18 Quotes for Cat-Lovers
Around 8,000 years ago, cats started hanging around at farming communities, mainly to feed off mice and rats that were attracted to the crops. Cats being cats, at first they weren’t too bothered about the nearby humans. The humans, however, were happy for the cats to help out with their rodent problems. And so began a long spell of domestication — or semi-domestication, as most cat-owners will attest.
Over the last few centuries, many famous figures have expressed their love and admiration for their feline companions, as the following quotes reveal.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
— Jules Verne
There are no ordinary cats.
The cat is above all things, a dramatist.
— Margaret Benson, author and Egyptologist
What greater gift than the love of a cat?
— Charles Dickens
If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
— Mark Twain
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.
— Jean Cocteau
If you want to be a psychological novelist and write about human beings, the best thing you can do is to keep a pair of cats.
— Aldous Huxley
A cat has absolute emotional honesty. Human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.
— Ernest Hemingway
Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.
— Robert A. Heinlein
The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for nothing. Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.
— William S. Burroughs