Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Some Quotes About Cats...!


Love them or hate them, you have to admit that cat's are pretty unique animals.

When you read some of these quotes, I'm sure that you'll see your cat in some of them. Even if you don't own a cat, I'm sure that you've heard one of your friends that have cats say almost the same thing!

Cats names are more for human benefit. They give one a certain degree more confidence that the animal belongs to you.
- - - Alan Ayckbourn "Table Manners"

Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives.
- - - Stephen Baker

Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner.
- - - Stephen Baker

Drowsing, they take the noble attitude of a great sphinx, who, in a desert land, sleeps always, dreaming dreams that have no end.
- - - Charles Baudelaire "The Cat"

Any household with at least one feline member has no need for an alarm clock.
- - - Louise A. Belcher

Cat: a soft indestructible automaton provided by nature to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle.
- - - Ambrose Bierce

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you.
- - - Mary Bly

The real measure of a day's heat is the length of a sleeping cat.
- - - Charles J. Brady

A cat isn't fussy - just so long as you remember he likes his milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on the blue plate. From which he will take it, and eat it off the floor.
- - - Arthur Bridges

A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.
- - - William S. Burroughs

Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.
- - - William S. Burroughs

The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don't buy love for nothing.
- - - William S. Burroughs

Most cats, when they are Out want to be In, and vice versa, and often simultaneously.
- - - Dr Louis J. Camuti

Your rat tail is all the fashion now. I prefer a bushy plume, carried straight up. You are Siamese and your ancestors lived in trees. Mine lived in palaces. It has been suggested to me that I am a bit of a snob. How true! I prefer to be.
- - - Raymond Chandler
( letter, Christmas 1948, from Chandler’s cat Taki to Mike Gibbud, Esq., “A Siamese Cat of imperfect blood line.”)

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

There are no ordinary cats.
- - - Colette

A Poet's Cat, sedate and grave
As poet well could wish to have,
Was much addicted to inquire
For nooks to which she might retire,
And where, secure as mouse in chink,
She might repose, or sit and think.
- - - William Cowper

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days.
- - - Bill Dana (William Szathmary)

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
- - - Robertson Davies

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.
- - - Missy Dizick

Before a cat will condescend
To treat you as a trusted friend,
Some little token of esteem
Is needed, like a dish of cream.
- - - T. S. Eliot

When a Cat adopts you there is nothing to be done about it except to put up with it until the wind changes.
- - - T. S. Eliot

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.
- - - W. C. Fields

The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivaled paw and a curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree.
- - - Sidonie Gabrielle

The cat is a dilettante in fur.
- - - Theophile Gautier

Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man.
- - - Paul Gray

What's virtue in a man can't be virtue in a cat.
- - - Gail Hamilton

A feather kitty's talent lies
In scratching out the other's eyes.
A feather kitty never dies
Oh immortality.
- - - Ernest Hemmingway, written in 1942, for his cat, F. Puss

Cat: A pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs and patronizes human beings.
- - - Oliver Herford

Some people say man is the most dangerous animal on the planet. Obviously those people have never met an angry cat.
- - - Lillian Johnson

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

If cats could talk, they would lie to you.
- - - Rob Kopack

The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.
- - - Doug Larson

If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.
- - - Doris Lessing "Particularly Cats"

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
- - - Abraham Lincoln

I purr and your blues fade away.
I snuggle close and a frown turns to a smile.
I play chase and your world fills with laughter.
And in return, all I ask, is two meals a day...
...and all your love.
- - - Stuart and Linda Macfarlane

I gave my cat a bath the other day ... they love it. He sat there, he enjoyed it, it was fun for me. The fur would stick to my tongue, but other than that . . .
- - - Steve Martin

There has never been a cat
Who couldn't calm me down
By walking slowly
Past my chair
- - - Rod McKuen

