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  • "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

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Phelp

  • 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 heartwarming 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

  • 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

  • By associating with the cat, one only risks becoming richer. - Colette

  • Intelligence in the cat is underrated. - Louis Wain

  • Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. -Jim Davis

  • "Two cats can live as cheaply as one, and their owner has twice as much fun." - Lloyd Alexander

  • "There is no cat 'language'. Painful as it is for us to admit, they don't need one." -Barbara Holland

  • "Time spent with cats is never wasted." - May Sarton

  • "Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience."- Pam Brown

  • "Cats have an infallible understanding of total concentration--and get between you and it."- Arthur Bridges

  • "A kitten is so flexible that she is almost double; the hind parts are equivalent to another kitten with which the forepart plays. She does not discover that her tail belongs to her until you tread on it."- Henry David Thoreau

  • "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. Independent as they are, cats find more than pleasure in our company."- Lloyd Alexander

  • "Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man."- Paul Gray

  • "Cat said, 'I am not a friend, and I am not a Servant. I am the Cat who walks by himself, and I wish to come into your Cave.'" - Rudyard Kipling, from the "Just-So Stories"

  • To err is human, to purr is feline. - Robert Byrne

  • If you want to know the character of a man, find out what his cat thinks of him. - Anonymous

  • The smallest feline is a masterpiece. - Leonardo Da Vinci

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

  • If cats could talk, they wouldn't.- Nan Porter

  • Every life should have nine cats. - Anonymous

  • Dogs eat. Cats dine. - Ann Taylor

  • ...You are my cat and I am your human. - Hilaire Belloc

  • I've met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. - Hippolyte Taine

  • A cat is there when you call her - if she doesn't have something better to do.- Bill Adler

  • Since each of us is blessed with only one life, why not live it with a cat?- Robert Stearns

  • A cat can purr its way out of anything.- Donna McCrohan

  • My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her.- Colette
 
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  • Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you.- Mary Bly

  • A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.- Hazel Nicholson

  • Some cats is blind, And stone-deaf some, But ain't no cat Wuz ever dumb.- Anthony Euwer

  • "Poets generally love cats--because poets have no delusions about their own superiority."- Marion Garretty

  • "Every cat is special in its own way." - Sara Jane Clark

  • "Everything a cat is and does physically is to me beautiful, lovely, stimulating, soothing, attractive and an enchantment."- Paul Gallico, from "An Honourable Cat"

  • "Any cat who misses a mouse pretends it was aiming for the dead leaf."- Charlotte Gray

  • "If your cat falls out of a tree, go indoors to laugh."- Patricia Hitch****

  • "A cat isn't fussy--just so long as you remember he likes his milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on the blue plate. From which he will take it, and eat it off the floor."- Arthur Bridges

  • "It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say to them, they always purr."- Lewis Carroll

  • "One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home."- Pam Brown

  • "To some blind souls all cats are much alike. To a cat lover every cat from the beginning of time has been utterly and amazingly unique."- Jenny de Vries

  • "There are people who reshape the world by force or argument, but the cat just lies there, dozing, and the world quietly reshapes itself to suit his comfort and convenience."- Allen and Ivy Dodd

  • "Places to look: behind the books in the bookshelf, any cupboard with a gap too small for any cat to squeeze through, the top of anything sheer, under anything too low for a cat to squash under and inside the piano."- Roseanne Ambrose-Brown


  • "A cat can maintain a position of curled up somnolence on your knee until you are nearly upright. To the last minute she hopes your conscience will get the better of you and you will settle down again."- Pam Brown


  • "Cats like doors left open--in case they change their minds."- Rosemary Nisbet

  • "Many a cat can only be lured in by switching off all the lights and keeping very still. Until the indignant cry of a cat-locked-out comes at the door."- Pam Brown

  • "The trouble with sharing one's bed with cats is that they'd rather sleep on you than beside you."- Pam Brown

  • "A cat allows you to sleep on the bed. On the edge."- Jenny de Vries

  • "All cats like being the focus of attention."- Peter Gray

  • "When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?"- Michel E. de Monaigne

