"I wish people would realize that animals are totally dependent on us, helpless, like children, a trust that is put upon us."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."James Herriot on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."James Herriot on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."James Herriot on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."James Herriot on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."James Herriot on Golda Meir
"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."
"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."