Enjoy These Famous Cat Quotes

From “The Cat Notebook II” come these famous cat quotes which are sure to strike a chord if you are a cat person. This collection of cat quotes is contained in a volume which gives space for you to mount your favorite cat pictures, to fit with a quote on each page. From Running Press, this second notebook came out in 1983. If you like these quotes, check out the earlier post containing quotes from the first notebook. Here you go:

Purring would seem to be in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.

Monica Edwards, English writer

A kitten is more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with.sketch of black cat and daisies

Lady Sydney Morgan, Irish novelist

You don’t train cats. They train you.

Alan and Ivy Dodd, American writers

Even overweight cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses.

Walter Chandoha, American author and photographer

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.

Jean Cocteau, French poet and filmmaker

Cats know exactly what they want, and what they want may not follow the program you have established for them.

Eric Gurney, American cartoonist and writer

The cat is the companion of the fireside.

Edward E. Whiting, American editor

Cats are everywhere at home where one feeds it.

German proverb

Because of our willingness to accept cats as superhuman creatures, they are the ideal animals with which to work creatively

Roni Schotter, American writer

A dog is a dog, a bird is a bird, and a cat is a person.sketch of grey kitten in grass

Mugsy Peabody, American writer

His tail is a mirror of his mind.

Walter Chandoha, American writer and photographer

Puss, with delight beyond expression, surveyed the scene and took possession.

William Cowper, English poet

As to sagacity, I should say that his judgment respecting the warmest place and the softest cushion in a room is infallible, his punctuality at meal times is admirable, and his pertinacity in jumping on people’s shoulders till they give him some of the best of what is going, indicates great firmness.

Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist

Some Cats is blind, and stone-deaf some,

But ain’t no cat wuz ever dumb.

Anthony Henderson Euwer, American poet and writer

A sleeping cat is ever alert.drawing of white cat lying down

Fred Schwab, American writer

If a cat does something, we call it instinct. If we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.

Will Cuppy, American writer

Cats, like men, are flatters.

William S. Landor, English poet

We cannot, without becoming cats, perfectly understand the cat mind.

St. George Mivart, 18th century authority on cats

Cats and gentlemen always land on their feet

German proverb

God made the cat in order that man might have the pleasure of caressing the lion.

Fernand Mery, French writer

In a cat’s eyes, all things belong to cats.

English saying

A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes.Drawing of cat head

Indian proverb

It is, of course, totally pointless to call a cat if it is intent on the chase. They are deaf to the interruptive nonsense of humans. They are on cat business, totally serious and involved.

John D. MacDonald, American writer

A cat, our new Maine friends claimed, is always on the wrong side of the door.

Allen and Ivy Dodd, American writers

Ignorant people think it’s the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so. It’s the sickening grammar they use.

Mark Twain, American writer and humorist

There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that man could not emulate to his advantage.

Carl Van Vechtin, American writer

No matter how tired or wretched I am, a pussy-cat sitting in a doorway can divert my mind.


Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.

W. L. George, American writer

In my experience, cats and beds seem to be a natural combination.

Dr. Louis I. Camuti, American veterinarian

A cat with kittens is a small lioness.

Sarah B. Wister, American writer

Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.

Jim Davis, American cartoonist

The smallest feline is a masterpiece.

Leonardo DaVinci, Italian artist

There are no ordinary cats

Colette, French writer

There you have it, folks. I hope you enjoy these famous cat quotes. If you find a couple you really like, leave a comment in the section below the post.

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