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"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat." 
- Ellen Perry Berkeley

"You can't help that. We're all mad here." 
- The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland

"No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens." 
- Abraham Lincoln

"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat." 
- Mark Twain

"With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?" 
- Fernand Mery Her Majesty the Cat

"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." 
- Hippolyte Taine

"Actually, cats do this to protect you from gnomes who come and steal your breath while you sleep." 
- John Dobbin

"Don't think that I'm silly for liking it, I just happen to like the simple little things, and I love cats!" 
- Michelle Gardner

"Everything I know I learned from my cat: When you're hungry, eat. When you're tired, nap in a sunbeam. When you go to the vet's, pee on your owner."
- Gary Smith

"Fans think they want to see more than the 10 to 20 seconds of Itchy and Scratchy that we put on the show, but my feeling is less is more. Once you've skinned and flayed a cat, ripped his head off, made him drink acid and tied his tongue to the moon, there really isn't that much to say." 
- Matt Groening, 1993

"God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things." 
- Pablo Picasso

"I'm aloof, I like to run around outside, but I also like to curl up in warm spots. I eat fish." 
- Megan Coughlin on why she'd make a good cat

"The naming of cats is a difficult matter. It isn't just one of your holiday games. You may think at first I'm mad as a hatter. When I tell you a cat must have three different names..." 
- T.S. Eliot

"The sun rose slowly, like a fiery furball coughed up uneasily onto a sky-blue carpet by a giant unseen cat." 
- Michael McGarel

"We need a word for all the kitty-prints that are all over my windshield because the cats like to lie on my hood when the car is still warm." 
- Megan Coughlin

"When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not passing time with me rather than I with her?" 
- Montaigne

"You can visualize a hundred cats. Beyond that, you can't. Two hundred, five hundred, it all looks the same." 
- Jack Wright (of Kingston, Ontario, the Guinness Book record holder for the owner of the most cats at one time [689])

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat." 
- Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio

"After scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference." 
- Charlotte Gray

"A dog will flatter you but you have to flatter the cat." 
- George Mikes

"You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals." 
- George Mikes

"You own a dog but you feed a cat." 
- Jenny de Vries

"Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well." 
- Missy Dizick

"One is never sure, watching two cats washing each other, whether it's affection, the taste or a trial run for the jugular." 
- Helen Thomson

"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." 
- Anonymous

"A cat sees no good reason why it should obey another animal, even if it does stand on two legs." 
- Sarah Thompson

"Cats are kindly masters, just so long as you remember your place." 
- Paul Gray

"One must love a cat on its own terms." 
- Paul Gray

"Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later." 
- Mary Bly

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." 
- Albert Schweitzer

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." 
- Winston Churchill

"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." 
- Geoffrey Household

"If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer." 
- A.N. Whitehead

"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul." 
- Jean Cocteau

"There is, incidently, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person." 
- Dan Greenberg

"No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch." 
- Leo Dworken

"Cats can be cooperative when something feels good, which, to a cat, is the way everything is supposed to feel as much of the time as possible." 
- Roger Caras

"Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow." 
- George F. Will

"Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose." 
- Garrison Keillor

"By and large, people who enjoy teaching animals to roll over will find themselves happier with a dog." 
- Barbara Holland

"A meow massages the heart." 
- Stuart McMillan

"Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this by all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren't like this. A dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll in a dead fish." 
- James Gorman

"If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr." 
- Martin Buxbaum

"Cats always know whether people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough to do anything about it." 
- Winifred Carriere

"If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence." 
- Will Cuppy

"There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat." 
- Wesley Bates

"The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact." 
- P.G. Wodehouse

"Cats' hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other." 
- Stephen Baker

"There is the little matter of disposal of droppings in which the cat is far ahead of its rivals. The dog is somehow thrilled by what he or any of his friends have produced, hates to leave it, adores smelling it, and sometimes eats it...The cat covers it up if he can..." 
- Paul Gallico

"People who hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life."
- Faith Resnick

"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast." 
- Unknown

"There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats." 
- Unknown

"The cat has too much spirit to have no heart" 
- Ernest Menaul

"The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an axe murderer." 
- Paula Poundstone

"If I die before my cat, I want a little of my ashes put in his food so I can live inside him." 
- Drew Barrymore

"We have a theory that cats are planning to take over the world, just try to look them straight in the eye...yup, they're hiding something!" 
- Dog Fancy

"Most cats, when they are out want to be in, and visa versa, and often simultaneously." 
- Louis J. Camuti

"When you are looking, a cat acts like a princess, but the minute they think you are not looking, a cat acts like a fool." 
- KC Buffington

"If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat." 
- Mark Twain

"Cats are designated friends." 
- Norman Corwin

"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want." 
- Joseph Wood Crutch

"Civilization is defined by the presence of cats." 
- Unknown

"One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives." 
- Mark Twain

"The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it." 
- Doug Larson

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