Cat Quotations

The cat quotations presented here give us a glimpse into the world of cats and their humans.

If you love cats, you will find many of these quotes about cats insightful, funny and right on the spot.


Quotes about cats

The following cat quotations attempt to give us a better understanding of the cat personality and mind.

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It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it? ~ Eleanor H. Porter

My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her. ~ Colette

A little drowsing cat is an image of perfect beatitude. ~ Champfleury

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

If only cats grew into kittens. ~ R.D. Stern

If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich. ~ African Proverb

Cats pride themselves on their ability to do nothing. ~ John R. F. Breen

The only identification that would be inscribed on any cat's collar would be 'This is the cat's cat.' ~ Elmer Davis (from On Being Kept by a Cat)

Among animals, cats are the top-hatted, frock-coated statesmen going about their affairs at their own pace. ~ Robert Stearns, Dogs Are Not Purr-fect

You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. ~ Colonial American proverb

Few animals display their mood via facial expressions as distinctly as cats. ~ Konrad Lorenz

Cats hate a closed door, you know, regardless of which side they're on. If they're out, they want to get in, and if they're in, they want to get out. ~ Lilian Jackson Braun

Here's a thought: Does the Cheshire cat drink evaporated milk? ~ Author Unknown

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophic animal - one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly. ~ Theophile Gautier

Cats are independent, by which I mean smart. ~ Dave Barry

I've met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. ~ Hippolyte Taine

More quotations about cats

Ready for more cat quotations? Here are more morsels of feline-inspired wisdom:

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

When addressed, a Gentleman Cat does not move a muscle. He looks as if he hasn't heard. ~ May Sarton

There is nothing in the animal world, to my mind, more delightful than grown cats at play. They are so swift and light and graceful, so subtle and designing, and yet so richly comic. ~ T S Eliot

Cats, as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by the fact that in ancient Egypt they were worshipped as gods. This makes them prone to set themselves up as critics and censors of the frail and erring human beings whose lot they share. ~ P.G. Wodehouse

We have a theory that cats are planning to take over the world, just try to look them straight in the eye.... yup, they're hiding something! ~ Dog Fancy

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

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

I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic. ~ Author Unknown

If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happen if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it? ~ Steven Wright, 20th Century Quotations

To assume a cat's asleep is a grave mistake. He can close his eyes and keep both his ears awake. ~ Aileen Fisher (from My Cat Has Eyes of Sapphire Blue)

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

Cats are distant, discreet, impeccably clean and able to stay silent. What more could be needed to be good company? ~ Marie Lecinska

A cat will assume the shape of its container. ~ Author Unknown

We cannot, without becoming cats, perfectly understand the cat mind. ~ St. George Mivart

The cat is there when you call her - if she doesn't have something better to do. ~ Bill Alder

You can't own a cat. The best you can do is be partners. ~ Sir Harry Swanson

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