Cats Quotes

Cats Quotes by Rod McKuen, H. P. Lovecraft, Kurt Elling, Michael Showalter, Lauren Ash, Francesca Hayward and many others.

Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.
Rod McKuen
We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.
H. P. Lovecraft
I can’t say New York’s home, but I’ve made a lot of friends, and I’m developing a map of what cats are here and where they play, and as a singer, you’re always looking for projects that tie things in emotionally and intuitively with your life.
Kurt Elling
I’ve always loved going to see Broadway shows. I’ve seen ’em all: Rent, Chorus Line, Cats, West Side Story, Guys & Dolls, Wicked, you name it!
Michael Showalter
Just have a Sunday where you do nothing. Lay around, cover yourselves in dogs and cats like I like do, and just put on some Netflix. There’s so much value I think in just allowing yourself to be still.
Lauren Ash
When I was younger, in my living room, I used to put ‘Cats’ the stage musical video on and I used to copy Victoria.
Francesca Hayward
I’ve been very successful doing voices in movies. I did Olive, the Other Reindeer, with Drew Barrymore, and I did Cats and Dogs. My children came to some of the sessions.
Joe Pantoliano
A lot of people don’t really understand that a statistic is an indicator, but it doesn’t really give the full picture of the body of work. There’s been time when I’ve had one sack or no sacks and controlled a whole game, and I’ve seen other cats get three or four sacks and it had no effect on that game.
Julius Peppers
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
Mason Cooley
It occurred to me that cats were being held back a little bit. I thought, ‘I’ll give the cat human thoughts and feelings but not be apologetic for it. That would be very catlike.’
Jim Davis
Each year, billions of animals are subjected to cruelty on factory farms, feed lots, and slaughterhouses. The brutality that these animals endure would be grounds for felony cruelty charges if inflicted upon our cats and dogs.
Peter Dinklage
For people who know about dance, ‘Cats’ is a musical that really celebrates dance, and there are so many different styles of dance in this film, too. I was really looking forward to being part of that.
Francesca Hayward
The real takeaway should be to give your money to conservation programs around the world that are really working hard to save tigers in their range countries and not give your money to sanctuaries, which are really, effectively just caging tigers and cats.
Eric Goode
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it’s that curiosity might kill cats, but it doesn’t kill people.
Tracy Morgan
My husband and I are best of friends first and foremost. We fight like cats and dogs, but never stay mad for long. I was lucky to find him, he is in every way, my soulmate.
Carnie Wilson
I seem to have a soft spot in my heart for Australia and Australian actors. After having worked with one in ‘Cinderella’ and a multitude of them in ‘Cats,’ I’ve wanted the opportunity to actually perform ‘down under.’
Lea Salonga
Having a bunch of cats around is good. If you’re feeling bad, you just look at the cats, you’ll feel better because they know that everything is just as it is. There’s nothing to get excited about. They just know. They’re saviours.
Charles Bukowski
No, I never thought I would like cats.
Karl Lagerfeld
Cats are so easy. I would definitely welcome more cats into the Stern household.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
My relationships with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.
William S. Burroughs
Everyone is allowed to be vulnerable. I think women and men and dogs and cats and ants and aliens can all express themselves and be vulnerable.
Melanie Martinez
If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.
Daniel Handler
Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
Rebecca West
There is a giant gulf between doing something and doing nothing. And someone who makes a lolcat and uploads it – even if only to crack their friends up – has already crossed that chasm to doing something. That’s the sea change, and you can see it even with the cute cats.
Clay Shirky
In my heart, I know that Jesus would never condone the suffering that results when dogs and cats are allowed to breed.
Joanna Krupa
Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
Henry James
Robots already perform many functions, from making cars to defusing bombs – or, more menacingly, firing missiles. Children and adults play with toy robots, while vacuum-cleaning robots are sucking up dirt in a growing number of homes and – as evidenced by YouTube videos – entertaining cats.
Peter Singer
I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with – dogs and cats, for example – from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts.
Kristen Bell
Some people who like dogs don’t like cats, but I’m not like that.
Viggo Mortensen
My quest these days is to find my long lost inner child, but I’m afraid if I do, I’ll end up with food in my hair and way too in love with the cats.
Kenny Loggins
Sparks is a sporting charity that puts on golf tournaments for sick children, and my animal charities include Oldham Cats and Feline Care, a big cat charity close to me in Norfolk. I’m also a Freemason and the money they raise for charity is phenomenal.
Rick Wakeman
I am mean as cats’ meat about handbags: mine don’t ever look chic. I always prefer bags that aren’t made of leather.
Joanna Lumley
I’m allergic to cats, so I’m psychologically wired to associating kittens with itchy eyes and popping Claritin.
Ross Butler
I am primarily a comedian. Sometimes I also do comedy about my cats. Now unless you find metaphors in cats, there is nothing political about those and I love doing such jokes as much as I love doing political content.
Varun Grover
We have three cats. It’s like having children, but there is no tuition involved.
Ron Reagan
My uncle was in a ska band called the Top Cats; that was my first proper influence, as I was taken to see them every week. It sort of built up, the want to replicate it creatively.
