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The 75 Best Cat Quotes

Carole Baskin

Here is a our collection of the best cat quotes ever, curated by expert Carole Baskin from Big Cat Rescue.

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Why cats? Well, it just so happens that our feline friends do more for us than we could ever do for them. Enjoy these Purrrfect quotes.

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

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

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The smallest feline is a masterpiece.Leonardo da Vinci

Cats don’t like change without their consent.Roger Caras

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

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.Rupert Brooke

Time spent with cats is never wasted.Sigmund Freud

The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats…Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

There is no such thing as “just a cat”.Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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Curiosity killed the cat…but satisfaction brought it back.Shakespeare

Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.Unkown

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

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

What greater gift than the love of a catCharles Dickens

Who needs television when you have cats?Lori Spigelmyer

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

The cat has too much spirit to have no heart.Ernest Menaul

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

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

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

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.Unkown

Dogs have their day but cats have 365.Lilian Jackson Braun

For a man to truly understand rejection, he must first be ignored by a cat.Unkown

A cat will do what it wants when it wants, and there’s not a thing you can do about it.Frank Perkins

There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats.Unkown

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.James Herriot

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

With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?Fernand Mery

A meow massages the heart.Stuart McMillan

While cats can be infuriating, little old women in fur coats, they make me laugh.Rita Mae Brown

She clawed her way into my heart and wouldn’t let go.Missy Altijd

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

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

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

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

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

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasonsRobertson Davies

Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.W. L. George

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.Pablo Picasso

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave.Theophile Gautier

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

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

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

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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

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

A cat can purr its way out of anything.Donna McCrohan

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.Unkown

Cats don’t beat themselves up about not working hard enough. They don’t get up and go, they sit down and stay. For them, lethargy is an art form. From their vantage points on top of fences and window ledges, they see the treadmills of human obligations for what they are – a meaningless waste of nap time.Helen Brown

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

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

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

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

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One cat just leads to another.Ernest Hemingway

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guilt isn’t in cat vocabulary. They never suffer remorse for eating too much, sleeping too long or hogging the warmest cushion in the house. They welcome every pleasurable moment as it unravels and savour it to the full until a butterfly or falling leaf diverts their attention. They don’t waste energy counting the number of calories they’ve consumed or the hours they’ve frittered away sunbathing.Helen Brown

Which is more beautiful — feline movement or feline stillness?Elizabeth Hamilton

The stones themselves are thick with history, and those cats that dash through the alleyways must surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise.Erica Jong

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


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