  • "People meeting for the first time suddenly relax if they find they both have cats. And plunge into anecdote."- Charlotte Gray

  • "Nobody who is not prepared to spoil cats will get from them the reward they are able to give to those who do spoil them."- Compton MacKenzie

  • "If you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward. You will never get her full confidence again." - Mark Twain

  • "It's very hard to be polite if you're a cat." - Anonymous

  • "When addressed, a gentleman cat does not move a muscle. He looks as if he hasn't heard." - Mary Sarton

  • "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." - Robert A. Heinlein

  • "It is in the nature of cats to do a certain amount of unescorted roaming." - Adlai Stevenson

  • "The cat of the slums and alleys, starved, outcast, harried, ... still displays the self-reliant watchfulness which man has never taught it to lay aside." - Saki

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

  • "When anyone mistreats it, the cat wants nothing more to do with that person and will remember him or her for a long time. It doesn't believe in the doctrine of turning the other cheek and won't pretend that it does." - Lawrence N. Johnson

  • "A cat is the only domestic animal I know who toilet trains itself and does a damned impressive job of it." - Joseph Epstein

  • "I purr, therefore I am." - Anonymous

  • "Cats are living adornments." - Edwin Lent

  • "What greater gift than the love of a cat?" - Charles Dickens

  • "People that don't like cats haven't met the right one yet." - Deborah A. Edwards, D.V.M.

  • "Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly." - Andre Norton

  • "A cat doesn't know what it wants and wants more of it." - Richard Hexem

  • "For me, one of the pleasures of cats' company is their devotion to bodily comfort." - Sir Compton Mackenzie

  • "People who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around." - Susan Easterly

  • "The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical." - William S. Burroughs

  • "Is it yet another survival of jungle instinct, this hiding away from prying eyes at important times? Or merely a gesture of independence, a challenge to man and his stupid ways?" - Michael Joseph

  • "When your cat rubs the side of its face along your leg, it's affectionately marking you with its scent, identifying you as its private property, saying, in effect, 'You belong to me'." - Susan McDonough, D.M.V.

  • "Cats do care. For example, they know instinctively what time we have to be at work in the morning; and they wake us up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off." - Michael Nelson

  • "Although all cat games have their rules and rituals, these vary with the individual player. The cat, of course, never breaks a rule. If it does not follow precedent, that simply means it has created a new rule and it is up to you to learn it quickly if you want the game to continue." - Sidney Denham

  • "A cat is never vulgar." - Carl Van Vechten

  • "I rarely meddled in the cat's personal affairs and she rarely meddled in mine. Neither of us was foolish enough to attribute human emotions to our pets." - Kinky Friedman

  • "Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance." - Dan Greenburg

  • "Cats are successful underachievers. They only need to purr in order to get free food and TLC. What other creature can lay around the house doing nothing beyond purring, and still get free food and TLC?" - Jim Aites

  • "Could the purr be anything but contemplative?" - Irving Townsend

  • "Cat people are different to the extent that they generally are not conformists. How could they be with a cat running their lives?" - Louis J. Camuti, D.V.M.

  • "Sleeping together is a euphemism for people, but tantamount to marriage with cats." - Marge Percy

  • "Any conditioned cat-hater can be won over by any cat who chooses to make the effort." - Paul Corey

  • "You can tell your cat anything and he'll still love you. If you lose your job or your best friend, your cat will think no less of you." - Helen Powers

  • "Cats are much like they were when they were first domesticated. They are very independent because they had to be to survive." - Dr. Raymond Hampton

  • "Cats are connoisseurs of comfort." - James Herriot

  • "A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings." - William Ralph Inge

  • "Cats come and go without ever leaving." - Martha Curtis

  • "The way to keep a cat is to try to chase it away." - E. W. Howe

  • "Are cats lazy? Well, more power to them if they are. Which one of us has not entertained the dream of doing just as he likes, when and how he likes, and as much as he likes?" - Fernand Mery

  • "A little drowsing cat is an image of perfect beatitude." - Jules Champfleury

  • "All cats are possessed of a proud spirit, and the surest way to forfeit the esteem of a cat is to treat him as an inferior being." - Michael Joseph

