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42 Great Cat Quotes: Thoughts On Funny & Inspirational Cats

There is more to cat quotes than the classic saying Curiosity Killed the Cat … in fact, the number of meaningful quotes and how each embodies wisdom for different life situations is incredible. If you are an avid cat owner, and you simply cannot do without your feline friend, then you might be interested in learning about the best cat quotes created to inspire you, make you laugh, help you through loss, and so much more.

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Cats rule the world.Jim Davis

Time spent with cats is never wasted.Sigmund Freud

Cats choose us; we don’t own them.Kristin Cast

All you need in life is love and a cat. Unknown

Every cat is my best friend.Unknown

A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization.Unknown

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Kitten Quotes

Its nearly impossible not to smile when you see a kitten. The tiniest of meows, endless amounts of playful energy, and the sweetest of sleeping faces. Kittens are truly the light and love of the pet world.

A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor.Champfleury

No home is complete without the pitter patter of kitty feet.Unknown

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.Abraham Lincoln

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.Robert Southey

Kittens are angels with whiskers.Alexis Flora Hope

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Cute Cat Quotes

Being coy and cute are at the top of the priority list for a lot of felines – which also rings true for this next set of cat quotes.

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.James Herriot

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

Cats leave paw prints in your heart, forever and always.Unknown

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. Ellen Perry Berkley

A cat will be your friend, but never your slave.Theophile Gautier

People who don’t like cats were probably mice in an earlier life.Unknown

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Funny Cat Quotes

Most cats are too posh for you to catch them doing anything silly, but you will find that these funny cat quotes will give you a good laugh.

The phrase ‘domestic cat’ is an oxymoron.George Will

Dogs have owners, cats have staff.Unknown

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.Robert Heinlein

You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals.George Mikes

Cats will outsmart dogs every time.John Grogan

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

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.Christopher Hitchens

A cat can purr its way out of anything.Donna McCrohan

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. Terry Pratchett

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

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

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.Leo Dworken

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats. Nafisa Joseph

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Inspirational Cat Quotes

Here to spark your creativity and imagination, are a list of cat quotes geared to inspire!

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

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.Joseph Wood Krutch

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

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats. Mason Cooley

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

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Sentimental & Cat Loss Quotes

When you are unable to find the words yourself, one of these sentimental cat loss quotes may help shed a little light on an otherwise somber experience.

Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.Amy Sedaris

If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.Pam Brown

No one can truly understand the bond we form with the cats we love until they experience the loss of one.Unknown

Heaven will never be Paradise unless my cats are there waiting for me.Unknown

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

When the cat you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.Unknown

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Cats are wonderful pets and if you are lucky to have one, you know how rewarding your bond with one (or more!) of these beautiful creatures can be. We hope that you found these to be surprisingly accurate and fun as we did.

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