Time spent with cats is never wasted.
—Colette (1873–1954) French Novelist, Performer
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
—Garrison Keillor (b.1942) American Author, Humorist, Radio Personality
We love kitties, gawd bless their little whiskers, and we don’t give a damn whether they or we are superior or inferior! They’re confounded pretty, and that’s all we know and all we need to know!
—H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) American Science-fiction Writer
Cats only pretend to be domesticated if they think there’s a bowl of milk in it for them.
—Robin Williams (b.1951) American Actor, Comedian
If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.
Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, “I’ll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice?”
—Bette Midler (b.1945) American Actress, Singer
The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.
—Jules Renard (1864–1910) French Writer, Diarist
Take a cat, nourish it well with milk
And tender meat, make it a couch of silk,
But let it see a mouse along the wall
And it abandones milk and meat and all.
—Geoffrey Chaucer (1343–1400) English Poet, Philosopher, Diplomat, Bureaucrat
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
—Robertson Davies (1913–95) Canada Journalist, Playwright, Academic, Critic, Novelist
It’s too dangerous a journey to risk the cat’s life.
—Charles Lindbergh (1902–74) American Aviator, Inventor, Conservationist