  • "There is no such thing as 'just a cat'." - Robert A. Heinlein

  • "A cat sleeps fat, yet walks thin." - Unknown

  • "There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that man could not emulate to his advantage." - Carl Van Vechten

  • "Every cat is special in its own way." - Sara Jane Clark

  • "Even if you have just destroyed a Ming Vase, purr. Usually all will be forgiven." - Lenny Rubenstein


  • "Does the father figure in your cat's life ever clean the litter box? My husband claims that men lack the scooping gene." - Barbara L. Diamond

  • "If by chance I seated myself to write, she very slyly, very tenderly, seeking protection and caresses, would softly take her place on my knee and follow the comings and goings of my pen -- sometimes effacing, with an unintentional stroke of her paw, lines of whose tenor she disapproved." - Pierre Loti

  • "A cat is nobody's fool." - Heywood Brown

  • "The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal...it's also the reason they hate birds." - K.C. Buffington

  • "Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs." - Desmond Morris

  • "My cat speaks sign language with her tail." - Robert A. Stern

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

  • "In ancient times cats were worshipped as Gods, they have not forgotten this." - Unknown

  • "A home without a cat, and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat, may be a perfect home, perhaps; but how can it prove its title?" - Mark Twain

  • "When I raise a cat from kittenhood, it learns to read me so well that it can con me and predict what I'm going to do. A young adult cat doesn't know what to expect from me and I don't know what to expect from it, so we immediately have each other's attention." - Karl Lewis Miller

  • "Just as the would-be debutante will fret and fuss over every detail till all is perfect, so will the fastidious feline patiently toil until every whiskertip is in place." - Lynn Hollyn

  • "Another cat? Perhaps. For love there is also a season; its seeds must be resown. But a family cat is not replaceable like a wornout coat or a set of tires. Each new kitten becomes its own cat, and none is repeated. I am four cats old, measuring out my life in friends that have succeeded but not replaced one another." - Irving Townsend

  • "A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there." - Agnes Repplier

  • "I am indebted to the species of the cat for a particular kind of honorable deceit, for a great control over myself, for characteristic aversion to brutal sounds, and for the need to keep silent for long periods of time." - Colette

  • "A cat's got her own opinion of human beings. She don't say much, but you can tell enough to make you anxious not to hear the whole of it." - Jerome K. Jerome

  • "The whir of a can opener or the bark of an unfamiliar dog...will send even the most deeply dozing cat bounding into the kitchen or under the bed." - Barbara L. Diamond

  • "If you would know what a cat is thinking about, you must hold its paw in your hand for a long time." - Jules Champfleury

  • "If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich." - Unknown

  • "Cats are smart. You know it and I know it." - Debbie Mertens

  • "Many cats simply pounce to their own drummers." - Karen Duprey

  • "Cats, like butterflies, need no excuse." - Robert A. Heinlein

  • "The domestic cat seems to have greater confidence in itself than in anyone else." - Lawrence N. Johnson

  • "Any household with at least one feline member has no need for an alarm clock." - Louise A. Belcher

  • "Cats conspire to keep us at arm's length." - Frank Perkins

  • "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

  • "Cats look beyond appearances--beyond species entirely, it seems--to peer into the heart." - Barbara L. Diamond

  • "He lives in the halflights in secret places, free and alone - this mysterious little great being whom his mistress calls 'My cat.'" - Margaret Benson

  • "The cat is the only animal which accepts the comforts but rejects the bondage of domesticity." - Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

  • "A cat doesn't 'roll' well with a change of someone else's making." - Carole Wilbourn

  • "One cat just leads to another." - Ernest Hemingway

  • Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely? - Karen Brademeyer


 
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  • "A cat's behavior is a direct reflection of his feelings." - Carole Wilbourn

  • "Kittens believe that all nature is occupied with their diversion." - F.A. Paradis de Moncrif

  • "Cats have intercepted my footsteps at the ankle for so long that my gait, both at home and on tour, has been compared to that of a man wading through low surf." - Roy Blount, Jr.

