40 Best Cat Quotes – Famous Quotes About Cats

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    • A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution. ~ Hazel Nicholson
    • A cat is always on the wrong side of the door. ~ Anonymous
    • 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
    • The best therapist has fur and four legs ~ UnknowA cat makes all the difference between coming home to an empty house and coming home.~ Unknown

    Coming home to a cat

    • A cat sees no good reason why it should obey another animal, even if it does stand on two legs. ~ Sarah Thompson
    • A cat will assume the shape of its container. ~ Unknown
    • Odd things animals. All dogs look up to you. All cats look down on you. Only a pig looks at you as an equal. ~ Sir Winston Churchill
    • 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
    • One cat just leads to another. ~ Ernest Hemingway
    • A cat has absolute emotional honesty; human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. ~ Ernest Hemingway
    • Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety-valve device for dealing with happiness overflow. ~ Monica Edwards
    • The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world. ~ Lynn M. Osband
    • The more people I meet, the more I like my cat. ~ unknown
    • The naming of cats is a difficult matter. It isn’t just one of your holiday games. You may think at first I’m mad as a hatter. When I tell you a cat must have three different names ~ T.S. Eliot
    • The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domestic animal.~ Sir Compton MacKenzie
    • The phrase “domestic cat” is an oxymoron. ~ George Will
    • There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. ~ Albert Schweitzer
    • The smallest feline is a masterpiece. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci
    • The trouble with cats is that they’ve got no tact. ~ P.G. Wodehouse
    • There are no ordinary cats. ~ Colette
    • There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten. ~ Jules Champfleury
    • Cats know how to obtain food without labour, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.  ~ W. L. George
    • There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.~ Wesley Bates
    • Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this. ~ Anonymous
    • Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world – the clock and the cat. ~ Emile Auguste Chartier
    • What greater gift than the love of a cat? ~ Charles Dickens
    • When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.” ~ Montaigne
    • Which is more beautiful, feline movement or feline stillness? ~  Elizabeth Hamilton
    • Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes! ~ Theophile Gautier
    • 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.
    • Just watching my cats can make me happy. ~ Paula Cole
    • I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. ~ Jean Cocteau
    • I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through. ~ Jules Verne
    • 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
    • All you need is love and a cat. ~ Unknown
    • Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch
    • Heaven will never be Paradise unless my cats are there waiting for me. ~ Unknown
    • Cats leave paw prints in your heart, forever and always. ~ Unknown
    • Kittens are angels with whiskers. ~ Alexis Flora Hope
    • There is something about the presence of a cat…that seems to take the bite out of being alone. ~ Louis J. Camuti
    • If cats could talk, they wouldn’t. ~ Nan Porter.
    • I am indebted to the cat for a particular kind of honourable deceit, for a greater control over myself, for a characteristic aversion to brutal sounds, and for the need to keep silent for long periods of time. ~ Colette
    • The idea of calm exists in a sitting cat. ~ Jules Renard

    The idea of calm exists in a sitting cat


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      Julia Wilson is the founder of Cat-World, and has researched and written over 1,000 articles about cats. She is a cat expert with over 20 years of experience writing about a wide range of cat topics, with a special interest in cat health, welfare and preventative care. Julia lives in Sydney with her family, four cats and two dogs. Full author bio