Cats (as opposed to dogs) inspire more people to write quotes about them in effort to point out how peculiar animals cats are.
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.
Some animals are secretive, some are shy. A cat is private.
The city of cats and the city of men exist one inside the other, but they are not the same city.
Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I only say the cat died nobly.
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.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass. Alone, important and wise. And lifts to the changing moon His changing eyes.
"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.
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.
Kdyby dětem Izraele nebyl dán zákon, mohli bychom se slušnosti učit u koček. ~Rabi Jochanan v roce 70 n. l.