20 Cat Quotes That Will Melt Your Heart
My intent behind Live Long and Pawspurr is to make pet owners less stressful and more fun. So often, a lot of sites that exist that are so black and white when it comes to learning about animals. So I like to combine the pet owner’s information, pet health information, along with some fun stuff. Sometimes that fun stuff is just me telling my stories about my pets, and sometimes we put a fun twist on it as well.
And here is one of the fun twists. I am going to talk about the twenty sweet and funny quotes about cats. I went ahead this time and just did the actual quotes themselves. If you would prefer graphic images in the future, or really enjoyed this post, make sure to continue letting me know the information you would like to see!
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Alright, let’s get into the fun stuff with Number One!
1. Time Spent With Cats Is Never Wasted – Sigmund Freud
Starting with one of my favorite quotes, time spent with cats is never wasted. Sigmund Freud hits the nail on the head with this quote. There are many a time where I have spent the night cuddling my cats. Could I have been more productive and gotten stuff done? Yes. Do I regret spending the time with them? Very Rarely.
2. In Ancient Times, cats were worshipped as gods: they have not forgotten this. – Terry Pratchett
This quote made me laugh. Mostly because of the truth behind it. My cats are shocked daily that I don’t worship the ground they walk on. Well sometimes they think I do, but the rare moments when I don’t.
3. It is nearly impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens. – Cynthia E. Varnado
I would be shocked to find people who are able to look at little kittens rubbing up to them and sleeping and feel nothing. Even the people who are not huge animal lovers end up melting in the presence of kittens. They are cute, they are sweet. This is how they hook you.
4. Cats have it all; admiration, endless sleep opportunities and company only when they want it. – Rod McKuen
If only this quote was the same for humans. Could you imagine? Being adored for walking into a room, sleeping all day and hanging out with friends only when you want to. That sounds like my ideal Saturday and Sunday. This is your cat’s everyday life!
5. A cat has absolute emotional honesty. Human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. – Ernest Hemingway
Cats do not hide if they are happy or mad at you. If you annoy your cat, they will first, warn you with an angry meow, a whipping tail, and then their nails if necessary. If you do something that makes them mad, they handle it very differently to humans. Unlike humans, they won’t bottle it up or act fake to your face. If a cat is being extra loving to you, you never have to wonder if they don’t actually mean it. Cats are completely honest with you, good or bad.
6. What greater gift than the love of a cat? – Charles Dickens
Honey! If you’re reading this, take notes. If you ever need to figure out what to get me…a cat is always an easy option. Partially kidding. But in all seriousness, cats love is one to be treasured. Once a cat warms up to you, you feel so lucky that you were able to earn their trust. It is so rewarding to know that this independent being has trusted to enough to open up to you.
7. There are two means of refuge from miseries of life: music and cats. – Albert Schweitzer
This quote is cute, and I do agree to it on some level. If you’re having a bad day, sometimes all you need to do is turn on a song and dance around in your living room. You know what makes that even better? Dancing with your cat. (Well, if they actually let you). The number of nights that I have spent dancing with Phoebe after a tough day, countless. And those always made me feel better, even when exercise couldn’t.
8. A cat will be your friend, but never your slave. – Theophile Gautier.
After saving both my cats from danger, they are still forever grateful. However, that does not mean they would do what I want. Even if I really wanted them to do something, it would only be on their terms. They love me to pieces, but they won’t be my slave.
9. No home is complete without the pitter patter of kitty feet – unknown. (probably me…kidding of course)
Well, to be fair, I’m sure I have said some version of this quote at some point in my life. After visiting my parents this weekend, this quote came to fruition even more than normal. Sitting on the couch after a long day and hearing multiple cats running around playing. It just was so soothing to me. And there are few better things than them running over to you once they’ve tired themselves out. They just sit down next to you and you feel like you’ve won the lottery.
