Famous Cat Quotes

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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

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats.  ~ Albert Schweitzer

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

What greater gift than the love of a cat.  ~ Charles Dickens

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

There are no ordinary cats.  ~ Colette

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

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

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

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

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

Cats don't need to be possessed; they're evil on their own.  ~ Peter Kreeft

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

To err is human; to purr, feline.  ~ Robert Byrne

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

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

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.  ~ Edgar Allan Poe

One cat just leads to another.  ~ Ernest Hemingway

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

Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.  ~ Walter Scott

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

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.  ~ Astrid Alauda

Dogs eat. Cats dine.  ~ Ann Taylor

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

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

Time spent with a cat is never wasted.  ~ Colette

The man who carries a cat by the tail learns something that can be learned in no other way.  ~ Mark Twain

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

I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance - a sharp, vindictive glance.  ~ James Thurber

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

It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can't see.  ~ Eleanor Farjeon

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

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

In nine lifetimes, you'll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.  ~ Michel de Montaigne

If cats could talk, they wouldn't.  ~ Nan Porter

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

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.  ~ Leonardo da Vinci

A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes.  ~ Indian proverb

If cats could talk, they would lie to you.  ~ Rob Kopack

In order to keep a true perspective of one's impoertance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.  ~ Derek Bruce

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

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

The cat was created when the lion sneezed.  ~ Arabian proverb

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

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