National Black Cat Appreciation Day is marked annually on Aug. 17 to celebrate these unique felines and dismiss superstitions surrounding them.

Even though they are adorable, black cats are seldom adopted and appreciated by people, as many believe they are signs of bad luck. To celebrate this day, make people aware of the beauty and uniqueness of black cats. If you own a black cat, today is the day to show your feline friend some extra love and care. If you are a cat lover, adopt a black one today.

Here are some quotes about black cats to mark this day, courtesy AZ Quotes:

1. "A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere." – Groucho Marx

2. "The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat." – Confucius

3. "Animals like crows, owls or black cats are not ominous at all; it is the men's superstitious mind which is the inauspicious one!" – Mehmet Murat Ildan

4. "Black cat or white cat: If it can catch mice, it's a good cat."– Deng Xiaoping

5. "I'm like an eclipse on a Friday the 13th, With black cats and Haley's Comet, Blazin' blunts in my driveway." – Redman

6. "Santa Claus was white and everything bad was black. The little ugly duckling was the black duck, and the black cat was the bad luck. And if I threaten you, I'm going to blackmail you.I said, 'Momma, why don't they call it 'whitemail'? They lie too.'"– Muhammad Ali

7. "Beware of the night, child. All cats are black in the dark." —Jean Genet, The Blacks: A Clown Show

8. "A black cat will bring its owner good luck." —The New England Historical Society

9. "This latter was a remarkably large and beautiful animal, entirely black, and sagacious to an astonishing degree." —Edgar Allan Poe, “The Black Cat”

10. "Black cats are certainly bad omens for enemies and good luck for friends." —Shankar Gr.

A black cat looks through its cage at a pet shop in Amman
A black cat looks through its cage at a pet shop in Amman Reuters