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They may not depend on us or even seem to like us a whole lot much of the time, but cats are an indispensable part of many people’s lives. We open our homes and hearts to them, but there’s no question about who is usually in charge of the situation. No matter what you think of them, there’s no denying their allure. The Internet is flooded with hilarious cat videos, so their popularity only seems to have increased over time. Quotes about cats drive home the fact that frisky felines have long held our fascination.
Quote 1. “No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.” – Abraham Lincoln
Although this quote refers specifically to cats, it applies to humans as well. Cats often seem to be at each other’s throats. They hiss, yowl and raise a ruckus on a regular basis. As President Lincoln noted, however, they clearly get along well enough and long enough to keep reproducing. By the same token, humans often seem to butt heads more than anything. Despite that, we continue to couple up and bring new humans into the world, and life goes on from one generation to the next.
Quote 2. “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer
Some people would strongly disagree with what Schweitzer had to say, but there’s no doubt that many people are soothed and comforted by having cats around. Pets in general can brighten up even the darkest, gloomiest day. Who can resist the frisky antics of a kitten or the rare but pleasant occasions on which an older cat curls up beside them and purrs contentedly?
Quote 3. “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett
This quote clearly refers to the idea that cats can take humans or leave them. They certainly don’t seem too concerned about whether people are nearby or not. Dogs, of course, clearly miss their owners while they’re away and bound happily to the door when they arrive home. Even if a person is absent for several weeks, he is very unlikely to be greeted with anything resembling enthusiasm by his cat.
Quote 4. “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
Shelley seems almost defensive in this quote, and that defensiveness is surely prompted by cats’ cool, distant attitudes. When a cat is just sitting there, his face doesn’t really reveal anything about how he’s feeling. For some reason, people often assume that their cats are having diabolical thoughts. In all likelihood, they’re just sitting quietly and relaxing.
Quote 5. “A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.” – Mason Cooley
When two or more cats are put within close proximity of one another, fights often break out. Cats seem to be better able to tolerate the presence of humans, and this is probably the closest one can get to saying that cats need or rely on people at all. Cats may prefer humans to other cats, but most seem especially content when they are left alone. Regardless of what they prefer, it truly is a happy coincidence that people enjoy being around cats despite their aloofness. This has been the case for centuries, and it’s not likely to change any time soon. Humans and cats will always share a strange and special bond.