Cat Quotes: 19 Authors’ Insights on Cats

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Cat Quotes — Cat and a typewriter in sepia tone (The Cultural Cat)

Cat Quotes — Authors now and then have been inspired by cats greatly. They have a lot in common as they prefer silence than chatting and enjoy its solitude. We’ve collected 19 authors’ cat quotes, every one of them can inspire you to see your cats in a different way.

Cat Quotes by 19 Authors

Aldous Huxley (author, Brave New World)

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CHARLES SHEELER PORTRAIT OF ALDOUS HUXLEY (ebay)

If you want to write, keep cats.

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Charles Dickens (author, Great Expectations)

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Charles Dickens (pixanews)

What greater gift than the love of a cat?

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Colette (author, Gigi)

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There are no ordinary cats.

The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivaled paw and a curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree.

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Time spent with a cat is never wasted.

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William Lyon Phelps (scholar)

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William Lyon Phelps (google.com)

A cat pours his body on the floor like water.

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Jean Cocteau (author, Les Enfants Terribles)

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I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul.

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Eckhart Tolle (author, The Power of Now)

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Eckhart Tolle (Pinterest)

I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.

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Ray Bradbury (author, Fahrenheit 451)

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Ray Bradbury and his cat (THE KING CAST)

That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.

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Kristin Cast (author, House of Night series)

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Kristin Cast portrait (Kristin Cast)

Cats choose us; we don’t own them.

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Charles Baudelaire (author, The Cat)

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Charles Baudelaire (THE GREAT CAT)

Drowsing, they take the noble attitude of a great sphinx, who, in a desert land, sleeps always, dreaming dreams that have no end.

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Lilian Jackson Braun (author, series of The Cat Who… mystery novels)

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Lilian Jackson Braun and her cat (COZY MYSTERY MAGAZINE)

Cats never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic.

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Geoffrey Household (author, Rogue Male)

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Geoffrey Household (Existential Ennui)

I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food which they take for granted, but his or her entertainment value.

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William S. Burroughs (author, Naked Lunch)

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William S. Burroughs (Bunker, New York), May 1981. Foto: © Ulrich Hillebrand (kultur-online)

Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.

The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself.

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Ernest Hemingway (author, For Whom the Bell Tolls)

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One cat just leads to another.

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

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Théophile Gautier (poet)

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Théophile Gautier (google.com)

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend, but never your slave.

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Jules Renard (author, Poil de carotte)

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Jules Renard (Aforismario)

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.

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H.P. Lovecraft (author, At the Mountains of Madness)

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H. P. Lovecraft (nrc.nl)

In its flawless grace and superior self-sufficiency I have seen a symbol of the perfect beauty and bland impersonality of the universe itself, objectively considered, and in its air of silent mystery there resides for me all the wonder and fascination of the unknown.

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Desmond Morris (author, The Naked Ape)

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Desmond Morris (fotolibra)

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.

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Garrison Keillor (storyteller)

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Garrison Keillor (kwbu)

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.

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Robertson Davies (author, The Deptford Trilogy)

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Robertson Davies (Books Tell You Why)

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.

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Well, both cats and authors are independent and solitude-loving creatures. Do they interact? Yes, they do a lot. They look at each other, more precisely observe each other’s behaviors… Perhaps both of them are genius to read between the lines and express their ideas really well. They know when to keep distance and when to distract and enjoy the tension of the game. Once you taste a cat, there’s no turning back.

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Originally published at Johnny Times.

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