Famous Cat Quotes

Here’s a collection of famous cat quotes. Some are insightful, others are irreverent and most capture the essence of the feline nature.



As a cat lover, I enjoy reading about the personality and mystique of cats. That's why I love collecting cat quotes. Famous cat lovers and other well-known personalities have said intriguing things about cats. Without a doubt, cats are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many people.

The famous cat quotes presented here will make you think... and some of them will make you laugh out loud.

Quotes about cats by famous cat lovers

Black CatI like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. ~ Winston Churchill

Time spent with cats is never wasted. ~ Colette

I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night. ~ Marie Corelli

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

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. ~ Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Famous cat quotes by Mark Twain

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

If animals could speak the dog would be a a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. ~ Mark Twain

If you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward - you will never get her full confidence again. ~ Mark Twain

Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat. ~ Mark Twain

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

Famous cat quotes by famous people

One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home. ~ Pam Brown

The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical. ~ William S. Burroughs

I have an Egyptian cat. He leaves a pyramid in every room. ~ Rodney Dangerfield

Do you see that kitten chasing so prettily her own tail? If you could look with her eyes, you might see her surrounded with hundreds of figures performing complex dramas, with tragic and comic issues, long conversations, many characters, many ups and downs of fate. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You don't own a cat, he is a free citizen. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

I put down my book, The Meaning of Zen, and see the cat smiling into her fur as she delicately combs it with her rough pink tongue. "Cat, I would lend you this book to study but it appears you have already read it." She looks up and gives me her full gaze. "Don't be ridiculous," she purrs, "I wrote it." ~ Dilys Laing

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

Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. ~ Rod McKuen

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in. ~ Will Rogers

Watch a cat when it enters a room for the first time. It searches and smells about, it is not quiet for a moment, it trusts nothing until it has examined and made acquaintance with everything. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

More cat quotations

Any household with at least one feline member has no need for an alarm clock. ~ Louise A. Belcher

Kittens can happen to anyone. ~ Paul Gallico

Cats are kindly masters, just so long as you remember your place. ~ Paul Gray

Cats aren't clean, they're just covered with cat spit. ~ John S. Nichols

Cats sleep fat, but walk thin. ~ Fred Scwab

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