181 Inspiring Quotes about Cats

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about cats? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 181 most beautiful cats quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

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When I later discovered that she (illustrator Faith Jaques) was a compulsive reader who loved to be alone and kept cats because they are the only pets that allow you to be both, my adoration of Jaques and her work could only increase.

— Lucy Mangan

People who don’t like cats always seem to think there is some peculiar virtue in not liking them.

— L.M. Montgomery

Copy cats may seem good at what they are doing, but they will never find a spot at the top.

— Cyc Jouzy

I know Sir John will go though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs.

— Jonathan Swift

All cats are gray in the dark. And besides, her actions have less to do with her, and everything to do with you.

— Jaye Frances, The Kure

Women are still cats and birds. Or at the best, cows.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Love is whole. Love cannot be divided from itself. Love knows all paths, where even gods and cats are blind.

— F.T. McKinstry, Water Dark

Ithink that theworld should be full of cats and full of rain, that’s all, justcats andrain, rain and cats, very nice, goodnight.

— Charles Bukowski, Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories

i wish i had 15-20 cats that would serve as a blanket, like if i moved they would adjust to my new position, that would be good

— Megan Boyle

If we followed our feelings all the time, we’d be like cats chasin’ their tails.

— Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

I don’t want Church to be like all those dead pets! she burst out, suddenly tearful and furious. I don’t want Church to ever be dead! He’s my cat! He’s not God’s cat! Let God have all the damn old cats He wants, and kill them all! Church is mine!

— Stephen King

…and to all you other cats and chicks out there, sweet or otherwise, buried deep in wordy tombs, who never yet have walked from off the page, a shake and a hug and a kiss and a drink. Cheers!

— Gilbert Sorrentino, Mulligan Stew

She wanted more, more slang, more figures of speech, the bee’s knees, the cats pajamas, horse of a different color, dog-tired, she wanted to talk like she was born here, like she never came from anywhere else

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Dogs come when they’re called cats take a message and get back to you.

— Mary Bly

There’s a difference between preferring books to parties and preferring sixteen cats to seeing the light of day.

— Lauren Morrill, Meant to Be

This was going to be like hunting black cats at midnight on a moonless night.

— Avery Flynn, Bang

Love knows all paths, where even gods and cats are blind.

— F.T. McKinstry, Water Dark

And what cats have to tellon each return from hellis this: that dying is what the living do, that dying is what the loving do, and that dead dogs are those who do not knowthat dying is what, to live, each has to do.

— Alastair Reid

If the trees and the plants are brothers, if the birds are my sisters, then cats are truly my kin.

— Andrew Miller, Dub Steps

I will go further and say all cats are wicked, though often useful. Who has not seen Satan in their sly faces? Some preachers will say, well, that is superstitious “claptrap.” My answer is this: Preacher, go to your Bible and read Luke 8: 26-33

— Charles Portis, True Grit

I’m more of a dog person. But I admire cats and their ability to take so much while giving so little.

— Jeri Smith-Ready, Wicked Game

It was a fitting animal for a priest. Cats guard the secrets of the otherworld and are liaisons with mystic realms. Protectors of esoteric knowledge, cats can open the gates through which a priest can see the future and gain insight.

— M.J. Rose, Seduction

Somehow, grief had seemed easier to bear when the skies were dark and a cold wind kept cats and prey inside their nests.

— Erin Hunter, Bramblestar’s Storm

The realest of cats love with all of their being…

— Will Advise

Dogs own space and cats own time.

— Nicola Griffith, Hild

You know how cats do. They hide to die. Dogs come home.

— Thomas Harris, Red Dragon

Alice: I didn’t know that cheshire cats grinned. In fact, I didn’t know that cats could grin.Duchess: They can, and most of ’em do.

— Rod Espinosa, Alice in Wonderland

…I regard cats as one of the great joys in the world. I see them as a gift of highest order.

— Trisha McCagh

I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.

— Neil Gaiman

Why may we not be in the universe, as our dogs and cats are in our drawingrooms and libraries?

— William James, The Correspondence of William James: 1885-1889

It is a curious truth that many cats enjoy warmer, more convivial, even affectionate relationships with humans than they could ever do with fellow felines.

— Bruce Fogle

When bored, find a little cat and watch it; when very bored, find two little cats and watch them!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

I like cats as much as the next person, in the right quantity.

— Justin Cronin, The City of Mirrors

The world would probably be better if people were put in carriers and cats roamed free.

