Because I stumbled upon goodreads.com and their exhaustive reader-voted quotes forum today, I am able (and very pleased) to bring you some cat quotes out of the ordinary. Try these on for size. . .
"They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'" - Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
"A kitten is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world." — Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson) (1776 - 1859)
"I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" Death thought about it.
"Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice." - Terry Pratchett (1948 - , and an OBE to boot!) from Sourcery in the Discworld series. I think this is my new favorite quote.
"The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat." - Confucius
"The only true animal is a cat, and the only true cat is a gray cat." - L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942, of Anne of Green Gables)
"What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing of the origin and destiny of cats?" - Henry David Thoreau
"Let us be honest: most of us rather like our cats to have a streak of wickedness. I should not feel quite easy in the company of any cat that walked around the house with a saintly expression. " - Beverley Nichols (1898-1983), who also wrote Beverley Nichols' Cats A.B.C. and Beverley Nichols' Cats X.Y.Z.