10 Apr 2008


13 Cat Quotes

1. "As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat."
- Ellen Perry Berkeley

2. "Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people."
- Andre Norton

3. "I love cats because I love my home, and after a while they become its visible soul."
- Jean Cocteau

4. "The playful kitten, with its pretty little tigerish gambols, is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world."
- Lady Sydney Morgan

5. "It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see."
- Eleanor Farjeon

6. A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution."
- Hazel Nicholson

7. All loyalty has a little fur in it."
- M. Malloy

8. Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur-coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold."
- Susanne Millen

9. One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home."
-Pam Brown

10. "I can’t decide if I have a cat or a cat has me."
- Esther Marton

11. "Two cats can live as cheaply as one, and their owner has twice as much fun."
- Lloyd Alexander

12. "Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow."
- George Will

13. "Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function."
- Garrison Keillor


shaunesay said...

I love 8. Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur-coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold."
- Susanne Millen

I've had cats all my life, except for about 2 years in an apartment (and the hubby to be finally just said, would you please just go get a cat, we'll pay the pet deposit, because I was so miserable without one!) and the bed just feels wrong without a kitty warming your feet! (read: making you contort in odd ways because you have nowhere to put your feet without kicking them off accidentally!)

Melli said...

Ohhhhhhhhh these are GREAT! I LAUGHED at number 13! But I think I like #2 the best!

amy said...

Ive heard of the last one.I love what you have done to your blog since last visit!

Mar said...

I love the quotes, and I am not a cat owner!! I like cats but I am not ready for a commitment :)

Happy Thursday!

nicholas said...

Great quotes, and all true!

Mar said...

Thanks for introducing me to Victor ::wink::, now I will be learning about his works!

vlado&toni said...

love the quotes -they are so true..just makes me sad knowing i don't have a cat anymore :(

Irishcoda said...

I love these cat quotes, especially #1!

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Oh, I just love No. 3 and No. 9.
Cats are amazing little critters, and as far as I'm concerned, a house isn't a home without one.
Thanks for sharing.
Take care, Meow

Irishcoda said...

Hi Gattina, TB is a nickname for my wonderful husband and means "Teddy Bear". His real name is Ted and he just looks like a teddy bear to me. :)

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Great cat quotes!! The one about wondering what the cat sees that you cannot see..well, here in South East Georgia we have these horrible flying cockroaches. Annie can smell them and before you know it she has them. Or we wake up the next morning and find one on his back!! YES!! She is great to have to find these horrible BIG bugs...I love cats..always have always will.

Lazy Daisy said...

Great cat quotes Gattina. I could identify with all of them.

Maribeth said...

There are times I miss having a
kitty. Their softness and their warmth. But then I think of all the dogs and realize how much craziness a cat would bring. Maybe when I get down to 2 dogs again years from now!

Denise Patrick said...

Very cute sayings. My sister would agree with you. Me, I like playing with cats, but I don't own any.

Happy TT!

colleen said...

Here's a good one: If a dog jumps in your lap, it's because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it's because your lap is warmer." Alfred North Whitehead

Alice Audrey said...

I like 11 the best.

Starrlight said...

The cats have us! Happy TT =)

jientje said...

I have had two cats since the day my husband and I started sharing a life together. Tisja is still with me now, I hope she'll get very old like Mora, the one before her. #9 and #10 and #11 as well, those are my favourites!

Hootin' Anni said...

I KNOW out cats...we don't have them, they have us....wrapped around our fingers!!!

I am sooooooooooo late getting around to visiting. It's been a busy day again for us. The other day we were out and about and a rock from the truck ahead of us was kicked up by him and naturally.....it hit our windshield! Cracked it good. So, the last couple of days it's been either out working in the yard 'til it gets too hot, and then out trying to find the best place to get the windshield fixed. What a pain vehicles are...and a very expensive toy. LOL

pussreboots said...

Cute quotes. I think #13 is my favorite. Happy TT.

Tasina said...

Great list. I love cats. Have you ever read "The Cat Who Came for Christmas"?

Jeanette said...

Hi Gattina, Love the cat quotes, I like #3.
Ive left you a little something at at my place..

Pamela said...

I see someone else mentioned a cat novel. There is a wonderful series of "The Cat who..." and the cat solves all sorts of mysteries. Well, the detective does, but somehow his cat always helps.

I love these quotes. Especially the empty house one.