! All cats-always- Cats of all colours, black, white, grey; by night a nuisance and by day- confound the cats!” – R. O. Thomas Dobbin

“Cats, I always think, only lump into your lap to check if you are cold enough, yet, to eat.” – Anne Enright

“Cats, as you know, are quite impervious to threats.” – Connie Willis

“Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.” – Terry Pratchett

“After eating nine hundred rats, the cat is now going on a pilgrimage.” – India

“After dark all cats are leopards.” – America

“A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.” – Catalonia

“A meow massages the heart.” – Stuart Mcmillan

“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” – Mark Twain

“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

“A house without a dog or cat is the house of a scoundrel.” – Portugal

“A house isn’t a home without the ineffable contentment of a cat with its tail folded about its feet. A cat gives mystery, charm, suggestion.” – L.M. Montgomery

If the Earth was flat, cats would have pushed everthing off of it by now.

Cute Cat Quotes

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“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

“I prefer cats to people, for the most part. Most people aren’t cute, and if they are cute they rapidly outgrow it.” – William S. Burroughs

“My relationships with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.” – William S. Burroughs

“My cat is not insane, she’s just a really good actress.” – P.C. Cast

“My cat brought me a toy. I thanked her and threw it. She sat there gave me a look that made me realize people and dogs are the crazy ones.” – Dan Harmon

“Cats were the gangsters of the animal world, living outside the law and often dying there. There were a great many of them who never grew old by the fire.” – Stephen King

“Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.” – Joseph Wood Krutch

“Cats rule the world.” – Jim Davis

“Cats randomly refuse to follow orders to prove they can.” – Ilona Andrews

“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

“Cats never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic.” – Lillian Jackson Braun

“Cats never listen. They’re dependable that way; when Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time.” – Seanan McGuire

“Cats may walk by themselves, but there are times when they need our support.” – Nicholas Dodman

“Cats leave paw prints in your heart, forever and always.”

“Cats have it all: admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.” – Rod Mckuen

“Cats gravitate to kitchens like rocks gravitate to gravity.” – Terry Pratchett

“Books and cats and fair-haired little girls make the best furnishing for a room.” – France

“Black cat or white cat, it’s a good cat that catches the mice.” – Deng Xiaoping

“Beware of the cat that licks from the front but claws from behind.” – English

“Beware of people who dislike cats.” – Iran

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

“As my cat would say, all hours are good for sleeping.” – José Saramago

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

“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 humankind.” – Cleveland Amory

“Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.” – Desmond Morris

“Are cats strange animals or do they so resemble us that we find them curious as we do monkeys?” – John Steinbeck

Beware of people who dislike cats. IRISH PROVERB

Kitten Quotes

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“They asked the female cat why her kittens were of different colors; she said she is embarrassed to say no.” – Tunisia

“The only thing a cat worries about is what’s happening right now. As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time.” – Lloyd Alexander

“The coldest depth of Hell is reserved for people who abandon kittens.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

“It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.” – Cynthia E. Varnado

“It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens…that whatever you say to them, they always purr.” – Lewis Carroll

“Kittens are angels with whiskers.” – Alexis Flora Hope

“If only cats grew into kittens.” – Robert Arthur Morton Stern

“If a cat wants to eat her kittens, she’ll say that they look like mice.” – Turkey

“Cats have a sense of humor, as is shown in their extreme love of play. A middle-aged cat will often play as unreservedly as a kitten, though he knows perfectly well it is only a game.” – William Lyon Phelps

“A kitten is, in the animal world, what a rosebud is in the garden.” – Robert Sowthey

“A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor.” – Champfleury

“A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.” – Robert Southey


Cat Love Quotes

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“Your house will always be blessed with love, laughter, and friendship if you have a cat.” – Lewis Carroll

“Yearning for love made her feel like a cat that was always twining around ankles, meowing Pet me, pet me, look at me, love me.” – Laini Taylor

“When the cat you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

“When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.” – Mark Twain

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

“The memories and paw print of a beloved cat remains in our heart and soul forever.”

“The man who loves cats will love his wife.” – Russia

“The cat in gloves catches no mice.” – Benjamin Franklin

“We need cats to need us. It unnerves us that they do not. However, if they do not need us, they nonetheless seem to love us.” – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

“The human race can be roughly divided into two categories: ailurophiles and ailurophobes – cat lovers and the underprivileged.” – David Taylor

“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for nothing.” – William S. Burroughs

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

“No one can truly understand the bond we form with the cats we love until they experience the loss of one.”

“My cat will love you more than me. He won’t love you more than he loves me, but he will love you more than I love you.” – Jarod Kintz

“Love is like a blanket: it will keep you warm, but it might also suffocate you. Also, it’s probably covered with cat hair–love, I mean.” – Jarod Kintz

“It is not from the love of God that the cat catches mice.” – Iran

“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

“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

“If you can love cats, you can love human beings, because you have to be able to love them without getting them at all.” – Chris Kelly

“I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.” – Nafisa Joseph

“I love them, they are so nice and selfish. Dogs are TOO good and unselfish. They make me feel uncomfortable. But cats are gloriously human.” – L.M. Montgomery

“I love my cats more than I love most people. Probably more than is healthy.” – Amy Lee

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” – Jean Cocteau

“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

“Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.” – Walter Lionel George

“All you need is love and a cat.”

