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!
“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.
“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.
“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.
“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.” – Unknown
This quote explains how black cats, pumpkins and luck (good or bad) are tied to Halloween.
“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 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 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.
“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”.
“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.
“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.