Quotes About Cats

Quotes tagged as "cats" (showing 91-120 of 749)
Hippolyte Taine
“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”
Hippolyte Taine

Jodi Picoult
“On the other hand, I think cats have Asperger's. Like me, they're very smart. And like me, sometimes they simply need to be left alone.”
Jodi Picoult, House Rules

Haruki Murakami
“Holding this soft, small living creature in my lap this way, though, and seeing how it slept with complete trust in me, I felt a warm rush in my chest. I put my hand on the cat's chest and felt his heart beating. The pulse was faint and fast, but his heart, like mine, was ticking off the time allotted to his small body with all the restless earnestness of my own.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Neil Gaiman
“Now you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Terry Pratchett
“I hate cats."
Death's face became a little stiffer, if that were possible. The blue glow in his eye sockets flickered red for an instant.
"I SEE," he said. The tone suggested that death was too good for cat haters.”
Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters
tags: cats

Henry David Thoreau
“What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing of the origin and destiny of cats?”
Henry David Thoreau, Thoreau Journal 9

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

Seanan McGuire
“When Rome burned, the emperor's cats still expected to be fed on time.”
Seanan McGuire, Rosemary and Rue

Andrew Vachss
“Cats are the lap-dancers of the animal world. Soon as you stop shelling out, they move on, find another lap. They're furry little sociopaths. Pretty and slick -- in love with themselves. When's the last time you saw a seeing-eye cat?”
Andrew Vachss, Safe House
tags: cat, cats, pet, pets

Neil Gaiman
“She smiled again. "Do you like cat?" she said.
"Yes," said Richard. "I quite like cats."
Anaesthesia looked relieved. "Thigh?" she asked, "or breast?”
Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

Erin Hunter
“I wonder if he'll ever see the truth in my own heart: that, whatever Dustpelt says, however much Fireheart breaks the warrior code, I love him more that I could imagine loving any other cat. And if Fireheart knew, would he love me, too?
- Sandstorm”
Erin Hunter, Code of the Clans

William S. Burroughs
“Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.”
William S. Burroughs, The Cat Inside
tags: cats

Tite Kubo
“Cats cant speak, that's common sense.
-Yoruichi ”
Tite Kubo

H.P. Lovecraft
“Through all this horror my cat stalked unperturbed. Once I saw him monstrously perched atop a mountain of bones, and wondered at the secrets that might lie behind his yellow eyes.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Rats in the Walls
tags: cats

Bryan Lee O'Malley
“Every time you look up at the stars, it’s like opening a door. You could be anyone, anywhere. You could be yourself at any moment in your life. You open that door and you realize you’re the same person under the same stars. Camping out in the backyard with your best friend, eleven years old. Sixteen, driving alone, stopping at the edge of the city, looking up at the same stars. Walking a wooded path, kissing in the moonlight, look up and you’re eleven again. Chasing cats in a tiny town, you’re eleven again, you’re sixteen again. You’re in a rowboat. You’re staring out the back of a car. Out here where the world begins and ends, it’s like nothing ever stops happening.”
Bryan Lee O'Malley, Lost at Sea

Rachel Hartman
“I was drawn to his aloofness, the way cats gravitate toward people who’d rather avoid them.”
Rachel Hartman, Seraphina

C.S. Lewis
“Once when I had remarked on the affection quite often found between cat and dog, my friend replied, "Yes. But I bet no dog would ever confess it to the other dogs.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Jarod Kintz
“There should always be one more cat than person, so everyone has one to pet, and I have two to myself.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Jarod Kintz
“Loyalty is for the dogs. Count me among the cats. And count me twice—once for each of my faces.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Gail Carriger
“Madame Lefoux accepted a cup of tea and sat on another little settee, next to the relocated calico cat. The cat clearly believed Madame Lefoux was there to provide chin scratches. Madame Lefoux provided.”
Gail Carriger, Changeless
tags: cats

Clare B. Dunkle
“Em, I am trying to have an important conversation!" shouted Seylin. "I will not change into a cat!”
Clare B. Dunkle, Close Kin

Gordon Korman
“Nellie grinned. "I always wanted to go to Venice. It's supposed to be the romance capital of the world."
"Sweet," put in Dan. "Too bad your date is an Egyptian Mau on a hunger strike."
The au pair sighed. "Better than an eleven-year-old with a big mouth.”
Gordon Korman, One False Note

Judy Schachner
“My name is Skippito Friskito. (clap-clap)
I fear not a single bandito. (clap-clap)
My manners are mellow,
I'm sweet like the Jell-o,
I get the job done, yes indeed-o. (clap-clap)”
Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones

Seanan McGuire

You were sleeping so peacefully that I was loath to wake you. Duke Torquill, after demanding to know what I was doing in your apartment, has requested that I inform you of his intent to visit after ‘tending to some business at the Queen’s Court.’ I recommend wearing something clinging, as that may distract him from whatever he wishes to lecture you about this time. Hopefully, it’s your manners.

You are truly endearing when you sleep. I attribute this to the exotic nature of seeing you in a state of silence.


Seanan McGuire, A Local Habitation

John Steinbeck
“Are cats strange animals or do they so resemble us that we find them curious as we do monkeys?”
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
tags: cats

Terry Pratchett
“Cats gravitate to kitchens like rocks gravitate to gravity.”
Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad

Melanie Joy
“It's just the way things are. Take a moment to consider this statement. Really think about it. We send one species to the butcher and give our love and kindness to another apparently for no reason other than because it's the way things are. When our attitudes and behaviors towards animals are so inconsistent, and this inconsistency is so unexamined, we can safely say we have been fed absurdities. It is absurd that we eat pigs and love dogs and don't even know why. Many of us spend long minutes in the aisle of the drugstore mulling over what toothpaste to buy. Yet most of don't spend any time at all thinking about what species of animal we eat and why. Our choices as consumers drive an industry that kills ten billion animals per year in the United States alone. If we choose to support this industry and the best reason we can come up with is because it's the way things are, clearly something is amiss. What could cause an entire society of people to check their thinking caps at the door--and to not even realize they're doing so? Though this question is quite complex, the answer is quite simple: carnism.”
Melanie Joy, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others

Sarah Dessen
“After the group vet appointment--during which Lyle scratched the vet, the vet tech, and some poor woman minding her own business in the waiting room--we went back to Sabrina's and re-released the cats to their natural habitat.”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Charles Bukowski
think that the
world should be full of cats and full of rain, that's all, just
cats and
rain, rain and cats, very nice, good
Charles Bukowski, Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories

Ray Bradbury
“And metaphors like cats behind your smile,
Each one wound up to purr,
each one a pride,
Each one a fine gold beast you've hid inside (...)”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

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