“After all, a woman who doesn’t love cats is never going to be make a man happy.” – Orhan Pamuk

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods. They have not forgotten this. Terry Pratchett

Cat Loss Quotes

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“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer.” – Paula Poundstone

“The phrase ‘domestic cat’ is an oxymoron.” – George Will

“The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats… ” – Albert Einstein

“The key to a successful new relationship between a cat and human is patience.” – Susan Easterly

“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.” – Jules Renard

“The fear of death is why we build cathedrals, have children, declare war, and watch cat videos online at three a.m.” – Caitlin Doughty

“Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because 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

“People with insufficient personalities are fond of cats. These people adore being ignored.” – Sir Henry Morgan

“People who don’t like cats were probably mice in an earlier life.”

“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 shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.” – Christopher Hitchens

“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

“One reason that cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

“One of the ways in which cats show happiness is by sleeping.” – Cleveland Amory

“One of my biggest fears is that I’m going to die alone in my home, and my cats will eat me because I am too dead to open their food cans.” – Kelli Jae Baeli

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a warm house and a well-stocked fridge must be in want of a cat.” – Heather Hacking

“It is a difficult matter to gain the affection of a cat. He is a philosophical, methodical animal, tenacious of his own habits, fond of order and neatness, and disinclined to extravagant sentiment. He will be your friend, if he finds you worthy of friendship, but not your slave.” – Théophile Gautier

“It is a curious truth that many cats enjoy warmer, more convivial, even affectionate relationships with humans than they could ever do with fellow felines.” – Bruce Fogle

“It is a bold mouse that nestles in the cat’s ear.” – Albania

“It has been the providence of nature to give this creature nine lives instead of one.” – Bidpai

“It does not matter if a cat is black or white as long as it catches the mice.” – China

“It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see.” – Eleanor Farjeon

“Cats do not keep the mice away; it is my belief that they preserve them for the chase.” – Oswald Barron

“Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect.” – James Mason

“Cats choose us; we don’t own them.” – Kristin Cast

“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause the most inconvenience.” – Pam Brown

“Cats can obviously rise to considerable mental heights, at least when they want to satisfy their lower instincts.” – Akif Pirincci

“Cats ask plainly for what they want.” – Walter Savage Landor

“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.” – Jeff Valdez

“Cats are people, and the sooner the world accepts that fact, the better off the world will be.” – H. Allen Smith

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.” – Garrison Keillor

“Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.” – Mason Cooley

“Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance.” – Dan Greenburg

“A home without a cat — and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat — may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?” – Mark Twain

“A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.” – Mason Cooley

“A good cat deserves a good rat.” – France


“A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem.” – Jean Burden

“A dog will flatter you but you have to flatter the cat.” – George Mikes

“A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A cat will teach her young ones all the tricks, except how to jump backwards.” – Netherlands

“A cat will do what it wants when it wants, and there’s not a thing you can do about it.” – Frank Perkins

“A cat will be your friend, but never your slave.” – Theophile Gautier

“A cat understands how to be pleasant in the morning. He doesn’t talk.” – Tamora Pierce

“A cat may go to a monastery, but she still remains a cat.” – Ethiopia

“A cat knows how to be comfortable, how to get the people around it to serve it. In a tranquil domestic situation, the cat is a veritable manipulative genius. It seeks the soft, it seeks the warm, it prefers the quiet and it loves to be full. It displays, when it gets its own way in these matters, a degree of contentment we would all like to emulate.” – Roger A. Caras

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” – Hippolyte Taine

“I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.” – Eckhart Tolle

“I have found it is surprisingly difficult to remain sad when a cat is doing its level best to sandpaper one’s cheeks.” – R.L. LaFevers

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

“I gave an order to a cat, and the cat gave it to its tail.” – China

“I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason.” – Jarod Kintz

“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne

“I am what I am. I would tell you what you want to know if I could, for you have been kind to me. But I am a cat, and no cat anywhere ever gave anyone a straight answer.” – Peter S. Beagle

“I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.” – Rudyard Kipling

“I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream.” – William Shakespeare

“Human beings are drawn to cats because they are all we are not — self-contained, elegant in everything they do, relaxed, assured, glad of company, yet still possessing secret lives.” – Pam Brown

“How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“His movements could be called cat-like, except that he did not stop to spray urine up against things.” – Terry Pratchett

“Heaven will never be Paradise unless my cats are there waiting for me.”

“God made the cat to give man the pleasure of stroking a tiger.” – Francois Joseph Mery

“For, though the room was silent, the silence of half a hundred cats is a peculiar thing, like fifty individual silences all piled one on top of another.” – Susanna Clarke

“I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.” – Neil Gaiman

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I was drawn to his aloofness, the way cats gravitate toward people who’d rather avoid them.” – Rachel Hartman

“I tawt I taw a puddy tat.” – Sylvester

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

“I regard cats as one of the great joys in the world. I see them as a gift of highest order.” – Trisha McCagh

“I realized that cats make a perfect audience, they don’t laugh at you, they never contradict you, there’s no need to impress them, and they won’t divulge your secrets.” – Elle Newmark

“I preferred to think of myself as a cat. If I think of my behavior as cat behavior instead of people behavior, it pretty much always makes sense.” – Jael McHenry

Cats know how to obtain food without labour, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties. Walter Leonel George

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