A Plethora of Cat Quotes, Poems and Sayings
especially compiled for Ailurophiles.
The human race can be roughly
divided into two categories:
ailurophiles and ailurophobes - cat lovers and the underprivileged.
― David Taylor
A happy arrangement: many people
prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
― Mason Cooley
Last night I encountered a dream cat with a very long neck and a body like a
human fetus, gray and transluscent.
I don't know what it needs or how to provide for it. Another dream years ago of
a human child with eyes on stalks.
It is very small, but can walk and talk "Don't you want me?" Again, I don't know
how to care for the child.
But I am dedicated to protecting and nurturing him at any cost!
It is the function of the Guardian to protect hybrids and mutants in the
vulnerable stage of infancy.
― William S. Burrough
A garden without cats, it will be
generally agreed, can scarcely deserve to be called a garden at all...
much of the magic of the heather beds would vanish if, as we bent over them,
there was no chance that we might hear a faint rustle among the blossoms,
and find ourselves staring into a pair of sleepy green eyes.
― Beverley Nichols
Let Hercules himself do what he
The cat will mew and dog will have his day.
“when I am feeling
all i have to do is
watch my cats
― Charles Bukowski
I know Sir John will go, though
he was sure it would rain cats and dogs.
― Jonathan Swift
In the night all cats are gray.
― Miguel de Cervantes
In my head, the sky is blue,
the grass is green and cats are orange.
― Jim Davis
Last time I saw her,
she was peeking out
from one of the bookcases
next to the fireplace.
She's the first cat
I've ever seen
trying to pretend
she's a condensed version
of War and Peace.
― Ellen Hart
The stones were sharp,
The wind came at my back;
Walking along the highway,
Mincing like a cat.
- Theodore Roethke
To do today:
1. Sit and think.
2. Reach enlightenment.
3. Feed the cat.
― Jarod Kintz
People skills are
useless with cats,
because cats are immune to training,
and do whatever they decide in any situation...
And most importantly they aren’t human.
― Will Advise
A philosopher is a blind man
looking for a black cat
that isn't there.
A theologian is the man who finds it.
― H.L. Mencken
If cats were the double the size
they are now,
they’d probably be illegal.
- Douglas Coupland
I take care of my flowers and my
And enjoy food. And that's living.
― Ursula Andress
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
Freud N Cats
If you make a fool of
yourself in front of a cat,
he will sneer at you, if you are sober; he will leave the
room if you are drunk.
If you make a fool of yourself in front a dog, he will make
a fool of himself, too.
― Chuck Jones
The coldest depth of Hell is reserved for people who abandon
― Robert A. Heinlein
But there was a kitten
on my pillow,
and it was purring in my face
and vibrating gently with every purr,
and, very soon, I slept.
― Neil Gaiman
That's the great secret of
You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.
― Ray Bradbury
Pets reflect you like mirrors.
When you are happy,
you can see your dog smiling
and when you are sad,
your cat cries.
― Munia Khan
One day I was counting the
cats and I absent-mindedly counted myself.
― Bobbie Ann Mason
She watches him as a cat would
watch a mouse.
― Jonathan Swift
Young cat, if you keep your eyes open enough,
oh, the stuff you would learn!
The most wonderful stuff! - Dr Seuss
I love them,
they are so nice and selfish.
Dogs are TOO good and unselfish.
They make me feel uncomfortable.
But cats are gloriously human.
― L.M. Montgomery
Dogs have hair. Cats, fur.
Dogs whine, yip, howl, bark. Cats purrr.
I say: No contest.
― Lee Wardlaw
The best about cats is they love cannot feign...
― Will Advise
The realest of cats love with all of
― Will Advise
The man who will not defend the honour of his cat
cannot be trusted to defend anything.
― Robert Lynd
Within the heart of every stray lies the singular desire to be
- Author Unknown
A female feline named Katta
Is getting fatta and fatta
But she’s pretty and purry
And funny and furry
So what does an ounce or two matta?
― Lilian Jackson Braun
A kitten with a
length of string
Is such a pretty, playful thing.
A kitten with a leaf to chase
Exhibits beauty, form and grace.
But I love kittens curled up, wise.
With ancient mystery in their eyes.
- Salvatore Marsiglia
“When the cat winketh
Little wots the nouse
What the cat thinketh.”
Wait a minute. Wait just a hairball
kakking minute. ― Jody Wallace
In a cat's eye, all
things belong to cats. ― English Proverb
Never try to
outstubborn a cat. ― Robert A. Heinlein
I wanted to find a
nice quiet spot, go to sleep, and dream about kittens. ― John Corwin
Hope has as many lives as a cat or a king. — Henry Wadsworth
He has gone to fish, for his Aunt
Jobliska's; Runcible Cat with crimson whiskers! - Edward Lear
The purpose of a liberal
arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats and
I have lived with
several Zen masters -- all of them cats. ― Eckhart Tolle
One day I was counting the cats and I
absent-mindedly counted myself. ― Bobbie Ann Mason
A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are
descended from cats.
