12 Cat Quotes That Feline Fans Will Totally Get

Look, if you wanted an easy pet, then you would have gotten a goldfish. Cats are a little more complex—one minute they’re cute and cuddly, and the next, they’re giving you attitude (or, you know, running around your home at 4 a.m.). But you wouldn’t have it any other way. Here, 12 cat quotes that capture the loving, complicated relationship that a person has with their furry feline.



charles dickens cat quote

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” – Charles Dickens

terry pratchett cat quote

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

ernest hemingway cat quote

“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” – Ernest Hemingway

irish cat quote proverb

“Beware of people who dislike cats.” – Irish Proverb

sigmund freud cat quote

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud

jim davis cat quote

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

john grogan cat quote

“Cats will outsmart dogs every time.” – John Grogan

jane pauley cat quote

“You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.” – Jane Pauley

ellen perry berkeley cat quote

“As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” – Ellen Perry Berkeley

colette cat quote

“There are no ordinary cats.” – Colette

ann taylor cat quote

“Dogs eat. Cats dine.” – Ann Taylor

italian proverb cat quotes

“Happy is the home with at least one cat.” – Italian Proverb

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