Purrfect Cat Quotes for Cat Lovers

Cat Quotes

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Do you adore cats? These cat quotes will highlight on the many qualities of cats and remind you once again the love you have for your feline friend.

Isn't it amazing how cat owners know that they don't really "own" their cats and yet the cats have a way of stealing into their hearts and owning them? And isn't it fascinating that a little purr could melt hearts?

Look through this collection of quotes and you're sure to find one that fits your thoughts about your cat.

Enjoy these cat quotations!




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

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

A meow massages the heart.
-- Stuart McMillan

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

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 mind.
-- Cleveland Amory

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

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

Cats are glorious creatures ~ who must on no accounts be underestimated... Their eyes are fathomless depths of cat-world mysteries.
-- Lesley Anne Ivory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I found out why cats drink out of the toilet. My mother told me it's because the water is cold in there. And I'm like: How did my mother know that?
-- Wendy Liebman

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

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

I think one reason we admire cats, those of us who do, is their proficience in one-upmanship. They always seem to come out on top, no matter what they are doing--or pretend to do. Rarely do you see a cat discomfited. They have no conscience, and they never regret. Maybe we secretly envy them.
-- Barbara Webster

If a cat did not put a firm paw down now and then, how could his human remain possessed.
-- 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

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

If I tried to tell you how much I love my cats, you wouldn't believe me - unless your heart is also meow-shaped and covered in stray fur.
-- Lexie Saige

If purring could be encapsulated, it'd be the most powerful anti-depressant on the pharmaceutical market.
-- Alexis F. Hope

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

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

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend, but never your slave.
-- Theophile Gautier

If your cat falls out of a tree, go indoors to laugh.
-- Patricia Hitchcock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal...its also the reason they hate birds.
-- KC Buffington

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
-- Leonardo da Vinci

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

There are no ordinary cats.
-- Colette

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!
-- Theophile Gautier

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

You can not look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.
-- Jane Pauley

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