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17 Cat Quotes That Explain The Feline Way Of Life

by InvisiblyMe

Cats are a curious bunch, living their nine lives on their own terms as they train their human masters to cater to their every whim. Cat lovers may appreciate their foibles and cuteness and the joy these balls of fur can bring, but we know the truth: cats make the rules and they grant you permission to be in their presence when they wish to, not a minute sooner. Here are 17 cat quotes that explain the feline way of life and the reasons why we love the furballs. Maybe us humans can learn a thing or two about how to live a more chilled life!

Note – I actually drafted part of this post over a year ago. I thought it would make for a lighter piece to use in between the more difficult topics of health & chronic illness. After losing beautiful cat Virgil recently, I thought I’d complete & publish this as a little tribute.



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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The photo is a ginger cat lying down. The quote is by Terry Pratchett: “In ancient times cats were worshipped as Gods, they have not forgotten this.”

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as Gods, they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett


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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The picture is of a cat lying down hunched up, facing straight towards the camera as though ready to pounce. The quote is by Elizabeth Peters: “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.”

“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


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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The cat photo is against a green background and shows a ginger-coloured cat looking up while wearing a pink bow tie. The quote is by Hippolyte Taine: "I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior."

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


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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The photo is a cat rolling on its back while under a patterned blanket. The quote is by Bill Dana : "I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days".

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. This photo is of two black and white cats sat on a kitchen floor looking up at the camera above them. The quote is by Ellen Perry Berkeley: "As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat".

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The photo is a light-coloured cat looking very comfy under a yellow blanket. The quote is by James Herriot : "Cats are connoisseurs of comfort".

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The image is a collage of different cats, each in vibrant colours with multi coloured backgrounds as though it's a piece of modern art. The quote is by Leonardo da Vinci: "the smallest feline is a masterpiece."

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The photo is of a tiny kitten with his back legs slightly spread as he tries to stand, staring straight ahead at the camera. The quote is by Joseph Wood Krutch : "Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want".

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The photo is of a cat lying by a window with his eyes shut and head raised a little while someone strokes under his chin". The quote is by Rod McKuen : "Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it".

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. This photo is a small black and white kitten eating from a bowl. The quote is by Seanan McGuire : “Cats never listen. They’re dependable that way; when Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time.”

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The photo is a cat sat on his backside with back legs spread and front legs between them, as though to cover himself. The quote is by L. M. Montgomery: I love them, they are so nice and selfish. Dogs are too good and unselfish. They make me feel uncomfortable. But cats are gloriously human.”

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The picture is a cat wearing glasses and holding a book. The quote is by Mark Twain : “You may say a cat uses good grammar… ignorant people think it’s the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it’s the sickening grammar they use.”

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The photo is a ginger cat sat on a bench with its eyes squeezed shut. The quote is by Eckhart tolle: “I have lived with several Zen masters - All of them cats.”

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The photo is of two tiny kittens. The quote is by Sigmund Freud: "Time spent with cats is never wasted."

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A white background with a photo at the top and black text below. This photo shows a ginger cat licking the face of a darker striped cat. The quote is by Ernest Hemingway : "A cat has absolute emotional honesty: Human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not".

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The photo is a cute small kitten inside a paper bag that's on its side, so the cat is safely looking out at the camera. The quote is by Will Rogers: “Letting the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.”

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A white background on which is a cat-related photo at the top and a quote below. The photo here is the head of a ginger and white cat as he peeks around the side of some cardboard. The quote is by Mason Cooley: "Cats are inquisitive but hate to admit it".

Maybe we could learn a thing or two from our feline friends about maximising comfort & minimising stress. Which of these cat quotes is your favourite, or do you have one of your own to add?

Caz  ♥

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17 comments

Greg Dennison March 9, 2024 - 3:11 pm

😂😂😂 I love cats!

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Looking for the Light March 9, 2024 - 3:57 pm

It’s time to adopt another cat, not a baby. You love the company! 🙂

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Nancy Homlitas March 9, 2024 - 4:08 pm

Great cat quotes! I especially like the one by Montgomery. Thank you for the laughs. 🙂

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Liz March 9, 2024 - 5:05 pm

Love all these and can relate to cats owning you and picking you, as well as training you.

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luisa March 9, 2024 - 6:34 pm

Great quotes!
I love all of them 😻😻😻😻😻

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Michele Anderson March 9, 2024 - 8:49 pm

All so true and fun. I’ve had 5 cats in my life and they are interesting little beings.

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Carolyn Page March 10, 2024 - 9:05 am

“Cats are gloriously human.” Ha ha ha ha hah…
Good to laugh, Caz… Thank You
xoxoxo

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DutchIl March 10, 2024 - 11:42 am

Thank you for sharing!!.. though this poem is about a dog, it could easily be about a cat also… 🙂

JUST MY DOG
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds;
My other ears that hear above the winds.
He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.

He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being:
By the way he rests against my leg
By the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile
By the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
(I think it makes him sick with worry when he
is not along to care for me.)

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it.
When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another person. ,With him, I am all-powerful.
He is loyalty itself., He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace.

He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
His presence by my side is protection against, my fears of dark and unknown things.
He has promised to wait for me…, whenever…wherever–in case I need him.
And I expect I will–as I always have.
He is just my dog.
(Author Gene Hill…)

Hope all is well in your part of the universe, your path is paved with peace, love and happiness and until we meet again….
May flowers always line your path
and sunshine light your way,
May songbirds serenade your
every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.
(Irish Saying)

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Paul R DeLancey March 10, 2024 - 6:49 pm

Loved it.

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George March 11, 2024 - 12:56 pm

In my whole life I only met one cat that I didn’t like. That was a long, long time ago. I am sorry about Virgil. 😎🐱

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Animalcouriers March 11, 2024 - 3:21 pm

Ho ho ho – SPOT ON 😂

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da-Al March 12, 2024 - 4:52 am

great picks! love your cat logo especially 🙂

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Despite Pain March 12, 2024 - 10:22 am

Such a lovely tribute to Virgil.

These quotes are so good and extremely accurate. When we had our cat, she ruled the roost. She was an indoor and outdoor cat. She went out, came in, out, in, out in….you get the picture, I’m sure. She was best friends with our old dog too. There was none of the cat/dog hate thing going on. I think they had a secret language between them too.

Hope you’re doing ok Caz. I know how big a loss Virgil is.

Take care,
Liz x

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The Oceanside Animals March 12, 2024 - 2:15 pm

Charlee: “We see from this collection of quotes that you have a good understanding of us cats.”
Oona: “You clearly learned a lot from Virgil. Oona is impressed with his teaching abilities and your learning abilities.”
Chaplin: “We hope you can hear our purrs for you from all the way on the other side of the world!”

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James V Viscosi March 12, 2024 - 2:36 pm

Pfft, the cats aren’t in charge. I have plenty of things to do that don’t involve the cats at all. And I’ll start them just as soon as Charlee wakes up and gets off my lap because Lord knows I can’t disturb her while she’s sleeping there.

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Christy B March 15, 2024 - 4:52 pm

Such great quotes, Caz! Our 3 cats bring us so much happiness. They are our kids. I’m sorry to hear about Virgil. Thinking of you as that’s so difficult to lose family. You gave him a good life and I know he knew how much you cared for him xx HUGS

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Kymber Hawke March 19, 2024 - 4:25 pm

Having been owned by many cats over the years, I can confirm that all of these quotes are true, Caz. xoxo

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