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.
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~~~
I hope you enjoyed these famous cat quotes. They are certainly interesting food for though!