FAMOUS CAT QUOTES
 
"If there are no cats in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they go."  -- Will Rogers --
 
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.."  -- Anatole France --
 
"I put down my book, The Meaning of Zen, and see the cat smiling into her fur as she delicately combs it with her rough pink tongue. Cat, I would lend you this book to study but it appears you have already read it. She looks up and gives me her full gaze. Don't be ridiculous, she purrs. I wrote it." --Dilys Laing
 
"A cat can purr its way out of anything." --Donna McCrohan
 
"Happiness does not light gently on my shoulder like a butterfly. She pounces on my lap, demanding that I scratch behind her ears." --Anonymous
 
"Cats are like greatness; Some people are born into cat-loving families, some achieve cats, and others have cats thrust upon them." --William H.A. Carr
 

The more people I meet the more I like my cat."
--Anonymous
 
"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul."
--Jean Cocteau
 
"By associating with the cat one only risks becoming richer."
--Colette
 
"Cats are designated friends."
--Norman Corwin
 
"The smallest feline is a masterpiece."
--Leonardo Da Vinci
 
"Cat: A pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings."
--Oliver Herford
 
"Thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the Gods, and the judge of words, and the president of the sovereign chiefs and the governor of the holy Circle; thou art indeed...the Great Cat."
--Inscription on the Royal Tombs at Thebes
 
"I've met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior."
--Hippolyte Taine
 
"Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds."
--Jean Burden
 
"An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five year old."
--Carl Van Vechten
 
"If cats could talk, they wouldn't."
--Nan Porter
 
"There are no ordinary cats."
--Colette
 
"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with a cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat."
--Mark Twain
 
"The cat has too much spirit to have no heart."
--Ernest Menaul
 
"Cat people are different, to the extent that they generally are not conformists. How could they be, with a cat running their lives?"
--Louis J. Camuti, DVM
 
"Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow."
--George F. Will
 
"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."
--Jeff Valdez
 
"Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties."
--W.L. George
 
"There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that man could not emulate to his advantage."
--Carl Van Vechten
 
"Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia."
--Joseph Wood Krutch
 
"Unlike us, cats never outgrow their delight in cat capacities, nor do they settle finally for limitations. Cats, I think, live out their lives fulfilling their expectations."
--Irving Townsend
 
"It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal...one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly."
--Theophile Gautier
 
"A cat's got her own opinion of human beings. She don't say much, but you can tell enough to make you anxious not to hear the whole of it."
--Jerome K. Jerome
 
"The little furry buggers are just deep, deep wells you throw all your emotions into."
--Bruce Schimmel
 
"There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat."
--Wesley Bates
 
"If a cat spoke, it would say things like, 'Hey, I don't see the problem here.'"
--Roy Blount, Jr.
 
"The smart cat doesn't let on that he is."
--H. G. Frommer
 
"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods, they have never forgotten this."
--Unknown
 
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"His amiable amber eyes
Are very friendly, very wise;
Like Buddha, grave and fat,
He sits, regardless of applause,
And thinking, as he kneads his paws,
What fun to be a cat!"
--Christopher Morley
 
"If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air." --Doris Lessing
 
"There are no ordinary cats." --Colette
 
"A sleeping cat is ever alert." --Fred Schwab
 
"If you want to be a psychological novelist and write about human beings, the best thing you can do is own a pair of cats." --Aldous Huxley
 
"Even overweight cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses." --John Weitz
 
"The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domestic animal." --Sir Compton Mackenzie
 
"A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to." --Dr. Louis J. Camuti
 
"Since each of us is blessed with only one life, why not live it with a cat?" --Robert Stearns
 
"If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat." --Mark Twain
 
"A cat has too much spirit to have no heart." --Ernest Menault
 
"You can't look at a sleeping cat and be tense." --Jane Pauley
 
"Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow." --George Will
 
"The cat pretends to sleep that it may see the more clearly." --Chateaubriand
 
"The idea of calm exists in a sitting cat." --Jules Reynard
 
"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
 
"Time spent with cats is never wasted." --Colette
 
"Cats like their doors left open - in case they change their minds." --Rosemary Nisbet
 
"Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware of." --Sir Walter Scott
 
"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 the snow." --Jeff Valdez
 
"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat." -- Ellen Perry Berkeley
 
"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." --Hippolyte Taine
 
"You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats." --Colonial American proverb
 
"Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function." --Garrison Keillor
 
"When a cat adopts you, there is nothing to be done about it except to put up with it and wait until the wind changes." --T.S. Eliot
 
"The little furry buggers are just deep, deep wells you throw all your emotions into." --Bruce Schimmel
 
"A cat pours its body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him." --William Lyon Phelps
 
"They are the most graceful, sinuous, sexy, truly sensuous creatures in the world." --Carol Lawrence
 
"The cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution." --Hazel Nicholson
 
"If cats could talk, they wouldn't." --Nan Porter
 
"The thing about cats, as you may find, is that no one knows what they have in mind." --John Ciardi
 
"Women should set themselves forth attractively but innocently, like a cat. A cat is never a presentation, but an innocent happening." --Alwin Nikolais
 
"I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare." --Joyce Stranger
 
"Cats, no less liquid than their shadows,
Offer no angles to the wind.
They slip, diminished, neat, through loopholes
Less them themselves
." -- A.S.J. Tessimond --
 
"What sort of philosophers are we who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?" --Henry David Thoreau
 
"All cats are possessed of a proud spirit, and the surest way to forfeit the esteem of a cat is to treat him as an inferior being." --Michael
Joseph
 
"The cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him." --Rudyard Kipling
 
"Drowsing, they take the noble attitude of a great sphinx, who, in a desert land, sleeps always, dreaming dreams that have no end." --Charles Baudelaire
 
"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
 
"When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not passing time with me, rather than I with her." --Montaigne
 
"Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man." --Paul Gray
 

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Cat Quotes - A Cat Quote for all Occasions
 
Dogs have owners, cats have staff.
(Unknown)
 
I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce
food which they take for granted--but his or her entertainment value.
Geoffrey Household
 
Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the leash.
That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with a cat it would improve man,
but it would deteriorate the cat.
Mark Twain
 
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
Joseph Wood Krutch
 
With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have,
how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?
Fernand Mery
 
There is, incidently, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.
Dan Greenberg
 
Cats can be cooperative when something feels good, which, to a cat, is the way everything
is supposed to feel as much of the time as possible.
Roger Caras
 
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
Garrison Keillor
 
Cats always know whether people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough
to do anything about it.
Winifred Carriere
 
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
 
There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.
Wesley Bates
 
Cats' hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear
and out the other.
Stephen Baker
 
The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one
scientific absolute in the world.
Lynn M. Osband
 
Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailingly ingenious
in that respect.
James Mason
 
How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.
Robert A. Heinlein
 
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
 
A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may
hide their feelings, but a cat does not.
Ernest Hemingway
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