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Some of these I haven't seen before so thought I would share:

To err is human, to purr is feline."
Robert Byrne

"Cats don't like change without their consent."
Roger A. Caras

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

"By associating with the cat one only risks becoming richer."

"Cats are designated friends."
Norman Corwin

"The phrase 'domestic cat' is an oxymoron."
George Will

"Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware of."
Sir Walter Scott

"Beware of those who dislike cats."

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

"People who belong to Siamese cats must make up their minds to do a good deal of waiting upon them."
Compton Mackenzie

"The more people I meet the more I like my cat."

"The smallest feline is a masterpiece."
Leonardo Da Vinci

"Cat: A pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings."
Oliver Herford

"Thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the Gods, and the judge of words, and the president of the sovereign chiefs and the governor of the holy Circle; thou art indeed...the Great Cat."
Inscription on the Royal Tombs at Thebes

"All dogs look up to you. All cats look down to you."
Winston Churchill

"It was soon noticed that when there was work to be done the cat could never be found."
George Orwell

"They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, "Can he name a kitten?"
Samuel Butler

"I've met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior."
Hippolyte Taine

"Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds."
Jean Burden

"An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five year old."
Carl Van Vechten

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

"If a cat spoke, it would say things like, 'Hey, I don't see the problem here.'"
Roy Blount, Jr.

"If cats could talk, they wouldn't."
Nan Porter

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

"A cat is the only domestic animal I know who toilet trains itself and does a damned impressive job of it."
Joseph Epstein

"Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them."
Jim Davis

"The smart cat doesn't let on that he is."
H. G. Frommer

"There are no ordinary cats."

"God made the cat in order that man might have the pleasure of caressing the tiger."
Fernand Mery

"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with a cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat."
Mark Twain

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

"To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction--and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by."
Stephen Baker

"Cat people are different, to the extent that they generally are not conformists. How could they be, with a cat running their lives?"
Louis J. Camuti, DVM

"Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well."
Missy Dizick

"Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow."
George F. Will

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."
Jeff Valdez

"A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution."
Hazel Nicholson

"As we all know, cats now rule the world."
John R.F. Breen

"Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties."
W.L. George

"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want."
Joseph Wood Krutch

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

"How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven."
Robert A. Heinlein

"If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave."
Theophile Gautier

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

"There is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest, for there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion."
Christopher Smart

"It's very hard to be polite if you're a cat."

"Unlike us, cats never outgrow their delight in cat capacities, nor do they settle finally for limitations. Cats, I think, live out their lives fulfilling their expectations."
Irving Townsend

"Cats are absolute individuals, with their own ideas about everything, including the people they own."
John Dingman

"I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream."
William Shakespeare, Henry IV

"Most of us rather like our cats to have a streak of wickedness. I should not feel quite easy in the company of any cat that walked about the house with a saintly expression…"
Beverly Nichols

"Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this because of all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren't like this. dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll in a dead fish."
-James Gorman

"It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal...one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly."
Theophile Gautier

"Cats sleep Anywhere, Any table, Any chair, Top of piano, Window-ledge, In the middle, On the edge."
Eleanor Farjeon

"A cat's got her own opinion of human beings. She don't say much, but you can tell enough to make you anxious not to hear the whole of it."
Jerome K. Jerome

"Cats are connoisseurs of comfort."
James Herriot

"Do our cats name us? My former husband swore that Humphrey and Dolly and Bean Blossom called me The Big Hamburger."
Eleanora Walker

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

"The little furry buggers are just deep, deep wells you throw all your emotions into."
Bruce Schimmel

"Ye shall not possess any beast, my dear sisters, except only a cat."
The Ancren Riewle (Nun's Rule)

"When she walked...she stretched out long and thin like a little tiger, and held her head high to look over the grass as if she were treading the jungle."
Sarah Orne Jewett

"Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!"
Theophile Gautier

"When I play with my cat who knows whether I do not make her more sport than she makes me?"
Michel de Montaigne

"A man has to work so hard so that something of his personality stays alive. A tomcat has it so easy, he has only to spray and his presence is there for years on rainy days."
Albert Einstein

""It is with the approach of winter that cats...wear their richest fur and assume an air of sumptuous and delightful opulence."
Pierre Loti

"There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat."
Wesley Bates

"My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her."

"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?"
Fernand Mery

"If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer"
Alfred North Whitehead

"Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons."
Robertson Davies

"If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?"
Steven Wright

"A dog knows his master, a cat does not"
Eleasar B. Zadok

"The cat is the mirror of his human's mind… the dog mirrors his human's physical appearance."
Winifred Carriere

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods, they have never forgotten this."

(hissy who is held hostage at her computer this morning because of all this rain!)
post #2 of 5
Those were very interesting, thank you for posting them.

Boy, you are a hostage, that took a lot of typing! lol
post #3 of 5
WOW! that is really a wonderful and impressive amount of quotes, thanks for all that work, I have really enjoyed reading all of them, fabulous.

post #4 of 5
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I still would be typing! Thank God for the Control key the c key and the v key!
post #5 of 5
He he he You are way too honest :laughing:

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