15 Inspiring Quotes About Cats

Cats are easily the muse of the animal kingdom, hence the outsized number of writers and artists who have welcomed felines into their homes. But you don’t have to be actively working in a creative field to find life with a feline spirited and enlivening. Read on for our favorite quotes about this endlessly original animal!

15. As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.

— Ellen Perry Berkeley

14. Time spent with cats is never wasted.

–- Sigmund Freud

13. Cats have it all: admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.

— Rod McKuen

12. Cats choose us, we don’t own them.

–- Kristen Cast

11. When Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time.

— Seanan McGuire

J. Swanson is a writer, traveler, and animal-enthusiast based in Seattle, an appropriately pet-crazed city where dog or cat ownership even outweighs the number of kids. When the weather permits, she likes to get outside and explore the rest of the Pacific Northwest, always with a coffee in hand.
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