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It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being.

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Cats sleep fat and walk thin.
A cat knows how to anticipate.
Never try to outstubborn a cat.
The cat is a dilettante in fur.
Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
The idea of calm exists in a sitting cat.
You can't look at a sleeping cat and be tense.
The cat is not in the long run anxious to please.
Cats don't caress us—they caress themselves on us.
There's no dealing with a cat who knows you're awake.
The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.


There are two refuges from the miseries of life — music and cats.


The vanity of man revolts from the serene indifference of the cat.
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.
The cat purrs itself to sleep, being the only creature that sings its own lullaby.
The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domestic animal.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.


The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.
A grey old cat his whiskers licked beside;
A type of sadness in the house of pride.
Cats have it all—admiration and an endless sleep and company only when they want it.
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not more of a pastime to her than she is to me?
Cats, I always think, only jump into your lap to check if you are cold enough, yet, to eat.
A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.
For there is nothing so lowering to one's self-esteem as the affectionate contempt of a beloved cat.
Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash.  That one is the cat.
If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.
Before a Cat will condescend
To treat you as a trusted friend,
Some little token of esteem
Is needed, like a dish of cream.
Cats, indeed, appear to regard human beings who may be domiciled with them rather as part of the furniture than as comrades.
A cat is sometimes inaccurately described as a domesticated animal.  Fundamentally, he is no more domesticated than a crocodile.
Very few human beings are privileged to know the cat.  He does not care whether you like him or not. . . .  He is a philosopher.
When dogs leap onto your bed, it's because they adore being with you. When cats leap onto your bed, it's because they adore your bed.


Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
A home without a cat—and a well-fed, well-petted, and properly revered cat—may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?
Confront a cat with something he has never seen before and his first reaction will almost invariably be not one of fear but of curiosity.
Cats, no less liquid than their shadows,
Offer no angles to the wind.
They slip, diminished, neat, through loopholes
Less than themselves.
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.
A cat does furnish a room.  Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow.  But a cat also is a flawlessly designed killer.
As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human mind.
The cat is the only non-gregarious domestic animal.  It is retained by its extraordinary adhesion to the comforts of the house in which it reared.
Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest.  They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules.  Their "evil" look at such times is no human projection.
There was something theatrical and grandiloquent about him, and he seemed to pose like an actor who attracts admiration.  His motions were slow, undulating, and full of majesty.
The domestic cat is a contradiction.  No animal has developed such an intimate relationship with mankind, while at the same time demanding and getting such independence of movement and action.
You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people because cats find humans useful domestic animals. A dog will flatter you but you have to flatter a cat. A dog is an employee; the cat is a freelance.


All cats were at first wild.  But were at length tamed by the industry of Mankind; it is a Beast of prey, even the tame one, more especially the wild, it being in the opinion of many nothing but a diminutive Lyon.
Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance.
A cat...plays for her own enjoyment, in a self-contained way, with no desire to share.  Shut her up alone, and a ball, a fringe, or a looped piece of string is enough to make her give herself up to silent and graceful sport.
The real objection to the great majority of cats is their insufferable air of superiority.  Cats, as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by the fact that in Ancient Egypt they were worshiped as gods.
There are three basic personality factors in cats: The kind who run up when you say hello and rub against you in cheap romance; the kind who run away certain that you mean to ravish them; and the kind who just look back and don't move a muscle.
Cats are a standing rebuke to behavioral scientists wanting to know how the minds of animals work.  The mind of a cat is an inscrutable mystery, beyond human reach, the least human of all creatures and at the same time, as any cat owner will attest, the most intelligent.
Cats are narcissistic. Their needs come before ours. They don't understand the word "No." They carry themselves with that aloof, arrogant sense of perpetual entitlement, they will jump up and insinuate themselves wherever they please–on your lap, on your newspaper, on your computer keyboard–and they really couldn't care less how their behavior affects the people in their lives. I've had boyfriends like this; who needs such behavior in a housepet?