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Over 750 of the Best, Famous, Inspirational, Educational, Emotional and Funny Cat Quotes Of All Time On The Internet.

Welcome to the famous world of cat lovers where we have expressed deep feelings about our cats with words that provoke emotions, love, inspiration, and enthusiasm. Cat lovers will argue with you that cats are the most loving pets on planet earth. Well, are you going to argue with them that it is not true? Nop!

Depending on your personality as a pet lover you will decide have either a cat or a dog which are the most common animals as pets. Though there are several other animals that are gaining popularity as pets, cat quotes and dog quotes are the most popular. In this post, we will be covering virtually every bit of cat quotes on the internet.

We have been able to compile over 750 of the best, famous, inspirational, educational, emotional and funny cat quotes of all time on the internet. Cat lovers will find this post very interesting as we all the favourable motivational quotes about their feline friend handy to express their warm friendship. You will find out in the course of your reading that most of the quotes refer to kittens which is what most people prefer.

We hope that you find inspiration, motivation, and love in this almost endless list of famous cat quotes of all time that we have researched and found on the internet for cat lovers.

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“The person that had took a bull by the tail once had learnt sixty or seventy times as much as a person that hadn’t, and said a person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was getting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and wasn’t ever going to grow dim or doubtful.” – Mark Twain.

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

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

“A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization.” – Anonymous

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“All you need is love and a cat.” – Unknown

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” — James Herriot

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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 rule the world.” – Jim Davis

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

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

“Cats, like men, are flatterers.” — Walter Savage Landor

“Curiosity killed the cat.” — Ben Johnson

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

“Dogs have owners, cats have staff.” – Unknown

“Every cat is my best friend.” – Unknown

“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

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

“How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.” — Robert A. Heinlein

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

“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 gave my cats a bath the other day … they love it. He sat there, he enjoyed it, it was fun for me. The fur would stick to my tongue, but other than that…” – Steve Martin

“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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.” – Pam Brown

“If you want to write, keep cats.” — Aldous Huxley

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Meow” means “woof” in cat.” — George Carlin

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.” – Amy Sedaris

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

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

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

“The only thing a cat worries about is what’s happening right now.” – Lloyd Alexander

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

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

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

“The trouble with sharing one’s bed with cats is that they’d rather sleep on you than beside you.” – Pam Brown

“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.”

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

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

“There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.” – Dan Greenberg

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

“Time spent with a cat is never wasted.” — Colette

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” — Sigmund Freud

“To err is human, to purr is feline.”

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. – Arab Proverb

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 determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to. – Louis J. Camuti

A cat does not want all the world to love her. Only those she has chosen to love. -Helen Thomson

A cat doesn’t stroke us, they just rub against us. Cats are mysterious; they have more on their mind that we could never imagine. -Walter Scott

A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather. – Judith Merkle Riley

A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes. – Indian Proverb

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

A cat is a tiger that is fed by hand. – Proverb

A cat is an adorable violation of the laws of physics. – Terri Guillemets

A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization. – Author Unknown

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 isn’t fussy — just so long as you remember he likes his milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on the blue plate. From which he will take it, and eat it off the floor. – Arthur Bridges

A cat pours his body on the floor like water. – William Lyon Phelps

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.

A dog will flatter you but you have to flatter the cat. -George Mikes

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

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

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

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

A Meow is a massage to the heart. – Stuart McMillan

A meow massages the heart. – Stuart McMillan

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

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

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

Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly. – Andre Norton

An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five year old. – Carl Van Vechten

Another cat? Perhaps. For love there is also a season; its seeds must be resown. But a family cat is not replaceable like a wornout 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

Any cat that fails to trap a mouse pretends that he was going after a dry leaf. – Unknown

Any conditioned cat-hater can be won over by any cat who chooses to make the effort. – Paul Corey

Any household with at least one feline member has no need for an alarm clock. – Louise A. Belcher

Are we really sure the purring is coming from the kitty and not from our very own hearts? – Terri Guillemets

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

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

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

Before a cat will condescend to treat you as a trusted friend, some little token of esteem is needed, like a dish of cream. – T.S. Eliot

By and large, people who enjoy teaching animals to roll over will find themselves happier with a dog. – Barbara Holland

Cat hate reflects an ugly, stupid, loutish, bigoted spirit. There can be no compromise with this Ugly Spirit. – William S. Burroughs

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

Cat lovers’ hearts are meow-shaped and covered in stray fur. – Terri Guillemets

Cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.” – Lloyd Alexander

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” – James Herriot

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

Cats are good masters, as long as you remember what your own place is. – Paul Gray

Cats are independent, which means intelligent.