— Mary Matthews, Splendid Summer

When she bought the cats her mother asked her straight out if they were ‘baby substitutes’. ‘No, ‘ Ruth had answered, straight-faced. ‘They’re kittens. If I had a baby it would be a cat substitute.

— Elly Griffiths, The Crossing Places

Only half a page left now. Shall I fill it with ‘I love you, I love you’– like father’s page of cats on the mat? No. Even a broken heart doesn’t warrant a waste of good paper.

— Dodie Smith

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

— Hippolyte Taine

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

— Wendy Liebman

There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.

— Dan Greenberg

Even cats have questions – like “Can’t you see my bowl is empty?” or “Why don’t you turn off the ***! rain now?” From their perspective we are gods!

— Jay Woodman

Some cats are angry at being called cats. To achieve peace with them, never call them by their real name

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

In the deep night of metaphysics, all cats look black.

— Terry Eagleton, Walter Benjamin or Towards a Revolutionary Criticism

Sophie knew about power animals, everyone did…Sophie thought she might be a cat, she liked cats a lot.

— Michelle Tea, Mermaid in Chelsea Creek

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.

— James Herriot

I always imagined that cats were the Paris Hiltons of the pet world: They didn’t quite deserve all the attention but they got it anyway.

— Sarah Andersen, Big Mushy Happy Lump

One of the good things about cats is that, unlike dogs, they don’t come up to you in the street and try to have sex with your leg.

— Tom Cox, The Good, the Bad and the Furry: Life with the World’s Most Melancholy Cat and Other Whiskery Friends

I don’t know if cats understand what their owners say, but they do have a strong survival instinct.

— Manel Loureiro, Apocalipsis Z: Los días oscuros

The route to his hotel had been committed to memory a long time ago. From the overflowing trashcan on the corner to the feral cats that frequented the dumpsters behind the nearby shawarma shop, Jamison knew every detail.

— Christian F. Burton, Energy Dependence Day

Books understand me, but humans don’t understand me. They are bad friends books are forever as well as computer’s and Tv and everything else which doesn’t have soul. Although that dogs and cats and many other animals are quite interesting friends.

— Deyth Banger

No one has ever been able to discover how they make this subtle sound, and what is more, no one ever will. It is a secret that has endured from the very beginning of the time of cats and will never be revealed.

— Paul Gallico

Children and cats are the best machines of fun!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

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

While most people love certain species to pieces (e.g. cats and dogs), others are more loved in pieces (e.g. cows and pigs)

— Mango Wodzak, The Eden Fruitarian Guidebook

It’s like they’ve forgotten everything important, isn’t it? I mean, forgotten things like cats and dancing exist.

— Katherine Rundell

I prefer cats to people, for the most part. Most people aren’t cute, & if they are cute they rapidly outgrow it

— William S. Burroughs

The cats sleep for days at a time and make love from the first star until dawn. Their pleasures are fierce, and their sleep impenetrable. And they know that the body has a soul in which the soul has no part.

— Albert Camus, A Happy Death

…staring into thin air at thosethings only cats can see (Doctro Sleep)

— Stephen King

What do women want?” Sigmund Freud cried. Books and cats are a good start.

— Carole Nelson Douglas

Waiting turns men into bears in a barn, and women into cats in a sack.

— Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven

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, The Cat Who Came for Christmas

[Amy] pulled a face. ‘Honestly, when you grow up you’ll learn you may as well try herding cats as keeping men in one place, ‘ she told me solemnly, which I vowed to remember.

— James Goss, Doctor Who: Dead of Winter

Jewish vampires: We turn into cats not bats bwaaahaha

— Tasha Turner

He had to give humans credit where it was due – they did seem to have a knack for building interesting places for cats to explore.

— Jim Butcher, The Aeronaut’s Windlass

Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.

— William S. Burroughs, The Cat Inside

The only purpose of cats is that they constitute mobile decorative objects, a concept which I find intellectually interesting, but unfortunately our cats have such drooping bellies that this does not apply to them.

— Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

You have now learned to see That cats are much like you and me And other people whom we find Possessed of various types of mind.

— T. S. Eliot

I love animals. I just don’t want to have a pet. That’s OK, right? I would take a dog over a cat, at least to interact with you. I feel like cats just stare you down all the time. Cats have, like, bad attitudes.

— Erin Foster

After all, a woman who doesn’t love cats is never going to be make a man happy.

— Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.

— Bill Dana

At night all cats are grey.

— George Orwell, Keep the Aspidistra Flying

The best about cats is they love cannot feign…

— Will Advise

When Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time.

