Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
--Garrison Keillor
I've always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. . . . I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?
--Anne Tyler
I was like a cat always climbing the wrong tree.
--Carson McCullers
Where there are no tigers, a wild cat is very self- important.
--Korean Proverb
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
--Joseph Wood Krutch
No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
--Abraham Lincoln
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
--Miguel de Cervantes
We all have our 'good old days' tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in daydreams like cats to favorite armchairs.
--Brian Carter
Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
--Henry James
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
--Mark Twain
Are cats lazy? Well, more power to them if they are. Which one of us has not entertained the dream of doing just as he likes, when and how he likes, and as much as he likes?
--Fernand Mery
A metaphysician is a man who goes into a dark cellar at midnight without a light, looking for a black cat that is not there.
--Lord Bowen
A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal.
--Winston Churchill
At present cats have more purchasing power and influence than the poor of this planet. Accidents of geography and colonial history should no longer determine who gets the fish.
--Derek Wall
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
--Robertson Davies
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: the cat may be the only animal who savors the perverse or reflects upon it.
--Camille Paglia
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can not get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
--Jeff Valdez
Dogs come when they are called; cats take a message and get back to you.
--Mary Bly
His friends he loved. His direst earthly foes -- cats -- I believe he did but feign to hate. My hand will miss the insinuated nose, mine eyes the tail that wagg'd contempt at Fate.
--Sir William Watson
I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance -- a sharp, vindictive glance.
--James Thurber
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.
--Jean Cocteau
I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night.
--Marie Corelli
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
If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.
--Doris Lessing
It does not matter whether the cat is black or white. So long as it catches the mouse, it is a good cat.
--Deng Xiaoping
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that the cat has only nine lives.
--Mark Twain
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.
--Missy Dizick
The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.
--Doug Larson
The cat in gloves catches no mice.
--Benjamin Franklin
The cat is the only non-gregarious domestic animal. It is retained by its extra-ordinary adhesion to the comforts of the house in which it is reared.
--Francis Galton
Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with a cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
--Mark Twain

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