Cat Quotes

One of my “7 Heavenly Lusts”…


“There is nothing in the animal world, to my mind,
more graceful than grown cats at play.
They are so swift and light and graceful,
so subtle and designing, and yet so richly comic.”

– Monica Edwards

“Dogs have masters, cats have servants.”James Bowen

“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself.
Of course he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for nothing.”

– William S.Burroughs

“The cat is the only animal to have succeeded in domesticating man.” – Marcel Mauss

“Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest. They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules. Their ‘evil’ look at such times is no human projection: the cat may be the only animal who savors the perverse or reflects upon it.”
– Camille Paglia

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” – Charles Dickens

“Both humans and cats have identical neurochemicals and regions in the brain responsible for emotion (as proof that)…it is not anthropomorphic to credit cats with emotions such as jealousy.”
Bruce Fogle

“The dog may be man’s best friend, but it is rarely allowed out on its own to wander from garden to garden or street to street. The obedient dog has to be taken for a walk. The headstrong cat walks alone.”
– Desmond Morris

“Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.”Desmond Morris

“Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire,
he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.”
– Jean Burden

“Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice; hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.”
Oliver Herford

“‘What is a mirror?’
‘It is a hole in the wall,’ said the cat. ‘You look in it, and there you see the picture, and it is so dainty and charming and ethereal and inspiring in its unimaginable beauty that your head turns round and round, and you almost swoon with ecstasy.'”
– Mark Twain

“Cats don’t like change without their consent.”Roger Caras

“I love in the cat that independent and almost ungrateful temper which prevents him from attaching himself to anyone; the indifference with which he passes from the salon to the housetop.” – François-René, Vicomte de Chauteaubriand

“I always had cats…so children were never really in my thoughts.” – Jacqueline Bisset

“Of all animals, he alone attains to the Contemplative Life.
He regards the wheel of existence from without, like the Buddha.”

– Andrew Lang

“I take care of my flowers and my cats…and that’s living.” – Ursula Andress

“I’ve always been mad about cats.”Vivien Leigh

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods;
they have not forgotten this.”

Terry Pratchett

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“What greater love than the love of a cat.”Charles Dickens

“Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

Robert A. Heinlein