James Herriot

James Herriot was the pen name of James Alfred Wight , a veterinarian and writer. His best-known works are his semi-autobiographical stories, often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small. On his fame
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If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

James Herriot

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.

James Herriot

I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs.

James Herriot

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.

James Herriot

They can't find my house now because I keep it very quiet where I live.

James Herriot

I think it was the fact that I liked it so much that made the writing just come out of me automatically.

James Herriot

If a farmer calls me to a sick animal, he couldn't care less if I were George Bernard Shaw.

James Herriot

There was no last animal I treated. When young farm lads started to help me over the gate into a field or a pigpen, to make sure the old fellow wouldn't fall, I started to consider retiring.

James Herriot