10 Great Quotes from Writers about Cats
What a purrfect way to pass a few minutes – sitting back and enjoying our ten favourite quotes about our feline friends.These quotes are about cats, but are anything but catty: many of the writers featured below are fully paid-up ailurophiles, or cat-lovers.
‘Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.’ – Robertson Davies
‘When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.’ – Mark Twain
‘I am glad you have a Cat, but I do not believe it is so remarkable a cat as My Cat.’ – T. S. Eliot (letter to his godson, 1931)
‘Little one, I would like to see anyone — prophet, king or God — persuade a thousand cats to do anything at the same time.’ – Neil Gaiman
‘When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not more of a pastime to her than she is to me?’ – Montaigne
‘If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.’ – Doris Lessing
‘Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.’ – Terry Pratchett
‘I think all cats are wild. They only act tame if there’s a saucer of milk in it for them.’ – Douglas Adams
‘How we behave toward cats here below determines our place in heaven.’ – Robert Heinlein
‘A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.’ – Ernest Hemingway
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