57 Best Cheetah Quotes About Fastest Land Animal on Earth

Cheetahs are small, rounded cats with long tails, short noses, deep chests and long, thin legs that are renowned for their speed, stealth and their unique vocalization abilities due to their vocal fold with a sharp edge.

They symbolize survival, strength and persistence, qualities that make them a fascinating animal to many.

Primarily found in Africa and parts of Asia, these creatures hold the title of the fastest land mammal.


Their distinct features, like solid black, round spots, differentiate them from their feline cousins, leopards and jaguars, which have more spread-out spots forming a rosette pattern.

The collection of cheetah quotes gathered is intended to provide entertainment and inspiration, while also offering insights into their captivating life and conservation status.

These quotes underscore the unique charm and significance of one of the world’s most remarkable big cats.

Best Cheetah Quotes

I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I don’t think my moped could outrun a cheetah. ~ Jonathon Messinger.


A man with the heart of a chicken must have the legs of a cheetah. ~ Unknown.

Why should I stretch? Does a cheetah stretch before it chases its prey? ~ Ken Griffy Jr.


They can’t stop what they can’t catch. ~ Unknown.

If I had butterscotch pants and a cheetah sweater, I’d be just fine. ~ Greg Behrendt.


The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours. ~ T. S. Eliot.

Officially, the Iranian cheetah is thought to be extinct in Afghanistan, but I am sure a population remains. Dare mighty things. Go find it. ~ Alex Deghan.


In me the tiger sniffs the rose. ~ Siegfried Sassoon.

When the ancestors of the cheetah first began pursuing the ancestors of the gazelle, neither of them could run as fast as they can today. ~ Richard Dawkins.


In waking a tiger, use a long stick. ~ Mao Zedong.

In the Serengeti, Ms. Lane, I would be the cheetah. I’m stronger, smarter, faster, and hungrier than everything else out there. And I don’t apologize to the gazelle when I take it down. ~ Karen Marie Moning.

Bluefin tuna is sort of like the cheetah of the ocean. It’s the fastest fish. It’s a warm-blooded fish. But it’s got a $100,000 price tag on its head. ~ Paul Watson.

See also: Lion Quotes and Squirrel Quotes

Inspirational Cheetah Quotes

Cheetah genes cooperate with cheetah genes but not with camel genes, and vice versa. This is not because cheetah genes, even in the most poetic sense, see any virtue in the preservation of the cheetah species. They are not working to save the cheetah from extinction like some molecular World Wildlife Fund. ~ Richard Dawkins.


A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it acts. ~ Wole Soyinka.

There’s a cheetah walking high, liquid whispers dragonfly, charleston booties painted toes, drop the knot ivory soul. ~ The Cars.

I drew when I was very, very young. My mom kept stuff I drew when I was 2 and a half years old, because it looked like, you know, like a jaguar as opposed to a cheetah. ~ Dan Povenmire.

The more I think about it, the more there is to be said for the sloth. He sleeps fifteen to eighteen hours a day and is known to have taken forty-eight days to travel four miles. He hangs in the trees after he’s dead. But he lives longer than the cheetah. ~ Erma Bombeck.

Top Cheetah Quotes

I want to show off how beautiful my subjects are – whether it’s a cheetah, or a live girl, or two of them together. ~ Bunny Yeager.


To me, fast food is when a cheetah eats an antelope. ~ George Carlin.

Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is – if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want. ~ Sabrina Ryan.

Every girl likes to just rock out when they put music on in their room. I learned that personally when fans would tell us how much they loved to make up their own dances to Cheetah Girls songs. ~ Sabrina Ryan.

Cheetah bit me whenever he could. The ‘Tarzan’ movie apes were all homosexuals, eager to wrap their paws around Johnny Weismuller’s thighs. They were jealous of me, and I loathed them. ~ Maureen O’Sullivan.

It’s funny, one of my most solid carpet moments happened in the very beginning, before I started thinking that I needed all these other people to do my hair and makeup, and pick out my clothes. I wore a cheetah sweater and a red hat, and it’s one of my favorite looks, even still. ~ Dawn Olivieri.

Inspiring Cheetah Quotes

A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane, and smells like Cheetah. ~ Ronald Reagan.


I ran like a cheetah – well, like a cheetah that smoked too much. ~ John Green.

