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.

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.