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29 Cat Quotes Every Cat Owner Can Appreciate

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Nine lives and many quotes

Cats are the perfect companion when working home or simply watching TV on the couch. They’re kind, compassionate, and aren’t afraid to tell you what they think with many meows and purs. Nine lives may not be long enough when you’re a cat owner. Here are a few cat quotes that every cat owner can relate to. If you’re looking for a new fur baby, here are 41 shelter cats that need homes in 2020.

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A feline masterpiece

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”Leonardo da Vinci, Italian polymath

This is why cats love the “psppsppsp” noise so much

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Cats as gods

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”—Terry Pratchett, author

Do cats really always land on their feet?

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A gift

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”—Charles Dickens, author

These are 11 secrets your cat’s tail is trying to tell you.

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A cat’s choice

“Cats choose us; we don’t own them.”—Kristin Cast, editor

In case you were wondering, this is why cats choose to sleep on you.

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(Emotional) honesty is the best policy

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

Here are 12 quotes by Ernest Hemingway that will inspire you to live boldly

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Adorable kittens

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

Can’t get enough kittens? See the cutest cat breeds as kittens.

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Wisdom of cats

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”—Hippolyte Taine, French critic, and historian

Have you ever wondered: Do cats know their names?

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A blessed home

“Your house will always be blessed with love, laughter, and friendship if you have a cat.”—Lewis Carroll, author

Here are 16 cat cartoons every cat owner will love.

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A visible soul

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”—Jean Cocteau, French poet

These are the reasons why cats purr.

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The humble cat

“Cats, as you know, are quite impervious to threats.”Connie Willis, writer

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The practical cat

“Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.”—William S. Burroughs, writer

See the cutest cat breeds as kittens

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Faults of cats

“Cats are only human; they have their faults.”—Kingsley Amis, novelist

Here are 10 hilarious pictures of people who look just like their pets.

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Dining with cats

“Dogs eat. Cats dine.”—Ann Taylor

These are the 10 table etiquette mistakes you really need to stop making.

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“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”—Mark Twain, author

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The mystery of cats

“Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.”—Sir Walter Scott

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The cat as a zen master

“I have lived with several Zen mastersall of them cats.”Eckhart Tolle

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A cat’s heart

“A cat doesn’t care if you are smart or dumb, give him your heart and he will give you his.”—Abraham Lincoln

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A hungry cat

“When Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time.”—Seanan McGuire

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A kitten in the animal world

“A kitten is, in the animal world, what a rosebud is in the garden.”—Robert Sowthey

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Cats and music

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”—Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian polymath

These are the 12 rare cat breeds you probably didn’t know about.

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A heartwarming welcome

“There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.”—Tay Hohoff

Here’s how you can tell the difference between a feral and a stray cat.

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A puzzle

“A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.”—Hazel Nicholson

These are the 8 best cat breeds with the friendliest personalities.

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A simple message

“A meow massages the heart.”—Stuart McMillan

Here are 50 best cat names for your new kitten.

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The biggest hearts love cats

“People who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around.”—Susan Easterly, pet writer

Cat quotes, like this one, show what cat owners have known all along: Cat owners are the best.

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How to trust a man

“Never trust a man who hates cats.”—Jane Pauley, American television journalist and author 

Are you and your partner considering getting a pet? Here’s how adopting a dog saved this couple’s relationship.

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The key to comfort

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”—James Herriot, British veterinary surgeon and writer

In case you were wondering, this is why cats bring you dead animals.

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A talking cat

“If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.”—Nan Porter

In case you didn’t know, these are the 20 things your cat actually hates

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A cat’s friend

“A cat will be your friend, but never your slave.”—Theophile Gautier, French poet

When is it too cold for your cat to go outside?

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Nobody owns a cat

“As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.”—Ellen Perry Berkeley, architectural journalist

Next, make sure you know the 17 things your cat actually wants from you.

Madeline Wahl
Madeline Wahl is a Digital Associate Editor/Writer at RD.com. Previously, she worked for HuffPost and Golf Channel. Her writing has appeared on HuffPost, Red Magazine, McSweeney's, Pink Pangea, The Mighty, and Yahoo Lifestyle, among others. More of her work can be found on her website: www.madelinehwahl.com