I’m into cotton underwear. I don’t need cheetah print leather to make me feel sexy. ~ Nelly Furtado.

You have to write as if you were being pursued by a cheetah across the Serengeti. ~ Nicholas G. Carr.

In the year 2007, seals, otters, lions, turtles, frogs, apes, snakes, butterflies, polar bears, cheetahs, whales are disappearing along with their variously furnished homes: cloud forests, rain forests, ice pack, boreal forests, coral reefs, forests of deciduous trees, conifer and palm. ~ Eban Goodstein.

Pronghorn antelope were the second fastest mammals on earth—only an African cheetah could outrun them. ~ C.J. Box.

He just walked in and hugged the cheetah, and was great friends with him. They were buddy-buddy in a minute. ~ Carroll Ballard.


A coward may have the legs of a cheetah, but time has the legs of lightning. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo.

Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything. ~ Paris Hilton.

I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things. People would give me lions and jaguars. I had cheetahs, monkeys. ~ Dick Dale.

A competitive athlete is painful to look at; trying hard to become an animal rather than a man, he will never be as fast as a cheetah or as strong as an ox. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Did you see it? It was like a cross between a magpie nest and a ball of yarn after it’s been mauled by a cheetah. ~ Marissa Meyer.


I like to be a tiger roaming the jungle or an eagle soaring the skies. ~ Sol Campbell.

What the frick?! You got some cheetah blood in you or what? How did you run so fast? ~ Wendy Higgins.

I can give or take elephants; I never can find the cheetah, but the zebras captivate me. They’d be one of the few things that would fit if we were lucky enough to live in a world that’s black or white. ~ Jodi Picoult.

I’m going to focus on speed, doing little things like my turns and my starts, just speed. ~ Ryan Lochte.

Life is a snail ride. Move at your own pace. Do what you want to do. And also move like a cheetah when you feel like it. And strike like a lion. People will learn. ~ Joshua Aaron Guillory.


I’m a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm. ~ Iggy Pop.

There is nothing like the thrill of walking through the jungle looking for a tiger and knowing they could be watching you already. ~ Ashlan Gorse Cousteau.

I felt alone on a Serengeti plain with a cheetah circling. ~ C.D. Reiss.

Take, for example, the African jungle – the home of the cheetah. On whom does the cheetah prey? The old, the sick, the wounded, the weak, the very young, but never the strong. Lesson: if you would not be prey, you had better be strong. ~ G. Gordon Liddy.

I go to bed wearing a very baggy one-piece cheetah suit, just because it makes my son laugh. My sexy lingerie has been locked in a drawer for a while. ~ Sandra Bullock.


An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. ~ Confucius.

Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. ~ Jorge Luis Borges.

One downside of living with a were-cheetah is that he purrs when he’s happy. At times, the apartment vibrated all day from MeShack’s enjoyment of life. ~ Kenya Wright.

I shot a quick look at Logan to see how he reacted to that news and was met by the golden eyes of a Cheetah, sitting calmly on his chair. I guess I would have played animal charades if I could have, too, but it was hard to gauge the emotional reactions of an African predator. ~ April White.


Have the will of a tiger, the speed of a cheetah, and the heart of a lion. ~ Kevin McCarty.

These magnificent species of Africa – elephants, rhino, lions, leopards, cheetah, the great apes – this is a treasure for all humanity, and they are not for sale. They are not for trade. They need to be valued and preserved by humanity. We all need a global commitment to that. ~ Patrick Bergin.

Famous Cheetah Quotes

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow’s speed. ~ Howard Nemerov.

Obviously, if animals were included in the Olympics, humans wouldn’t take home any gold medals. We can’t run as fast as a cheetah, swim as well as a fish, or lift as much weight as an elephant. ~ Linda Bender.

The ‘Cheetah Generation’ refers to the new and angry generation of young African graduates and professionals, who look at African issues and problems from a totally different and unique perspective. ~ George Ayittey.


I saw this bloke chatting up a cheetah. He was trying to pull a fast one. ~ Tim Vine.

Nature’s orchestra includes not just Homosapiens, but elephants, whales, manatees, eagles, cheetahs, orangutans, and many others. ~ Gregory Colbert.

So these were the 57 top Cheetah quotes on power, speed, attitude and strength.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Marvin Gaye quotes and Marcus Luttrell quotes.

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