— Seanan McGuire, Rosemary and Rue

Sparrows and cats will live in my shoe, Sooner than I will live with you.Fish will come walking out of the sea, Sooner than you will come back to me.

— Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

In my head, the sky is blue, the grass is green and cats are orange.

— Jim Davis, In Dog Years I’d be Dead: Garfield at 25

I was drawn to his aloofness, the way cats gravitate toward people who’d rather avoid them.

— Rachel Hartman, Seraphina

Are cats strange animals or do they so resemble us that we find them curious as we do monkeys?

— John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

He’s my cat! He’s not God’s cat! Let God have his own cat! Let God have all the damn old cats He wants, and kill them all! Church is mine!

— Stephen King, Pet Sematary

Cats never listen. They’re dependable that way; when Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time.

— Seanan McGuire, Rosemary and Rue

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

— Abraham Lincoln

No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

— Abraham Lincoln

You scared the life out of me.””Good thing cats have nine lives, then, ” she teased.

— Carrie Ann Ryan, Prowled Darkness

After the group vet appointment–during which Lyle scratched the vet, the vet tech, and some poor woman minding her own business in the waiting room–we went back to Sabrina’s and re-released the cats to their natural habitat.

— Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.

— Robertson Davies

I fall short of her standards. She made me buy cat food that hasn’t been tested on animals. My cats took one bite of it, spit it out, and yelled, “Did no one test this?

— Paula Poundstone, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

Ruth was a novelist, and novelists, Oliver asserted, should have cats and books.

— Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

Having a bunch of cats around is good. If you’re feeling bad, just look at the cats, you’ll feel better, because they know that everything is, just as it is.

— Charles Bukowski, On Cats

Of course, maybe I’d end up like one of those crazy old people with, like, sixty cats. And one day, the neighbors would complain about the smell, and it would turn out I’d died and the cats had eaten me.Still, it might be nice to have a cat.

— Alex Flinn

I realized that cats make a perfect audience, they don’t laugh at you, they never contradict you, there’s no need to impress them, and they won’t divulge your secrets.

— Elle Newmark, The Book of Unholy Mischief

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

— Jules Verne

Human beings are drawn to cats because they are all we are not — self-contained, elegant in everything they do, relaxed, assured, glad of company, yet still possessing secret lives.

— Pam Brown

Even cats grow lonely and anxious.

— Mason Cooley

My mother early on taught us to respect all animals, and I mean all animals – not just cats and dogs but rats and snakes and spiders and fish and wildlife, so I really grew up believing they are just like us and just as deserving of consideration.

— Joanna Lumley

Cats are cats . . . the world over!These intelligent, peace-loving, four-footed friends- who are without prejudice, without hate, without greed- may someday teach us something.-James Mackintosh Qwilleran

— Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Saw Stars

I’m very into Taylor Swift. From her music to her wardrobe, she is absolutely killing it. Also, she has adorable cats that I would love to pet.

— Connor Franta

For, though the room was silent, the silence of half a hundred cats is a peculiar thing, like fifty individual silences all piled one on top of another.

— Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Either you like cats or you don’t. Whole nations have been divided on what people thought of an animal that mates openly, walks in silence and keeps its own counsel.

— John Hillaby, Journey Through Europe

Stray cats are like two-timing men. He got tired of you and took off. He doesn’t find anyone new? He’ll come slinking back. By then, if you’re smart, you’ll have decided you’re better without him.

— Kelley Armstrong, Visions

Kind old ladies assure us that cats are often the best judges of character. A cat will always go to a good man, they say[.]

— Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

He could tell her that dogs used to look like cats and vice versa without a lick of proof and it would change the way she regarded the animals.

— S.A. Tawks, The Spirit of Imagination

An old couple came running from a motorhome, scribbling as they ran. Their sign read, Can you check on our cat, Ariel?No one would answer that, because the cats had all been eaten.

— Michael Grant, Fear

On the other hand, I think cats have Asperger’s. Like me, they’re very smart. And like me, sometimes they simply need to be left alone.

— Jodi Picoult, House Rules

Most people would say they love animals, but the reality is, if your using animals for food, clothing, or entertainment, you’re only considering the lives of certain animals, typically those of cats and dogs.

— Melisser Elliott, The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life: Cruelty-Free Crafts, Recipes, Beauty Secrets and More

Stuffed cats are able to creep more convincingly than live ones.

— Günter Grass, Cat and Mouse

Rousseau pounced. Men who dislike cats were tyrannical: “They do not like cats because the cat is free and will never consent to become a slave.

