"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."
"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."James Herriot on Abraham Lincoln
"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."James Herriot on Winston Churchill
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."James Herriot on Robert A. Heinlein
"Time spent with cats is never wasted."James Herriot on Sigmund Freud
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."James Herriot on Josh Billings
"For years I used to bore my wife over lunch with stories about funny incidents."
"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."
"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 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."
"Cats are connoisseurs of comfort."