Cat Jokes & Quotes

"Ah! Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware of. It comes no doubt from their being too familiar with warlocks and witches."

-- Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) (Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake)
"There are eleven cats here. One cat just leads to another...The place is so damned big it doesn't really seem as though there were many cats until you see them all moving like a mass migration at feeding time."

-- Ernest Hemingway (Novelist, short story writer, journalist A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls -- The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea)
"What is a cat wrapped in a blanket? Answer: A purrito. "

-- Unknown
"Taco Cat spelled backwards is: Taco Cat. "

-- Unknown
"A drowsing cat is an image of perfect beatitude."

-- Chanpfleury (French art critic & novelist (1820 - 1829) Les Chats (essays about cats including portraits of cats by prominent artists of the time))
"I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through."

-- Jules Verne (French author (1828 - 1905) )
"They stray about the house with velvety tread, like the genius loci; or sit beside the writer's table companioning his thought, gazing at him from the depths of their golden eyes, with intelligent tenderness and intuitive penetration...."

-- Theophile Gautier (French poet, novelist, journalist, and critic (1811 - 72) )
"I love Easter. When else can you bite someone's head off and have it be chocolate?"

-- John Wagner created Maxine for Hallmark (Writer )
"What do you call a mischievous egg? A practical yolker."

-- Unknown author
"Who would believe a wee ball o' fur could give such pleasure?"

-- Unknown - Irish proverb
"A meow massages the heart."

-- Ernest Menaul (Author )
"I am Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that's me."

-- Maya Angelou (Author & Poet )
"We are all given second chances every day of our lives. They are there for the taking, it's just that we don't usually take them."

-- James Bowen from an unknown author (Musician, author A Street Cat Named Bob)
"The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry."

-- French Proveb
"What did the boy cat say to the girl cat on Valentine's Day? You're purr-fect for me."

-- Unknown
"I gave an order to a cat and the cat gave the order to its tail."

-- Unknown -- Chinese Proverb
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."

-- Marcel Proust (French novelist, critic & essayist In Search of Lost Time, Swann's Way)
"One should be just as careful in choosing one's pleasures as in avoiding calamities."

-- Unknown -- Chinese Proverb -- From the book: FOR THE LOVE OF CATS
"Cats do not declare their love much; they enact it, by their myriad invocations of our pleasure."

-- Vicki Hearne (American author, philosopher, poet, animal trainer & scholar of literary criticism & linguistics Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name, Bandit: Dossier of a Dangerous Dog, The Claim of Speech)
"Cats remind us not to keep things bottled up."

-- Unknown - From the book: "For the Love of Cats" by Dena Harris