Quotes About Cats

"I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.  A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through." -- Jules Verne
"The city of cats and the city of men exist one inside the other, but they are not the same city." -- Italo Calvino
"A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem." -- Jean Burden
"God made the cat in order that humankind might have the pleasure of caressing the tiger." -- Fernand Mery
"When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?" -- Michel de Montaigne
"The cat has too much spirit to have no heart." -- Ernest Menaul
"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat." -- Ellen Perry Berkeley
"One reason we admire cats is for their proficiency in one-upmanship. They always seem to come out on top, no matter what they are doing, or pretend they do." -- Barbara Webster
"Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the leash.  That one is the cat.  If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat." -- Mark Twain
"No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens." -- Abraham Lincoln
"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat." -- Edgar Allan Poe.
"What greater gift than the love of a cat." -- Charles Dickens.
"A cat has absolute honesty." -- Ernest Hemingway
"Cats are mysterious kind of folk; there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of." -- Sir Walter Scott
"The smallest feline is a masterpiece." Leonardo da Vinci
"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." -- Hippolyte Taine
"The cat is above all things, a dramatist." -- Margaret Benson
"Cats as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by that fact that in Ancient Egypt they were worshiped as gods." -- P.G. Wodehouse
"Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it is the sickening grammar that they use." -- Mark Twain
"If purring could be encapsulated, it'd be the most powerful anti-depressant on the pharmaceutical market." -- Alexis F. Hope
"Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?" -- Karen Brademeyer
"Before a cat will condescend
To treat you as a trusted friend,
Some little token of esteem
Is needed, like a dish of cream."
-- T.S. Eliot
"You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals." -- George Mikes
Cat: A pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings. ~~Oliver Herford
Cats are smarter than dogs. You cannot get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. ~~Jeff Valdez
"If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer." ~~Alfred North Whitehead
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." -- Robert A. Heinlein
An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. --Arab Proverb
Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it." -- Unknown
"With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?" -- Fernand Mery
Mysterious, sophisticated, tender, gentle and sweet are but a few words to encompass what all the sayings above have uttered about cats.  If you have one, you know better!