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68 Cat Quotes and Sayings that Will Help You Love Your Cat Even More

Some might say cats are evil – but as an Ailurophile, cats are funny, hilarious, clever, downright entertaining, and most importantly, cute.

The good thing about having a cat is that they can give us comfort even after a terrible breakup or when we are overwhelmed by stress, mainly because they could be our cuddle buddies.

If you love cats – then this collection of funny cat quotes and sayings will surely give you a burst of a laugh as it highlights the different relatable qualities of our feline friends that will help you love your cat even more.

68 Cat Quotes and Sayings

1.“It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.” – Cynthia E. Varnado

2.“There are few things in life more heart-warming than to be welcomed by a cat.” – Tay Hohoff

3.“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

4.“After scolding one’s cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference.” – Charlotte Gray

5.“Your cat will never threaten your popularity by barking at three in the morning. He won’t attack the mailman or eat the drapes, although he may climb the drapes to see how the room looks from the ceiling.” – Helen Powers

6.“Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, and then close them again for the better part of their lives.” – Stephen Baker

7.“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.” – Michael Nelson

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

9.“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

10.“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

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

12.“No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.” – Leo Dworken

13.“Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties” – W.L. George

14.“In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.” – Michel de Montaigne

15.“Never try to out-stubborn a cat.” – Robert A Heinlein

16.“I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.” – Neil Gaiman

17.“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” – Hippolyte Taine

18.“I believe cats to be spirits come to Earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne

19.“When a cat speaks, it’s because it has something to say, unlike humans who are the great refuse containers of speech.” – V.L. Allineare

20.“Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, “I’ll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice?” – Bette Midler

21.“The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer.” – Paula Poundstone

22.“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” – Mary Bly

23.“The trouble with sharing one’s bed with cats is that they’d rather sleep on you than beside you.” – Pam Brown

24.“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course, he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for anything. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.” – William S. Burroughs

25.“The cat seldom interferes with other people’s rights. His intelligence keeps him from doing many of the fool things that complicate life.” – Carl V. Vechten

26.“Even overweight, cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses.” – John Weitz

27.“A cat’s got her own opinion of human beings. She doesn’t say much, but you can tell enough to make you anxious not to hear the whole of it.” – Jerome K. Jerome

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

29.“The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal… it’s also the reason they hate birds.” – KC Buffington

30.“Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.” – Terry Pratchett

31.“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett

32.“Cats only pretend to be domesticated if they think there’s a bowl of milk in it for them.” – Robin Williams

33.“A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to.” – Louis J. Camuti

34.“I’m trying to translate what my cat says and put it in a book, but how many homonyms are there for meow?” – Jarod Kintz

35.“The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal – or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be.” – Elizabeth Peters

36.“A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him.” – William Lyon Phelps

37.“As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human mind.” – Cleveland Amory

38.“Cats always know whether people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough to do anything about it.” – Winifred Carriere

39.“There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.” – Dan Greenberg

40.“Cats can be cooperative when something feels good, which, to a cat, is the way everything is supposed to feel as much of the time as possible.” – Roger Caras

41.“Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect.” – James Mason

42.“Everything I know I learned from my cat: When you’re hungry, eat. When you’re tired, nap in a sunbeam. When you go to the vet’s, pee on your owner.” – Gary Smith

43.“I found out why cats drink out of the toilet. My mother told me it’s because the water is cold in there. And I’m like: How did my mother know that?” – Wendy Liebman

44.“I think one reason we admire cats, those of us who do, is their proficiency in one-upmanship. They always seem to come out on top, no matter what they are doing–or pretend to do. Rarely do you see a cat discomfited? They have no conscience, and they never regret. Maybe we secretly envy them.” – Barbara Webster

45.“If a cat did not put a firm paw down now and then, how could his human remain possessed?” – Winifred Carriere

46.“If I tried to tell you how much I love my cats, you wouldn’t believe me – unless your heart is also meow-shaped and covered in stray fur.” – Lexie Saige

47.“A cat isn’t fussy – just so long as you remember he likes his milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on the blue plate. From which he will take it, and eat it off the floor.” – Arthur Bridges

48.“If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr.” – Martin Buxbaum

49.“People who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around.” – Susan Easterly

50.“The idea of calm exists in a sitting cat.” – Jules Reynard

51.“The naming of cats is a difficult matter. It isn’t just one of your holiday games. You may think at first I’m mad as a hatter. When I tell you a cat must have three different names.” – T.S. Eliot

52.“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci

53.“You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.” – Albert Einstein

54.“A lie is like a cat: You need to stop it before it gets out the door or it’s really hard to catch.” – Charles M. Blow

55.“There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.” – Wesley Bates

56.“If the pull of the outside world is strong, there is also a pull towards the human. The cat may disappear on its own errands, but sooner or later, it returns once again for a little while, to greet us with its own type of love.” – Lloyd Alexander

57.“One is never sure, watching two cats washing each other, whether it’s affection, the taste, or a trial run for the jugular.” – Helen Thomson

58.“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” – Edgar Allan Poe

59.“You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.” – Proverb

60.“If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.” – Lemony Snicket

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

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

63.“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

64.“It is in the nature of cats to do a certain amount of unescorted roaming.” – Adlai Stevenson

65.“Cats have intercepted my footsteps at the ankle for so long that my gait, both at home and on tour, has been compared to that of a man wading through the low surf.” – Roy Blount, Jr.

66.“It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating little friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.” – Agnes Repplier

67.“The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivaled paw and a curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree.” – Colette

68.“People that don’t like cats haven’t met the right one yet.” – Deborah A. Edwards


Our cats, dogs, and other pets are always there to nurture us and give us comfort when we are sad, depressed, or just need someone to cuddle. Our world works really in mysterious ways as sometimes care and comfort doesn’t only come from other humans but could also be found in our feline friends.

Everyone has their favorite expressions about cats, I hope this collection of hilarious cat quotes uttered by famous people such luminaries like Albert Einstein, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, and other cat-lovers will help you love and appreciate your cat more.