“Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire,
he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.”
~ Jean Burden
“I have studied many philosophers and many cats.
The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”
~ Hippolyte Taine
“Cats have intercepted my footsteps
at the ankle for so long that my gait,
both at home and on tour,
has been compared to that of a man
wading through low surf.”
~ Roy Blount, Jr.
“As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.”
~Ellen Perry Berkeley
“A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased,
which is more than can be said for human beings.”
~ William Ralph Inge
“The reason cats climb
is so that they can look down on almost every other animal
it’s also the reason they hate birds.”
~ K.C. Buffington
“There has never been a cat Who couldn’t calm me down
By walking slowly Past my chair.”
~ Rod McKuen
“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.
It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.”
~ Bill Dana
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.
A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
~ Jules Verne
“A cat pours his body on the floor like water.”
~ William Lyon Phelps