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67 Best Quotes About Cat Lovers You’ll Adore

There are many people who have cats as pets, but only some of them are truly what we call cat lovers. This unique breed of humans is crazy in love with their cats and sometimes acts in peculiar ways.

It’s no wonder that there are many sayings describing cat lovers and their relationship with their felines. Even famous authors and popular media figures have a thing or two to say about this phenomenon.

If you’ve just taken down the Christmas cat ornaments and you’re looking for another purr-fect way to decorate your home, this collection of quotes can give you the inspiration you need. Or, if someone you know falls into this beautiful category of human beings, this list can help you find the perfect comment to send them.

In this post, I’ve put together a collection of quotes about cat lovers, their lives, cat statistics and their relationships with humans and felines. There are beautiful sayings to warm your heart, as well as funny quotes that only cat owners will understand. Enjoy browsing!

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67 Quotes about Cat Lovers

Quotes About a Cat Lover’s Personality

Cat lovers are described by others, or describe themselves, as having a unique personality. We’ve all heard of the crazy cat lady and her quirky behavior. While it’s true that your love for cats can make you act just a little strange, there is also a wise and generous side to this personality type.

Take a look at this variety of tongue-in-cheek and truthful quotes about the personality of a cat lover.

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“People who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around.” — Susan Easterly (writer of pet books and articles)

“You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.” — Colonial American proverb

“Soft fur, warm nuzzles, and deep purrs fill my soul with happiness.” — Anonymous

“Cats possess so many of the same qualities as some people that it is often hard to tell the people and the cats apart.” — P.J. O’Rourke (journalist and writer of political satire)

 “People with insufficient personalities are fond of cats. These people adore being ignored.” — Sir Henry Morgan (17th-century Welsh privateer)

“Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.” — Desmond Morris (zoologist and author in human sociobiology)

“I preferred to think of myself as a cat. If I think of my behavior as cat behavior instead of people behavior, it pretty much always makes sense.” ― Jael McHenry (amateur cook and food writer)

“I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.” — Nafisa Joseph (model and Miss Universe finalist)

“There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.” — Dan Greenberg (writer, journalist, and humorist)

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Funny Quotes About Cat People

Speaking of quirky behavior, if you’re a cat person, chances are you’ll be able to relate to some of the quotes below. Instead of worrying about the strange things we do as cat lovers, it’s best to laugh at ourselves and enjoy the relationship we have with our furry friends.

Enjoy a chuckle and send these quotes on to your fellow cat enthusiasts.

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“I can be social. Today I meowed at my cat and he meowed back.” — Anonymous

“Cat fur is how I accessorize.” — Anonymous

“One day I was counting the cats and I absent-mindedly counted myself.” ― Bobbie Ann Mason (writer and literary critic)

“Cats are my favorite people.” — Anonymous

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Quotes About the Life of a Cat Lover

When you let a cat into your house, your life will never be the same again. These gorgeous felines will change your life for the better, as many of these sayings by famous personalities will attest.

On the other side, you will soon realize that a cat’s strong character can turn the way things are done upside down until you’re not sure who is really the owner in the house. Enjoy these sayings about how our cats change our lives, for better or slightly crazier.

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“Lately I’ve started to accept the fact that it’s likely my soulmate will just be my cat.” — Anonymous

“I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that’s living.” — Ursula Andress (actress and model)

“I work hard so my cat can have a better life.” — Anonymous

“I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.” — Eckhart Tolle (self-help author and spiritual teacher)

 “You can’t own a cat. The best you can do is be partners.” — Sir Harry Swanson

“Since each of us is blessed with only one life, why not live it with a cat?” — Robert Stearns

“One cat just leads to another.” — Ernest Hemingway (20th-century writer and journalist)

“The trouble with sharing one’s bed with cats is that they’d rather sleep on you than beside you.” — Pam Brown (poet)

“Cats have intercepted my footsteps at the ankle for so long that my gait, both at home and on tour, has been compared to that of a man wading through low surf.” — Roy Blount, Jr. (writer, reporter, speaker, and humorist)

“You can never have too many cats.” — Anonymous

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” — Anonymous, but sometimes attributed to Sigmund Freud

“By associating with the cat, one only risks becoming richer.” — Colette (20th-century French writer)

“My clothes are 20% cotton and 80% cat hair.” — Anonymous

“As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” — Ellen Perry Berkeley (author)

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Quotes About Cat Lovers and Other People

Many cat lovers find their pets to be such good companions that they don’t even need human interaction anymore. Maybe you also feel fiercely loyal to your cat, and if people don’t want to accept that, you’d choose the cat over them in a heartbeat.

Whether you’re a total cat fanatic or you can simply chuckle and relate to people who feel this way, you’ll enjoy these quips about cat lovers’ relationships with other people.

