Let a Black Cat Cross Your Path in November

Black cats are considered bad luck in some circles, but November is Black Cat Appreciation Month. We salute our black cats with these quotes.

“If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend, but never your slave.” –Theodore Gautier

“A black cat crossing your path signifies the animal is going somewhere.” –Groucho Marx

“In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.” –Michel de Montaigne

“It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.” –Deng Xiaoping

“I like cats a lot. I’ve always liked cats. They’re great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It’s like an offering.” –Christopher Walken

“If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.” –Mark Twain

“A cat’s rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.” –William S. Burroughs

“When you’re special to a cat, you’re special indeed, she brings to you the gift of her preference of you, the sight of you, the sound of your voice, the touch of your hand.” –Lester B. Pearson

“There’s kind of a toll you have to pay with a cat: if you don’t pet her for 10 minutes, she’ll bother you for 6 hours.” –Scott Adams

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

“Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.” –Oliver Herford

“A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him.” –William Lyon Phelps

“I’ve met many irresponsible people in my life, but never an irresponsible cat.” –Rita Mae Brown

“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for nothing.” –William S. Burroughs

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