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Purr more, hiss less.

--Linda C. Marchman

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.

--Jeffery Masson

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.

--Stewart Stafford

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

--Stewart Stafford

A meow massages the heart.

--Stuart McMillan

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

--Susy Clemens

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

--Patricia Curtis

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.

--Eric Gurney

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.

--Joyce Stranger

Cats sleep fat and walk thin.

--Rosalie Moore

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

--Akif Pirincci

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

--Bill Adler

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

--Quitillian Blue

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

--Anne Isaacs

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

--Dan Greenberg

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

--Eugen Weber

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

--Jean Burden

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

--Kathy Young

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

--Wendy Beck

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.

--Hans Holzer

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

--Gavin Ewart

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.

--Abraham Hicks

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.

--Agnes Repplier

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

--Agnes Repplier

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

--Ashleigh Brilliant

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

--Charles Baudelaire

All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.

--Chinese Proverb

Time spent with a cat is never wasted.


When they are among us cats are angels.

--George Sand

The phrase 'domestic cat' is an oxymoron.

--George F. Will

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

--German Proverb

Cats are at home everywhere where one feeds them.

--German Proverb

Happy is the home with at least one cat.

--Italian Proverb

The quiet cat catches the mouse.

--Japanese Proverb

Cats know not how to pardon.

--Jean de La Fontaine

Cats rule the world.

--Jim Davis

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

--Joseph Wood Krutch

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.

--Joseph Wood Krutch

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

--Joseph Wood Krutch

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

--Kinky Friedman

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.

--Pam Brown

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

--Pam Brown

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

--Paula Poundstone

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


To err is human, to purr is feline.

--Robert Byrne

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

--Robertson Davies

Longer Version:

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

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.

--Roger Caras

Cats will be cats.


All cats love a cushioned couch.


Cats ask plainly for what they want.

--Walter Savage Landor

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.

--William Lyon Phelps

How can you love a little cat
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--Sharon Creech

The approval of a cat cannot but flatter the recipient.

--Elizabeth Peters

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.

--Elizabeth Peters

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

--Agnes Varda

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

--Andrew Lang

There's no such thing as free kittens.

--Brian P. Cleary

Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest.

--Camille Paglia

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

--Charles M. Blow

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

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.

--Celia Hammond

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.

--Carl Van Vechten

Kittens will make your sad go away.

--David Wong

No cat purrs unless someone is around to listen.

--Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

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.

--Eve Babitz

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

--Erasmus Darwin

Nothing makes a house cozier than cats.

--Gladys Taber

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

--Hector Hugh Munro

Meow is like aloha -- it can mean anything.

--Hank Ketcham

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.

--James Herriot

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

--Julie Kagawa

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.

--Lewis Thomas

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.

--Lloyd Alexander

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.

--Lloyd Alexander

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.

--Paul Gallico

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

--Paul Gallico

Kittens can happen to anyone.

--Paul Gallico

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.

--Robert Southey

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

--Robert Southey

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.

--Ruth Wilson

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.

--Shigeru Miyamoto

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.

--Théophile Gautier

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.

--Théophile Gautier

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.

--Stephen Baker

Cats are designated friends.

--Norman Corwin

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.

--Lowell Thomas

Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.

--Sir Walter Scott


--P. C. Cast

Kittens are the best therapy.

--Beth Ostrosky Stern

Very few people have no opinions about cats.

--Barbara Holland

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.

--Leonard Michaels

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

--Paul Gray

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

--Paul Gray

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.

--Emile Chartier

Cats regard people as warm-blooded furniture.

--Jacquelyn Mitchard

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

--Leonore Fleischer
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