Time Spent with Cats is Never Wasted

Posted in Cat Quotes - Last Updated: December 13, 2021 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Quotes 
Last Updated: October 20, 2021  
Author:  Jan Travell

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I love this quote!

BUT WAIT! Is this historically correct?

Did Sigmund Freud actually say: “Time spent with cats is never wasted”?

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There is quite a bit of debate about this. Even though this quote is widely attributed to Sigmund Freud on many quotation websites, there is actually no documented evidence that he ever said it.

Time spent with cats is never wasted: Albert Einstein?

The mysterious ‘Time spent with cats is never wasted’ quote has also been attributed to Albert Einstein but this is definitely inaccurate! The wonders of the internet! 

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Time spent with cats is never wasted: Is It Fake news?

Possibly!  Sigmund Freud did, however, write to his friend Arnold Zweig: “I, as is well known, do not like cats”.

He was much more of a dog person.

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Final Verdict on the quote, Time spent with cats is never wasted!

Judging from the “I, as is well known, do not like cats” quote, which is well documented, it could well be taken that Freud did not actually say, “Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

It doesn’t even appear that he is a cat lover at all. Odd.

Maybe we will never know. 

About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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