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James Herriot Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: Pet

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
- James Herriot

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

I will write another book if I feel like it.
- 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

I wish people would realize that animals are totally dependent on us,
helpless, like children, a trust that is put upon us.
- James Herriot

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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I love writing about my job because I loved it,
and it was a particularly interesting one when I was a young man.
It was like holidays with pay to me.
- James Herriot

I became a connoisseur of that nasty thud a manuscript
makes when it comes through the letter box.
- 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 could do terrible things to people who dump unwanted animals by the roadside.
- James Herriot

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

For years I used to bore my wife over lunch with stories about funny incidents.
- James Herriot

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.
- 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

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.
- James Herriot

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Affirmation:
All people are my heart-felt brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
- C. S. Lewis

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

I have been dairy free for several years,
and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies,
which it did, and help me lose weight,
which it did.
- Fran Drescher

My father felt that children should make their own way.
- Ron Reagan

I stayed away from mirrors when I was younger and I
didn't like having my picture taken.
I was tall and had braces and felt ugly.
- Kylie Bax

I did what I felt, and I felt what I did,
at all costs.
- Little Richard

I never felt I left the stage.
- Helen Gahagan

The vampires have always been metaphors for me.
They've always been vehicles through which I can express things I have felt very,
very deeply.
- Anne Rice

Why, when I was a child, I didn't say,
as most children do, that I was going to become an actress.
I felt that I was an actress and no one could have
convinced me that I wasn't!
- Antoinette Perry

I started working on OpenBSD, and many earlier projects,
because I have always felt that vendor systems were
not designed for quality.
- Theo de Raadt

I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science
was so difficult it was essential that the problem
being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded.
- Paul Nurse

There can be no possible question that cold is felt
much more keenly in the thin air of nineteen thousand feet than it is below.
- Hudson Stuck

The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be
perceived in other creative endeavors.
- Vernor Vinge

There are other issues I have felt more emotionally connected to,
like China, where I lived and worked for some time.
I was living there when Tiananmen Square erupted.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I just never subscribed to the theory that at age 55,
you fall off the face of the earth on the Tour.
I always felt that was too young of an age for that.
- Hale Irwin

No one who has come to true greatness has not felt
in some degree that his life belongs to the people,
and what God has given them he gives it for mankind.
- Phillips Brooks

Career is too pompous a word.
It was a job, and I have always felt privileged to
be paid for what I love doing.
- Barbara Stanwyck

I always felt if we were going in to do an album,
there should already be a lot of structure already
made up so we could get on with that and see what else happened.
- Jimmy Page

I'd always been a news junkie, always read lots of
newspapers and watched the Sunday morning news shows
on TV and felt strongly about issues of power,
control, sexuality and race.
- Barbara Kruger

Acting in 'Star Wars' I felt like a raisin in a giant fruit salad,
and I didn't even know who the cantaloupes were.
- Mark Hamill

When The Muppet Show ended, we all sat around and said,
what kind of television show would we like to do.
We felt the need these days are for some quality children's programming.
- Jim Henson

I've been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up
and down Music Row trying to break into the business.
I felt very free to go into any publishing company.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

If one area I felt it was a tough election was I couldn't
see my young son and I couldn't see my wife a lot,
but apart from that for her also it was an experience.
- Imran Khan

Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious
architecture of the Middle Ages,
I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest
emotion in any modern Gothic church.
- Goldwin Smith

I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood
so I felt like I just didn't fit in.
Like I wasn't as good as everybody else or as smart,
or whatever.
- Halle Berry

Except for the occasional heart attack,
I never felt better.
- Dick Cheney

What upset me the most was not that I would die,
but that I was letting down my parents.
I felt very guilty for chasing this dream career of mine,
at the expense of my parents.
- Linda Vester

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw,
hear what you heard, feel what you felt.
Relevant detail, couched in concrete,
colorful language, is the best way
to recreate the incident as it happened
and to picture it for the audience.
- Dale Carnegie

I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell.
- Jack Vance

I have always felt that my work is religious,
not sacrilegious.
- Andres Serrano

As soon as I started writing Julia, by which I mean
while writing its first sentence,
I felt a sudden, reassuring charge of excitement.
I knew it was going to work.
- Peter Straub

That's sort of what I felt...
I miss drinking, I thought bars were truly holy places.
- Joe Eszterhas

And I tried it and I felt, I guess I must have been
pulled in by the red light of television and now I've been on TV since 1992.
- Star Jones

Having felt people's love and support first hand through
difficult moments in my life makes me feel it's our
responsibility to help one another.
- Gloria Estefan

White Hart Lane was always a place where I felt I belonged.
- David Ginola

Today I start a diary; it is against my usual habbits,
but out of a clearly felt need.
- Robert Musil

I never got to the point when I felt like running away from it all.
- Jamie Redknapp

I would adopt a standpoint, irrespective of whether
someone was for or against it,
if I felt deeply that it was right for the movement.
- Alfred Rosenberg

I always felt that the Cubans were being pushed into
the Soviet Bloc by American policy.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

Every book is a new journey.
I never felt I was an expert on a subject as I embarked on a project.
- David McCullough

I felt really free, like I could do anything,
because no one would know what to expect.
- Joshua Homme

Being a shy person, I always felt strange outside with my camera.
- Kim Weston

Man, you don't know how I felt that afternoon when
I heard that voice and it was my own voice.
- Muddy Waters

I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties,
before we began to poison our own civilization -
or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt.
- Orson Scott Card

I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can't deal
with a woman of their own age.
- Michael Caine


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