Famous Cat Lovers’ Quotes, Part 4

Here is another collection of sometimes humorous quotes about our feline friends by famous cat lovers. Enjoy!

Bravery or witless:
“If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you can’t learn any other way.” – Mark Twain
In deed! whoever that is, moronic or brave, is definitely cat-scratched certain!

Music to the ear:
“I was just thinking how the purr of a contented cat is one of my favorite sounds in the world. There’s something so comforting about it, isn’t there?” ― Laura Lam, Shadowplay

Good judge of character, a cat is:
“Kind old ladies assure us that cats are often the best judges of character. A cat will always go to a good man, they say.” ― Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

Cat and soul:
“Desire, problem solving, and communication are all signs of intelligence and awareness. My cat has these, so it’s quite possible he has a soul too.”
― Lewis N. Roe, From A To Theta: Taking The Tricky Subject Of Religion And Explaining Why It Makes Sense In A Way We Can All Understand

Cat is adaptable:
“Cats are marvelous creatures – they either adapt to circumstances, or decide to make circumstances adapt to them. Either way – they win.” ― Will Advise, Nothing is here…

Cat always win:
“Never try to out-stubborn a cat.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

Purring cat, contented owner:
“Indeed, there is nothing on this earth more peaceful than a sleeping, purring cat.”
― Jonathon Scott Payne, Mighty Little Man: My Story, His Story, Our Story

Cat does what it pleases:
Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.”
― Pam Brown

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

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
― Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
― Winston S. Churchill

This is just so prima donna funny that it has to be included:
“So Nikki came aboard as Jaqueline’s spare cat, presumably in case our prime cat, Eliza, goes on vacation, takes industrial action, or requests a personal day.”
― Christopher S. Wren, The Cat Who Covered the World: The Adventures Of Henrietta And Her Foreign Correspondent

Be sure to check out Famous Cat Lovers’ Quotes, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 5 too.

Famous Cat Lovers’ Quotes, Part 2

Cat is a fascinating little creature that has provided endless joy but has also induced much exasperation especially when the cat decided it is time for a little cat-scratch session on its human or other pets. Cat lovers through ages have frequently written about cat describing its undisputable grace and one-of-a-kind attitude. Here are a few quotes from well-known cat lovers perfectly describing how they lived in harmony with their feline companions.

‘To gain the friendship of a cat is a difficult thing. The cat is a philosophical, methodical, quiet animal, tenacious of its own habits, fond of order and cleanliness, and it does not lightly confer its friendship. If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend, but never your slave. He keeps his free will, though he loves, and he will not do for you what he thinks its unreasonable. But if he once gives himself to you it is with absolute confidence and affection!’ … Théophile Gautier, 1850

‘The Egyptians have observed in the eyes of a Cat, the encrease of the Moonlight for with the Moone, they shine more fully at the full, and more dimly in the change and wain, and the male Cat doth also vary his eyes with the Sunne; for when the Sunne ariseth, the apple of his eye is long; towards no one it is round, and at the evening it cannot be seene at all, but the whole eye sheweth alike.’ … Historie of Foure-footed Beasts, Edward Topsell, 1607

‘The cat makes himself the companion of your hours of solitude, melancholy and toil. He remains for whole evenings on your knee, uttering his contented purr, happy to be with you, and forsaking the company of animals of his own species. In vain do melodious meowing on the roof invite him to one of those cat parties in which fish bones play the part of tea and cakes; he is not to be tempted away from you. Put him down and he will jump up again, with a sort of cooing sound that is like a gentle reproach; and sometimes he will sit upon the carpet in front of you, looking at you with eyes so melting, so caressing, so human, that they almost frighten you; for it is impossible to believe that a soul is not there.’ … Théophile Gautier, 1850

Not everyone opts for pedigree, one British Royal Academician, Ruskin Spear CBE was not impressed by the pomposity associated with pedigrees.  Before his death in 1990, he said: ‘Give me a moggie every time. Pedigrees are cats with birth certificates, aren’t they?’ 

Be sure to read Famous Cat Lovers’ Quotes, Part 1 and Part 3 for more affectionate quotes from true cat lovers through the ages.

Famous Cat Lovers’ Quotes, Part 1

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

Be sure to check out Famous Cat Lovers’ Quotes, Part 2 and Part 3 for more insightful quotes on the alluring cats.