10 Literary Quotes About Cats

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By Adrea


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Many renowned authors, and others, have written about cats – witty, wise, observant, and with a dash of truth. Here are ten quotes to get you through your day with the smile of a Cheshire Cat.



Time spent with a cat is never wasted.  Colette  (author, Gigi)

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.  Jean Cocteau  (director, Orpheus)

What greater gift than the love of a cat?  Charles Dickens  (author, Great Expectations)

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

It is very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that, whatever you say to them they always purr.  Lewis Carroll (author, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

Cats will outsmart dogs every time.  John Grogan (author, Marley & Me)

How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.  Robert A. Heinlein (author, Red Planet)

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.  Edgar Allan Poe (author, The Raven)

Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat.  If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.  Mark Twain (author, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.  Jules Verne (author, Journey to the Center of the Earth)


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  1. Cats are Awesome!!! They’re graceful, mysterious, beautiful and independent. Cats are very clean and easy to care for. They don’t make much noise, either.
    But, the best thing about cats, is that once they love you, it’s forever!❤

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