Cat quotes

  • Every life should have nine cats. (Anonymous)
  • The more people I meet the more I like my cat. (Anonymous)
  • Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God. (Unknown)
  • There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. (Unknown)
  • If you yell at a cat, you're the one sho is making a fool of yourself. (Unknown)
  • No heaven will not ever Heaven be; unless my cats are there to welcome me (Unknown epitaph)
  • It's for her own good the cat purrs. (Irish saying)
  • Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat. (Irish proverb)
  • In a cat's eyes, all things belong to cats. (English proverb)
  • The cat knows whose lips she licks. (Latin proverb)
  • When a cat licks its tail a storm is coming. (An old superstition associated with cats)
  • When a cat washes its face it is going to rain. (An old superstition)
  • A stye on your eye is cured by stroking it with the tail of a black cat. (An old superstition)
  • Cats can see ghosts. (An old superstition)
  • If a cat sits with its back to the fire there will be a frost. (An old superstition)
  • A cat is there when you call her - if she doesn't have something better to do. (Bill Adler)
  • Most cats enjoy kneading - digging their claws into rugs, fabrics or human arms or legs. It exercises certain muscles, but I think they do it for fun, too. (Lloyd Alexander)
  • In the middle of a world that has always been a bid mad, the cat walks with confidence. (Roseanne Anderson)
  • A cat refuses to be the object of sentimentality - if she doesn't want to be cuddled, that's it. (Samantha Armstrong)
  • Cat names are more for human benefit. They give one a certain degree more confidence that the animal belongs to you. (Alan Ayckbourn)
  • Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner. (Stephen Baker)
  • The real measure of a day's heat is the length of a sleeping cat. (Charles J. Brady)
  • As we all know, cats now rule the world. (John R.F. Breen)
  • Cats pride themselves on their hability to do nothing. (John R.F. Breen)
  • Cats have an infallible understanding of total concnetration - and get between you and it. (Arthur Bridges)
  • The trouble with sharing one's bed with cats is that they'd rather sleep on you than beside you. (Pam Brown)
  • A cat can maintain a position of curled up somnolence on your knee until you are nearly upright. To the last minute she hopes your conscience will get the better of you and you will settle down again. (Pam Brown)
  • When you are looking, a cat acts like a princess, but the minute they think you are not looking, a cat acts like a fool. (K.C. Buffington)
  • The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal ... it's also the resaon they hate birds. (K.C. Buffington)
  • If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. (Martin Buxbaum)
  • Cats are a tonic, they are a laugh, they are a cuddle, they are at least pretty just about all of the time and beautiful some of the time. (Roger Caras)
  • Cats always know whether people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough to do anything about it. (Winifred Carriere)
  • Even the stupidest cat seems to know more than any dog. (Eleanor Clark)
  • Nothing is more majestic in this world than catching a glimpse of a cat lying proud, arms stretched in front of him, head help high - mirroring the great Sphynx who came before him. (Larry H. Corbett)
  • Most cats, when they are out want to be in, and vice versa, and oftern simultaneously. (Louis J. Camuti)
  • In my experience, cats and beds seem to be a natural combination. (Louis J. Camuti)
  • There is something about the presence of a cat... that seems to take the bite out of being alone. (Louis J. Camuti)
  • We are the ones who have high blodd pressure, ulcers, and heart attacks, not cats. (Roger Caras)
  • Any conditioned cat-hater can be won over by any cat who chooses to make the effort. (Paul Corey)
  • Cats only assume their strangest, most intriguing, and most beautiful postures when it is impossible to photograph them. (J. R. Coulson)
  • Garfield's Law: Cats instinctively know the precise moment their owners will awaken, then they awaken them ten minutes sooner. (Jim Davis)
  • People who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around. (Susan Easterly)
  • In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat. (Warren Eckstein)
  • Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety-valve device for dealing with happiness overflow. (Monica Edwards)
  • There is nothing so lowering to one's self-esteem as the affectionate contempt of a beloved cat. (Monica Edwards)
  • 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)
  • A cat is the only domestic animal I know who toilet trains itself and does a damned impressive job of it. (Joseph Epstein)
  • Some cats are blind and some deaf but ain't no cat wuz ever dumb. (Anthony Henderson Euwer)
  • Happiness is like a cat sleeping on your lap. You can't force it to come to you and you can't force it to stay with you. (Pierre Foglia)
  • By associating with the cat one only risks becoming richer. (Sidonie Gabrielle)
  • 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. (Sidonie Gabrielle)
  • One must love a cat on its own terms. (Peter Grey)