  • "My husband said it was him or the cat...I miss him sometimes." - Unknown

  • "I cannot deny that a cat lover and his cat have a master/slave relationship. The cat is the master." - Arthur R. Kassin

  • "Cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human mind. They realize...that we have an infuriating inability to understand, let alone follow, even the simplest and most explicit of directions." - Cleveland Amory

  • "To understand a cat, you must realize that he has has own gifts, his own viewpoint, even his own morality." - Lilian Jackson Braun

  • "In my next life, I'd like to come back as a cat." - Patti J. Moran

  • "A cat will do what it wants when it wants, and there's not a thing you can do about it." - Frank Perkins

  • "It isn't always easy being a father to a cat." - B. L. Diamond

  • "A cat with kittens nearly always decides sooner or later to move them." - Sidney Denham

  • "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." - Alfred North Whitehead

  • "The purr from cat to man says, 'You bring me happiness; I am at peace with you.'" - Barbara L. Diamond

  • "You have learned enough to see that cats are much like you and me." - T.S. Eliot

  • "I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worth while?" Death thought about it. "Cats," he said eventually, "Cats are nice." - Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

  • "The man who carries a cat by the tail learns something that can be learned in no other way." - Mark Twain

  • "It doesn't do to be sentimental about cats; the best ones don't respect you for it." - Susan Howatch

  • "The cat, which is a solitary beast, is single minded and goes its way alone; but the dog, like his master, is confused in his mind." - H.G. Wells

  • "Some people own cats and go on to lead normal lives." - Unknown

  • "The cat is mighty dignified until the dog comes by." - Unknown

  • "You never saw such a crazy cat. 'Up the wall' took on a literal meaning." - Arnold Hano

  • "Who needs television when you have cats?" - Lori Spigelmyer

  • "More than likely it was the cat who first coined and put into practice the sage advice: 'If you would have a thing done well, you must do it yourself.'" - Lawrence N. Johnson

  • "Bless their little pointed faces and their big, loyal, loving hearts. If a cat did not put a firm paw down now and then, how could his human remain possessed?" - Winifred Carriere

  • "Some animals are secretive; some are shy. A cat is private." - Leonard Michaels

  • "He has become a much better cat than I have a person. With his gentle urgings, he made me realize that life doesn't end just because one has a few obstacles to overcome." - Mary F. Graf

  • "In reality, cats are probably better off remaining indoors and sending out their humans to deal with the outside world." - Dr. Phyllis Sherman Raschke

  • "The key to a successful new relationship between a cat and human is patience." - Susan Easterly

  • "I would gladly change places with any of my cats." - George Ney

  • "It's really the cat's house--we just pay the mortgage." - Unknown

  • "Among animals, cats are the top-hatted, frock-coated statesmen going about their affairs at their own pace." - Robert Sterns

  • "Most cats are not shy about letting their people know what they want." - Karen Duprey

  • "A cat's name may tell you more about its owners than it does about the cat." - Linda W. Lewis

  • "Cats are creatures that express a multitude of moods and attitudes." - Karen Brademeyer

  • "The cat does not negotiate with the mouse." - Robert K. Massie

  • "Cats often devise their own sets of rules that they think we should live by, and they may be quick to chastise us if we fail to adhere to these rules!" - Margaret Reister, D.V.M.

  • "The constant challenge to decipher feline behavior is perhaps one of the most fascinating qualities of owning a cat." - Carole Wilbourn

  • "No one shall deny me my own conclusions, nor my cat her reflective purr." - Irving Townsend

  • "One of the quickest ways to a cat's brain is through its stomach." - Ian Dunbar, Ph.D.

