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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, however. Here are a few cat quotes that every cat owner can relate to.

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A feline masterpiece

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

Find out how to keep a cat from scratching the furniture.

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Cats as gods

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

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A gift

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

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A cat’s choice

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

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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

These are the cat breeds with the friendliest personalities.

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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

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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

Learn what dog and cat years really mean.

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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

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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

Discover the answer to the age-old question: what’s up with that weird kneading cats do?

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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

Take a look at the most famous pets to live in the White House.

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Faults of cats

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

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Dining with cats

“Dogs eat. Cats dine.” —Ann Taylor

Don’t miss these funny photos of cats working from home.

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A lesson learned

“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

Find out why cats are afraid of cucumbers.

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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

We’ve rounded up the best cat videos on YouTube!

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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

These funny pet stories prove we’ll do anything for our favourite pets.

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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

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A heartwarming welcome

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

Every owner should know these signs of cancer in cats.

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A puzzle

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

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A simple message

“A meow massages the heart.” —Stuart McMillan

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The biggest hearts love cats

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

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How to trust a man

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

Understand the signs your cat is secretly mad at you.

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The key to comfort

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

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A talking cat

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

Keep an eye out for these subtle signs your cat is depressed.

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A cat’s friend

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

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Nobody owns a cat

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

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