Kitty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old kitty quotes, kitty sayings, and kitty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.     

Ernest Hemingway

A cat's idea of a 'good time' is to kill something.     

Andy Rooney

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

A little drowsing cat is an image of perfect beatitude.     


No cat out of its first fur can ever be deceived by appearances. Unlike human beings, who enjoy them.     

Peter S. Beagle

A well-trained cat doesn't exist because a cat remains a cat.     

Marjane Satrapi

The cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see.      

H. P. Lovecraft

Any cat that misses a mouse pretends it was aiming for the dead leaf.     

Charlotte Gray

A cat understands how to be pleasant in the morning. He doesn't talk.     

Tamora Pierce

God made the cat to give man the pleasure of stroking a tiger     

Francois Joseph Mery

A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime.     

Mark Twain

A cat cares for you only as a source of food, security and a place in the sun.      

Charles Horton Cooley

If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.     

Mark Twain

The cat has complete emotional honesty – an attribute not often found in humans.     

Ernest Hemingway

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

Douglas Larson

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave.     

Theophile Gautier

The cat is, above all things, a dramatist.     

Margaret Benson

A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.     

Hazel Nicholson

In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.     

Joseph Wood Krutch

The cat always leaves a mark on his friend.     


A cat will never drown if she sees the shore.     

Francis Bacon

Every cat knows some things need to be buried.     

Ruth Graham

A cat is a cat. She has no race creed or collar.     

Eartha Kitt

No cat purrs unless someone is around to listen.     

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

A cat is only technically an animal, being divine.     

Robert Lynd

Cat angels are the reason there are no mice angels.     

Mel Brooks

A cat doesn't linger over making it's desires felt.     

Paul Gallico

Wherever a cat sits, there shall happiness be found.     

Stanley Spencer

If a woman has one cat, it will invariably turn into 20.     

Greg Kinnear

A cat is never a presentation, but an innocent happening.     

Alwin Nikolais

Every cat is really the most beautiful woman in the room.     

E. V. Lucas

The cat is a wild animal that inhabits the homes of humans.     

Konrad Lorenz

Cat's eyes seem a bridge to a world beyond the one we know.     

Lynn-Holly Johnson

A cat who turns her nose up at bread does not deserve meat.     

Mehmet Murat ildan

The cat dwells within the circle of her own secret thoughts.     

Agnes Repplier

Black cat or white cat: If it can catch mice, it's a good cat.     

Deng Xiaoping

A cat can never be well-trained because they're too independent.     

Marjane Satrapi

The only true animal is a cat, and the only true cat is a gray cat.     

Lucy Maud Montgomery

A cat has to be in a very bad mood if a human cannot coax him to purr.     

Derek Tangye

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.     

W. C. Fields

A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather.     

Judith Merkle Riley

A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him.     

William Lyon Phelps

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.     

Groucho Marx

The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.     

Mark Twain

The cat makes himself the companion of your hours of solitude, melancholy and toil.     

Theophile Gautier

Each cat has a distinct purrsonality.     

Richard L. Peterson

Cat lovers know that every cat is remarkable.     

Gladys Taber

The cat would eat fish but would not get her feet wet.     

Geoffrey Chaucer

The best model of a cat is another cat..., specially the same cat.     

Arturo Rosenblueth