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45 Cute Cat Quotes: Entertaining Quotes About Cats

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Famous people and authors have been writing and talking about cats for generations.  Here’s a collection of the best cat quotes, some are by celebrities and others by unknown authors. These quotes celebrate the relationship between people and their feline friends.

Cat Quotes We Love

“I work hard, so my cat can have a good life.” – Unknown author

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

“There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.” – Unknown Author

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci



Cat Quotes About Feline Behaviour

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

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

“If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats.” –Eugen Weber

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

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

“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.” – Pam Brown

“I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.” – Rudyard Kipling

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

“To err is human, to purr is feline.” – Robert Byrne

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



Cats and Spirituality

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

The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domestic animal” –Compton MacKenzie

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

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

“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.” – Ray Bradbury

“I’ve found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person’s character” – P.C. Cast

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

Cats and People

“The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cat.” – Albert Schweitzer

“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for nothing.” – William S. Burroughs

“One cat just leads to another.” – Ernest Hemingway

“There was a kitten on my pillow, and it was purring in my face and vibrating gently with every purr, and, very soon, I slept.” – Neil Gaiman

“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

“One reason that cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

“There are few things in life more heart warming than to be welcomed by a cat.” – Tay Hohoff

“For a man to truly understand rejection, he must first be ignored by a cat.” – Unknown Author

“Who needs television when you have cats?” – Lori Spigelmyer



Cat Quotes: Cats Vs. Dogs

“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

“Dogs have their day but cats have 365.” – Lilian Jackson Braun

“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” –Mary Bly

“Dogs have important jobs, like barking when the doorbell rings, but cats have no function in a house whatsoever.” – W. Bruce Cameron

“Dogs own space and cats own time.” – Nicola Griffith

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