King Krule
I’m not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats. I’m not looking for the secret to life… I just go on from day to day, taking what comes.
Frank Sinatra
The Cat Dancer is a 30-inch piece of wire with some little cardboard cylinders on the end. My cats go crazy for it. I stuck it on the wall with the adhesive mount, but I ended up taking it off so I could hold it and play directly with my cats.
Mark Frauenfelder
I would mark 2015 down as the best year of my life. Now, I beat a couple of legends, became World Heavyweight Champion, ascended to the very top of the industry; I got two cats – that was a big deal in 2015.
Ethan Carter III
Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They’re like the people who become successful and then don’t want to be reminded of the old neighborhood.
Phil Donahue
If you want to relate me to the newer cats, let’s go. Let’s go line for line and bar for bar. If it’s all about spitting and metaphors and MCing and lyrics and entendres, I will eat 99 percent of you dudes up.
Lupe Fiasco
A good joke can spread throughout the Internet between the time you go to bed and the time you wake up, leading to an inbox filled with pictures of funny cats and cheeseburgers.
Rosanna Pansino
They say cats have nine lives. I’ve had 12 already and I don’t know how many more I’ll have.
Gordon Ramsay
I grew up in a home where animals were ever-present and often dominated our lives. There were always horses, dogs, and cats, as well as a revolving infirmary of injured wildlife being nursed by my sister the aspiring vet.
Julia Glass
Be able to identify the most common breeds of dogs and cats on sight.
Marilyn vos Savant
Animal hoarding was a dirty secret until hoarders appeared on our TV screens and showed how they are compelled to collect so many dogs, cats or parrots that the animals end up in cages only inches bigger than their own bodies. For life.
Ingrid Newkirk
Black cats cross my path all the time. I’ll break a mirror. I have no regard for superstition.
CM Punk
I’ve got two brothers and there was a male dog and two male cats and every family we knew had three boys. Great for us, slightly less great for my mum.
Alex Horne
I love all animals. I just happen to prefer cats. They’re really chill, and they’re loving yet not loving. I relate to them, in a way.
Camren Bicondova
There are a lot of great animal rights organizations who save dogs and save cats, but the Humane Society is actually really good at working with Congress and getting legislation actually passed.
I was raised on Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly and discovered the Stray Cats when I was 11 or 12 years old.
Drake Bell
I am going to confront the old-fashioned negative thinking which says that all government needs to do to generate growth is cut worker and environmental protections, cut taxes on the rich and stroke ‘fat cats’ until they purr with pleasure. I’m completely repudiating the idea that government has to get out of the way.
Vince Cable
I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk.
James Patterson
When cats scratch the furniture, it’s only because they’re trying to sharpen their claws, which means they get so long that they want to grind them down. So if you trim their claws routinely, it helps tremendously.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
I saw ‘Cats’ on a school trip. I thought it was neat and a little weird. The set was cool.
Rob McClure
Don’t do this ageism thing in Hip Hop. Don’t be an OG and tell me these young, rich cats ain’t doing it right. Don’t tell me that, man.
Too Short
To be honest, the reason I have my cats is to force myself to think about something other than myself.
Marie Helvin
I read that when cats are cuddling and kneading you, and you think it’s cute, they’re really just checking your vitals for weak spots.
Kandyse McClure
You don’t see sick animals in the wild. You don’t see lame animals in the wild, and its all because of the predator: the lion, the tiger, the leopard, all the cats.
Tippi Hedren
I know real cops. When they’re paired up together, they get so close, you know? There’s no excuse for it, but these guys do have a connection. They fight like cats and dogs, but when they get in a really messed-up situation, they’re there for each other.
Kenny Johnson
I’ve got big homies that done been through the same thing I’ve been through and they made it out, changed their life and they come back and snatch young cats up and lecture them and let them know right way to do it.
Jay Rock
My husband was like, ‘Sure, we can adopt cats, but you know, I love my dog.’ But I have to say he’s just as in love with these cats as he is with Bianca the bulldog, and they’ve really enriched our lives to the point of just complete bliss.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
I hang out with my cats, watch Netflix and try to sleep as long as I can.
People planted seeds into me. Older cats gave me the game. My family, especially my mother, gave me the game and I pass it on. That’s what it’s about. If somebody gives you mental jewelry and you wear it for so long, you want to give it to somebody else for them pass it on.
Jay Rock
It kills my vibe when cats don’t wanna cuddle!
I have the life of seven cats.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
The day I set foot in Hyderabad, I saw an animal being hit by a vehicle. The city did not have a shelter for the bleeding animal, and I brought it home. In less than a month, our house was home to all kinds of animals – a buffalo with a broken hip, a blind mongoose, goats, dogs, cats.
Amala Akkineni
My last show that I did on Broadway was – I hate to say this, but – ‘Cats.’ There you go. So I was doing ‘Cats’ on Broadway, and I injured my back. It was a really tough show.
Rob Marshall
It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
Agnes Repplier
My wife and I have so much fun when we travel and find anything… like stray cats and squirrels.
Eric Roberts
Once I was gone for a month and I was just miserable, so I flew back from Florida for two hours just to be home and see my cats.