— Robert Zaretsky, The Philosophers’ Quarrel: Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding

Let us be honest: most of us rather like our cats to have a streak of wickedness. I should not feel quite easy in the company of any cat that walked around the house with a saintly expression.

— Beverley Nichols, Beverley Nichols’ Cats’ A Z

I don’t want you to be young and beautiful. I only want one thing. I want you to be kind-hearted – and not just towards cats and dogs.

— Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate

i wish cats could float around your head

— Megan Boyle, Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express Employee

Mr. Cat and Mr. Dog were neighbors who fought like, well, cats and dogs. That is until Mr. Rat moved in. It’s fascinating how easily two enemies ally at the introduction of a third.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Even gods decay. Like, in 1890 somebody sold off thousands of mummified Ancient Egyptian sacred cats – _for fertilizer_. Get the point? Constancy isn’t.

— Jonathan Gash, Jade Woman

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.

— Mason Cooley

Marco could not have known about the mystical effect of a full moon on cats and books left on their own in the library. Not until he saw the lines breathe, the words unveiled.

— Rahma Krambo, Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria

My husband and I are best of friends first and foremost. We fight like cats and dogs, but never stay mad for long. I was lucky to find him, he is in every way, my soulmate.

— Carnie Wilson

If cats could count, they’d start getting nervous around the time they put paid to their fifth life.

— John Connolly, The Wolf in Winter

I walked through the house to the back porch and found the screen door covered top to bottom, side to side, with cats meowing for food. . . . They were so thick on the door I could barely see the light between them.

— Earl B. Russell, Cold Turkey at Nine: The Memoir of a Problem Child

The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.

— Hippolyte Taine

If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.

— Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

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, Nothing is here…

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

Mr. Nakata, this world is a terribly violent place. And nobody can escape the violence. Please keep that in mind. You can’t be too cautious. The same holds true for cats and human beings.

— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

How do I read so many books?Let’s keep it as a secret!How do I know so much?Okay, this I will reveal, I have curiosity most people say that cats die from curiosity, but I like that fact… I’m curious and from it I know a lot of!

— Deyth Banger

There are several cats smoothly moving about, which helped me greatly to relax, for I have always felt that no house is wholly bad where there are cats, and conversely, where there are several cats, a house is bound to be wonderfully charming.

— Hans Holzer, The Ghost Hunter: Chilling Tales of Real Life Hauntings

John Grady looked at the table. The paper cat stepped thin and slant among the shapes of cats thereon. He looked up again. Yessir, he said. Just me and him.

— Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

So why do we call her crazy for piling her trailer full of more cats than she could take care of but applaud when somebody accumulates more money than they can spend? They’re both hoarders.

— David Wong, Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

The first thing was not to panic, because all panic does is escalate the problem. (This is the first mistake that people make in situations like this: the cats lose their pee and the humans lose their shit.)

— Jackson Galaxy, Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean

Dogs come when they are called cats take a message and get back to you.

— Mary Bly

Dogs have important jobs, like barking when the doorbell rings, but cats have no function in a house whatsoever.

— W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose

There’s something about sports. You can be setting fire to cats and burying them in your backyard, but as long as you’re playing team sports, people think you’re okay.

— Polly Horvath, Everything on a Waffle

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

— Robert A. Heinlein

If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?

— Steven Wright

Be careful with this one” said Dina, bending down to greet the cat. “All cats are half jinn, but I think she’s three quarters.

— G. Willow Wilson, Alif the Unseen

When it comes to cats and the people who love them, Des is respectful of the bond, even when it reaches a level most would call obsession.

— Denise Flaim, Rescue Ink: How Ten Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, Twelve Horses, Five Pigs, One Duck,and a Few Turtles

Cats and monkeys – monkeys and cats – all human life is there!

— Henry James, The Madonna of the Future by Henry James, Fiction, Literary, Alternative History

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, Anne of the Island

No valentines from the cats again.

— Lynne Truss, Making the Cat Laugh

Backpackers can pack much more meows than baggers. Beggars never feed stray cats as street cats are self-sustaining.

— Will Advise

Redwoods flourish in fog, but they don’t like salt air. They tend to appear in valleys that are just out of sight of the sea. In their relationship with the sea, redwoods are like cats that long to be stroked but are shy to the touch.

— Richard Preston

You think those cats care? You think other animals watch each other go at it and it does something for them?”“Like cat-porn.

— Richard House, The Kills

Cats and monkeys – monkeys and cats – all human life is there.

