Quotes about Cats

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Here we present a selection of quotes about cats from famous authors, historical figures, and cat lovers and observers from around the world. Cats teach us about life, love, humor, patience, connection, faith, and wisdom. From witty observations to heartfelt missives, these quotes demonstrate the impact that our feline friends have on our lives.

"Every cat is my best friend" - Unknown

“Every cat is my best friend” – Unknown

"If cats could talk, they wouldn't." - Nan Porter

“If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.” – Nan Porter

"People who don't like cats were probably mice in an earlier life." -Unknown

“People who don’t like cats were probably mice in an earlier life.” -Unknown

"The phrase 'domestic cat' is an oxymoron". -George Will

“The phrase ‘domestic cat‘ is an oxymoron”. -George Will

A quote about cats that says "Kittens are angels with whiskers" -Alexis Flora Hope

“Kittens are angels with whiskers” -Alexis Flora Hope

A quote about cats that says "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

“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

A quote about cats that says "There are no ordinary cats." -Colette

“There are no ordinary cats.” -Colette

A quote about cats that says "Just watching my cats can make me happy." -Paula Cole

“Just watching my cats can make me happy.” -Paula Cole

A quote about cats that says "It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens." -Cynthia E. Varnado

“It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.” -Cynthia E. Varnado

 "One cat just leads to another" -Ernest Hemingway

“One cat just leads to another” -Ernest Hemingway

 "I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." -Hippolyte Taine

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” -Hippolyte Taine

"Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties." -W.L. George

“Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.” -W.L. George

"If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much." -Mark Twain

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” -Mark Twain

"Cats are a mysterious kind of folk." -Sir Walter Scott

“Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.” -Sir Walter Scott

A quote about cats that says "You can not look at a sleeping cat and feel tense." -Jane Pauley

“You can not look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.” -Jane Pauley

"She clawed her way into my heart and wouldn't let go." -Missy Altijd

“She clawed her way into my heart and wouldn’t let go.” -Missy Altijd

 "Time spent with cats is never wasted." -Sigmund Freud

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” -Sigmund Freud

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

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

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