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Cat Related Quotes


  • Cat Related Quotes

    Animal Forum's
    Collection of Favorite Quotes About Cats
    Read the best cat quotations and proverbs
    written by famous authors and celebrities.

    • To please himself only, the cat purrs." - Irish Proverb
    • "It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens that what ever you say to them, they always purr." - Lewis Carroll (English Writer)
    • "If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence." - Will Cuppy (American Writer)

    • "The last thing I would accuse a cat of is innocence." - Edward Paley (1786-1847)
    • "Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose." - Garrison Keillor
    • "One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night." - Margaret Mead
    • "Honest as the Cat when the meat's out of reach." - Old English saying
    • "A cat's eyes are windows enabling us to see into another world." - Irish Legend
    • "There are no ordinary cats." - Colette
    • "The smallest feline is a masterpiece." - Leonardo da Vinci
    • "If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain
    • "Nothing's more playful than a young cat, nor more grave than an old one." - Thomas Fuller
    • "If a cat did not put a firm paw down now and then, how could his human remain possessed." - Winifred Carriere
    • "How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven." - Robert A. Heinlein
    • "Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" - Theophile Gautier
    • "Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware of." - Sir Walter Scott
    • "Cats know how to obtain food without labour, shelter without confinement and love without penalties." - W. L. George

    • "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 mind." - Cleveland Amory (from: The CAT Who Came For Christmas)
    • "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
    • "There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten." - Jules Champfleury
    • "Cats love one so much - more than they will allow. But they have so much wisdom they keep it to themselves." - Mary Wilkins
    • "Even overweight, cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses." - John Weitz
    • "A cat is there when you call her - if she doesn't have anything better to do." - Bill Adler
    • "No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens." - Abraham Lincoln
    • "I am in favour of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being." - Abraham Lincoln
    • "Some cats are blind and stone deaf but ain't no cat wuz ever dumb." - Anthony Henderson Euwer
    • "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 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 its title?" - Mark Twain
    • "If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then a cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air." - Doris Lessing
    • "Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." - Anonymous
    • "Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow." - Jeff Valdez
    • "People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life." - Faith Resnick
    • "There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats." - Anonymous
    • "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer
    • "Managing senior programmers is like herding cats." - Dave Platt
    • "Time spent with cats is never wasted." - Colette

    • "The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat." - Jules Reynard
    • "Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world - the clock and the cat." - Emile Auguste Chartier
    • "I've met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." - Hippolyte Taine
    • "A cat can purr its way out of anything." - Donna McCrohan
    • "I myself think that to have a cat is more important than to have a Bible." - R.H. Blyth, from Zen and Zen Classics V4
    • "There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast." - Unknown
    • "As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat." - Ellen Perry Berkeley
    • "I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic!" - Unknown
    • "It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?" - Eleanor H. Porter
    • "Cats aren't clean, they're just covered with cat spit." - Unknown
    • "Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want." - Joseph Wood Krutch
    • "You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats." - Colonial American proverb
    • "Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later." - Mary Bly
    • "One cat just leads to another." - Ernest Hemingway
    • "The cat has too much spirit to have no heart." - Ernest Menaul
    • "Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God." - Unknown
    • "Cats are glorious creatures who must on no accounts be underestimated... Their eyes are fathomless depths of cat-world mysteries. - Lesley Anne Ivory (from Glorious Cats, The Paintings of Lesley Anne Ivory)

    • "To bathe a cat requires brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction... and a cat. The last ingredient is the hardest to come by." - Stephen Baker
    • "Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives." Albert Schweitzer
    • "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." - St. Francis of Assisi
    • "God made the cat in order to give man the pleasure of caressing the tiger." - Unknown
    • "Dogs have owners, cats have staff." - Unknown
    • "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." - Unknown
    • "I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul." - Jean Cocteau
    • "A meow massages the heart." - Stuart McMillan
    • "If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favourite cat, they, too, would purr." - Martin Buxbaum
    • "The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world." - Lynn M. Osband
    • "Meow is like aloha - it can mean anything." - Hank Ketchum
    • "Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well." - Missy Dizick
    • "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
    • "A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not." - Ernest Hemingway
    • "There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat." - Tay Hohoff
    • "Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them." - Jim Davis

    • Fuzzy
      Fuzzy commented
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      Thank you! Here is one of my favourite cat-related quotes: "For a man to truly understand rejection, he must first be ignored by a cat."
      ...and its related expression "Talk to the tail!"

    • Steffi Vinet
      Steffi Vinet
      Steffi Vinet commented
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      For me, one of the pleasures of cats’ company is their devotion to bodily comfort. (Sir Compton Mackenzie)

    • Petique_inc
      Petique_inc commented
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      Thy Cat, 'The Boss'
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