Quotations: Cats

The cat is above all things, a dramatist.
Margaret Benson

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

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later.
Mary Bly

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

There is something about the presence of a cat...that seems to take the bite out of being alone.
Louis Camuti

Those who will play with cats must expect to be scratched.

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Winston Churchill

Time spent with cats is never wasted.

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days.
Bill Dana

A cat will be your friend, but never your slave.
Theophile Gautier

Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man.
Paul Gray

Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance.
Dan Greenburg

How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.
Robert A. Heinlein

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlein

It doesn't do to be sentimental about cats; the best ones don't respect you for it.
Susan Howatch

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

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
Joseph Wood Krutch

No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Abraham Lincoln

There has never been a cat Who couldn't calm me down by walking slowly past my chair.
Rod McKuen

The cat has too much spirit to have no heart.
Ernest Menaul

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.

A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather.
Judith Merkle Riley

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer

If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.
Mark Twain

If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
Mark Twain

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

The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won't sit upon a cold stove lid, either.
Mark Twain

Women, poets, and especially artists, like cats; delicate natures only can realize their sensitive nervous systems.
Helen M. Winslow

The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact.
P.G. Wodehouse

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