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116 Delightful Quotes About Cats and Kittens


Purr more, hiss less.



We need cats to need us. It unnerves us that they do not. However, if they do not need us, they nonetheless seem to love us.



In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods. They have never forgotten this.



Cats are unpredictable as they don't know what they're going to do next until they make it happen through nosiness, invention, acrobatics, and sheer force of will.



Any time you see a cat, the day automatically becomes 10% better.



A meow massages the heart.



Nine lives added to my one life makes a perfect 10.



When it comes to knowing how to relax, cats are the original yoga experts.



The really great thing about cats is their endless variety. One can pick a cat to fit almost any kind of decor, income, personality, mood. But under the fur, there still lies, essentially unchanged, one of the world's free souls.



I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare.



Cats sleep fat and walk thin.



With one of the most bewitching sounds in the world, its purr, the cat persuades us that it thinks we are wonderful.



A cat is there if you call her- if she doesn't have anything better to do.



Has it ever occured to you that crazy cat people may be sane and you be the the crazy one?



You can't catch a cat, but whatever you do, in the space of a whisker a cat may catch you.



There is, incidently, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.



If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats.



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



Cats never feel threatened. They are genetically incapable of accepting that anyone could possibly dislike anything as perfect as a cat.



A cat's secrets run so deep that even the cat itself is often unaware. Their mysteries are as natural as whiskers.



There are several cats smoothly moving about, which helped me greatly to relax, for I have always felt that no house is wholly bad where there are cats, and conversely, where there are several cats, a house is bound to be wonderfully charming.



Cat sentimentality is a human thing. Cats are indifferent, their minds can't comprehend the concept 'I shall die,' they just go on living.



If you'll just sit and pet your cat -- or somebody's cat -- find a cat, for God's sake! Find a cat! Or anything furry -- and let it train you into a frequency that will cause you to allow enlightenment.





A kitten is the most irresistible comedian in the world. Its wide-open eyes gleam with wonder and mirth. It darts madly at nothing at all, and then, as though suddenly checked in the pursuit, prances sideways on its hind legs with ridiculous agility and zeal.



A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever and generally stopping before it gets there.



My cat knows the meaning of life, but has no interest in sharing the secret.





Like those great sphinxes lounging through eternity in noble attitudes upon the desert sand, they gaze incuriously at nothing, calm and wise.



All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.



Time spent with a cat is never wasted.



When they are among us cats are angels.



The phrase 'domestic cat' is an oxymoron.



Who will not feed the cats must feed the mice and rats.



Cats are at home everywhere where one feeds them.



Happy is the home with at least one cat.



The quiet cat catches the mouse.



Cats know not how to pardon.



Cats rule the world.



Cats seem to go on a principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.



Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.



In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.



Cats are like lesbians. They are creatures of narrow habit about which men can only glimpse the silken machinery of their minds.





Human beings are drawn to cats because they are all we are not -- self-contained, elegant in everything they do, relaxed, assured, glad of company, yet still possessing secret lives.



Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet. With needles in their jaws and feet.



The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer.



Keep an eye on the cat and another on the frying pan.



To err is human, to purr is feline.





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



Movement is terribly important to a cat...Nothing works quite so well as an object of jumpable size moving away. For cats, that is virtually impossible to resist.



Cats will be cats.



All cats love a cushioned couch.



Cats ask plainly for what they want.



Cats have a sense of humor, as is shown in their extreme love of play. A middle-aged cat will often play as unreservedly as a kitten, though he knows perfectly well it is only a game.



How can you love a little cat
so much
in such a
short
short
time?



The approval of a cat cannot but flatter the recipient.



The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal -- or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be.



This is all you need in life: a computer, a camera, and a cat.



Of all animals, the cat alone attains to the comtemplative life. He regards the wheel of existence from without, like the Buddha.



There's no such thing as free kittens.



Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest.



A lie is like a cat: you need to stop it before it gets out the door or it's really hard to catch.



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.



Take one female cat over a seven-year period. If all the kittens survived and bred, she would be responsible for 21,000 cats -- they are such prolific breeders: you can see how important it is to neuter.



With a cat you stand on much the same footing that you stand with a fine and dignified friend; if you forfeit his respect and confidence the relationship suffers. The cat, it is well to remember, remains the friend of man because it pleases him to do so and not because he must.



Kittens will make your sad go away.



No cat purrs unless someone is around to listen.



There are three basic personality factors in cats: The kind who run up when you say hello and rub against you in cheap romance; the kind who run away certain that you mean to ravish them; and the kind who just look back and don't move a muscle. I love all three kinds.



To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense.



Nothing makes a house cozier than cats.



The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends.



Meow is like aloha -- it can mean anything.



Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.



Who knows what goes on in the mind of a cat?



Cats are a standing rebuke to behavioral scientists wanting to know how the minds of animals work. The mind of a cat is an unscrutable mystery.



The only thing a cat worries about is what's happening right now. As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time.



If the pull of the outside world is strong, there is also a pull towards the human. The cat may disappear on its own errands, but sooner or later, it returns once again for a little while, to greet us with its own type of love.



If you like cats and have some, you get kittens; and if you like kittens and enjoy having them about, they grow up and you get more cats.



Everything a cat is and does physically is to me beautiful, lovely, stimulating, soothing, attractive and an enchantment.



Kittens can happen to anyone.



Kitten is in the animal world what the rosebud is in the garden; the one the most beautiful of all young creatures, the other the loveliest of all opening flowers.



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



Cats don't need you that much. They like to come and get stroked now and then, and they need you to feed them. But other than that, they're not very demanding, are they? I quite like that.



So you know cats are interesting. They are kind of like girls. If they come and talk to you it's great. But if you try to talk to them it doesn't always go so well.



It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.

Longer Version:

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.



The cat is a dilettante in fur.



Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives.



Cats are designated friends.



In Istanbul I met a man who said he knew beyond a doubt that God was a cat. I asked why he was so sure, and the man said, When I pray to him, he ignores me.



Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.



Me-EHH-UF-ow.



Kittens are the best therapy.



Very few people have no opinions about cats.



Looking at a cat, like looking at clouds or stars or the ocean, makes it difficult to believe there is nothing miraculous in this world.



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



Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man.



A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor.



There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten.



Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world -- the clock and the cat.



Cats regard people as warm-blooded furniture.



A cat is better than you are, more honest, more graceful, smarter for her size, better coordinated, and infinitely more beautiful.



All I need to know I learned from my cat.



When you take advice from a cat, there are always consequences.



There are only a few things that are more entertaining than watching a cat trying to run across a freshly waxed wood floor after a ball.



Cat's curiosity is immeasurable, and they're constantly probing and prodding the depths to see what lies beneath the surface. This is also one of the qualities which makes a wise man.



If a cat spoke, it would say things like "Hey, I don't see the problem here."



Having a bunch of cats around is good. If you're feeling bad, just look at the cats, you'll feel better, because they know that everything is, just as it is.



Are cats strange animals or do they so resemble us that we find them curious as we do monkeys?



The coldest depth of Hell is reserved for people who abandon kittens.



I
think that the
world should be full of cats and full of rain, that's all, just
cats and
rain, rain and cats, very nice, good
night.



Holding up my purring cat to the moon. I sighed.



Never try to outstubborn a cat.



The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself.

Longer Version:

The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing.



There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.


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