50+ Best Cat Quotes

  • “I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” – Hippolyte Taine
  • “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 humankind.” – Cleveland Amory
  • “A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.” – Mason Cooley
  • “How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  • “I’m not sure why I like cats so much. I mean, they’re really cute obviously. They are both wild and domestic at the same time.” – Michael Showalter
  • “I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.” – James Herriot
  • “Every cat is my best friend.” – Unknown
funny cat quotes
  • “All you need is love and a cat.” – Unknown
  • “No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.” – Robert Southey
  • “Heaven will never be Paradise unless my cats are there waiting for me.” – Unknown
  • “When the cat you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” – Unknown
  • “The memories and paw print of a beloved cat remains in our heart and soul forever.” – Unknown
  • “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.” – Lloyd Alexander
  • “Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.” – Rod McKuen
  • “I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne
  • “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” – Ernest Hemingway
  • “People who don’t like cats were probably mice in an earlier life.” – Unknown
  • “There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.”- Tay Hohoff
  • “A kitten is, in the animal world, what a rosebud is in the garden.”- Robert Sowthey
  • “A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.” – Mason Cooley
  • “It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.” – Agnes Repplier
  • “The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.” – Paula Poundstone
  • “When Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time.”- Seanan McGuire
  • “Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.”- Mary Bly
  • “I gave my cats a bath the other day … they love it. He sat there, he enjoyed it, it was fun for me. The fur would stick to my tongue, but other than that…”- Steve Martin
  • “Just watching my cats can make me happy.” – Paula Cole
  • “I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.”- James Herriot
  • “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.”- Lloyd Alexander
  • “Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.”- Joseph Wood Krutch
  • “Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. 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
  • “I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”― Jean Cocteau
  • “Time spent with a cat is never wasted.” ― Colette
  • “Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.” ― Robertson Davies
  • “Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.” ― Mark Twain
  • “Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.” ― Pam Brown
  • “I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” ― Hippolyte Taine
  • “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
  • “I have found it is surprisingly difficult to remain sad when a cat is doing its level best to sandpaper one’s cheeks.” ― R.L. LaFevers
  • “Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.”― Jean Burden
  • “It is a curious truth that many cats enjoy warmer, more convivial, even affectionate relationships with humans than they could ever do with fellow felines.” ― Bruce Fogle
  • “If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats.” ― Eugen Weber
  • “I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason.” ― Jarod Kintz
  • “I realized that cats make a perfect audience, they don’t laugh at you, they never contradict you, there’s no need to impress them, and they won’t divulge your secrets.” ― Elle Newmark
  • “A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor.” ― Champfleury
  • “If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of suble air.” ― Doris Lessing
  • “The approval of a cat cannot but flatter the recipient.” ― Elizabeth Peters

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