  • "A cat...would check to see if you brought anything to eat, and if not, would turn and walk away, tail held high." - Mike Deupree

  • "If a homeless cat could talk, it would probably say, 'Give me shelter, food, companionship and love, and I will be yours for life!" - Susan Easterly

  • "The cat has always been associated with the moon. Like the moon it comes to life at night, escaping from humanity and wandering over housetops with its eyes beaming out through the darkness." - Patricia Dale-Green

  • "The majority of people who still have back doors don't let their cats go through them." - Charlene Beane

  • "A cat cares for you only as a source of food, security, and a place in the sun. Her high self-sufficiency is her charm." - Charles Horton Cooley

  • "Each one of our cats is a distinct, four-footed little person with an individual personality." - Ira B. Rubin

  • "Always turn and look when your cat gazes behind you with that intent look in her eyes. Some day there might actually be something there." - Anonymous

  • "If you yell at a cat, you're the one who is making a fool of yourself." - Unknown

  • "A cat will assume the shape of its container." - Unknown

  • "A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to." - Louis J. Camuti, D.V.M.

  • "Your cat may never have to hunt farther than the kitchen counter for its supper nor face a predator more fierce than the vacuum cleaner..." - Barbara L. Diamond

  • "In performing a variety of intellectually demanding tasks, cats usually emerge as clear winners (over dogs)." - Dr. David Greene

  • "Cats may, indeed, be the thinking man's pet--because living with cats certainly keeps you on your toes!" - Barbara L. Diamond

  • "Don't let anyone tell you loving a cat is silly. Love, in any form, is a precious commodity." - Barbara L. Diamond

  • "I think I'll come back as a cat." - George Ney

  • "When a cat chooses to be friendly, it's a big deal, because a cat is picky." - Mike Deupree

  • "Surely the cat, when it assumes the meat loaf position and gazes meditatively through slitted eyes, is pondering thoughts of utter profundity..." - Mij Colson Barnum

  • "How nice it is to think that feline dreams, like our own, are painted with creative brush strokes from time to time. Perhaps my cats and I even share the same dream: a world where all kittens are wanted and loved, and where every cat has a safe, warm place to sleep...and to dream." - Barbara L. Diamond

  • "Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia." - Joseph Wood Krutch

  • "No heaven will not ever be Heaven be; Unless my cats are there to welcome me." - Unknown

  • "Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God." - Jeff Valdez

  • "Is it true cats wont stay in a house when it's haunted?" - Jeff Valdez

  • "Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer." - Bruce Graham

  • "The last thing I would accuse a cat of is innocence." - Edward Paley

  • "Nothing's more playful than a young cat, nor more grave than an old one." - Thomas Fuller

  • "Some cats are blind and stone deaf but ain't no cat wuz ever dumb." - Anthony Henderson Euwer

  • "God made the cat in order to give man the pleasure of caressing the tiger." - Unknown

  • Dogs have owners, cats have staff." - Unknown

  • "Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them." - Jim Davis

  • "I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream." - William Shakespeare, Henry IV

  • "An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old boy." - Carl Van Vechten

  • "I don't mind a cat, in its place. But its place is not in the middle of my back at 4 a.m." - Maynard Good Stoddard

  • "When you're special to a cat, you're special indeed...she brings to you the gift of her preference of you, the sight of you, the sound of your voice, the touch of your hand." - Leonore Fleisher

  • "With dogs and people, it's love in big splashy colors. When you're involved with a cat, you're dealing in pastels." - Louis A. Camuti, D.V.M.

  • "Chances are that a man who can nuzzle a kitten is also open and caring in other facets of his life." - Barbara L. Diamond

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

  • "Who hath a better friend than a cat?" - William Hardwin

  • "Which is more beautiful--feline movement or feline stillness?" - Elizabeth Hamilton

  • "Every dog has his day -- but the nights are reserved for the cats." - Unknown

  • 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

  • Because of our willingness to accept cats as superhuman creatures, they are the ideal animals with which to work creatively. - Roni Schotter

  • It is impossible for a lover of cats to banich these alert , gentle, and disciminating little friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more. - Agnes Repplier

  • My little grandson is a darling, but he can never take the place of my cats. - Anonymous Grandmother

  • Cats at firesides live luxuriously and are the picture of comfort. - Leigh Hunt

  • All cats love a cushioned couch. - Theocritus

  • Cats as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by that fact that in Ancient Egypt they were worshipped as gods. - P G Wodehouse

  • Cats too, with what silent stealthiness, with what light steps do they creep up to a bird! - Pliny the Elder

