Famous Cat Lovers’ Quotes, Part 5

Here is another ‘cat-scratch’ collection of famous quotes on the cat from notable people; dedicated to cat lovers of all ages.

Cat is smarter than you:
“In the event of an air raid, don’t worry about your cats. Cats can take care of themselves far better than you can. Your cat will probably meet you as you enter the air raid shelter.”
― an Autumn 1939 BBC radio broadcast

“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 kind.”
― Cleveland Amory, The Cat Who Came for Christmas

“If man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.”
― Mark Twain, Notebook

“Human beings are drawn to cats because they are all we are not — self-contained, elegant in everything they do, relaxed, assured, glad of company, yet still possessing secret lives.”
― Pam Brown

“Cats speak the language of comfort and coolness and therefore we feel comfortable and cool whenever we see a cat!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Cat never lies:
“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“I realized that cats make a perfect audience, they don’t laugh at you, they never contradict you, there’s no need to impress them, and they won’t divulge your secrets.”
― Elle Newmark, The Book of Unholy Mischief

“Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.”
― Oliver Herford

“Then it suddenly and theatrically began to clean itself in the way cats do when they want you to know what a big deal you aren’t.”
― Adam Rex, Cold Cereal

“There is no creature better at delicate rudeness than a cat…”
― Elizabeth Peters

“That’s the way with a cat, you know — any cat; they don’t give a damn for discipline. And they can’t help it, they’re made so. But it ain’t really insubordination, when you come to look at it right and fair — it’s a word that don’t apply to a cat. A cat ain’t ever anybody’s slave or serf or servant, and can’t be — it ain’t in him to be. And so, he don’t have to obey anybody. He is the only creature in heaven or earth or anywhere that don’t have to obey somebody or other, including the angels. It sets him above the whole ruck, it puts him in a class by himself. He is independent. You understand the size of it? He is the only independent person there is. In heaven or anywhere else. There’s always somebody a king has to obey — a trollop, or a priest, or a ring, or a nation, or a deity or what not — but it ain’t so with a cat. A cat ain’t servant nor slave to anybody at all. He’s got all the independence there is, in Heaven or anywhere else, there ain’t any left over for anybody else. He’s your friend, if you like, but that’s the limit — equal terms, too, be you king or be you cobbler; you can’t play any I’m-better-than-you on a cat — no, sir! Yes, he’s your friend, if you like, but you got to treat him like a gentleman, there ain’t any other terms. The minute you don’t, he pulls freight.”
― Mark Twain

Hope you like above quotes; be sure to check out Famous Cat Lovers’ Quotes, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.