„Ithink that theworld should be full of cats and full of rain, that's all, justcats andrain, rain and cats, very nice, goodnight.“

— Charles Bukowski, book Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories

Source: Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories




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„I hate cats."Death's face became a little stiffer, if that were possible. The blue glow in his eye sockets flickered red for an instant."I SEE," he said. The tone suggested that death was too good for cat haters.“

— Terry Pratchett, book Wyrd Sisters

Source: Wyrd Sisters


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„"What's your name," Coraline asked the cat. "Look, I'm Coraline. Okay?""Cats don't have names," it said."No?" said Coraline."No," said the cat. "Now you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names."“

— Neil Gaiman, book Coraline

Coraline (2002)


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„With the certitude of a true believer, Vellya Paapen had assured the twins that there was no such thing in the world as a black cat. He said that there were only black cat chaped holes in the universe.“

— Arundhati Roy, book The God of Small Things

Source: The God of Small Things


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„“I never even liked cats all that much.”“Surely you realize,” said Patience, “that cats are no great respecters of human opinion.”“

— Scott Lynch, book The Republic of Thieves

Source: The Republic of Thieves (2013), Chapter 3 “Blood and Breath and Water” section 1 (p. 146)


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„He would listen, he said, to a great man talking, with one eye on the cat on the rug, thinking to himself how much more the cat knew than the man.“

— John Buchan British politician 1875 - 1940

Space (1912)Context: Remember his mind and no other part of him lived in his new world. He said it gave him an odd sense of detachment to sit in a room among people, and to know that nothing there but himself had any relation at all to the infinite strange world of Space that flowed around them. He would listen, he said, to a great man talking, with one eye on the cat on the rug, thinking to himself how much more the cat knew than the man.


„Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”“I don’t know,” Alice answered.“Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?“

— Lewis Carroll, book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Variant: One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


„Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.“

— Lewis Carroll, book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Source: Alice in Wonderland


„Your cat just got cat hair on me.” “It’s only fair,” Min said. “Your suit just got expensive suit lint on him.“

— Jennifer Crusie, book Bet Me

Source: Bet Me


„But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked."Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.""How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice."You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.“

— Lewis Carroll, book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Source: Alice in Wonderland


„But I killed you,” Alyss said. “Did you?” Red turned to The Cat. “Why wasn’t I informed?“

— Frank Beddor, book The Looking Glass Wars

Source: The Looking Glass Wars


„“Oh yes,” said the Emperor. “That’s what you have to do when you approach the Celestial Presence—that’s me.”“Well, I’m afraid that no cat in the world ever bowed to an emperor,” said Jason. “They just won’t do it, Ichigo, and you’re wasting your time if you try to force them. A cat does what he wants, when he wants, emperor or not.”“

— Lloyd Alexander American children's writer 1924 - 2007

Source: Time Cat (1963), Chapter 8 “Master of Imperial Cats” (p. 79)


„“But I’m Pharaoh,” Neter-Khet said. “I’m supposed to give orders.”“That doesn’t mean anything to a cat,” said Jason. “Didn’t anybody ever tell you?“Nobody tells me,” Neter-Khet said. “I tell them. Besides, they were my cats, weren’t they?”“In a way they were,” Jason said, “and in a way they weren’t. A cat can belong to you, but you can’t own him. There’s a difference.”“

— Lloyd Alexander American children's writer 1924 - 2007

Source: Time Cat (1963), Chapter 3 “Neter-Khet” (p. 20)


„A few said they'd be horses. Most said they'd be some sort of cat. My friend said she'd like to come back as a porcupine. I don't like crowds, she said.“

— Brian Andreas American artist 1956


„“Are you happy, Norman?” asked Brant.“Well, sure, I guess.”“That’s what I thought,” she said bitterly. “Neither am I.”“

— George Alec Effinger Novelist, short story writer 1947 - 2002

Source: Death in Florence (1978), Chapter 3 “Moore and More” (p. 129).


„He is like a cat. And all cats are thieves.“

— Agatha Christie English mystery and detective writer 1890 - 1976

Murder for Christmas (1939, Holiday for Murder, Hercule Poirot’s Christmas)


„I don't like the looks of it,' said the King: 'however, it may kis my hand, if it likes.''I'd rather not,' the Cat remarked.“

— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass


„I have to spring a cat out of Rumelt Animal Shelter. Think of it as a prison break."It does the trick. He laughs. "Whose cat?""My cat. What do you think? That I break out the cats of strangers?""Let me guess, she was framed. She's innocent.“

— Holly Black, book White Cat

Source: White Cat




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„If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats.“

— Eugen Weber American historian 1925 - 2007


„Of course, maybe I'd end up like one of those crazy old people with, like, sixty cats. And one day, the neighbors would complain about the smell, and it would turn out I'd died and the cats had eaten me.Still, it might be nice to have a cat.“

— Alex Flinn American children's writer 1966