About Cats and Poets
Cat Quotes and Books – for all Catlovers
What is it that a cat, wherever its velvety paws touch ground, evokes admiration from all bystanders? These miniature tigers, arrogant and full of attitude… they drive us up the wall and still always raise a smile; they are calm, silent and pleasant companions. Is this why one simply cannot hold a grudge against them?
The close relationship between these mystic creatures and creators of all disciplines is well known. Cats have and always will be an inspiration for artists from all over the world and we find them in songs, poems, movies and, of course, books. Writers such as H.G. Wells, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Lord Byron, Victor Hugo, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Theóphile Gautier and Sir Walter Scott were inspired to fantastic stories by the soundtrack of gentle purring. If you’ve visited the Hemingway Home on Key West, Florida, you’ll have seen 40-50 cats (many of which are six-toed but that’s a different story) on the grounds.
Cats and Poets go hand in hand, they admire each other but only the writers can voice the mutual admiration and immortalize it in their works. One of many literary examples is Catarina, from Edgar Allan Poe’s terrific story The Black Cat. Our digital booksellers from 24symbols have selected the best cat quotes and books from some of the greatest authors of all times.
For those of you who have a cat of their own, let us assure you that any resemblance with reality is pure coincidence 😉 If you’d like to suggest more books or quotes, feel free to do so in our comment section.
Being the booklovers that we are, we’re not going to leave you with quotes only (although the list could go on forever…). We selected 7 books, one for each cat life, that include modern and classic cat stories. Enjoy our compulsory reading list for all cat maniacs:
1. The Black Cat
2. I Am a Cat
3. On Cats
4. The Cat That Walked by Himself
5. The Catsitters
6. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
7. Warriors #1: Into the Wild
For more book recommendations, have a look at our bookshelf Cats and Poets.