Cat Jokes & Quotes

"An old Italian superstition says that a cat sneezing is good luck for anyone who hears it."

-- From the "For the Love of Cats" book by Dena Harris
"The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it."

-- Doug Larson (Author and Editor for newspapers in Wisconsin. )
"When a cat died, a wise Egyptian tried to be someplace else so that he couldn't be accused of murder."

-- Herodotus (Greek Historian in 5 BC; contemporary of Socrates )
"All black cats are not alike."

-- Amy Goldwasser and Peter Arkle (Amy is a writer and Peter is an illustrator. )
"Cats have it all -- admiration, endless sleep and company only when they want it."

-- Rod McKuen (American singer, songwriter, musician and poet. Artists who sang his songs: Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Barbara Streisand)
"To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction -- and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by."

-- Stephen Baker (American Journalist, non-fiction author and novelist The Boost, Final Jeopardy: Man vs Machine)
"In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat."

-- Warren Eckstein (Author, Pet Behaviorist, Animal Rights Activist, Broadcaster & Host of the radio show "The Pet Show How to Get Your Cat to Do What You Want, Memoirs of a Pet Therapist)
"In nine lifetimes, you'll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you."

-- Michel De Montaigne (French author, philosopher (1533 - 1593) Essais (Essays))
"The cat was created when the lion sneezed."

-- Arabian Proverb -- from the book "For the Love of Cats"
"I've never understood why women love cats. Cats are independent, they don't listen, they don't come in when you call, they like to stay out all night, and when they're home they like to be left alone and sleep. In other words, every quality that women hate in a man, they love in a cat."

-- Jay Leno (American Comedian )
"A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays and for the last three he stays."

-- English Proverb - author unknown - from the book: "For the Love of Cats"
"This latter (cat) was a remarkably large & beautiful animal, entirely black & sagacious (shrewd) to an astonishing degree."

-- Edgar Allen Poe (American writer -- wrote poetry & short stories including mysteries & macabre tales The Black Cat, The Pit & The Pendulum, Murder in the Rue Morgue)
"It isn't the size of the human, it's the size of the LOVE in the human."

-- Unknown - From the Book: "For the Love of Cats"
"If you ever need a sign of God's benevolence, remember it was he who gave us cats."

-- Unknown - From the Book: "For the Love of Cats"
"Cat people are different to the extent that they generally are not conformists. How could they be with a cat running their lives?"

-- Louis J. Camuti, D.V.M. (The first EXCLUSIVELY feline Veterinarian All My Patients Live Under the Bed, Park Ave Vet)
"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him."

-- Dereke Bruce (Author )
"A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes."

-- Indian Proverb from the book: "For the Love of Cats"
"There is no shame in not knowing...the shame lies in not finding out."

-- Unknown author: Russian Proverb from the book 'For the Love of Cats"
"Cats are independent, by which I mean SMART."

-- Dave Barry (American author - Pulitzer prize winning author, columnist & humorist-- wrote fiction, non-fiction, film adaptations & audio recordings Stay Fit & Healthy Until You Die & many more books)
"The cat is cryptic (mysterious) and close to strange things that men cannot see."

-- H. P. Lovecraft (American author -- father of horror stories, novels, short stories Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror & the Macabre: The Best of H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness)