23 Pawsitively Purrfect Quotes About Cats


They’re self-absorbed, self-serving and… well, self-everything – and it’s fabulous! Here, 23 quotes about cats you can dedicate to the one who’s probably ignoring you right now.

  1. “If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.” -Nan Porter
  2. “There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.” -Anonymous
  3. “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” -Charles Dickens
  4. “Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.” -Monica Edwards
  5. “I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” -Edgar Allan Poe
  6. “The cat seldom interferes with other people’s rights. His intelligence keeps him from doing many of the fool things that complicate life.” -Carl Van Vechten
  7. “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” -Terry Pratchett
  8. “Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.” -Pam Brown
  9. “It’s impossible to keep a straight face in the presences of one or more kittens.” -Cynthia E. Varnado
  10. “My husband said it was him or the cat… I miss him sometimes.” -Anonymous
  11. “I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.” -Bill Dana
  12. “Cats come and go without ever leaving.” -Martha Curtis
  13. “There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.” -Tay Hohoff
  14. “The cat could very well be man’s best friend but wouldn’t stoop to admitting it.” -Doug Larson
  15. “A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It’s a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys.” -Barbara Holland
  16. “There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.” -Dan Greenberg
  17. “You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.” -Jane Pauley
  18. “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” -May Sarton
  19. “Dogs have owners, cats have staff.” -Anonymous
  20. “One must love a cat on its own terms.” -Paul Gray
  21. “Dogs eat. Cats dine.” -Ann Taylor
  22. “There is something about the presence of a cat… that seems to take the bite out of being alone.” -Louis J. Camuti
  23. “As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” -Ellen Perry Berkeley

What are your favorite quotes about cats?

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Krissy Brady

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?). You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (you know, if you want).