James Herriot’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite James Herriot Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers James Herriot’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. James Herriot quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing James Herriot’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
― James Herriot, James Herriot’s Cat Stories

 “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.”
― james herriot, Let Sleeping Vets Lie

“This old man had once told me that he left school when he was twelve, whereas I had spent most of the twenty-four years in my life in study. Yet when I looked back on the last hour or so I could come to only one conclusion. I’d had more of books, but he had more of learning.”
― James Herriot, All Things Wise and Wonderful

 “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.”
― James Herriot, It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet

 “If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. You’ve nothing to worry about there.”
― James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small / All Things Bright and Beautiful / All Things Wise and Wonderful: Three James Herriot Classics

 “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 , All Creatures Great and Small

“I don’t think he ever gave a thought to other people’s opinions, which was just as well because they were often unkind”
― James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small

 “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.”
― James Herriot

“I seem to have spent a good part of my life – probably too much – in just standing and staring.”
― James Herriot

“And the peace which I always found in the silence and emptiness of the moors filled me utterly”
― James Herriot

10 Famous Quotes by Author James Herriot

10 quotes by James Herriot there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest James Herriot quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best James Herriot Quote. 

One Final Bonus – James Herriot Quote 

“I think it was the beginning of Mrs. Bond’s unquestioning faith in me when she saw me quickly enveloping the cat till all you could see of him was a small black and white head protruding from an immovable cocoon of cloth. He and i were now facing each other, more or less eyeball to eyeball, and George couldn’t do a thing about it. As i say, I rather pride myself on this little expertise, and even today my veterinary colleagues have been known to remark, “Old Herriot may be limited in many respects, but by God he can wrap a cat.”

― James Herriot, James Herriot’s Cat Stories

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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