Paula Poundstone
I don’t think Wisconsin should become known as a state where we shoot cats.
Jim Doyle
When my cats aren’t happy, I’m not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they’re just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I’m just living in Eau Claire, not really leaving for much. I go to the farmers market, go to the studio, go home and play with my cats. I don’t know if I’ve ever been this happy, which is really awesome.
Justin Vernon
Domestic house cats kill more fish than all the world’s seals put together.
Paul Watson
Making movies is like herding cats.
Eric Fellner
When you go into a person’s house, and you smell that wash of cat smell, it’s the human’s fault, not the cat’s. Cats want everything to be clean around them. They want where they live to be clean, they clean themselves, they want a clean litter box.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
I work with the Humane Society a lot and have three rescue cats.
Ian Somerhalder
The first thing I do when I come home is check the refrigerator for cats because I’m convinced that if one dies, my husband will hide it in there because I don’t cook and so I won’t see it. I do drink Cokes, though, so technically he should hide the corpse in the oven. And now I need to start checking the oven.
Jenny Lawson
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.
Jean Cocteau
I used to have two brown-coloured cats, who were brother and sister, called Bonzo and Bonzetta.
Mini Grey
When I was three, I lived in Florida, and my mom took me to see the touring production of ‘Cats.’ And I was, like, absolutely silent – which for a 3-year-old never happens – and I turned to her and said, ‘I need to do this.’ That’s when I started my performer journey.
Milly Shapiro
The only shows I saw as a kid were that holy trinity: ‘Les Miz,’ ‘Cats,’ ‘Phantom.’
Lin-Manuel Miranda
I think the thing that really started setting my career on the course that it’s on is when I did ‘1000 Cats’ on ‘Funny or Die Presents’ on HBO. That’s what I feel like kind of got me a little bit more into the system.
Brett Gelman
I really love writing, but I am very easily distracted: my two cats fighting, a rainbow, a TV show… I have to use every trick to keep myself at the computer.
K. A. Applegate
I never been a hater of these other cats, who never really had nothing, being successful. That’s not my problem.
With ‘Louis Wain,’ it’s a very eccentric film and we had an incredible time. I never thought that me, Sharon Rooney, Andrea Riseborough and Aimee Lou Wood would get to be in the same family. None of us are cat people though, which when you have 20 cats on set is hilarious.
Stacy Martin
We have associations to things. We have, you know, we have associations to tables and to – and to dogs and to cats and to Harvard professors, and that’s the way the mind works. It’s an association machine.
Daniel Kahneman
What the ‘supposed 99 percent’ don’t realize is that they are better off if there are more fat cats, not less.
Foster Friess
Spotting a rare bird is never worth the bite of a cur. Once bitten by a German shepherd, I knew that I preferred cats, even if they are bird-killers. Life is long enough for more than one chance at a rare bird.
James D. Watson
Because I’m seen on ‘Oz’, a lot of the urban cats in the city are like, ‘Yo, I thought you’d be rolling in a Mercedes?’ And I’m just like, ‘Not at all!’ This is cable money. There is a big difference between that and a network. But still I can’t complain. It’s better than doing a 9 to 5 any day.
Kirk Acevedo
My tragedy is that all I want is a dog, and yet I have been cursed with cats all my life.
Michael Sheen
Cats don’t need you that much. They like to come and get stroked now and then, and they need you to feed them. But other than that, they’re not very demanding, are they? I quite like that.
Ruth Wilson
I like to position a cat tree in the window so the cats can look outside and feel the sunlight.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
I have my sweetheart Yorkshire terrier, Tabasco, along with two cats, Romeo and Jasmine. Yes, I am both a Shakespeare and Disney addict.
Kirsten Prout
Thank God I have parents who’d support the crazy things I did. If my dad found a snake, I’d take it to the woods. I was always taking these homeless birds and homeless cats home.
Ashlan Gorse Cousteau
I’m one of the more pessimistic cats on the planet. I make Van Gogh look like a rodeo clown.
Dennis Miller
I think everybody knows my sound because I’m me, you know? But, on your fourth album, I think you’ve definitely gotta show growth because I definitely don’t plan on being one of those cats that fade off. It’s always about growing with me; I grew up over the years.
Young Jeezy
On ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats,’ myself, Jimmy Carr and Jason Manford have got the producers around to our way of thinking – which is to trust us and allow us to ad-lib.
Sean Lock
Cats thrive when they can walk around and sleep in a patch of sunlight.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
Every unwanted animal ends up on my farm: alpacas and horses and dogs and cats and chickens and ducks and parrots and fish and guinea pigs.
Salma Hayek
When you come to the Bay, we always had this slick talk. E-40 made it real famous. We make up words. We talk real funny. When you hang around a bunch of Bay cats, you’re like, ‘You guys are funny.’ But that’s our way.
Too Short
Even with so many artists using auto-tune, there’s still a growing group of artists rising up and going in the opposite direction, making music that’s real and fresh. And those cats are getting back to the basics without auto-tune. And a lot of those cats are packing out venues without getting played on the radio!