  • If your cat falls out of a tree, go indoor to laugh. (Patricia Hitchcock)
  • 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 are the only creatures on four legs who have perfected the art of training human beings. They can get you to the stage where you leap out of a warm bed at 4:30 AM because yu hear a meow outside the front door. (Pat Ingoldsby)
  • A cat'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)
  • All cats are possessed of a strong spirit and the surest way to forfeit the esteem of a cat is to treat him as an inferiror being. (Michael Joseph)
  • 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)
  • Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote. (Thomas Mann)
  • Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect. (James Mason)
  • When your cat rubs the side of its face along your leg, it's affectionately marking you with its scent, identifying you as its private property, saying, in effect, "You belong to me.". (Susan McDonough)
  • There has never been a cat
    Who couldn't calm me down
    By walking slowly
    Past my chair. (Rod Mc Kuen)
  • One day a cat will opt to join you while you are utterly relaxed in muscle and brain, and with delicate miaow and a velvet paw will show you transcendental meditation by an expert. (V. Martin)
  • The cat, like the genius, draws into itself as into a shell except in the atmosphere of congeniality, and this is the secret of its remarkable and elusive personality. (Ida M. Mellen)
  • Are cats lazy? Well, more power to them if they are. Which one of us has not entertained the dream of doing just as he likes, when and how he likes, and as much as he likes? (Fernand Mery)
  • You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals. (George Mikes)
  • Cats regard people as warmblooded furniture. (Jacquelyn Mitchard)
  • I always find it curious as to why I take such gresat pains to keep my cat's dishes clean when I know I'll look out the window and see her happily carrying a dead mouse in her mouth. (Fannie Roach Palmer)
  • Dogs . . . can be made to fell guilty about anything, including the sins of their owners. Cats refuse to take the blame for anything - including their own sins. (Elizabeth Peters)
  • A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him. (William Lyon Phelps)
  • 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)
  • A cat improces the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather. (Judith Merkle Riley)
  • When addressed, a gentleman cat does not move a muscle. He looks as if he hasn't heard. (May Sarton)
  • Time spent with cats is never wasted. (May Sarton)
  • I would like to be there, were it but to see how the cat jumps. (Sir Walter Scott)
  • ...my grandmother used to say, "The black cat is always the last one off the fence." I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true.. (Solomon Short)
  • For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry... For every house is incomplete without him, and a blessing is lacking in the spirit. (Christopher Smart)
  • 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)
  • Life with a cat is in certain ways a one-sided proposition. Cats are not educable, humans are. Moreover, cats know this. (Terry Teachout)
  • If cats could talk, they would lie to you. (Rob Kopack)
  • Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. (Joseph Wood Krutch)
  • Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely? (Karen Brademeyer)
  • The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domestic animal. (Sir Compton Mackenzie)
  • 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)
  • I simply can't resist a cat, particularly a purring one. They are the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things I know, outside of the girl you love, of course. (Mark Twain)
  • Don't, like the cat, try to get more out of an experience than there is in it. The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. Nor upon a cold stove lid. (Mark Twain)
  • 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)
  • An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five year old. (Carl Van Vechten)
  • For cats are thoroughly well-bred, born aristocrats; never abrupt, fussy, or obtrusive like the dog, but gentle, grave, and dignified in manner.. (Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde)
  • The Druidical or royal cat, the chief mornarch of all the cats in Ireland, was endowed with human speech and faculties, and possessed great and singular privileges. "A slender black cat, wearing a chain of silver," so it is described. (Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde)
  • Cats never run, they glide softly, and always with perfect and beautiful curves of motion; and they express their affection, not violently like the dog, but with the most graceful, caressing movements of the head. (Lady Francesca Speranza Wilde)
  • Cats love one so much - more than they will allow. But they have so much wisdom they keep it to themselves. (Mary Wilkins Freeman)
  • Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow. (George F> Will)
  • If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it? (Stephen Wright)

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