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Cat quotes

Cats (as opposed to dogs) inspire more people to write quotes about them in effort to point out how peculiar animals cats are.
Cats:
  • like butterflies, need no excuse. ~R.A. Heinlein

  • regard people as warmblooded furniture. ~J. Mitchard

  • always know whether people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough to do anything about it. ~ W. Carriere

  • know how to obtain food without labour, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties. ~W.L. George

  • have an infallible understanding of total concentration - and get between you and it. ~A. Bridges

  • never strike a pose that isn't photogenic. ~L.J. Brown

  • are connoisseurs of comfort. ~J. Herriot



If cats could talk, they wouldn't.
~N. Porter


Some animals are secretive, some are shy. A cat is private.
~L. Michaels


The city of cats and the city of men exist one inside the other, but they are not the same city.
~Italo Calvino


Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I only say the cat died nobly.
~A. Edinborough

Ignorant peope 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.
~M. Twain


Minnaloushe creeps through the grass. Alone, important and wise. And lifts to the changing moon His changing eyes.
~W.B. Yeats


"I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
"Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."
~Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.
~J.A. McIntosh


Dogs have owners, cats have staff.


A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays.


Chytří lidé nablýskaného světa v tom obvykle vidí příznak podivínství: "Prosím tě, copak seš nějaká stará panna, abys musel mít kocoury? A dokonce tři!"
Ano, mám tři; vycházím z patrně mylné, protože lidské představy, že jednomu by bylo mezi samými lidmi smutno.
V mém citu po zvířata není ani stopy po antihumanismu.
Nemiluji na nich to zvířecí, ale to lidské, ty předobrazy, pravlastnosti všeho živého, které si zvířata zachovala v čistých, krystalických, primitivních formách.
~Josef Škvorecký


Kdyby dětem Izraele nebyl dán zákon, mohli bychom se slušnosti učit u koček. ~Rabi Jochanan v roce 70 n. l.