10 Delightful Quotes for Cat Lovers

Cats embody an air of magic and mystery that sets them apart from other domesticated animals. Cats are always just a whisker away from being wild — yet they still choose to live with us.  It is not surprising then that many a philosopher, poet, writer and politician have had their imaginations set on fire by the mere presence of a feline in their lives.

Below, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite quotes that capture the essence of our feline companions — ENJOY!



A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatsoever, and generously stopping before it gets there.Agnes Repplier, American essayist


Beware of people who dislike cats! Irish proverb


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I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. Edgar Allen Poe, American author and poet


Cats are magical….the more you pet them, the longer you both will live. Anonymous













I never heard of a cat who suffered from insomnia.  –Joseph Wood Krutch, American naturalist and author


There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life; music and cats.Albert Schweitzer, French-German physician, theologian and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952











Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.   –Anonymous


Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you.   –Mary Bly, American author












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


One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home. Pam Brown, Australian artist, poet, musician and film-maker


Do you have other favorite cat quotes? If so, please share!


Author’s Note: Once a month, as a thanks to all of the readers who support my Care2 blog, Feline Muse, I am  donating 5 percent of my blogging paycheck to a cat rescue/protection organization. This month, I am sending funds to the New York Humane Society, as they are working overtime helping pets in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Carole R.
Carole R.6 months ago

Love the quotes. All very true.
The pix are adorable.

DaleLovesOttawa O.
DaleLovesOttawa O.6 months ago

Delightful and purrfect quotes about the noble cat.

LB Lewis
LB Lewisabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing.

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.about a year ago

beautiful pics, beatiful words :)

Fi T.
Fi T.about a year ago

Let's appreciate our furry friends

Heather Black
Heather Blackabout a year ago

My 2 fav quotes are -

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


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

Darren Woolsey
Darren Woolseyabout a year ago

These are all great quotes!

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla2 years ago

Thanks! Sharing

S Jitreun
S J.2 years ago

I just lose Tongma my cat after a long illness today. Your quotations soothe my pain. Thank you very much.

I have got some quotations about cat, but let me share later.

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson2 years ago

"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat"
"Dogs have owners, cats have staff"