Cat Quotes

 

"You can't help that. We're all mad here." - The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland

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

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

"With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?" - Fernand Mery Her Majesty the Cat

"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." -Hippolyte Taine

Actually, cats do this to protect you from gnomes who come and steal your breath while you sleep. -John Dobbin

Don't think that I'm silly for liking it, I just happen to like the simple little things, and I love cats! -Michelle Gardner

Everything I know I learned from my cat: When you're hungry, eat. When you're tired, nap in a sunbeam. When you go to the vet's, pee on your owner. - Gary Smith

Fans think they want to see more than the 10 to 20 seconds of Itchy and Scratchy that we put on the show, but my feeling is less is more. Once you've skinned and flayed a cat, ripped his head off, made him drink acid and tied his tongue to the moon, there really isn't that much to say. - Matt Groening, 1993

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things. - Pablo Picasso

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. - Winston Churchill

I'm aloof, I like to run around outside, but I also like to curl up in warm spots. I eat fish. - Megan Coughlin on why she'd make a good cat

The naming of cats is a difficult matter. It isn't just one of your holiday games. You may think at first I'm mad as a hatter. When I tell you a cat must have three different names... - T.S. Eliot

The sun rose slowly, like a fiery furball coughed up uneasily onto a sky-blue carpet by a giant unseen cat. - Michael McGarel

We need a word for all the kitty-prints that are all over my windshield because the cats like to lie on my hood when the car is still warm. - Megan Coughlin

When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not passing time with me rather than I with her? - Montaigne

You can visualize a hundred cats. Beyond that, you can't. Two hundred, five hundred, it all looks the same. - Jack Wright (of Kingston, Ontario, the Guinness Book record holder for the owner of the most cats at one time [689])

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. - Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio

"After scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference."- Charlotte Gray

"A dog will flatter you but you have to flatter the cat."- George Mikes

"You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals."- George Mikes

"You own a dog but you feed a cat."- Jenny de Vries

"Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well." - Missy Dizick

"One is never sure, watching two cats washing each other, whether it's affection, the taste or a trial run for the jugular."- Helen Thomson

"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." -Anonymous

"A cat sees no good reason why it should obey another animal, even if it does stand on two legs."-Sarah Thompson

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

"One must love a cat on its own terms."- Paul Gray

"Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later." - Mary Bly

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

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." - Winston Churchill

I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food which they take for granted--but his or her entertainment value. - Geoffrey Household

If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer. - A. N. Whitehead

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. - Joseph Wood Krutch

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats? - Fernand Mery

When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me? -Montaigne

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

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch. - Leo Dworken

Cats can be cooperative when something feels good, which, to a cat, is the way everything is supposed to feel as much of the time as possible. - Roger Caras

Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow. - George F. Will

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

By and large, people who enjoy teaching animals to roll over will find themselves happier with a dog. - Barbara Holland

A meow massages the heart. - Stuart McMillan

Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this by all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren't like this. A dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll in a dead fish. - James Gorman

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. - Martin Buxbaum

Cats always know whether people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough to do anything about it. - Winifred Carriere

If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence. - Will Cuppy

There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat. - Wesley Bates

The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. - P. G. Wodehouse

Cats' hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other. -Stephen Baker

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

The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world. - Lynn M. Osband

Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect. - James Mason

Meow is like aloha - it can mean anything. - Hank Ketchum

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. - Missy Dizick

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. - Ellen Perry Berkeley

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

Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties. - W. L. George

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

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

Even the stupidest cat seems to know more than any dog. - Eleanor Clark

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

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. - Ernest Hemingway

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

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. - Leonardo da Vinci

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

You can't own a cat. The best you can do is be partners. - Sir Harry Swanson

There are no ordinary cats. - Colette

A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him. - William Lyon Phelps

In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat. - Warren Eckstein

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

One reason we admire cats is for their proficiency in one-upmanship. They always seem to come out on top, no matter what they are doing, or pretend they do. - Barbara Webster

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. - Jules Reynard

Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner. - Stephen Baker

Of all animals, he alone attains to the Contemplative Life. - Andrew Lang

The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends... - Saki (H. H. Munro)

We cannot without becoming cats, perfectly understand the cat mind. - St. George Mivart

Most cats, when they are Out want to be In, and vice versa, and often simultaneously. - Louis F. Camuti, DVM

The phrase "domestic cat" is an oxymoron. - George F. Will
 

 


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