It Always Reigns CATs
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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

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 kittens.
― 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 creativity.
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

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

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 realest of cats love with all of their being...
― 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 loved.
- 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.”
- Anonymous

  • 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 Longfellow

  • 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 dogs!
    ― Unknown

  • 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. ― Unknown

  • 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. ― Unknown

  • 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 Mugsy Peabody

  • A cat is never vulgar. 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. Walter Chandoha

  • 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. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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breezy day
a cat's main focus
flying geese

cat haiku

  • 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

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

  • 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 there. 

  • French novelist 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!).  Anonymous

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

A catless writer is almost inconceivable.
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 pen
and walk on the typewriter keys."
Barbara Holland

Brando and Cat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.  Collette

  • Time spent with cats is never wasted. Collette

Everybody wants to be somebody fancy.
Even if they're shy.
― Donald Miller


  • Intelligence in 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 Stearns

  • A dog is a dog, a bird is a bird, and a cat is a person. - Mugsy Peabody

  • A 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 Amory

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

  • Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world - the clock and the cat. - Emile Auguste Chartier

  • 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 Proverb

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

  • To 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. - Abraham Lincoln

  • 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

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

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

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

  • If man 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. - Margaret Benson

  • You cannot live with a paw in each world. – Erin Hunter

  • Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France

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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