Cat Quotes

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We love cats and we are not alone. The furry little hunters capture our hearts. Here is a collection of interesting cat quotes curated by our editors.

"Tut, never fear me: I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream." - Henry IV, Part I - William Shakespeare

" This latter was a remarkably large and beautiful animal, entirely black, and sagacious to an astonishing degree. In speaking of his intelligence, my wife, who at heart was not a little tinctured with superstition, made frequent allusion to the ancient popular notion, which regarded all black cats as witches in disguise." "The Black Cat" - Edgar Allan Poe

"A cat won't curry favor even if it's in their best interests to do so. A cat can't be a hypocrite. If more preachers were like cats, this would be a more religious country" - Everything's Eventual - Stephen King

"I simply can't resist a cat, particularly a purring one. They are the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things I know, outside of the girl you love, of course" - source - Mark Twain

"In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." - Terry Pratchett

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

"Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched." - Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes

"I have lived with several Zen masters -- all of them cats." - The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle

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

"My cats are a big part of my work life. They’re in and out of here all day long." - source - Jennifer Egan

"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 more cats you have, the longer you live. If you have a hundred cats, you’ll live ten times longer than if you have ten. Someday this will be discovered, and people will have a thousand cats and live forever." - On Cats - Charles Bukowski

"What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing of the origin and destiny of cats?." - Thoreau Journal 9 - Henry David Thoreau

"A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering." - The Cat Inside - Willliam S. Burroughs

"How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I should like to sleep like a cat, with all the fur of time." - "Cat's Dream" - Pablo Neruda

"I would like to see anyone — prophet, king or God — persuade a thousand cats to do anything at the same time." - Sandman #18 - Neil Gaiman

"I think all cats are wild. They only act tame if there's a saucer of milk in it for them." - Last Chance to See - Douglas Adams

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

"Yes, it is strange that anyone should dislike cats. But cats themselves are the worst offenders in this respect. They very seldom seem to like one another." - Letters to an American Lady - C.S. Lewis

"When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction." - Mark Twain

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