Devoted cat lovers understand their feline pals better than others. Despite the occasional cat-scratches, they remain dazzled by this truly amazing creature. Here are a collection of beautifully written quotes by famous cat owners who spent their lifetime caring and loving their feline companions.
‘Refined and delicate natures understand the cat. Women, poets, and artists hold it in great esteem, for they recognise the exquisite delicacy of its nervous systems; indeed, only coarse natures fail to discern the natural distinction of the cat.’ … Les Chats, Champfleury, 1885
‘Seraphita remained for long hours immobile on a cushion, not sleeping, following with her eyes with an extreme intensity of attention, scenes invisible to simple mortals… Her elegance, her distinction, aroused the idea of aristocracy; within her race, she was at least a duchess! She doted on perfumes; with little spasms of pleasure she bit handkerchieves impregnated with scent, she wandered among flasks on the dressing table… and, if she had been allowed to, would willingly have worn powder!’ … La Ménagerie Intime, Théophile Gautier, 1850
‘I conceived the idea that it would be well to hold Cat Shows, so that different breeds, colours, markings etc might be more carefully attended to, and the domestic cat sitting in front of the fire would then possess a beauty and an attractiveness to its owner, unobserved and unknown because uncultivated before.’ … Our Cats, Harrison Weir, 1889
‘The male cat is Ra himself, and he was called Mau because of the speech of the god Sa, who said concerning him: “He is like unto that which he hath made, therefore did the name Ra become Mau”.’ … Written on a fragment of papyrus from the XVIII Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, c. 1500 BC