International Cat Day is marked across the globe on Aug. 8 to celebrate the world's favorite pet. The day was first marked by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in 2002. 

On this day, animal lovers are encouraged to enjoy time with their furry felines or adopt one if you love cats. 

Some countries celebrate World Cat Day on Feb. 17, while the United States dedicates Oct. 29 as National Cat Day. This day is for all cat lovers across the globe.

Here are some quotes about felines, collected from Good Reads and Brainy Quote, to share on this day.

1. "A cat has absolute emotional honesty. Human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not." — Ernest Hemingway

2. "A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings." — William Ralph Inge

3. "What greater gift than the love of a cat?" — Charles Dickens

4. "Time spent with a cat is never wasted." — Colette

Orange Cat Representational image. Photo: Pixabay

5.  "You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense." — Jane Pauley

6. "In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." — Terry Pratchett

7. "Cats are anthropomorphized in art because they are so laid back that you automatically attribute human thoughts and feelings to them." — Jim Davis

pet cat on sofa Even our pets that like their alone time can suffer from separation anxiety in our absence. Photo: Adobe Stock Photos

8. "Cats possess so many of the same qualities as some people that it is often hard to tell the people and the cats apart." — P.J. O'Rourke

9. "The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal - or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be." — Elizabeth Peters

10. "I've found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person's character." — P.C. Cast

Pet Cats This is a representational image of two cats. Photo: Pixabay