Cats and Poets

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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, CharlotteEmily 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.

Cat Quotes Colette Cat Quote Robertson Davies Cat Quote Daniel Defoe Cat Quote Charles Dickens Cat Quote Ernest Hemingway Cat Quote Aldous Huxley Cat Quote Rudyard Kipling Cat Quote Marcel Mauss Cat Quote Edgar Allan Poe Cat Quote Eckhart Tolle Cat Quote

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

Read online The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

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2. I Am a Cat

Read online I am a cat by Natsume Soseki

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3. On Cats

Read online On Cats by Doris Lessing

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4. The Cat That Walked by Himself

Read online The Cat that Walked by Himself by Rudyard Kipling

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5. The Catsitters

Read online The Catsitters by James Wolcott

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6. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Read online Old Possum's Books of Practical Cats by T.S.Elliot

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7. Warriors #1: Into the Wild

Read online Warriors Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

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For more book recommendations, have a look at our bookshelf Cats and Poets.