  • I love cats. I even think we have one at home. - Edward L Burlingame

  • Cats Are Not impure; they keep watch about us. - The Prophet Mohammed

  • I was only a small child when the seeds of cat enchantment were sown within me. - May Eustace

  • There are cats and cats. - Denis Diderot

  • The city of cats and the city of men exist one inside the other, but they are not the same city. - Italo Calvino

  • Who hath a better friend than a cat? - William Hardwin

  • I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization.
    Anonymous

  • In the middle of a world that had always been a bit mad, the cat walks with confidence.
    Rosanne Amberson

  • A cat is a tiger that is fed by hand.
    Vakaoka Genrin

  • Kittens believe that all nature is occupied with their diversion.
    F.A. Paradis de Moncrif

  • The cat is the only animal which accepts the comforts but rejects the bondage of domesticity. -
    Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

  • Cat lovers can readily be identified. Their clothes always look old and well used. Their sheets look like bath towels and their bath look like a collection of knitting mistakes.
    Eric Gurney How to Live with a Calculating Cat

  • Twenty-seven cats at one time hints at monomania, but in may case it was simpler. 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 1897-1976 Honorable Cat

  • When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with more than I with her -
    Michel De Montaigne 1533-1592 Essays, Book II

  • A cat will never drown if she sees the shore. -
    Francis Bacon 1561-1626

  • The playful kitten with its pretty little tigerish gambole is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world. -
    Lady Sydney Morgan 1783-1859

  • What's virtue in a man can't be virtue in a cat. -
    Gail Hamilton 1833-1896

  • People with insufficient personalities are fond of cats. These people adore being ignored. -
    Henry Morgan


  • The human race may be divided into people who love cats and people who hate them; the neutrals being few in numbers, and, for intellectual and moral reasons, not worth considering. -
    Ascribed to "an acute thinker"
    by Agnes Repplier 1855-1950 The Fireside Sphinx

  • A cat can climb down from a tree without the assistance of the fire department or any other agency. The proof is that no one has ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree.
    Unknown

  • Cats can be very funny, and have the oddest ways of showing they're glad to see you. Rudimac always peed in our shoes. -
    W. H. Auden 1907-1973

  • The cat is the only animal without visible means of support who still manages to earn a living in the city. -
    Carl Van Vechten 1880-1964

  • Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties. -
    Walter Lionel George 1882-1926

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

  • Every contented cat is an "it". -
    Helen Powers on the virtue of neutering

  • The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. -
    Jules Renard 1864-1910

  • Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.
    - Arnold Edinborough

  • Curiosity killed the cat, but for awhile I was a suspect.
    - Steven Wright

  • "Cats don't like change without their consent."
    - Roger A. Caras

  • "Beware of those who dislike cats."
    - Traditional

  • "Cats, like men, are flatterers."
    - Walter Savage Landor

  • "Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched."
    - Cervantes

  • "To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense."
    - Erasmus Darwin

  • "When all candles be out, all cats be gray."
    - John Heywood

  • "The cat has to0 much spirit to have no heart."
    - Ernest Menault

  • Cat: A pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.
    - Oliver Herford

  • A kitten is the delight of the household; all day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor.
    - Champfleury

  • The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard cats.
    - Anonymous

  • If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.
    - Joan Asper McIntosh

  • Cats never strike a pose that isn't photogenic.
    - Lillian Jackson Braun

  • There is nothing in the animal world, to my mind,
    more delightful than grown cats at play.
    They are so swift and light and graceful, so subtle
    and designing, and yet so richly comical.
    - Monica Edwards

  • Cats, no less liquid than their shadows, offer no angles to the wind. They slip, diminished, neat, through loopholes less than themselves.
    - A. S. J. Tessimond

  • The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domestic animal.
    - Sir Compton MacKenzie

  • 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 possess so many of the same qualities as some poeple that it is often hard to tell the people and the cats apart.
    - P. J. O'Rourke

  • Women, poets, and especially artists, like cats; delicate natures only can realize their sensitive systems.
    - Helen M. Winslow