My dad, Donald, was a vet and had a practice in Yorkshire. Cats and dogs were his bread and butter, but his greatest love was large animals.
Alastair Campbell
The majority of cats are very gregarious – they love each other so much; they enjoy living together and grooming each other.
Celia Hammond
I like cats a lot. I’ve always liked cats. They’re great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It’s like an offering.
Christopher Walken
I’ve had two unlucky injuries that are the equivalent of walking under 1,000 ladders and seeing 1,000 black cats.
Andrew Bogut
When I was five, six, I drew myself as a cat a lot, because I was obsessed with cats. And then, as soon as I took my first riding lesson, I started drawing horses.
Lisa Hanawalt
I have met so many of my idols – like Ray Charles, Brian Setzer – all these cats that are legendary musicians. If they had said to me, ‘Hey man, I’m busy,’ it would have crushed my soul.
Drake Bell
I’m very into Taylor Swift. From her music to her wardrobe, she is absolutely killing it. Also, she has adorable cats that I would love to pet.
Connor Franta
I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed.
Jeanette Winterson
I had a ‘Cats’ phase, where I did lots of overturned furniture and trash cans. I asked for a fog machine for my birthday.
Ben Platt
Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature.
Billy Corgan
By the time I got to ‘St Vincent,’ I had shot so many scenarios I was ready for anything – I’ve shot kangaroos, I’ve shot dogs, cats, crowds, fight scenes, stunts, comedy, drama, handheld, dolly, helicopter, crane – I just felt that there was nothing I was unprepared for.
Theodore Melfi
It is easy to fall into despair thinking about all that is wrong with the world. The joys seems so small in comparison. Internet videos of cats riding Roombas just can’t compete with a father talking about how his dead 13-year-old son had wanted to be a pilot.
Donna Brazile
I have an obscene fascination with cats… It’s kind of embarrassing. But they’re so cute.
Henry Golding
We still get those kind of cats coming out to our shows. Once you’re into it, you’re into it for a lifetime.
Dimebag Darrell
People want to marry me for companionship. No thanks! I’ve got my cats for that!
Ruth Rendell
In hip-hop, sometimes that pace is so fast that you miss things. I don’t mean literally miss lyrics; I just think there’s an emotion in what these cats are saying that gets by you. When you slow things down, there’s this emotion, this yearning.
Barry Jenkins
If someone offered me a free trip to the International Space Station, I would decline. I like Earth. I like the internet. I like Diet Coke. I have cats. I write about brave people – I’m not one of them.
Andy Weir
I love cats. I have a lot of cat tales, ha ha, so to speak. A lot of my cats come to me. They show up at my house. I’m kind of a cat lady that way.
Gina Gershon
Millions of cats are in shelters across the country waiting for a loving parent or family to bring them home.
Hannah Simone
I love dogs and cats.
We had to pose with towels wrapped around us, holding rubber rings, that sort of thing. The turning point came when a photographer asked us to get on a fur rug and crawl like cats. We said no, because it was sexist and disrespectful.
Keren Woodward
I’m not much for cats. I’m terrified of mice. I’ve worked a lot with elephants, and they are extremely intelligent and sensitive, and thankfully, they seem to like me. You never want to get on the bad side of an elephant. And never trust a chimp.
Mary Ellen Mark
Most Americans, like most Japanese, view their dogs, cats, and other animal companions as family members, and rightly so.
Ingrid Newkirk
I did have a dog for a few years when I was little, but then just really had cats until I was about 21.
Eric Roberts
There’s nothing good on the news. You’re not telling me CNN is all cats in trees, are you? Nothing can be that good if Piers Morgan is in it, you know what I mean?
Noel Gallagher
I tend to write in coffee shops and restaurants with friends of mine because if I’m at home, I get distracted by the television or the cats or my husband, or… you know – all of those things that make it easy to procrastinate.
Cassandra Clare
We have one cat. I had eight cats and six dogs in Los Angeles.
Rue McClanahan
As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.
Carl Van Vechten
In ‘We Were the Mulvaneys,’ animals are almost as important as people. I wanted to show the tenderness in our relationships with cats, dogs, and horses. Especially cats.
Joyce Carol Oates
The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
Paula Poundstone
Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
Joseph Wood Krutch
I’m one of those cats who could listen to Public Enemy and then pop that out and throw an NWA tape in there.
Cats and I have an understanding, but we choose not to interact often.
Aaron Tveit
Enough of these little kitty cats we keep sending to Washington. David Dewhurst will compromise every day in the U.S. Senate… It’s what he’s done every day in state government.
Ted Cruz
Everyone has material about cats, and everyone has material about family and what they think about their government or childhood.
Aisling Bea
Whenever I write a novel, music just sort of naturally slips in (much like cats do, I suppose).
Haruki Murakami
We’re all just cats trying to be original, which is what I think being a B-boy is about.
Aesop Rock
With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else. First, we wrote our own songs. That’s a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.
Brian Setzer
Sleeping together is a euphemism for people, but tantamount to marriage with cats.
Marge Piercy
Yes I love cats, I love dogs, I love all animals – anything on four legs with fur on more or less qualifies.
