Cat Quotes

A Plethora of Cat Quotes, Poems and Sayings especially compiled for Ailurophiles

The human race can be roughly divided into two categories: ailurophiles and ailurophobes – cat lovers and the underprivileged. ― David Taylor

People don’t choose or own cats. Cats choose the people they want to own. ― Warren Eckstein

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

You know a real friend? Someone you know will look after your cat after you are gone. ― William S. Burroughs

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

Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience. ― Pam Brown

Holding this soft, small living creature in my lap this way, though, and seeing how it slept with complete trust in me, I felt a warm rush in my chest. I put my hand on the cat’s chest and felt his heart beating. The pulse was faint and fast, but his heart, like mine, was ticking off the time allotted to his small body with all the restless earnestness of my own. ― Haruki Murakami

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

Ordinarily the death of a cat means little to most men, a lot to fewer men, but to me, and that cat, it was exactly and no lie and sincerely like the death of my little brother – I loved Tyke with all my heart. ― Jack Kerouac

On your journey to nature, take your cat along, and leave your car at home. ― Michael Bassey Johnson

Last night I encountered a dream cat with a very long neck and a body like a human fetus, gray and transluscent. I don’t know what it needs or how to provide for it. Another dream years ago of a human child with eyes on stalks. It is very small, but can walk and talk “Don’t you want me?” Again, I don’t know how to care for the child. But I am dedicated to protecting and nurturing him at any cost! It is the function of the Guardian to protect hybrids and mutants in the vulnerable stage of infancy. ― William S. Burrough

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

A garden without cats, it will be generally agreed, can scarcely deserve to be called a garden at all…much of the magic of the heather beds would vanish if, as we bent over them, there was no chance that we might hear a faint rustle among the blossoms, and find ourselves staring into a pair of sleepy green eyes. ― Beverley Nichols

Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew and dog will have his day. ― Shakespeare

Dark alleys, like social networks, are romantic, because you never know what might happen while I perform there every Caturday night. Cats do know, but won’t tell. So don’t even ask. ― Will Advise