  • A baited cat may grow as fierce as a lion.
    - Samuel Palmer

  • One of the ways in which cats show happiness is by sleeping.
    - Cleveland Amory

  • No tame animal has lost less of its native dignity or maintained more if its ancient reserve. The domestic cat might rebel tomorrow.
    - William Conway

  • Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance.
    - Saki

  • Purring is an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.
    - Anonymous

  • If you want to write, keep cats. - Aldous Huxley

  • Cats are the tigers of us poor devils. - Theophile Gautier

  • I have seen how the cat trembles while sleeping the night runs over him like dark water
    - Pablo Neruda

  • "Honest as the Cat when the meat's out of reach." - Old English saying

  • "A cat's eyes are windows enabling us to see into another world." - Irish Legend

  • "Climb your way to the top. That's why the drapes are there." - Unknown

  • "Never feed your cat anything that clashes with the carpet." - Unknown

  • "Find your place in the sun. Especially if it happens to be on that nice pile of warm, clean laundry." - Unknown

  • "If you're not receiving enough attention, try knocking over several expensive antique lamps." - Unknown

  • "Make your mark in the world. Or at least spray in each corner." - Unknown

  • "Never sleep alone when you can sleep on someone's face." - Unknown

  • "Variety is the spice of life. One day ignore people, the next day annoy them." - Unknown

  • "These aren't my thoughts, they're my cat walking on the keyboard." - Unknown

  • To a cat, "NO!" means "Not while I'm looking". - Unknown

  • "We're staying together for the sake of the cats." - Bumper sticker

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

  • "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

  • "The idea of calm exists in a sitting cat. "- Jules Renard

  • "You can't look at a sleeping cat and be tense." - Jane Pauley

  • "Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow." - Jeff Valdez

  • "He wanted a pet, so he asked for an octopus, thinking it would be an eight-sided cat." - Unknown

  • Never try to outstubborn a cat. - Lazarus Long, Time Enough for Love

  • "Never wear anything that panics the cat." - PJ O'Rourke

  • "Anything not nailed down is a cat toy." - Unknown


  • "My cat has got no name We simply call him Cat; He doesn't seem to blame Anyone for that." - Unknown

  • It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens. - Cynthia E. Varnado

  • The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it. - Doug Larson

  • Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience. - Pam Brown

  • If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace, I would surely vote for the purr. - Barbara L. Diamond

  • If the claws didn't retract, cats would be like Velcro. - Bruce Fogle

  • The smart cat doesn't let on that he is. - H.G. Frommer

  • Cats are notoriously sore losers. Coming in second best, especially to someone as poorly coordinated as a human being, grates their sensibility. - Stephen Baker

  • I put down my book, The Meaning of Zen, and see the cat smiling into her fur as she delicately combs it with her rough pink tongue. "Cat, I would lend you this book to study but it appears you have already read it." She looks up and gives me her full gaze. "Don't be ridiculous," she purrs, "I wrote it." - Dilys Laing, "Miao"

  • A cat is a tiger that is fed by hand. - Proverb

  • Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. - Colette

  • Even overweight, cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses. - John Weitz

  • The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry. - French Proverb

  • I enjoy many silent moments with my cat, a conversation always resumed exactly where left off. - Robert Brault

  • Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it. - Stephen Baker

  • She clawed her way into my heart and wouldn't let go. - Missy Altijd

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

  • A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes. - Indian Proverb

  • Some people say man is the most dangerous animal on the planet. Obviously those people have never met an angry cat. - Lillian Johnson

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

  • To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by - Stephen Baker

  • It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can't see. - Eleanor Farjeon

  • Psychologists now recognize that the need in some people to have a dozen cats is really a sublimated desire to have two dozen cats. - Robert Brault

  • When you're used to hearing purring and suddenly it's gone, it's hard to silence the blaring sound of sadness. - Missy Altijd

  • No heaven will not ever Heaven be Unless my cats are there to welcome me. - Author Unknown

  • There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. - Author Unknown

  • Sometimes he curls up on my pillow during the night and I don't know he's there until I yawn and my mouth closes on a whisker. - Astrid Alauda

