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Black Cat Quotes – The Best Quotes to Celebrate Black Cats

Are you a cat person? Do you believe black cats are good luck? If yes, check out this list of the best black cat quotes to show your love!

Some of these quotes about black cats are funny, some are sentimental, and others are inspirational. No matter what mood you’re in, we’ve got a quote for you!

If you love black cats you’ll be delighted to know there are two national days that recognize these beautiful animals: Black Cat Appreciation Day and National Black Cat Day!

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Quotes are a great way to put yourself, your friends, and your family in a good mood – no matter what is going on around you.

They can be used to make your own greeting cards, to share with your friends, and can even be framed to use as home decor.

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Why do people love quotes?

I firmly believe there’s a quote for every mood and occasion! Quotes can be nostalgic, sentimental or risque, and have the ability to change your mood.


When things in life get tough, many people turn to a motivational or funny quote for a bit of inspiration or lightness.

Grab a cup of tea and find a quote to share. I hope you enjoy all of these black cat quotes.

Black cat quotes 

To celebrate the beauty and mystique of black cats, I’ve put together a collection of black cat quotes for you to enjoy and share. I hope you enjoy them all!

black cat quote about looking for a black cat in a dark room.

“Philosophy is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat. Metaphysics is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there. Theology is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there, and shouting “I found it!” Science is like being in a dark room looking for a black cat while using a flashlight.”

– Black Cat Analogy

While people have attributed the Black Cat Analogy’s‘ origin to various philosophers and great thinkers, the origin of this famous analogy is unknown.

Black cat quote - Whenever the cat of the house is black, the lasses of lovers will have no lack.

“Whenever the cat of the house is black, the lasses of lovers will have no lack.”

– English Proverb

This proverb refers to the superstition of Ship’s Cats. It was believed throughout history that cats were good luck on ships, so many fisherman wanted to have cats aboard their boats to boost their luck.

black cat saying - A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”

– Groucho Marx

This quote dismisses the belief that black cats are bad luck. It’s a play on the phrase thinking that if a black cat crosses your path, you’ll inherit bad luck.

Black cat message - When black cat prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.”

– Unknown

This quote explains how black cats, cat pumpkins and luck (good or bad) are tied to Halloween.

Quote about black cats -Black cat or white cat, if it can catch mice, it's a good cat.

“Black cat or white cat: If it can catch mice, it’s a good cat.”

– Deng Xiaoping

This quote from Deng Xiaoping is a metaphor for his governing philosophy. Simply put, as long as the results are good, it doesn’t matter what path is taken to achieve them.

Black cats quote: Black cats were created to give everyone the opportunity to be owned by a mini panther.

“Black cats were created to give everyone the opportunity to be owned by a mini-panther.”

– Unknown

This black cat quote says that people don’t own cats, they own us! And it likens the grace, beauty and power of a black cat to that of a panther (albiet a small one!).

Black cat saying - Black cat on a fence, Halloween two days hence.

“Black cat on a fence; Halloween two days hence.”

– Rusty Fischer

This quote links black cats, which were thought to be a symbol of Halloween to that holiday.

Black cat quotes: Forecasting future events is often like searching for a black cat in an unlit room that may not even be there.

“Forecasting future events is often like searching for a black cat in an unlit room, that may not even be there.”

– Steve Davidson

This quote from financial advisor Steve Davidson means that trying to predict the future (in his case when it pertains to economics and finance) is impossible.

The first part of the phrase “searching for a black cat in an unlit room” is an event that might be a challenging. However he follows it up with an impossibility “[looking for a cat] that may not even be there”.

Black cat quote about tea being served at 5 o'clock.

“When the tea is brought at five o’clock, and all the neat curtains are drawn with care, the little black cat with bright green eyes is suddenly purring there.”

– Harold Monro

This is actually an excerpt from the poem Milk for the Cat by Harold Monro. The poem is about a black cat that is ready for it’s nightly bowl of milk. You can read the full poem here.

are black cats good luck or bad luck quote

“Animals like crows and black cats are not ominous at all; it is the men’s superstitious mind which is the inauspicious one.”

– Mehmet Murat Ildan

This quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan suggests that bad luck isn’t something brought by others, it’s a force that lies inside yourself. If you believe bad luck will come to you, it will.

And don’t forget to share these black cat quotes on social media with your friends. Here is a tweet to get your started:

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How to celebrate black cats

Black cats are sweet animals deserving of all the love in the world. While every day is a good day to honor black cats, there are two special days in the year dedicated to them.

cute black cat

Both of the days occur in the fall. August 17 is Black Cat Appreciation Day, and October 27 is National Black Cat Day.

Halloween is also a great time to celebrate black cats. Black cats have been revered on this day for ages, all the way back to Samhain due to its connection to the cat sìth (a giant, ominous mythological black cat).

While those days are great days to salute black cats and share these black cat quotes, every day is a good day to appreciate these beautiful creatures.

If you are a true animal lover, be sure to also check out National Pet Day, Cuddly Kitten Day and National Love Your Pet Day. All are additional opportunities to celebrate your black cat.

There are also other animal themed national days like National Golden Retriever Day, National Rescue Dog Day and National Ferret Day to celebrate if you have any of those pets.

A note on sharing these black cat quotes

Quote graphics like these take me a long time create. It can be difficult to find photos free of copyright that I can turn into graphics with sayings.

I have happily made these quote graphics you to enjoy and share, (and thank you so much for that for sharing them!) but if you do, please link back to my blog and not to the image itself.


Providing a link back to my blog allows others to find my page, and also gives them an opportunity to read more great black cat quotes!

These quotes are intended for personal use only and may not be used for resale or commercial use.

Did you like these black cat quotes, and want to check out some more quotes and graphics? Make sure to check out my other quote pages.

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Since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jess has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She is a freelance writer, specializing in content related to fashion, food and drink and film industry topics. Find out more about Jess here.

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Saturday 6th of February 2021

I loved your poems. I'm looking for a cat on a fence to send a poem. I painted that black cat on a fence written by Rusty. I enjoyed all of the poems so thank you, Carol

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