“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.” ~ Jules Reynard

“Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.” ~ Mark Twain

(P. Cuthbert Wiggins, otherwise known as Percy the beloved)

“Again I must remind you that a dog’s a dog–a cat’s a cat.” ~ T.S. Eliot

“There are no ordinary cats.” ~ Colette

(Newly arrived Pavel and the adored one, Sadie Sue)

“I purr, therefore I am.” ~ Anonymous

“The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.” ~ Comedienne Paula Poundstone

“A cat is like a puzzle with no solution.” ~Anne Campbell

(Pavel actually NOT pestering Percy at this moment)

“There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.” ~Tay Hohoff

“There is no single quality of the cat that man could not emulate to his advantage.” ~ Carl Van Vechten

“In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats.” ~ English proverb

(Minnie Mae playing with or escaping from Pavel)

“There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten.” ~ Jules Champfleury

“A Home without a cat, and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat, may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove it’s title?” ~ Mark Twain

And a dog or two, I add.

(Pavel in a calm mode)

***For a collection of great cat quotes visit this swell site.


About BethTrissel

Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles. And nonfiction about gardening and country life.
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8 Responses to “The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.” ~ Jules Reynard

  1. katsrus says:

    Really love this one. It’s so true.
    “There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.” ~Tay Hohoff
    My kitties always welcome me. Sometimes when I am sleeping too. LOL.

  2. Steph says:

    Fabulous quotes, Beth. And lovely photos. It looks like little Pavel keeps everyone else on their toes… 😉
    As I type, Bob & Tiger, my two cats, are snoozing next to me on the sofa. Bob on the seat beside me, Tiger behind me at my back. A rare moment of bliss!

  3. Beth, I love cats and enjoyed this post. Patsy Parker has a new book supposedly written by her cat and titled CONFUSIUS CAT SAYS. We aren’t the only cat lovers.

  4. Hello furriends ;”)

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