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

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

Cats are notoriously sore losers. Coming in second best, especially to someone as poorly coordinated as a human being, grates their sensibility. – Stephen Baker

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

Cats are sleeping art. – Terri Guillemets

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

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

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.

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

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 can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause the most inconvenience. -Pam Brown

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

Cats come and go without ever leaving. – Martha Curtis

Cats conspire to keep us at arm’s length. – Frank Perkins

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

Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal. – Eddie Izzard

Cats have an absolute emotional honesty; humans, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but the cat, does not. – Ernest Hemingway

Cats have an infallible understanding of total concentration — and get between you and it. – Arthur Bridges

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.

Cats have it all — admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. -Rod McKuen

Cats know instinctively the exact time their masters are going to wake up, and wake them ten minutes earlier. – Jim Davis

Cats leave paw prints in your heart, forever and always. Cats gravitate to kitchens like rocks gravitate to gravity – Terry Pratchett

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

Cats only pretend to be domesticated if they think there’s a bowl of milk in it for them. – Robin Williams

Cats randomly refuse to follow orders to prove they can. – Ilona Andews

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

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

Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man. – Paul Gray

Cats will outsmart dogs every time. –John Grogan

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

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

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

Dogs eat. Cats dine. – Ann Taylor

Dogs have owners, cats have staff. – Author Unknown

Dogs look at us as their gods, horses as their peers, but the cats look to us as their subjects. – Winston Churchill

Elegance wanted body and life, which is why it turned into a cat. – William IX, Duque of Aquitaine

Even if you have just destroyed a Ming Vase, purr. Usually, all will be forgiven. – Lenny Rubenstein

Even overweight, cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses. – John Weitz

Every dog has his day — but the nights are reserved for the cats. – Author Unknown

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

Few things are cuter that those little balls of fur. And in case there’s any doubt, we’ve found some cute kitten quotes to prove it.

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

God made the cat in order that man might have the pleasure of caressing the lion. – Fernand Mery

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

Heaven will never be Paradise unless my cats are there waiting for me. God made the cat to offer men the pleasure of stroking a tiger. – Francois Joseph Mery

How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.” – Robert A. Heinlein

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

I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream. – William Shakespeare, Henry IV

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 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

I enjoy many silent moments with my cat, a conversation always resumed exactly where left off. – Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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 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

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. – Author Unknown

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

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, Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), 1889

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

I love cats because I love my home and after a while, they become its visible soul. – Jean Cocteau

I love cats because I love my home and little by little they become its visible soul. – Jean Cocteau

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

I pet her and she pays me back in purrs. – Terri Guillemets

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, “Miao”

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

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

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

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

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. – Author unknown

I wish that my writing was as mysterious as a cat. – Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

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. – Author unknown
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

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

If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats – Eugene Weber

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

If he is comic, it is only because of the incongruity of so demure a look and so wild a heart. – Alan Devoe

If I called her she would pretend not to hear but would come a few moments later when it could appear that she had thought of doing so first. – Arthur Weigall

If I prefer cats to dogs it is because there are no police cats. – Jack Cocteau

If it were possible to cross a man with a cat, man would improve, but it would deteriorate the cat.- Mark Twain

If only cats grew into kittens. – R. Stern

If purring could be encapsulated, it would be the most powerful antidepressant on the market. – Terri Guillemets

If the claws didn’t retract, cats would be like Velcro. – Bruce Fogle

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

If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up. – J.A. McIntosh

If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace, I would surely vote for the purr. – Barbara L. Diamond

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. – Martin Buxbaum

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

If you could cross a man with a cat, it would be an improvement for man. My cat never laughs or complains, he is always reasoning. – Miguel de Unamuno

If you’re curious, you’ll probably be a good journalist because we follow our curiosity like cats. –Diane Sawyer

If you’ve recently lost your cat or are looking to help a friend who recently lost one, we hope the following quotes of comfort can help:

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

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

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

It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see – Eleabir Farjeon

It doesn’t do to be sentimental about cats; the best ones don’t respect you for it. – Susan Howatch

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

It is good to have a lot of cats around. If you feel bad, you look at the cats and you feel better, because they know that things are as they are. – Charles Bukowski

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating little friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more. – Agnes Repplier

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

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

It is in the nature of cats to do a certain amount of unescorted roaming. – Adlai Stevenson

It is remarkable, in cats, that the outer life they reveal to their masters is one of perpetual boredom. – Robley Wilson, Jr.

