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60 Purrfectly Pawsome Quotes About Cats That Any Feline Fan Will Find Furbulous

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Cat or Dog? For generations, households have been split over which animal makes a better pet. For those of us firmly on Team Cat, there is nothing better than a cozy cuddle from our fluffy, meowing friends. Simply put, long-haired, short-haired, tabby, or black—cat lovers think our pets are pawsitively awesome. And we've got 60 cat quotes that are sure to be meowsic to your ears.

If you are up to speed on your cat puns and all set with your purrty pal's name, then all that is left for you to do is check out our list of 60 cute quotes about cats from around the world. These quotes are from kitten-loving authors, actors, politicians, and more. If you are fond of felines, you'll be fond of at least one of these cat quotes, too!

60 Cat Quotes


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

2. "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." — Science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein

3. "Books. Cats. Life is Good." — Writer and artist Edward Gorey

4. "In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." — Novelist Terry Pratchett

5. "There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats." — Humanitarian Albert Schweitzer

6. "Cats are connoisseurs of comfort." — Veterinarian and writer James Herriot

7. "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." — Writer Mark Twain

8. "What greater gift than the love of a cat." — Writer Charles Dickens


9. "'Meow' means 'woof' in cat." — Comedian George Carlin

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

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11. "You know how it is with cats: They don't really have owners, they have staff." — Author PC Cast

12. "Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it." — Novelist Gillian Flynn

13. "Never try to out-stubborn a cat." — Science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein

14. "I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul." — French writer, artist, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau

15. "I have lived with several Zen masters—all of them cats." — Spiritual writer Eckhart Tolle

16. "To err is human, to purr is feline." — Author Robert Byrne

17. "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." —Author Elizabeth Peters

18. "Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons." — Author Robertson Davies

19. "The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats... " — Physicist Albert Einstein

20. "There are no ordinary cats." — French novelist Colette

21. "When a cat adopts you, there is nothing to be done about it except to put up with it until the wind changes." — Poet T.S. Eliot

22. "Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience." — Poet Pam Brown

23. "How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven." — Science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein

24. "I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through." — Author Jules Verne

25. "Dogs have their day but cats have 365." — Cat writer Lillian Jackson Braun

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26. “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” — Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud

27. “The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” — Polymath Leonardo da Vinci

28. “I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” — French historian Hippolyte Taine

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29. “Your house will always be blessed with love, laughter, and friendship if you have a cat.” — Author Lewis Carroll

30. “Cats, as you know, are quite impervious to threats.” — Author Connie Willis

31. “Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.” — Author William S. Burroughs

32. “A cat doesn’t care if you are smart or dumb, give him your heart and he will give you his.” — President Abraham Lincoln

33. “A kitten is, in the animal world, what a rosebud is in the garden.” — Poet Robert Southey

34. “The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.” — French author Jules Renard

35. “There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.” — Literary editor Tay Hohoff

36. “A meow massages the heart.” — Politician Stuart McMillan

37. “A house isn’t a home without the ineffable contentment of a cat with its tail folded about its feet. A cat gives mystery, charm, suggestion.” — Author L.M. Montgomery

38. “Never trust a man who hates cats.” — Television journalist Jane Pauley


39. “Dogs own space and cats own time.” — Novelist Nicola Griffith

40. “A cat will be your friend, but never your slave.” — French poet Theophile Gautier

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41. “In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.” — Philosopher Michel de Montaigne

42. “As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” — Journalist Ellen Perry Berkeley

43. “Cats choose us; we don’t own them.” — Author Kristin Cast

44. “Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.” — Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis

45. “Cats will outsmart dogs every time.” — Author John Grogan

46. “Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect.” — Actor James Mason

47. “I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream.” — Playwright William Shakespeare

48. “The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself.” — Writer William S. Burroughs


49. “Purr more, hiss less.” — Cat writer Linda C. Marchman

50. “A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.” — Aphorist Mason Cooley

51. “A cat is there when you call her—if she doesn’t have something better to do.” — Music journalist Bill Adler

52. “Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world—the clock and the cat.” — French philosopher Emile Auguste Chartier

53. “Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.” — Children’s literature fantasy novelist Lloyd Alexander

54. “I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.” — English writer Neil Gaiman

55. “A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem.” — Poet Jean Burden

56. “Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.” — Writer Joseph Wood Krutch

57. “The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an axe murderer.” — Comedian Paula Poundstone

58. “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.” — Writer Cleveland Amory

59. “Dogs like everyone. Cats choose who to like.” — Writer Lauren Myracle

60. “Kind old ladies assure us that cats are often the best judges of character. A cat will always go to a good man, they say.” —Writer Virginia Woolf

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