National Black Cat Day is marked annually Oct. 27 to celebrate the beauty of these felines and raise awareness about their adoption rates, which are lower compared to other cats.

Due to a lot of superstitions and myths surrounding black cats, these felines are not adopted by households unlike the others of their species.

Here are some quotes 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. "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

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

black cats! National Black Cat Day is marked annually Oct. 27. Photo: Reuters