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Quotations on Cats: Best Cat Quotes And Sayings

Cats have inspired many to make funny cat quotes and sayings about them. There are too many feline fans, even among famous people. From Albert Schweitzer to Sigmund Freud, they have shared their perceptive observations about kittens with the rest of the world over the years. Here are some great quotations on cats!

Funny Cat Quotes

Sometimes you just need some well-timed hilarious cat-themed quip to go through the day. Here are a few of them for you to enjoy.

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow." - Jeff Valdez

These funny sayings hit too close to home, especially for us fur parents who are closely acquainted with feline couch potatoes. However, it should be noted that while these furry darlings have earned the infamous reputation of being uncooperative with their humans, it doesn’t mean that they’re untrainable.

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

This fact is pretty much expected by anyone who wears a cat lover shirt, as felines are pretty independent creatures. Not even through thousands of years can these majestic creatures be fully tamed of their wild and majestic ways!

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." - Terry Pratchett

Terry is talking about how sassy and proud our little kitties are. Surprisingly enough, however, contrary to popular belief, cats think higher of us than some mere stupid animals.

Specifically, at least according to a cat-behavior expert, cats don’t rub against those who are inferior to them. It’s easy to conclude that felines who rub against you or head bunt you for approval or belly rubs probably value and respect you.

"Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this by all the time they spend on personal grooming." - James Gorman

This is actually funny and scarily true. According to studies, cats would typically spend around thirty to fifty percent of their days just grooming themselves.

Such consistency is important, especially for fluffy cats like the Maine Coon. Owners should try helping by brushing their coats weekly or less, depending on the breed they have.

Cat Loss Quotes

Owner petting cat on her lap

You may have experienced it yourself or knew someone who felt the loss of their feline friend. Whether your fur babies are still with you or lay in rest within their urns, here are some beautiful words which discuss the importance of these beings in our lives.

"What greater gift than the love of a cat." -Charles Dickens

Dickens isn’t lying when he mentions the great gift of having your pet love you, and it’s something we should all remember and celebrate even after they are long gone.

"Time spent with cats is never wasted." -Sigmund Freud

As much as it hurts to think, nothing lasts forever, not even our amazing, beautiful pets. But our memories with our darlings transcend time and space, and we should be grateful for every second that we get to spend with them.

“No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat.” – Leo Dworkin

This is very much true, and anyone who has ever become a fur parent can surely relate. The world never stops turning, even for our grief, but we’re gifted with the moments that we’ve spent with our pets and that’s something we can take to our graves.

“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne

Cats do really seem like they’re fairies, what with they’re queer ability to appear out of nowhere and to slink right past you even when you’re alert. However, they are not invincible, and as such, it is important to keep your home safe from potential hazards.

Aside from providing a safe space for him to play around in, such as an indoor cat garden, you should also check that he’s safe from tall heights, as cats are at risk from feline high-rise syndrome.

Cat Love Quotes

Two kittens fighting on the grass

You’re not alone in the love you feel for your cats. The following quotes are all made by people who fully expressed their love for these kitties.

"Cats choose us; we don't own them." - Kristin Cast

Anyone who’s had a pet or two will recognize the feeling of having their cute darlings adopting them instead of the other way around, and this is just normal!  Even domesticated animals such as cats take a long time to bond with their fur parents, which is what makes raising one quite the challenging (yet rewarding) ordeal.

 "The smallest feline is a masterpiece." - Leonardo da Vinci

Even the genius of the century himself can’t deny the adorableness of these creatures, and who can blame him? Cats have found their way into our hearts by their mere cuteness and behavioral quirks, something which even the smartest of men can appreciate.

"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want." - Joseph Wood Krutch

This phrase is half a joke, half seriousness in its jab towards the needy nature of our wonderful kitty friends. Honestly, though, who doesn’t like a slinky Siamese running up to you at lunchtime and head-bumping your legs for some attention?

Kitties may be attention-grabbers, but they’re very welcome to do it to us (and even encouraged at times).

"I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a cat that you can get from no other source." - Doris Lessing

One of the greatest balms to one’s suffering is the companionship of a friend, and what greater pal than a furry, pretty cat by our side? Studies have shown the effects pet gives on raising happiness, and it’s definitely something that is always worth a try.

Cute Cat Quotes

Calico cat biting her owner's hand

Nothing soothes the mind more than a whole and cute quote about cats. Indulge yourself in the following examples!

"A meow massages the heart." - Stuart McMillan

If you’ve ever wondered why you always feel good whenever you hear your cat, then don’t be weirded out anymore because you’re not alone!  In fact, many people can attest to the healing power of the feline purr, acting as both a relaxant and a mood booster to all lucky cat owners who get to experience them first-hand.

"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not." - Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway is right in this one. Cats have infamously gotten a reputation for being unsociable and uncommunicative, but the truth is a bit more complex than this one.

First of all, cats do communicate with us; they just do it through body language. If you want to understand more about what your cat wants and doesn’t want, then it’s worth studying cat behavior and applying it to your little kitty.

"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat." - Edgar Allan Poe

Hemingway is not the only writer who’s found admiration for this kind, the great poet Poe has as well. Even the master of mystery himself agrees that cats are some of the most enigmatic beings ever, and how lucky are we to have them interact with us?

With that being said, here are a few other amazing cat quotes from famous figures throughout history.

Albert Schweitzer And His Quotations On Cats

The amazing musician and humanitarian Schweitzer was well-known for his love of his craft as well as these amazing creatures. He was known to have quotes, “There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.”

Mason Cooley

“A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.” Mason Cooley is famous for his funny aphorisms, and he included cats in his expressions too!

James Herriot

This British veterinarian was celebrated for his books about animals, many of which became film and television adaptations. He was known to have said, “Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” It’s probably a reference to their leisurely way of living.

Lloyd Alexander 

This notable fantasy writer charmed the hearts of many children and adults with his amazing writing. One such book of his was titled Time Cat, where he wrote, “The only thing a cat worries about is what's happening right now. As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time.” 

Hippolyte Taine

This French historian and philosopher was recognized for his contributions in the study of humanities and his great admiration for cats. He was known to have phrased the following: “I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”


Why are cat quotes helpful?

Learning about these sayings is a good way to understand the cultural importance of our furry friends and their rising status over the years.

Why do so many famous people like cats?

For the same reason, we all do: because they’re very loveable. Cats make good pets for certain kinds of people, especially those who do not have enough free time (like so many people on this list).

Who are some famous celebrities with pet cats?

Taylor Swift is perhaps the most well-known for her three cats. Other stars include Cameron Diaz and James Franco.

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