10. People who don’t like cats were probably mice in an earlier life. – Unknown
There is only a handful of people who I can understand not liking animals. When people tell me they don’t like cats I usually ask them a handful of questions. Have you ever had a cat? Are you allergic to cats? What are the reasons you don’t like cats? A good amount of the time people will either say that they are allergic to cats or have never had a cat before. They don’t like cats because they haven’t gotten to experience the joy of a cat. And then there are a handful of people who have had negative experiences with cats and therefore are fearful of them. Even so,
11. There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat. – Tay Hohoff
Dogs are excited to see you. That is a known fact. But cats have to be too cool for school. So when a cat comes running up to you after a long day, there is something so rewarding about that. That means that the independent cat missed you so much that they are running towards you when you come home. Real love right there.
12. Cats are inquisitive but hate to admit it – Mason Cooley
HEHEHE. If you really think about it, you know it’s true! Perfect example. Phoebe is very curious about water fountains. If they are on, she wants to know about them..sniffing and perhaps even taking a sit. However, if I were to go up to her and see interested in her curiosity. It is immediately gone. If she knows I am watching her be curious she has to pretend that she is too cool for that interesting object.
13. A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats. – Mason Cooley
I go back and forth on this one. On the one hand, of course, I would probably choose cats over people most days. But what I go back and forth on is whether they choose us over cats. There are some days where my cats definitely want to be with us, humans. But there is also an equal number of times where they will ditch me to go run around with each other. I related them to children. Sometimes a kid can love their mom more than life itself, but if their friends want to go play…then they want to go play.
But whether or not that is just cats that have found the few that they tolerate, or if I’m the crazy one who’s cat’s love each other is still up for discussion. I will probably have to go into more detail on that in another post.
14. You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense. – Jane Pauley
What’s really sad is while I’m writing this post, and reading and re-reading these quotes, they are all happening. I was stressed out about work, and I look over at Phoebe. Phoebe, who was in the oddest position, snoring and sleeping just happily. Immediately, I relaxed and smiled at her. There is just something so comforting about seeing the cat so relaxed and trusting.
15. One cat just leads to another – Ernest Hemingway
Sorry honey! But we are proof that that statement is true. Watching how much joy Phoebe has brought to my life, has made me want another one. Hence Wobbles. And watching how happy Wobbles and Phoebe are together make me want to do more. Even though we said we would never have two cats, it happened. And while we are saying that we will not have more than two cats, who knows what the future holds. (Again, sorry honey).
16. Every cat is my best friend – Unknown
I had to giggle when typing this one. Mostly because of the accuracy of the statement. If we are being realistic, I’m sure I’ve said this quote at least once in my life. Any of my friends and family know that when I see a cat, immediate friendship. I want all cats to be my friends and to pet them.
17. All you need is love and a cat.
Love is what makes your heart warm and is a cure-all. What is even better than love? The love of a cat. I’ve talked about this before, but there is really nothing better than seeing your cat run to you after a long day. Or having your cat snuggle up with you. Sometimes, you feel like that’s all you really need.
18. I just want to be a stay at home cat mom – Meowingtons Co.
How many girls have said this exact quote at some point in their lives? *Insert hair raising emoji here* Yes, I have. I would love to be able to spend all day every day with my pets and snuggle with them.
Luckily, Meowingtons Co has a lot of different products with this name. I personally have a notebook, which I use to log my blogging information and keep me motivated to stay on track.
19. Cat Hair, Don’t Care – Meowingtons Co.
Story of my life! If I had to choose between never having cat hair on me again and no cats, or cats covered in cat hair, easy choice. I will have all the cat hair. And everyone who doesn’t like it, can just deal. Love this saying too?! MeowingtonsCo has this ADORABLE T-Shirt with one of our favorite quotes, you can get it HERE!
20. Live Long and Pawspurr – Paige Nadeau
Sorry guys! I had to add that on there. But there is actually meaning behind it. Along with a pet pun, it also wanted to showcase that this is a place of love and laughter. You can learn about your pet, laugh at your pets, and be reading this while snuggling your pets. Once you educate yourself, you and your pet and live long and prosper. I’m sorry…Live Long and Pawspurr.
These are some of my favorite cat-related quotes. Sometimes when I am feeling down, or having a bad day, I love to just look at these. Cats have this great ability to bring you back to reality. Whether it be having a bad day, feeling down, or just feeling lost. If you don’t have the ability to be with a cat in that very moment, luckily you can look at cat quotes that can do almost the same thing. Make you laugh, melt your heart, and remind you of what’s important in life