Ah, cats. Those sweet, loving little creatures, mischievous destroyers of our couches, and essential building block of the internet. We’re obsessed with them—images of cats, as a group, make up the most viewed content on the web, after all.
The Universal Pictures film, “The Secret Life of Pets,” though, features a canine protagonist, a terrier named Max, whose life is upended by the introduction of a shaggy new pet in the house—a giant dog named Duke. Together, they embark upon a hilarious adventure.
And, of course, they’re attacked by a roving gang of cats.
Unlike in the world of the internet, cats are often the underdogs of film. Depicted as symbols of conniving machination, maliciousness, treachery, and even the occult, they get a bad rap.
But in reality, these little felines are awesome, their behavior effortlessly cool—unless they’re falling off of things, of course—and their movements majestic and graceful. They’re the perfect companions, never trying too hard, always sincere in their affections. When they're actually being affectionate, that is. At least they're honest.
This doesn’t go unnoticed by even our loftiest thinkiers. Our most beloved celebrities and authors have long commented upon the value of the cat, elaborating on exactly why they’re so fantastic. So let’s find out why those little chair-scratchers are the best thing ever with these 10 great quotes about cats!