Cats are the natural companions of intellectuals. They are silent watchers of dreams, inspiration and patient research.
- - - Dr. Fernand Mery, The Life, History and Magic of the Cat

When the tea is brought at five o'clock
And all the neat curtains are drawn with care,
The little black cat with bright green eyes
Is suddenly purring there.
- - - Harold Monro "Milk for the Cat"

When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime for her more than she is to me?
- - - Michel deMontaigne

Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, where have you been?
I've been to London to look at the Queen.
Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse under the chair.
- - - Mother Goose

The trouble with a kitten is that...
Eventually....
It becomes a cat!
- - - Ogden Nash

Cats are to dogs what modern people are to the people we used to have. Cats are slimmer, cleaner, more attractive, disloyal, and lazy....Cats are irresponsible and recognize no authority, yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful. Cats are mean for the fun of it. In fact, cats possess so many of the same qualities as some people (expensive girlfriends, for instance) that it's often hard to tell the people and the cats apart.
- - - P. J. O'Rourke

A cat pours his body on the floor like water.
- - - William Lyon Phelps

The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an axe murderer.
- - - Paula Poundstone

People who wish to salute the free and independent side of their evolutionary character acquire cats. People who wish to pay homage to their servile and salivating roots own dogs.
- - - Anna Quindlen

People who hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life.
- - - Faith Resnick

Cats are a waste of fur.
- - - Rita Rudner

When the cat's away, chances are he's been run over.
- - - Michael Sanders

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats.
- - - Albert Schweitzer

One is never sure, watching two cats washing each other, whether it's affection, the taste, or a trial run for the jugular.
- - - Helen Thomson

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
- - - Mark Twain

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
- - - Jeff Valdez

It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.
- - - Cynthia E. Varnado

A dog is a man's best friend. A cat is a cat's best friend.
- - - Robert J. Vogel

Even overweight, cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses.
- - - John Weitz

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

It's obvious to me that most of these folks had a cat or two. So many of these quotes are true, it's scary! Trust me...I know!

Let's have some coffee in the kitchen this morning. Terribly windy out today!

8 comments:

Baby Sis said...

Bubba -
So true, so true! And I'll bet you still have a hole where Smokey used to snuggle. Heard this am that the SPCA rescued some 125+ cats and dogs from a single residence in January, and many are now ready for adoption. Are you ready? Maybe it's time....

Big hugs from me and Lightning (well, he didn't hug, just squinted his eyes, but you can interpret that as what you want, right?) -

Anonymous said...

Our two housecats Leo and Sabrina know who is the boss in our household too - their attitude is 'WE WILL PUT UP WITH YOU AS LONG AS YOU BRING US FRISKIES. BUT IF YOU TRY AND DRESS US UP, WE WIL HURT YOU!

Cats do have some attitude!

HermitJim said...

Hey Sis...
I think that BB is getting used to being the only cat around!

Of course, there is always Amy, but she pretty much ignores CB...so they get along!

I'm not sure I want to get another cat right now, as much as I do miss Smoky. Maybe it's better to just go with one!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Anon 7:30...
I've picked up on nearly the same thoughts from my cat!

I know better to even try and dress him up!

I appreciate you coming by today!

Mechanic in Illinois said...

All I know is our cats allow us to live with them. Thanks for the story and have a great wednesday.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I have in the past been owned by three cats and they all had completely different personalities.

Jane said...

My cat his name is onyx,is so smart! When I feed him he bumps his head against the bag so more food will spill. Sometimes he slaps the bag for the same reason.He's sooo smart!Blessings jane

Rae said...

Great quotes. I've never been able to have a cat because of allergies. I've always thought it would be nice to have one though.

Beth said...

What happened to Smokey? Thanks to the kids I do have a cat now...since my Thanksgiving trip to Georgia. She is full grown but very small with gret, powerful lungs. She and Harley devised a very clever scheme for sharing her food. She is not my Mittens but she rules anyway.
Love ya.