For centuries, humankind has loved and mused about animals and one of our favorites? Cats, of course! Throughout these many years of loving our feline companions, all sorts of people have documented their thoughts and feelings regarding these sweet creatures. From philosophers to authors, we have curated our favorite quotes about kitties and why they speak to us. Enjoy!

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” – James Herriot

James Herriot, author and veterinary surgeon, knew what he was talking about. Whether they’re curled up in a cozy little ball or sprawled out across the floor in just the right patch of sun, cats are experts on all things comfy. 

“As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” - ELLEN PERRY BERKELEY

We couldn’t agree more with this sentiment from cat book author, Ellen. Cats are independent creatures and they most often ended up owning their humans. 

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

Australian Poet Pam Brown is absolutely right. Working on paperwork? Move from your seat for even a minute? A cat will always be sure to come claim their place in your space. It’s alright, though. It’s cute if not funny. 

“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.”

- Mary Bly

Author Mary Bly said what all people who have owned both a cat and a dog could tell you. Love them both but a cat's confidence and sense of self is definitely worth respecting!

“One cat just leads to another.” -  Ernest Hemingway

Legendary novelist Ernest Hemingway may have been from a different time but this remains true. According to, cat owning households keep an average of 2 cats each. Two is better than one!

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” - Charles Dickens

Not only was Charles Dickens a talented writer but he surely knew what he was talking about when it came to kitties. Once a cat has opened up to you and claimed you as their own, it’s a feeling of pure joy. 

All of these amazing quotes describe just some of our thoughts and feelings on our favorite four-legged friends! Want to follow more kitty content? Check out CatGenie on social media.

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