Princess Michael of Kent
What’s so funny is people are like, ‘Why do you just post pictures of cats?’ I said, ‘If you don’t want to see cats that are up for adoption and my rescue work, do not follow me.’
Beth Ostrosky Stern
I like cats. I used to have a lot of cats, but I don’t anymore, now I just have a dog. It does take a certain temperament to have a cat, as they do have certain personalities.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
I just feel like everyone should be working together and congratulating, be big upping each other instead of getting in they feelings and being jealous at younger cats.
Rich the Kid
When I moved to New York to start my acting career, I was always very, very careful to walk way around ladders, and black cats could ruin my day. There were many silly things that brought fear into my life.
Charlotte Rae
I went on safari and there were all these lion cubs rolling around like cats and they were so cute and I just wanted to hug them! But you can’t coz you’ll get eaten… It was really hard!
Leigh-Anne Pinnock
Go to Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, or any college and you’ll see libraries, dormitories, and a lot of buildings that were a result of the generosity of fat cats.
Foster Friess
I’m not into cats; they aren’t my bag.
Theo Paphitis
Cats will outsmart dogs every time.
John Grogan
We make interesting companies and real businesses. It’s not social networks for cats.
Harper Reed
You know, having raised animals all my life for 50-something years, I would say that you know, I’m fascinated by cats.
Jack Hanna
My first guitar was a Gretsch 6120, and I just loved listening to artists like Elvis, Chuck Berry and Stray Cats.
Drake Bell
Real men don’t know what they want for Christmas. Despite the fact I’m deeply disappointed every Christmas. I pride myself on not wanting anything. Children want things, women want things, dogs and cats want things, but men don’t.
Sean Lock
As my career has progressed, I’ve had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn’t change my desire to entertain folks. That’s really who I am.
George Benson
One of my favorite activities when I was a teenager was going riding on the back of a horse with a friend of mine. Because we were rather high up, I could see into peoples’ lighted windows as we trotted past. Questions would rise up inside: Who lives there? Are they happy? What are they doing? Any dogs or cats in sight?
Ann Turner
We got to see Sondheim shows, ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ ‘Cats’ and all sorts of stuff. When you’re 10 or 11 years old, it’s just magnificent. The story-telling, the music – it lifts you out of your seat.
Josh Groban
The biggest was me running Lionhead at its peak. That was about 305 people. I’d say that was, for me as a creative, one of the most hellish times of my life. Normally running a team is like herding cats. This was like herding the entire African plains.
Peter Molyneux
My wife has horses and we’ve got dogs and cats, so our family loves animals.
Tim Henman
Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.
Desmond Morris
I’ve had cats all my life and obviously loved them, but the litter box, and the having to always get a house sitter, they’re just too – they’re too rigid. Cats are too needy somehow.
Martha Plimpton
We’ve gotten involved in cat rescue – we take them in and find homes for them. I’ve always loved cats. I saw how homeless cats were living out there. We take them in, put out flyers.
Greg Ginn
Cats are notoriously fickle. Regular feeding at a different house might be enough to tempt them away, insensitive to your own feelings of attachment.
Susanna Reid
Cats can’t understand English, so you tell a cat, ‘Come on. Jump on the bed,’ and he just looks at you like, ‘What are you talking about?’
Dean-Charles Chapman
What’s so funny about cats is that they have this kind of aloof, superior vibe to them. Even if you love them, they are unpredictable. Dogs are more social, and the way that they attach and bond to us is much more human.
Ze Frank
I’d sing all day, every day, all the time if I thought it didn’t sound like dying cats.
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Authors all have at least one thing in common, which is that when we finally get finished copies of our books, we get giddy as kindergartners. We touch them constantly, and build towers with them, and take pictures of our cats and dogs reading them.
Jeff Giles
Five cats and a woman. That is all I need in life.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
I always thought I was going to end up an old spinster, with my cats and fur coats.
Gemma Arterton
When you start at Bitly, you go through this emotional cycle, where first you go, ‘Oh my God, this data is amazing.’ But then you start looking at it, and you conclude that humanity is completely doomed. Because what people read is cats and Bieber and celebrity gossip and that stuff.
Hilary Mason
A lot of R&B cats are doing a lot of auto-tune. Tyrese went back to the basics. I love classic soul music and Ginuwine. Ginuwine and Usher laid the foundation back in the ’90s. There’s no one doing that anymore.
Leon Bridges
Where I was living, there was a backyard, and we had a lot of neighbors with cats. These cats used to just sit on the wall, and one day I just turned around and there was a cat sitting there.
Emma Corrin
Cats are the runes of beauty, invincibility, wonder, pride, freedom, coldness, self-sufficiency, and dainty individuality – the qualities of sensitive, enlightened, mentally developed, pagan, cynical, poetic, philosophic, dispassionate, reserved, independent, Nietzschean, unbroken, civilised, master-class men.
H. P. Lovecraft
I dislike cats. I like horses, some monkeys, and sweet dogs that aren’t too aggressive. I used to have a wonderful, big cat, and one day I came into the kitchen and it was on the table, ruining all the food we were about to eat. I was so annoyed that I took it to a friend’s house in the country.