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

  • A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. - Arab Proverb

  • Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow. - Monica Edwards

  • Kittens are angels with whiskers. - Author Unknown

  • Most of us rather like our cats to have a streak of wickedness. I should not feel quite easy in the company of any cat that walked about the house with a saintly expression. - Beverly Nichols

  • People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life. - Faith Resnick

  • My cat speaks sign language with her tail. - Robert A. Stern

  • If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket

  • You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. - Proverb

  • The cat seldom interferes with other people's rights. His intelligence keeps him from doing many of the fool things that complicate life. - Carl Van Vechten

  • A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather. - Judith Merkle Riley

  • There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten. - Jules Champfleury

  • 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 dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem. - Jean Burden

  • I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days. - Bill Dana

  • Your cat will never threaten your popularity by barking at three in the morning. He won't attack the mailman or eat the drapes, although he may climb the drapes to see how the room looks from the ceiling. - Helen Powers

  • In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. - Dereke Bruce

  • I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic. - Author Unknown

  • You know when people see a cat's litter box, they always say, "Oh, have you got a cat?" Just once I want to say, "No, it's for company!" - Unknown

  • "Humans: No fur, no paws, no tail. They run away from mice. They never get enough sleep. How can you help but love such an absurd animal?" - Anonymous cat about humans

  • Cats are like potato chips. You can never have just one. - Author Unknown

  • These aren't my thoughts, they're my cat walking on the keyboard. - Unknown Author

  • Everyone knows cats are on a higher level of existence. These silly humans are just too big-headed to admit their inferiority. - Author Unknown

  • Cats are better than any vice. They're not fattening, dangerous, or expensive. However, they can be addictive. - Unknown Author
 
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    • "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
    • 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
    • "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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 Phelp
    • 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 heartwarming 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
    • 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
    • By associating with the cat, one only risks becoming richer. - Colette
    • Intelligence in the cat is underrated. - Louis Wain
    • Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. -Jim Davis
    • "Two cats can live as cheaply as one, and their owner has twice as much fun." - Lloyd Alexander
    • "There is no cat 'language'. Painful as it is for us to admit, they don't need one." -Barbara Holland
    • "Time spent with cats is never wasted." - May Sarton
    • "Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience."- Pam Brown
    • "Cats have an infallible understanding of total concentration--and get between you and it."- Arthur Bridges
    • "A kitten is so flexible that she is almost double; the hind parts are equivalent to another kitten with which the forepart plays. She does not discover that her tail belongs to her until you tread on it."- Henry David Thoreau
    • "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. Independent as they are, cats find more than pleasure in our company."- Lloyd Alexander
    • "Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man."- Paul Gray
    • "Cat said, 'I am not a friend, and I am not a Servant. I am the Cat who walks by himself, and I wish to come into your Cave.'" - Rudyard Kipling, from the "Just-So Stories"
    • To err is human, to purr is feline. - Robert Byrne
    • If you want to know the character of a man, find out what his cat thinks of him. - Anonymous
    • The smallest feline is a masterpiece. - Leonardo Da Vinci
    • The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.- Jules Reynard
    • If cats could talk, they wouldn't.- Nan Porter
    • Every life should have nine cats. - Anonymous
    • Dogs eat. Cats dine. - Ann Taylor
    • ...You are my cat and I am your human. - Hilaire Belloc
    • I've met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. - Hippolyte Taine
    • A cat is there when you call her - if she doesn't have something better to do.- Bill Adler
    • Since each of us is blessed with only one life, why not live it with a cat?- Robert Stearns
    • A cat can purr its way out of anything.- Donna McCrohan
    • My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her.- Colette
I just saw the kitty quotes museum posted from admin awhile back
Many brought smiles and grins :)
 
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You should try the book: I could pee on this by Francesco Marciuliano. I found it in a funny bookstore in Rome one day. Really loved it!

 

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@SphynxNinel , thanks for reviving this awesome thread :)

And sharing the book suggestion!
I am a library junky and love quotation books!

I just went online to the library , reserved this book as well as others by the same author !
Like the dog version one too .. I can chew on this

Thank you!
 
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