Quotes About Cats

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It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.  ~Cynthia E. Varnado

In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.  ~Dereke Bruce

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

If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.  ~Mark Twain

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.  ~Joseph Wood Krutch

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.  ~Ellen Perry Berkeley

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.  ~Paula Poundstone

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

After scolding one’s cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word.  And has filed it for reference.  ~Charlotte Gray

A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.  ~William Ralph Inge

A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem.  ~Jean Burden

The cat is the only animal without visible means of support who still manages to find a living in the city.  ~Carl van Vechten

There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.  ~Wesley Bates

If the pull of the outside world is strong, there is also a pull towards the human.  The cat may disappear on its own errands, but sooner or later, it returns once again for a little while, to greet us with its own type of love.  ~Lloyd Alexander

One is never sure, watching two cats washing each other, whether it’s affection, the taste, or a trial run for the jugular.  ~Helen Thomson

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