"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."James Herriot on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."James Herriot on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."James Herriot on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."James Herriot on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."James Herriot on Bruce Lee
"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."
"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."
"Cats are connoisseurs of comfort."