45 Funny Cat Quotes Every Cat Lover Can Relate To

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Cats are funny and fickle creatures. Every cat owner knows there are certain intricacies of having a feline friend. And often those intricacies translate into funny and endearing cat quotes that every cat lover can relate to. We’ve gathered some of our favorite cat quotes for when you need a smile or laugh.

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Cat Quotes You’ll Love

1. “What greater gift than the love of a cat” —Charles Dickens

2. “I wish that my writing was as mysterious as a cat” —Edgar Allen Poe

3. “If cats could talk, they wouldn’t” —Nan Porter

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4. “Cats have it all: admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it” —Rod McKuen

5. “The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal- or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be” —Elizabeth Peters

6. “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods, and they have not forgotten this” —Terry Pratchett

7. “It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens” —Cynthia Varnado

8. “I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior” —Hippolyte Taine

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

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10. “Cats never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic” —Lillian Jackson Braun

11. “There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat” —Tay Hohoff

12. “Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow” —Jeff Valdez

13. “Cats randomly refuse to follow orders to prove they can” —Ilona Andrews

14. “Cats are connoisseurs of comfort” —James Herriot

15. “Having a bunch of cats around is good. If you’re feeling bad, just look at the cats, you’ll feel better, because they know that everything is, just as it is” —Charles Bukowski

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16. “When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction” —Mark Twain

17. “I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through” —Jules Verne

18. “Dogs eat but Cats dine” —Ann Taylor

19. “A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution” —Hazel Nicholson

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

21. “Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience” —Pam Brown

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

23. “I have lived with several zen masters- all of them cats” —Eckhart Tolle

24. “Cats will outsmart dogs every time” —John Grogan

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

26. “There are no ordinary cats” —Colette

27. “People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life” —Faith Resnick

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28. “The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for nothing” —William S. Bouroughs

29. “Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair, top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge” —Eleanor Farjeon

30. “If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer” —A.N. Whitehead

31. “Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people” —Andre Norton

32. “I lie is like a cat: you need to stop it before it gets out the door or it’s really hard to catch” —Charles M. Blow

33. “Perhaps one reason we are so fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, that cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms” —Lloyd Alexander

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34. “If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats” —Eugen Weber

35. “The problem with cats is they get the same exact whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer” —Paula Poundstone

36. “Cats are a mysterious kind of folk” —Sir Walter Scott

37. “The cat is, above all things, a dramatist” —Margaret Benson

38. “A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats” —Mason Cooley

39. “When Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time” —Seanan McGuire

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40. “Never try to out stubborn a cat” —Robert A. Heinlein

41. “In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you” —Michel de Montaigne

42. “A cat will do what it wants when it wants, and there’s not a thing you can do about it” —Frank Perkins

43. “All cats like being the focus of attention” —Peter Gray

44. “They key to a successful new relationship between a cat and human is patience” —Susan Easterly

45. “Cats always know whether people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough to do anything about it” —Winifred Carriere


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