It’s really the cat’s house — we just pay the mortgage. – Author Unknown

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

Keep an eye on the cat and another on the frying pan. – Proverb

Kittens are angels with whiskers. – Terri Guillemets, “Trouble on the side,” 1987

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

Kittens believe that all nature is occupied with their diversion. – F.A. Paradis de Moncrif

Kittens can happen to anyone. – Paul Gallico

Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow. – George F. Will

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

Man has two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. – Albert Schweitezer

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

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

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

Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner. – Stephen Baker

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

Most cats, when they are Out want to be In, and vice versa, and often simultaneously. – Louis J. Camuti

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

My cat speaks sign language with her tail. – Robert A. Stern

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

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

No heaven will not ever Heaven be unless my cats are there to welcome me. – Author Unknown

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

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

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

Of course, you can love a cat more than a man. In fact, man is the most horrible animal creation. – Brigitte Bardot

One cat just leads to another.” – Ernest Hemingway

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

One must love a cat on its own terms. – Paul Gray

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. – Mark Twain

One small changes coming home to an empty house to coming home. – Pam Brown

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. – Colette

Out of all divine creatures, there is only one that cannot be a slave to the chain. That creature is the cat. – Mark Twain

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

People meeting for the first time suddenly relax if they find they both have cats. And plunge into anecdote. – Charlotte Gray

People that don’t like cats haven’t met the right one yet. – Deborah A. Edwards

People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life. – Faith Resnick

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

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

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.

Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow. – Monica Edwards

She clawed her way into my heart and wouldn’t let go. – Terri Guillemets

She named the kitten Rose — fur soft as a petal, claws sharper than thorns. – Terri Guillemets, “Romping through the grass,” 1987

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

Some people have cats and go on to lead normal lives. – Author Unknown

Some people say man is the most dangerous animal on the planet. Obviously those people have never met an angry cat. – Lillian Johnson

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. – Missy Dizick

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, “Kitten paths,” 2005

Surely people who don’t like cats, were mice in another life. There is truly not a single quality of the cat that man should not seek to emulate to improve. – Carl van Vechten

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

The best alarm clock is the purring kind. – Terri Guillemets

The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it. – Doug Larson

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

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

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

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

The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends. – Saki

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

The cat is the only animal that has managed to tame man. – Marce Mauss

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

The cat is the only animal without visible means of support who still manages to find a living in the city. – Carl van Vechten

The cat loves fish, but she’s loath to wet her feet. – Proverb

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

The cat was created when the lion sneezed. – Arabian Proverb

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

The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry. – French Proverb

The domestic cat seems to have greater confidence in itself than in anyone else. – Lawrence N. Johnson

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

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

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer. – Paula Poundstone

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

The smallest cat is a masterpiece. – Leonardo DaVinci

The smart cat doesn’t let on that he is. – H.G. Frommer

The sun rose slowly like a fiery furball coughed up uneasily onto a sky-blue carpet by a giant unseen cat. – Michael McGarel

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually, it becomes a cat. – Ogden Nash

The way to keep a cat is to try to chase it away. – E.W. Howe

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

There are no ordinary cats. – Colette

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

There has never been a cat who couldn’t calm me down by walking slowly past my chair. – Rod McKuen

There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten. – Jules Champfleury

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. – Author Unknown

There is something about the presence of a cat… that seems to take the bite out of being alone. – Louis J. Camuti

There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person. – Dan Greenberg

There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat. – Wesley Bates

Those who play with cats must expect to be scratched. – Proverb

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

Time spent with a cat is never wasted – Colette

Time spent with cats is never wasted. – May Sarton

Time spent with cats is never wasted.- Sigmund Freud

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction — and a cat. The last ingredient is usually the hardest to come by. – Stephen Baker

To err is human, to purr is feline – Robert Byrne

Two people to know each other, relax completely when they discover that both have cats. All cat always seek, and will usually find more comfortable room within a room selected at random. The man has two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. To keep a true perspective of what we are worth, everyone should have a dog that we adore and a cat that we ignore. Respecting a cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense. – Erasmus Darwin

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

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

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

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

When a cat chooses to be friendly, it’s a big deal, because a cat is picky. – Mike Deupree

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

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 I play with my cat, who knows if she is having more fun with me than I’m having with him. A cat has beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage
without ferocity, all the virtues of man without his vices – Lord Byron

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

When you’re used to hearing purring and suddenly it’s gone, it’s hard to silence the blaring sound of sadness. – 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

Who hath a better friend than a cat? – William Hardwin

Who would believe such pleasure from a wee ball o’ fur? – Irish Saying

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

You can keep a dog, but it is the cat who keeps people because cats find humans useful domestic animals. – George Mikes

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

You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense. – Jane Pauley

You can’t ever be a cat owner; in the best of cases, it allows you to be their companion. – Harry Swanson

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.

You own a dog but you feed a cat. – Jenny de Vries

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

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

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

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