The Best 40 Cat Quotes

The Best 40 Cat Quotes

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

40 Cat Quotes

Cats can make very good pets. If you give them love, they will give it back to you, for they can really be caring, affectionate and loving. However, they can also be really wicked!

If you're a cat person, and you'd like to read some heartwarming cat quotes that remind you how lucky you are to have one as your pet, then you've come to the right place. Enjoy these quotes about cats and share them on social media with other cat lovers.

1“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”

Albert Schweitzer

2“One cat just leads to another.”

Ernest Hemingway

3"What greater gift than the love of a cat."

Charles Dickens

4"A cat will be your friend, but never your slave."

Theophile Gautier

5"The only thing a cat worries about is what's happening right now."

Lloyd Alexander

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

Terry Pratchett

7“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.”

Christopher Hitchens

8“Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.”

Rod McKuen

9“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

Sigmund Freud

10“Cats choose us; we don’t own them.”

Kristin Cast

11"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

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

Bill Dana

13“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.”

Garrison Keillor

14“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”

Ernest Hemingway

15“A cat will do what it wants when it wants, and there’s not a thing you can do about it.”

Frank Perkins

16“A lie is like a cat: You need to stop it before it gets out the door or it’s really hard to catch.”

Charles M. Blow

17"I wish that my writing was as mysterious as a cat."

Edgar Allan Poe

18"Cats know instinctively the exact time their masters are going to wake up, and wake them ten minutes earlier."

Jim Davis

19"It is a very difficult task to earn a cat's affection; they will be your friend if you feel that you are worthy of their friendship, but not your slave."

Théophile Gautier

20"If it were possible to cross a man with a cat, man would improve, but it would deteriorate the cat."

Mark Twain

21"My cat never laughs or complains, he is always reasoning."

Miguel de Unamuno

22"I love cats because I love my home and little by little they become its visible soul."

Jean Cocteau

23"To err is human, to purr is feline."

Robert Byrne

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

Paula Poundstone

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


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

Seanan McGuire

27“A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.”

Hazel Nicholson

28“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”

James Herriot

29"There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat."

Tay Hohoff

30"A kitten is, in the animal world, what a rosebud is in the garden."

Robert Sowthey

31“I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.”

Nafisa Joseph

32“The phrase ‘domestic cat’ is an oxymoron.”

George Will

33“All cats like being the focus of attention.”

Peter Gray

34“If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.”

Nan Porter

35"Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties."

W.L. George

36“I am what I am. I would tell you what you want to know if I could, for you have been kind to me. But I am a cat, and no cat anywhere ever gave anyone a straight answer.”

Peter S. Beagle

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

Robertson Davies

38“The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal - or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be.”

Elizabeth Peters

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

Hippolyte A. Taine

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

Jules Verne