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

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Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.

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Animals are unpredictable things, and so our life is unpredictable.

It's a long tale of little triumphs and disasters and you've got to really like it to stick it.

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I am never at my best in the early morning, especially a cold morning in the Yorkshire spring with a piercing March wind sweeping down from the fells, finding its way inside my clothing, nipping at my nose and ears.

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Dogs like to obey. It gives them security.

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And the peace which I always found in the silence and emptiness of the moors filled me utterly

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I could do terrible things to people who dump unwanted animals by the roadside.

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A farmer once told me one of the greatest luxuries of his life was to wake up early only to go back to sleep again.

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At times it seemed unfair that I should be paid for my work;

for driving out in the early morning with the fields glittering under the first pale sunshine and the wisps of mist still hanging on the high tops.

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Over the years I knew her she always looked at me like that - as though I was a quite pleasant but amusing object - and it always did the same thing to me. It's difficult to put into words but perhaps I can best describe it by saying that if I had been a little dog I'd have gone leaping and gambolling around the room wagging my tail furiously.

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I became a connoisseur of that nasty thud a manuscript makes when it comes through the letter box.

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

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I was helped by having a verbatim memory of what happened years ago, even if I can't remember what happened a couple of days ago.

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About James Herriot

Quotes 23 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

It was Sunday morning (one a.m.), a not unusual time for some farmers, after a late Saturday night, to have a look round their stock and decide to send for the vet.

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No animal is a better judge of comfort than a cat.

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

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I seem to have spent a good part of my life - probably too much – in just standing and staring.

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

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If I had been a little dog I'd have gone leaping and gambolling around the room wagging my tail furiously.

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If you decide to become a veterinary surgeon you will never grow rich, but you will have a life of endless interest and variety.

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I will write another book if I feel like it.

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That quotation about not having time to stand and stare has never applied to me.

I seem to have spent a good part of my life - probably too much - in just standing and staring and I was at it again this morning.

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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. 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 ...[they] are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no right to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty.

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