— Henry James

We are the cats inside. We are the cats who cannot walk alone, and for us there is only one place.

— William S. Burroughs, The Cat Inside

My wife and I have so much fun when we travel and find anything… like stray cats and squirrels.

— Eric Roberts

Little cats mean little kids, little kids mean little cats!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

I never fancied cats much till I found the First Mate, ” he remarked, to the accompaniment of the Mate’s tremendous purrs. “I saved his life, and when you’ve saved a creature’s life you’re bound to love it. It’s next thing to giving life.

— L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams

The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer.

— Paula Poundstone

Time spent with cats is never wasted.

— Colette

Grandpa said that we could solve a lot of the world’s problems if we considered cats and dogs edible. Like the neighbor’s dog who goes to the bathroom in his flower garden. And know what else?

— Cole Alpaugh, The Spy’s Little Zonbi

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

— Terry Pratchett

Many cats are the death of the mouse.

— Kaspar Hauser

Organizing gods is like herding cats into straight lines. They don’t take naturally to it.

— Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Man who hates cats is insecure, but a man who likes them is one worth keeping. If he can appreciate a cat, he can appreciate a strong, independent woman.

— Larissa Ione, Passion Unleashed

There are always cats around Charlie’s, but they are usually refugees seeking asylum from the local rat population, and rather desperately friendly.

— Robin McKinley, Sunshine

There is, incidently, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.

— Dan Greenberg

One day I was counting the cats and I absent-mindedly counted myself.

— Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh and Other Stories

If we followed our feelings all the time we´d be like cats chasin´ their tails.

— Harper Lee

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people.

— Andre Norton

And metaphors like cats behind your smile, Each one wound up to purr, each one a pride, Each one a fine gold beast you’ve hid inside (…)

— Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.

— Mark Twain

The weather wouldn’t settle down. It would rain cats and dogs, then stop, then drip awhile, then stop while it made up its mind what to do next.

— Glendon Swarthout, The Homesman

If cats were double the size they are now, they’d probably be illegal.

— Douglas Coupland

He has made the cat his own. He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look and live like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves.

— H.G. Wells

When a single cat let loose a war cry, it was an unsettling sound. When two cats suddenly wailed at each other in a similar fashion, it was downright unne

— Jim Butcher, The Aeronaut’s Windlass

One reason that cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers.

— Gwendolyn Brooks, In the Mecca

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.

— Jeff Valdez

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.

— Agnes Repplier

Why do I prefer cats to dogs? I have never stepped in cat shit.

— Robert Black

The constant talking didn’t bother her, for cats use their voices to say ‘here I am, where are you?’ and this seemed to be the primary intention of most human conversation.

— Kij Johnson, Fudoki

My cats inspire me daily. They inspire me to get a dog!

— Greg Curtis

Then it suddenly and theatrically began to clean itself in the way cats do when they want you to know what a big deal you aren’t.

— Adam Rex, Cold Cereal

You cats mind if I make it a trio?’ he asked me, and it was not a huge surprise that a dude of his appearance was speaking in Jazz Voice.

— Jesse Andrews, The Haters

This was cheering. The real world was still there, it still contained puppies being puppies and cats being cats.

— Kerry Greenwood, Raisins and Almonds

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.

— Charles Bukowski, On Cats

When mice run, cats give chase.

— Rachel Vincent, Stray

Just watching my cats can make me happy.

— Paula Cole

Ah sortay jist laugh whin some cats say that racism’s an English thing and we’re aw Jock Tamson’s bairn up here . . . it’s likesay pure shite man, gadges talkin through their erses.

— Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting

Dogs have their day but cats have 365.

— Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who… Omnibus 02 (Books 4-6): The Cat Who Saw Red / The Cat Who Played Brahms / The Cat Who Played Post Office

One grey cloak is much like another, just as all cats are grey in the dark.

— Andrew Taylor, The Ashes of London

Having a bunch of cats around is good. If you’re feeling bad, you just look at the cats, you’ll feel better because they know that everything is just as it is. There’s nothing to get excited about. They just know. They’re saviours.

— Charles Bukowski

Wolves eat cats for dinner. By God, I wanna be a wolf.~Kane Tyler~

— Lora Leigh, Elizabeth’s Wolf

Dogs were not loyal but servile, that cats were opportunists and traitors

— Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

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

— Jean Cocteau

One of my biggest fears is that I’m going to die alone in my home, and my cats will eat me because I am too dead to open their food cans.

— Kelli Jae Baeli, Bettered by a Dead Crustacean

If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats.

— Eugen Weber