What greater gift than the love of a cat?
People who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around.
If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace, I would
surely vote for the purr.
Barbara L. Diamond
Cat, n. A soft, indestructible automaton provided by nature
to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle.
If only cats grew into kittens.
One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming
As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.
Ellen Perry Berkeley
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
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True,
and they have many other fine qualities as well.
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not
As the cat lapses into savagery by night, and barbarously
explores the dark, so primal and titanic is a woman with the
The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of
course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing.
Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.
William S. Burroughs
Most cats, when they are out, want to be in, and vice versa,
and often simultaneously.
Louis J. Camuti
We all have our "good old days" tucked away inside
our hearts, and we return to them in daydreams like cats to
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Miguel de Cervantes
A little drowsing cat is an image of a perfect beatitude.
When dogs leap onto your bed, it's because they adore being
with you. When cats leap onto your bed, it's because they
adore your bed.
A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy
is played by this incomparable actor.
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down. Pigs
treat us as equals.
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little,
they become its visible soul.
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
Colette (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)
No tame animal has lost less of its native dignity or maintained
more of its ancient reserve. The domestic cat might rebel
I never married because there was no need. I have three pets
at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have
a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all
afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night.
Any conditioned cat-hater can be won over by any cat who chooses
to make the effort.
A dog will make eye contact. A cat will, too, but a cat's
eyes don't even look entirely warm-blooded to me, whereas
a dog's eyes look human.
Roy Blount, Jr.
Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get
back to you later.
If we eliminated the dog from our lives, nothing much would
happen to our ecology. Independent of man, the dog is a vandal.
With man, he does a little sheep-herding, a little watch-dogging.
He helps law enforcement officers control the troublesome
ghetto-dwellers and protest marchers. He sniffs out "hash"and
"grass."He goes out on weekends and helps man murder
other forms of life for pleasure. But mostly he is just an
adjunct to man's ego . . . The cat owes man nothing. Some
experts estimate that there is one homeless cat managing on
its own for every one with a home, which makes a total cat
population in the U.S. of more than fifty million. That means
the largest nonhuman animal population in the nation, short
of rodents, whose number is beyond estimate. Eliminate cats
from our ecology and, in a matter of weeks, we would be overrun
I have an Egyptian cat. He leaves a pyramid in every room.
To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense.
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise
creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats
have the courage to live by them.
You don't own a cat, he is a free citizen.
Robert A. Heinlein
Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes
I put down my book, The Meaning of Zen, and see the cat smiling
into her fur as she delicately combs it with her rough pink
tongue. "Cat, I would lend you this book to study but
it appears you have already read it." She looks up and
gives me her full gaze. "Don't be ridiculous," she
purrs, "I wrote it."