There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
There's kind of a toll you have to pay with a cat; if you don't pet her for 10 minutes she'll bother you for six hours.
If a dog jumps into 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
A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
Cats have a scam going - you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that's the deal.
Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
Alfred A. Montapert
Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.
It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days.
Cats don't like change without their consent.
Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.
My cat is my little soul mate. He's not just a cat, he's my friend.
Before you get a dog, you can't quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can't imagine living any other way.
I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
To me, a cat is an easy pet, they don't need any spoiling or looking after.
I have realized that when you rescue your pet from a shelter, it is the most amazing feeling in the world how this animal changes your life by giving it a better one.
Every time someone buys a cat or a dog from a breeder or a pet shop, a cat on the streets or in an animal shelter loses his or her chance at finding a good home.
People buy a cat and think, 'Oh that's a beautiful collar. I'll put that on,' but that doesn't make them a responsible pet owner.
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.
A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.
If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
Time spent with a cat is never wasted.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them cats.
The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal - or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be.
Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.
After all, a woman who doesn't love cats is never going to be make a man happy.
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
Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later.