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The Best Quotes From 'Cats' Will Have You Feline The Music

Updated December 30, 2019 170 votes 22 voters 1.8k views15 items

It doesn't matter whether or not you've seen the Broadway musical. As long as you've caught the movie adaptation, you can vote for the best Cats quotes. There's not a lot of dialogue in the film. It's mostly singing. That said, there are some moments where the characters stop the music long enough to drop some funny lines or one liners designed to advance the plot. 

The story centers around Victoria (Francesca Hayward), a young cat abandoned in a filthy alley. She's taken in by a group of other stray felines. They tell her of an elderly cat named Old Deuteronomy (Judi Dench), who will choose a deserving cat to be reborn into a new life at the annual Jellicle Ball. One of the top contenders is Grizabella (Jennifer Hudson), a down-on-her-luck cat. However, an evil cat named Macavity (Idris Elba) is scheming to get the honor for himself.

The all-star cast also includes Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots, James Corden as Bustopher Jones, Ian McKellen as Gus the Theater Cat, and Jason Derulo as Rum Tum Tugger. Taylor Swift even has a cameo as Bombalurina. 

Cats was directed by Tom Hooper, who previously made The King's Speech and Les Miserables. The film is based on the popular stage musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Vote up the most memorable Cats quotes from the list below, regardless of which feline character speaks them. 

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    Neutered

    Jennyanydot (to Victoria, referring to Rum Tum Tugger): Do you think he just got neutered? Because those notes are really high.

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    Reborn Into Another Life

    Munkustrap (to Victoria): The most deserving cat will be reborn into another life, so they can be who they’ve always dreamed of being.

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    Plenty Of Soul

    Old Deuteronomy: I judge a cat by its soul.

    Macavity: I've got plenty of soul!

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    Cat Got Your Tongue

    Cassandra (to Victoria): What’s your name?

    Rumpleteazer: Cat got your tongue?

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