― Mark Twain
When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about
their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up
ways to get even. ― Percy Bysshe Shelley
The stones themselves are thick with history, and those cats that
dash through the alleyways must surely be the ghosts of the famous
dead in feline disguise. ― Erica Jong
Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to
the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're
like the people who become successful and then don't want to be
reminded of the old neighborhood. ― Phil Donahue
Cats are only human,
they have their faults. ― Kingsley Amis
My quest these days is to find my long lost inner Luke (child), but
I'm afraid if I do, I'll end up with food in my hair and way too in
love with the cats. ― Kenny Loggins
My cat brought me a toy. I thanked her and threw it. She sat there
gave me a look that made me realize people and dogs are the crazy
ones. ― Dan Harmon
Ignorant people think it's the noise which fighting cats make that
is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it's the sickening grammar they
use. ― Mark Twain
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 believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could
walk on a cloud without coming through. ― Jules Verne
For me, one of the pleasures of cats' company is their devotion to
bodily comfort. ― Compton Mackenzie, Sr.
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask
for what you want. ― Joseph Wood Krutch
Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all the other
toms but they are kind to kittens. ― Malcolm Cowley
Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a
near-perfect method of writing avoidance. ― Dan Greenburg
Cats are magical...the more you pet them the longer you both live.
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
Cats don't like change without their consent.
― Roger Caras
Purr more, hiss less.
― Linda C. Marchman
It is impossible to keep a straight face in
the presence of one or more kittens. ― Cynthia E. Varnado
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
Civilization is defined by the presence
of cats. ― Unknown
An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any
five year old. ― Carl Van Vechten
Cats are designated friends. ― Norman Corwin
A dog is a dog, a bird is a bird, and a cat is a person
A cat is
― Carl Van Vechten
Of all domestic
animals the cat is the most expressive. His face is capable of showing a
wide range of expressions. His tail is a mirror of his mind. His
gracefulness is surpassed only by his agility. And, along with all
these, he has a sense of humor.
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
A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room
looking for a black cat that isn’t there. A theologian is the man who
finds it. ― H.L. Mencken
Hope has as many lives as a cat or a king.
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Living as I do with human
the more that I observe them,
the more I am forced to conclude
that they are selfish.
― Natsume Sōseki, I Am a Cat
A dog is like a liberal, he wants to please everybody. A cat
doesn't really need to know that everybody loves him. ― William Kunstler
want to know the character of a man, find out what his cat thinks of him.
Those who dislike cats will
be carried to the cemetery in the rain. ― Dutch Proverb
A Cat's Quote: Climb your way to the top. That's why the drapes are
Collette was a firm cat-lover. When she was in the U.S. she saw a cat
sitting in the street. She went over to talk to it and the two of them
mewed at each other for a friendly minute. Colette turned to her
companion and exclaimed, "Enfin! Quelqu'un qui parle francais." (At
last! Someone who speaks French!).
for the first time suddenly relax if they find they both have cats. And
plunge into anecdote.
"A catless writer is almost
It's a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a
herd of buffalo in the room
than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the
and walk on the typewriter keys."
― Barbara Holland
Brando and Cat
who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around.
Cats are intended to
teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
One small cat
changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am
sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
Thousands of years ago, cats
were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!
with the cat, one only risks becoming richer.
companions never have fewer than four feet.
Time spent with a cat is
Everybody wants to be
Even if they're shy.
― Donald Miller
the cat is underrated. - Louis Wain
In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him
the cat. - Warren Eckstein
If I die before
my cat, I want a little of my ashes put in his food so I can live inside
him. - Drew Barrymore
Since each of us
is blessed with only one life, why not live it with a cat? - Robert
cat's a cat and that's that. - American folk saying
Even a cat
is a lion in her own lair. - Indian Proverb
Dali and Babou
Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the
courage to live by them. - Jim Davis
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
few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat. - Tay
are aesthetically perfect in the world - the clock and the cat. - Emile Auguste
In spite of
the veneration which the Egyptians had for the cat, we are told that the
punishment for adultery by a woman in Egypt was to be sewn into a sack with a
live cat and flung into the Nile. - Mildred Kirk
You will always be
lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. - Colonial American
There has never been a cat
Who couldn’t calm me down
By walking slowly
Past my chair.
— Rod McKuen
Cat's Motto: No matter what you've done wrong,
always try to make it look like the dog did it - Anonymous
To err is human, to purr, feline. - Robert Byrne
A cat's eyes are windows enabling
us to see into another world. - IRISH LEGEND
How you behave toward cats here below determines your
status in Heaven. - Robert A. Heinlein
Cat's Motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always
try to make it look like the dog did it. - Anonymous
err is human, to purr, feline. - Robert Byrne
I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. -
People who love cats have some of the biggest
hearts around. - Susan Easterly
What greater gift than the love of a cat? - Charles
If you yell at a cat, you're the one who
is making a fool of yourself. - Unknown
could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would
deteriorate the cat. - Mark Twain
A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem - Jean Burden
A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul
weather - Judith Merkle Riley
No heaven will not ever Heaven be; Unless my cats are
there to welcome me - Anonymous
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
Such short little
lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting
for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter
they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each
other because of them. - John Grogan
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but the
cat still had eight lives left. - Mark Woods
The cat is above all things, a dramatist. -
You cannot live with a paw in each world. –
Until one has loved
an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole
A dog is a pitiful thing, depending wholly on companionship, and utterly lost
except in packs or by the side of his master. Leave him alone and he does not
know what to do except bark and howl and trot about till sheer exhaustion forces
him to sleep.
A cat, however, is never without the potentialities of contentment. Like a
superior man, he knows how to be alone and happy. Once he looks about and finds
no one to amuse him, he settles down to the task of amusing himself; and no one
really knows cats without having occasionally peeked stealthily at some lively
and well-balanced kitten which believes itself to be alone.
― H.P. Lovecraft
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