Ennio Morricone
I could do a franchise for the end of everything. ‘The End of Dogs,’ ‘The End of Cats.’
Hanna Rosin
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
There was a brief period of time when I was very young where I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian – largely because I liked cats – but then somebody told me I would have to cut animals open, and that was the end of that.
Marie Brennan
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Abraham Lincoln
My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.
Juliet Mills
The story of cats is a story of meat.
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Miguel de Cervantes
The only show my mother could afford to take me to when I was growing up was ‘Cats’, for my birthday.
Tammy Blanchard
Children, old crones, peasants, and dogs ramble; cats and philosophers stick to their point.
H. P. Lovecraft
My mum bought discounted tickets for shows like ‘Cats’ and ‘Les Miserables’; I became completely enamoured.
Emily Ratajkowski
Cats and dogs believe politicians are like cemetery caregivers; they are on top of everyone, but nobody listens.
Rita Mae Brown
If you like quick put-downs and aggressive interactions with the audience, you will probably not enjoy the rambles of an unusual character act making jokes about cats for an hour.
Amy Hoggart
Back in Australia, I did foster care for sick cats for years, and I was always most successful with the animals when I was given two – a brother and sister.
Jason Gann
I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that’s living.
Ursula Andress
I work with dogs and cats all day long. I work by myself, for myself. I’m around 15 or 20 dogs every day of my life. It’s just like wrestling.
My cats, Jacob and Frank, mean the world to me, and by partnering once again with Fresh Step with the power of Febreze, I’m raising awareness for its Million Meow Mission to help every shelter cat find a forever home.
Hannah Simone
I make a genuine distinction between loneliness and aloneness. I know what each is like. There are times I’m lonely. But there are also many times when I need to be alone, when I don’t want the feeling of someone else in the house other than the cats.
Edward Bryant
Growing up, when I’d throw out the trash, I’d toss it and dart because all the cats would come running. That’s why I still don’t like cats.
Michael Tubbs
I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
Nafisa Joseph
GPS works great. I recommend it for all cat owners who want to know what their cats do when they’re not there, if you can stand the ridicule from your friends.
Caroline Paul
Cats 25 years younger can’t run with me.
Raphael Saadiq
I like my name, but I do share it with a lot of dogs and cats.
Perdita Weeks
I collect records. And cats. I don’t have any cats right now. But if I’m taking a walk and I see a cat, I’m happy.
Haruki Murakami
My kitty cats could rely on my poker winnings.
Nicole Sullivan
We want to bring awareness for all those cats still searching for their forever home and not only help them find their perfect match but also make the transition home a success.
Hannah Simone
I like animal sidekicks. They seem to be a pretty cool trope of post-apocalyptic fiction – just because if you’re going to have this lone protagonist, they’re going to need someone to talk to. Dogs are overused, and cats are dumb. So that leaves monkeys.
Brian K. Vaughan
I’m curious. Period. I find everything interesting. Real life. Fake life. Objects. Flowers. Cats. But mostly people. If you keep your eyes open and your mind open, everything can be interesting.
Agnes Varda
If you’ve read ‘Dark Ecology,’ you’ll know there’s a whole thing about cats in it, more than once.
Timothy Morton
I talk about things that real street cats can relate to.
We have two dogs, Mabel and Wolf, and three cats at home, Charlie, George and Chairman. We have two cats on our farm, Tom and Little Sister, two horses, and two mini horses, Hannah and Tricky. We also have two cows, Holy and Madonna. And those are only the animals we let sleep in our bed.
Ellen DeGeneres
The living werewolves have genuine needs and desires, which, though they may oppose ours, are valid. Even if they want to eat humans, you can’t really call them evil, any more than mice can call cats evil, or chickens can call humans evil. It’s all just a matter of where you’re standing.
Ted Naifeh
And as long as your cats is loyal to what y’all are standing for, and they know how to play the game, it should be no way you can lose. It’s about compromising; it’s about respecting one another’s position, and about going with your heart as far as what you believe in.
Actually, I don’t hate cats, I’m just kind of afraid of them.
Clay Aiken
I live in a high-rise apartment building, so I just have two cats. They’re both pound kitties. One of them, Dick, is an evil, foot-biting cat. When I write a tiger morph, I’m always imagining Dick.
K. A. Applegate
A lot of cats are not that social.
Jack Hanna
I’m not too big on cats, and sometimes I’ll say something like that, and people get so mad at me. But the truth is, I don’t care if they get mad.
Blake Shelton
I’m always gonna be compared to the greatest cats that’s in the game, but I lack a little bit less when I’m not as visible as other guys. So I live with that thought right there – yo, you still gotta work, still got more to do. One thing where I come from you gotta remember is, don’t get souped up.
I do remember the tour of ‘Cats’ in Philadelphia. I was 12 and had a stomach bug.
Aaron Lazar
I’m hostile to men, I’m hostile to women, I’m hostile to cats, to poor cockroaches, I’m afraid of horses.
Norman Mailer
Some cats, Iggy Pop, they’re going to always have that hunger.
Nikki Sixx
I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.
James Herriot
I’m not sure why I like cats so much. I mean, they’re really cute obviously. They are both wild and domestic at the same time.
