National Black Cat Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on Aug. 17 to honor these unique felines, and dismiss superstitions that surround them.

Many people see black cats as a sign of bad luck and a bad omen, which is why they are seldom appreciated, so much so that some cat lovers even hesitate to adopt them.

This day is aimed at debunking the myths surrounding black cats. To celebrate these felines and the day, make people aware of the beauty and uniqueness of black cats. 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. "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

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

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

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. "A black cat passing by the crossroad can stop hundreds of people, what a red light on traffic signal has failed to do for a long time." - Nitya Prakash

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