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40 Best Cat Quotes For Cat Lovers

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Our feline-friends are a curious bunch. Their eccentric and often mysterious personalities are hard to define. They’re affectionate when they want to be, entirely honest, and often dramatic. Although we might not understand them completely, we love them unconditionally.

To play tribute to cats of all kinds, we collected cat quotes that cat lovers will greatly understand. If your cat is the affectionate type, snuggle up next to them and browse through these quotes; they might even purr in agreeance or, maybe, bite in disagreement. Whether you need a good laugh or grieving the loss of your beloved feline-friend, every cat lover will appreciate these purr-fect cat quotes.

Funny Cat Quotes

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

“The only thing a cat worries about is what’s happening right now.” –Lloyd Alexander

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

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

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” –Albert Schweitzer

“As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” –Ellen Perry Berkeley

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” –James Herriot

“Are cats strange animals or do they so resemble us that we find them curious as we do monkeys?” –John Steinbeck

“Dogs eat. Cats dine.” –Ann Taylor

“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” –Mark Twain

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

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

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

“One cat just leads to another.” –Ernest Hemingway

“Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.” –William S. Burroughs

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

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

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

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

“Curiosity killed the cat.” –Ben Johnson

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

“The key to a successful new relationship between a cat and human is patience.” –Susan Easterly

“Cats are kindly masters, just so long as you remember your place.” –Paul Gray

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Cat Love Quotes

“Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.” –W.L. George

“A meow massages the heart.” –Stuart McMillan

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

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

“People who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around.” –Susan Easterly

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

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.” –Garrison Keillor

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

“A kitten is, in the animal world, what a rosebud is in the garden.” –Robert Sowthey

“Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.” –W.L. George

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

“Cats choose us, we don’t own them.” –Kristen Cast

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Cat Loss Quotes

“May memories of love, and friendship maintain and comfort you in the loss of your beloved cat.” –Unknown

“When the cat you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.” –Unknown

“The loss of a cat is immeasurable. But so is the love left behind.” –Unknown

“One day all the cats we’ve ever loved will all come running towards us and that day will be a good day.” –Unknown

“The memories and paw print of a beloved cat remains in our heart and soul forever.” –Unknown

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