Michael Showalter
I’m impressed with how professional they are and what they can get an animal to do. I mean, dogs and cats – that’s one thing. But when you get into the larger animals, that’s a different thing all together.
M. Emmet Walsh
It was easy for the Democrats to attack the wealthy fat cats of Wall Street, the elite, and the privileged people – to portray them as a profiteer of the system, which to some extent, they are. Not because they wanted to, but because Mr. Bernanke enabled them to be profiteers.
Marc Faber
Cats are so wonderful because they’re furry, purry and totally independent.
Ann Widdecombe
I feel like cats need help.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
Cats are ideal for politicians. I had two when I arrived at Westminster, Sooty and Sweep, who had come with a flat I had bought six years earlier in Fulham from someone who was about to go abroad. There was a better offer ahead of me but she took mine because I would take the cats.
Ann Widdecombe
I can’t have cats around me because they try to steal my energy.
Roseanne Barr
I think Clinton, after getting into office and into Washington, was shocked at being bludgeoned. So he spent time trying to be all things to all people – one way guaranteed not to be successful or respected in a lion’s den. You can’t just play around with all those big cats – you’ve got to take somebody on.
Maya Angelou
I respect cats that can rap and everything, but the artist that inspires me is Turf Talk.
I love listening to old school stuff. I listen to some new cats out here, but I’m really into, like, Tech N9ne and his clique; I really like Eminem and those guys – cats that got real flow: I really connect with that. But I do love rock. I love a lot of electronica because I love programming synthesizers.
Sir Mix-a-Lot
I like to say I’m like a puppy in a room of cats.
I love dogs and cats, but I don’t want to be the guy who says, ‘I’m going to Brussels for a while; can you take Poochie?’ Or even worse, I could be the guy who takes Poochie to Brussels with him – then I’m really in trouble.
Justin Kirk
I was going to different neighborhoods around Brooklyn battling cats back in – this started in ’82, so that’s like eighth grade. Maybe 13, 14.
Big Daddy Kane
I grew up with a menagerie of dogs, cats, gerbils – not to mention three younger siblings.
K. A. Applegate
But cats to me are strange, so strange I cannot sleep if one is near.
W. H. Davies
As commentators like the American psychologist Gary Marcus have noted, it’s extremely difficult to teach a computer to recognise cats. And that’s not for want of trying.
Tom Chatfield
I would say old school cats like Redman and Wu-tang. My style is my style, those are just cats that I liked.
Obie Trice
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Winston Churchill
I was being ridiculed for going to school… But, you see, I had looked hard at the other musicians and the whole show-business scene… They were doing with jazz musicians what they usually reserved for rock n’ roll cats: making them overnight successes, then overnight antiques.
Donald Byrd
One thing about Italians is you can’t let them in your head. They’re inquisitive. The English and Germans are a dog tribe; the Italians are cats. They’re very helpful, but it’s in their own rhythm, their own way, and it can drive you crazy.
Terence Trent D’Arby
I love my cats more than I love most people. Probably more than is healthy.
Amy Lee
When I was growing up, we had cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, chickens – a whole menagerie.
Sam Heughan
Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
James Herriot
We have a lion, tiger, liger, which is the father is a lion and the mother is a tiger, black and spotted leopard, mountain lion, Asian leopard cats. Weve got a tremendous number of the exotic feline.
Tippi Hedren
I love animals. I just don’t want to have a pet. That’s OK, right? I would take a dog over a cat, at least to interact with you. I feel like cats just stare you down all the time. Cats have, like, bad attitudes.
Erin Foster
Visits to ‘the country’ were very important to me growing up, especially working on the farm, experiencing all the wonders of cats and chickens and pigs and calves and outhouses!
Trina Paulus
There is a sense in which we have – like, I go in to teach a class; I may be somewhat different than I would be talking to you, although it’s related because it’s public. I’m very different with my roommate or my lover or my cats. But I don’t know if that means you’re acting, really, if you’re being truthful.
Mary Gaitskill
Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.
W. L. George
Many cats are the death of the mouse.
Kaspar Hauser
Wrestling definitely shaped the direction of my life because, before that, I wanted to fit in so much. I wanted to be one of the cool cats. I was friends with the captain of the football team because he had all the chicks. I wanted to be that guy.
Kamaru Usman
As far as creating my own theme park, it would probably just have to do with things I like, like my dog and other people’s dogs, and lots of dogs and cats.
Jimmi Simpson
Cats are anthropomorphised in art because they are so laid back that you automatically attribute human thoughts and feelings to them.
Jim Davis
I was reading Omar Khayyam, Kahlil Gibran, Rumi, L. Ron Hubbard, all sorts of philosophy. Bebop cats are like that. Curious. I wanted to know about everything.
Quincy Jones
Even cats grow lonely and anxious.
Mason Cooley
The cats that are doing they thing, you have to search to really find them, to find rappers that can actually rap and speak messages in the music. That’s not a good thing at all.
