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30 Bewitching Black Cat Quotes & Sayings

People often view black cats in one of two ways – appreciate their majestic dark charm, or are superstitious, doing whatever they can to avoid any unwarranted run-ins. Regardless of your opinions on these feisty felines, you’ll be intrigued by these black cat quotes, sayings, and superstitions.


The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat. Confucius

Animals like crows, owls, or black cats are not ominous at all; it is the men’s superstitious mind which is the inauspicious one.Mehmet Murat Ildan

Beware of the night, child. All cats are black in the dark.Jean Genet

Black cat or white cat; if it can catch mice, it is a good cat.Deng Xiaoping

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhereGroucho Marx

Forecasting future events is often like searching for a black cat in an unlit room, that may not even be there.Steve Davidson

Whenever the cat of the house is black, the lasses of lovers will have no lackFolk Saying

A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn’t there. A theologian is the man who finds it.H. L. Mencken

Sometimes it happens that a black cat lets you pass in front of it.Unknown

Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that is not there, and finding it. Oscar Wilde

When the tea is brought at five o’clock, and all the neat curtains are drawn with care, the little black cat with bright green eyes is suddenly purring there.Harold Monro

One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it – it was the black kitten’s fault entirely.Lewis Carroll


Black cats are certainly bad omens for enemies and good luck for friends.Shankar Gr

A black cat will bring its owner good luck.New England Historical Society

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Halloween Black Cat Quotes

Black cats are often associated with Halloween – lurking graveyards, stalking witches, being all-around creepy, and participating in otherwise spooky activities. Although we love them all year round, here are a few great Halloween inspired black cat quotes.

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When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.Unknown

Black cat on a fence; Halloween two days hence.Rusty Fischer

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.Unknown
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Funny Black Cat Quotes

Cats may not be the funniest animals from the pet world, but occasionally they give something to laugh about. These fickle felines usually bring about feelings of dark magic and wonder but here are a few black cat sayings we thought would bring them a touch of dark humor.


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When is it bad luck to be followed by a cat? When you are a mouse. Unknown

Black cats were created to give everyone the opportunity to be owned by a mini-panther. Unknown

A black cat passing by the crossroad can stop hundreds of people, what a red light on traffic signal has failed to do for a long time.Nitya Prakash

What Is a Black Cat’s Favorite Song? Three Blind Mice.Business Cat

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Superstitious Black Cat Quotes and Sayings

A sinister lurk of a black cat can be interpreted in many different ways, and as a result, black cats have become a common and often eerie subject of urban and classic superstitions. Now, depending on where you are in the world, and what traditions and cultures you believe in, some of these next black cat quotes will be quite familiar.

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Black cats are witches in disguise. Unknown, Superstition

If you spot a black cat on a porch, they will bring prosperity. Unknown, Superstition

You will be rewarded with luck if you find a single white hair among a black cat’s coat. Unknown, Superstition

If a cat walks towards you, it’s good luck. If one walks away from you, it’s bad luck.Unknown, Superstition

Dreaming of black cats will bring you good luck.Unknown, Superstition

Death is imminent if a black cat lays on one’s sickbed. Unknown, Superstition

You might be lucky in love if you spot a black cat.Unknown, Superstition

Ships with black cats aboard will always return home safe. Unknown, Superstition

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Whether you choose to believe in the superstitions surrounding black cats and avoid them at all costs, or simply love them for their obscure and chic fur, we hope that you have enjoyed the list of our favorite Black Cat Quotes, Sayings, and Superstitions.

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