In honor of our feline friends (several of whom are curled up on my couch keeping me warm as I am home sick with a cold) and the way they enhance our lives, we’ve compiled some of our favorite cat quotes from people around the world. From finding their way into trouble, to cuddling their way into our hearts, cats certainly are very special creatures.


“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, For Whom the Bell Tolls)


“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
—James Herriot (author, All Creatures Great and Small)


P1040792“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”
—Leonardo da Vinci (artist, Mona Lisa)


“Cats have it all — admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.”
—Rod McKuen (poet, Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows)


“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”
―Hippolyte Taine (critic)


“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”
—Sigmund Freud (psychoanalyst)


“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”
—Charles Dickens (author, Great Expectations)


“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
― Robert A. Heinlein


“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
― Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever


“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.”
― Pam Brown

Remember that AHSC is a cat-friendly practice certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. This means that the Animal Hospital of Sussex County is specifically set up to decrease stress and provide a more calming environment for your cat. Our staff has also been trained in feline-friendly handling and understanding cat behavior in order to increase the quality of care for your cat.

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So there you have it – 10 of our favorite cat quotes and sayings about cats. Funny little felines that they are, they sure do have a way of snuggling up to our heart. And with that, back to my tea, my couch, and my cats…and dogs (it’s not all about cats, you know!)

Have a favorite cat quote to share? Post it in the comments below! And don’t worry – we’ll have a dog quotes post coming up soon for all of you canine folk!