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“I don’t care what anyone thinks of me. Except for cats. I want cats to like me.” — Anonymous

“A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.” — Mason Cooley (aphorism writer)

“The more people I meet, the more I love my cat.” — Anonymous

“When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.” ― Mark Twain (19th-century writer and humorist)

“If you don’t like cats, then you probably won’t like me, and I’m okay with that.” — Anonymous

“My cat will love you more than me. He won’t love you more than he loves me, but he will love you more than I love you.”  ― Jarod Kintz (author)

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Witty Quotes About Cat Lovers

Looking for the perfect witty comment to post on Facebook or Twitter? The quirky nature of cat lovers and their felines often provide the perfect material for a tongue-in-cheek quote. Take a look at these humorous sayings about cat people and their lives.

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“There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats.” — Anonymous

“Some people have cats and go on to lead normal lives.” — Anonymous

“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.” — Bill Dana (comedian, actor, and screenwriter)

“My relationships with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.” — William S. Burroughs (20th-century author and artist)

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Beautiful Quotes About Cat Owners and Their Pets

While we may laugh and joke about the crazy personality of cats and their owners, in reality, there is a special bond between humans and cats. When you have a cat living with you, they find their way into your heart until you can’t imagine life without them.

Oftentimes we don’t have the words to describe how much our feline friends mean to us. Fortunately, many people before us have felt this same bond with their pets and found the words to express this. Enjoy and share this lovely collection of sayings about what it truly means to love a cat.

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“As I’ve gone through life, I’ve found that my most trusted and adored friends all had four paws and fur.” — Anonymous

“I realized that cats make a perfect audience, they don’t laugh at you, they never contradict you, there’s no need to impress them, and they won’t divulge your secrets.” ― Elle Newmark (author)

“There is nothing like coming home to a loved one and hearing them meow.” — Anonymous

“Cats choose us; we don’t own them.” — Kristin Cast (author and editor)

“Heaven will never be Paradise unless my cats are there waiting for me.” — Anonymous

“My cat owns my heart.” — Anonymous

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” — Jean Cocteau (20th-century poet, playwright, filmmaker, and more)

“Happiness is when my cat sleeps next to me.” — Anonymous

“Human beings are drawn to cats because they are all we are not – self-contained, elegant in everything they do, relaxed, assured, glad of company, yet still possessing secret lives.” ― Pam Brown (poet)

“Cats leave paw prints in your heart, forever and always.” — Anonymous

“My cat makes my family complete.” — Anonymous

“When I feel bad I just look at my cats and my courage returns.” — Charles Bukowski (20th-century poet and writer)

“Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.” — Jim Davis (cartoonist famous for the comic strip Garfield)

“The memories and paw print of a beloved cat remains in our heart and soul forever.” — Anonymous

“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 (early 20th-century essayist)

“Just watching my cats can make me happy.” — Paula Cole (singer-songwriter)

“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 (20th-century veterinary surgeon and author)

“The key to a successful new relationship between a cat and human is patience.” — Susan Easterly  (writer of pet books and articles)

“How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.” — Robert A. Heinlein (20th-century science fiction author, naval officer and aeronautical engineer)

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Funny Quotes About Cat Owners and Their Pets

The relationship between cat lovers and their feline friends don’t always go so smoothly. All cat owners know that you often put up with strange behavior (like your cat licking and then biting you) simply because you love your pet so much.

For those light-hearted moments that all cat lovers enjoy with their pets, here are some quotes to get you giggling.

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“If your cat falls out of a tree, go indoors to laugh.” — Pat Hitchcock (actress and producer)

“You can keep a dog, but it is the cat who keeps people because cats find humans useful domestic animals.” — George Mikes (20th-century journalist, writer and humorist)

“The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal — or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be.” — Elizabeth Peters (author)

“When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?” ― Michel de Montaigne (16th-century philosopher)

“There is no known cure for severe affection for one’s cat. The only way to relieve the symptoms is to go ahead and launch a kiss attack.” ― Tichakorn Khroopan Hill (writer)

“Can’t find your cat? Just open your laptop and he’ll magically appear!” — Anonymous

“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

“Some people will never understand how much I love my cat. But that’s okay. My cat knows!” — Anonymous

“It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.” — Cynthia E. Varnado

“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 (early 19th-century poet)

“In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.” — Michel de Montaigne (16th-century philosopher)

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What Are Your Favorite Quotes About Cat Lovers?

Who knew there were so many sayings describing the distinctive personality and life of a cat lover? It turns out there are many cat lovers in the world who enjoy writing about their experiences with felines. I hope you had a good laugh over some of these quotes and that you also found a few beautiful keepers.

Feel free to share these quotes with your friends, or go crazy decorating your house with your favorite cat sayings.

After reading this collection of quotes, hopefully, you are convinced that your relationship with your cat is something truly special. It takes a person with a good dose of patience to live with a cat, and a person with a big heart to be a true cat lover.

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