Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
A cat doesn't know what it wants and wants more of it.
The dog is mentioned in the Bible eighteen times - the cat
not even once.
W. E. Farbstein
Although all cat games have their rules and rituals, these
vary with the individual player. The cat, of course, never
breaks a rule. If it does not follow precedent, that simply
means it has created a new rule and it is up to you to learn
it quickly if you want the game to continue.
The cat in gloves catches no mice.
Poor Richard's Almanack.
One cat just leads to another.
I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being
is not the ability to produce food, which they take for granted
- but his or her entertainment value.
Cats and monkeys, monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature
has a function.
I can't think much of a people who drew cats the same for
four thousand years.
On Egyptian art.
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm
to ask for what you want.
Joseph Wood Krutch
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
Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to
a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered
Joseph Wood Krutch
The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never
stoop to admitting it.
I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not
the better for it.
For me, one of the pleasures of cats' company is their devotion
to bodily comfort.
When your cat rubs the side of its face along your leg, it's
affectionately marking you with its scent, identifying you
as its private property, saying, in effect, "You belong
Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company
only when they want it.
The cat has too much spirit to have no heart.
Only the most foolish of mice would hide in a cat's ear, but
only the wisest of cats would think to look there.
Are cats lazy? Well, more power to them if they are. Which
one of us has not entertained the dream of doing just as he
likes, when and how he likes, and as much as he likes?
With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity,
and courage that cats have, how many of us, I ask you, would
be capable of becoming cats?
God made the cat so that man might have the pleasure of caressing
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she isn't amusing
herself with me more than I am with her?
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
The trouble with a kitten is that when it grows up, it's always
Cats do care. For example, they know instinctively what time
we have to be at work in the morning; and they wake us up
twenty minutes before the alarm goes off.
Woman is essentially unpeaceful, like the cat, however well
she may have trained herself to present an appearance of peace.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Everybody could be beautiful, really, but most women present
themselves so awkwardly. Women should set themselves forth
attractively but innocently, like a cat. A cat is never a
presentation, but an innocent happening.
Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to
set for him in our blind folly.
It is easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog
as modern America's favorite pet. People like pets to possess
the same qualities they do. Cats are irresponsible and recognize
no authority, yet are completely dependent on others for their
material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful.
Cats are mean for the fun of it. In fact, cats possess so
many of the same qualities as some people that it is often
hard to tell the people and the cats apart.
P. J. O'Rourke
Four little Persians, but one only looked in my direction.
I extended a tentative finger and two soft paws clung to it.
There was a contented sound of purring, I suspect on both
I rarely meddled in the cat's personal affairs and she rarely
meddled in mine. Neither of us was foolish enough to attribute
human emotions to our pets.
Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.
You can't look at a sleeping cat and be tense.