‘The Phantom of the Opera’ is the biggest thing I’ve ever done, bigger even than ‘Cats’ which, in itself, I never thought we’d top.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
People rarely speak of children; you hear of ‘cohort groups’ and ‘standard variations,’ but you don’t hear much of boys who miss their cats or 6-year-olds who have to struggle with potato balls.
Jonathan Kozol
Cats are impossible to work with. They’re just very difficult because you can’t really train them. They’re not really interested in whatever you want them to do. Dogs want to please you; cats only want to please themselves.
Oscar Isaac
I’m a cat guy. I’m absolutely a cat guy. I grew up with cats.
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
Terry Pratchett
I live in this apartment building, and everybody who lives there thinks of me as a housewife. People drop their babies off with me. Or I get notes: ‘I’m going to be gone for three days. The keys are under the mat; take care of the cats.’ Because they all think I’m home all the time.
Bonnie Hunt
Well, when I was a little girl we had 17 cats once. They all lived outside, and they kept having more kittens. My mom made us put little ribbons around each kitten’s neck, put them in a wagon, and go door-to-door around the neighborhood to try to give them away.
Cheryl Hines
I never minded flying cheap. I always said to myself, ‘Taking this flight saves enough money to rescue four dogs, or six cats, or will let me make a difference to the one woman saving chimps in Cameroon.’
Elayne Boosler
I’d got a part in the original cast of ‘Cats’ when I was 16, and that kept me going for a while. After that, I felt lost, both personally and professionally – I was trying to find a way not to be seen only as this bubbly, bright, vivacious person. It felt like I’d lost the freedom to make mistakes.
Bonnie Langford
Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal.
Eddie Izzard
The first Knightfall story is four issues, and it is extremely focused and intense. People who have read, say, the ‘Cats In the Cradle’ arc in ‘Secret Six’ will get some idea of the primal tone of this story. It doesn’t let up at all, and it ends in a new place.
Gail Simone
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
Garrison Keillor
We can certainly go further than cats, but why should it be that our brains are somehow so suited to the universe that our brains will be able to understand the deepest workings?
Brian Greene
It’s like that Simpsons joke – they’re filming a cow in a movie and they go, ‘OK, we’ll tape a bunch of cats together to make a cow’, and it’s like, ‘Why don’t you just use a cow?’. For some reason that is novel – like, ‘Oh, my guitar sounds like a piano and now if I can just get my piano to sound like my guitar’.
Ian Williams
People say the Internet’s made of cats. The reason isn’t because of cats; it’s because people like to have an emotion where they say ‘aww’ all at the same time.
Jonah Peretti
The working class who toil everyday to pay their rent and put food on their families’ tables are tired of being lectured by the fat cats in Washington and Brussels who preach what we need and when we need it.
Jeanine Pirro
History is filled with weird but true stories of social contagion – from dancing manias in the Middle Ages to nuns pretending to be cats in the 19th century to laughing epidemics of Tanzanian school girls in the 1960s.
Susannah Cahalan
Everyone says I should leave it. But of all the cats I have saved, the one I remember is the one I can’t catch.
Celia Hammond
I talk about my cats all the time.
Jayma Mays
My cats – I have Luna who’s just had kittens recently and we called one of them Dumbledore. They’re nice but they’re not like their characters.
Evanna Lynch
I don’t hang out with soft cats.
Charlie Murphy
Puppies and kittens are both great. Cats and dogs are not for me.
Erin Foster
Sorry, I love the internet. Since I got my cats, I don’t look at clips so much. Like a teenage boy with a real live girlfriend. But I am always sucked into clips of unlikely animal friendships.
Sarah Millican
If you like Harry Hill, you’d really like Tony Law. He’s a Canadian comic who’s done a few appearances on ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and ‘8 out of 10 Cats.’ Nobody else could do his stand-up; it’s very idiosyncratic, very daft, very silly, but really well structured.
Sean Lock
I had a lot of respect for Prodigy. He brought the hood to the booth. When we were trying to shape this rap thing into something, he was one of the cats I respected for bringing the hood into the booth.
I do quite like that Andrew Lloyd Webber song from ‘Cats.’ What’s it called? ‘Memory?’ Sends shivers up your spine.
Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.
William S. Burroughs
I was asked before to go out on ‘8 out of 10 Cats,’ and I’ve been asked to go on ‘Question Time,’ I said to no to that. I don’t see myself coming across well on that sort of thing.
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.
Christopher Hitchens
Black cats. They kill me every time. I can just feel it when I see one. The only thing that gets me is black cats.
Bob Baffert
Cats know, comin’ out of four, they better be standin’ on it, else they’ll be standin’ in it.
Richard Petty
Our family always rescued animals from local shelters or from the street or from someone who didn’t want their animal. We always had a dog in our house. We usually had two cats. We had guinea pigs and little chicks and chickens.
Beth Ostrosky Stern
Cats are very independent animals. They’re very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They’re familiar. They’re obedient. You call a cat, you go, ‘Cat, come here.’ He doesn’t come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food. They’re very free animals, and I like that.
Antonio Banderas
Confidence, as a teenager? Because I knew what I loved. I loved to read; I loved to listen to music; and I loved cats. Those three things. So, even though I was an only kid, I could be happy because I knew what I loved.
Haruki Murakami