A small collection of Cat Quotations

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Feline Quotes from the Famous:

William S Landor Cats, like men are flatterers.
Ernest Hemingway (who owned over 30!) One cat just leads to another.

Jean Burden A dog is prose, a cat is a poem.
Carl van Vechten. A cat is never vulgar.
Colette There are no ordinary cats.
Jean Cocteau I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little they become its visible soul.
Oliver Herford Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs and patronises human beings.
Sir Walter Scott
Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware.
Mark Twain
If man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.

T S Eliot
When a cat adopts you, there is nothing to be done about it except to put up with it and wait until the wind changes.
Macavity, Macavity theres no one like Macavity.
There never was a cat of such deceitfulness and suavity.
He always has an alibi and one or two to spare.
At whatever time the deed took place  - Macavity wasn't there!.

Champfleury A little drowsing cat is an image of perfect beatitude.
Eleanor Farjeon It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can't see.
Alexandre Dumas.The cat, an aristocrat, merits our esteem, while the dog is only a scurvy type who got his position by low flatteries.

James Mason, (from his 1949 book) "The Cats in our Lives":
"Books and cats and fair-haired little girls make the best furnishing for a room."

Andrew Long Of all animals he alone attains the Contemplative Life. He regards the wheel of existence from without, like the Buddha.
Albert Schweitzer There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Anon People who don't like cats were probably mice in an earlier life.
Albert Einstein You see, wire telegraph is a kind of very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head meows in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Mary Bly The difference between dogs & cats is that a dog will respond but a cat will take a message & get back to you.
Anon Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
Leonardo Da Vinci The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
Nan Porter If cats could talk, they wouldn't.
H. G. Frommer The smart cat doesn't let on that he is.
Anon Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.
The Washington Post Magazine, June 9, 1985  - "At Group L, Stoffel oversees six first-rate programmers, a managerial challenge roughly comparable to herding cats."

Friend Tali What's the difference between a cat & a dog? A dog ponders his relationship with man: "He feeds me, he grooms me, he takes care of all my needs... He must be God". A cat thinks: "He feeds me, grooms me, takes care of me. I must be God".

Montaigne (French Philosopher), 1580 When I play with my cat who knows whether she is'nt amusing herself with me more than I am with her?.

Lewis Carroll (from Alices Adventures) - I have often seen a cat without a grin - but a grin without a cat - remember the cat kept appearing and disappearing slowly bit by bit.

Thomas Gray (1716-1771) What cat is averse to fish?

Geoffrey Household (1900-1988) I have noticed that what cats most approciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food which they take for granted - but his or her entertainment value.

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream.

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