29 Famous Quotes Translated into LOLCat

Written by Shmoop

29 famous quotes from literature, history, poetry, and music… translated into LOLCat.

(see answer key at the bottom)

1. Tah sleep, purchance tah dreem…prolly tah dreem.

2.  I herd a fly buzz when I died.  I atsed it.

3.  Do not go gentul intah that good nite!  Das where basement cat lives.

4.  Billie Jean?  Defanully not mah lubbr.

5.  Dey say dis cat is a bad muvah – SHUT YERZ MOUF!!!1!

6.  All animals r equal.  But sumz equalr than others.

7.  Ask not what yer kitteh can do fer you: Iz not listnin.

8.  Et tu, Kittéh?

9.  Tah b r not tah b – Das wut Iz ponderin.

10.  A DREAM!!1!  I haz it.

11.  Mah namez Ineego Montoyah.  U killd mah fathur.  Pruhpair fer dyin.

12.  Get dee to ah nunnr… nunn…SCOOT!!!!!

13.  Das one small step fer man, one giant leap for kitteh.

14.  O hai! Grownd contrul?  Dis iz Majr Tom.

15.  Lub iz a battlefield.  Youz losin.

16.  It waz bestest timez, it waz wurstest times.

17.  No kitteh iz a island.  Deyz hatez water.

18.  Unkl Kitteh wantz YOU!  Tah change dah litter.

19.  O hai sir!  I can haz moar porrige?


20.  Iz in yer woods, takin tha road less trabbled by.

21.  How do I lub dee? Lemme count da wayz.  Un, too, fybe…

22.  All dat glittrz iznt gold.  But itz still fun tah play wib.


23.  We wuz somewhere round Barstow onna edge ov da desert…

24.  Let mah peepl go!!1!  Wez gotsa pee.

25.  Frenz, romanz, countrymenz, lend mah yerz eerz!  Das right… jussa liddle closer…

26.  Quof da raben: Noperz!

27.  O hai!  U can callz meh Ishmail.

28.  Iz cannot tell a lie!  Haha, made mahself lolz.

29.  Big kitteh iz watchin.

Answer Key

1.  ”To sleep, perchance to dream”, William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet

2.  ”I heard a fly buzz — when I died – “, Emily Dickinson

3.  ”Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night“, Dylan Thomas

4.  ”Billie Jean is not my lover”, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean

5.  ”They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother– Shut your mouth!”, Isaac Hayes’s “Theme from Shaft”

6.  ”All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” George Orwell’s Animal Farm

7.  ”Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

8.  ”Et tu, Brute?” William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar

9.  ”To be or not to be – that is the question.” William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

10.  ”I have a dream!” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

11.  ”My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” William Goldman’s The Princess Bride

12.  ”Get thee to a nunnery”, William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

13.  ”That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong

14.  ”This is Major Tom to Ground Control”, David Bowie’s “A Space Oddity”

15.  ”Love is a Battlefield”, Pat Benetar

16.  ”It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Citites

17.  ”No man is an island”, John Donne’s “Meditation XVII”

18.  ”I want YOU for US army”, WWI recruiting poster

19.  ”Please, sir, I want some more (porridge).” Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist

20.  ”Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken

21.  ”How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Elizabeth Browning

22.  ”All that glitters is not gold”, William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice

23.  ”We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.” Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

24.  ”When Israel was in Egypt’s land: Let my people go”, American spiritual “Go Down Moses”

25.  ”Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears”, William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”

26.  ”Quoth the raven: Nevermore”, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven

27.  ”Call me Ishmael.” Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick

28.  ”I cannot tell a lie, father, you know I cannot tell a lie! I did cut it with my little hatchet.” George Washington re: the apple tree (according to a biography Parson Weems)

29.  ”Big Brother is watching you.” George Orwell’s 1984

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Bonus: Anyone else love these instead of a child?