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Джеймс Хэрриот

Дата рождения: 3. Октябрь 1916
Дата смерти: 23. Февраль 1995

Джеймс Хэрриот — английский писатель, ветеринар и лётчик, автор книг о животных и о людях. Настоящее имя — Джеймс Альфред Уайт .


„Кошки — известные мастера хорошо устраиваться.“

„Кошки — ценители комфорта.“


„Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.“ James Herriot's Cat Stories

„If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.“ 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.“

„I seem to have spent a good part of my life - probably too much – in just standing and staring.“

„And the peace which I always found in the silence and emptiness of the moors filled me utterly“

„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's Cat Stories


„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.“ It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

„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.“ All Things Wise and Wonderful

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

„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.“ All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful: Three James Herriot Classics


„My mind went back to that picture in the obstetrics book. A cow standing in the middle of a gleaming floor while a sleek veterinary surgeon in a spotless parturition overall inserted his arm to a polite distance. He was relaxed and smiling, the farmer and his helpers were smiling, even the cow was smiling. There was no dirt or blood or sweat anywhere.
That man in the picture had just finished an excellent lunch and had moved next door to do a bit of calving just for the sheer pleasure of it, as a kind of dessert. He hadn't crawled shivering from his bed at two o'clock in the morning and bumped over twelve miles of frozen snow, staring sleepily ahead till the lonely farm showed in the headlights. He hadn't climbed half a mile of white fell-side to the doorless barn where his patient lay.“
If Only They Could Talk

„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.“ Let Sleeping Vets Lie

„And there was that letter from the Bramleys—that really made me feel good. You don’t find people like the Bramleys now; radio, television and the motorcar have carried the outside world into the most isolated places so that the simple people you used to meet on the lonely farms are rapidly becoming like people anywhere else. There are still a few left, of course—old folk who cling to the ways of their fathers and when I come across any of them I like to make some excuse to sit down and talk with them and listen to the old Yorkshire words and expressions which have almost disappeared.“ All Creatures Great and Small

„Everybody was asleep. Everybody except me, James Herriot, creeping sore and exhausted towards another spell of hard labour. Why the hell had I ever decided to become a country vet? I must have been crazy to pick a job where you worked seven days a week and through the night as well. Sometimes I felt as though the practice was a malignant, living entity; testing me, trying me out; putting the pressure on more and more to see just when at what point I would drop down dead.“ All Creatures Great and Small

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