Elephant's Long Memory

Tail of the flat snapping turtle


While taking a long drink at a pond, an elephant happened to glance up and spotted a snapping turtle lazing on a nearby stone. Its eyes narrowing, the elephant lumbered over, raised a foot, and pressed the turtle flat.

Observing the murder from the jungle, a zebra wandered over.

“Why the heck did you do that?”

“This was the same animal that bit off the tip of my trunk over ten years ago.”

The zebra’s eyes widened. “The same one? You must have an incredible memory!”

Raising its head proudly, the elephant said, “I have turtle recall.”




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Women and elephants never forget. - Dorothy Parker

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. - Unknown

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. - Ingrid Bergman

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. - Rita Mae Brown

Every man's memory is his private literature. - Aldous Huxley

The elephant can survive only if forests survive. - Mark Shand

Pale ink is better than the most retentive memory. - Harvey Mackay

Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us. - Oscar Wilde

Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell. - Bill Copeland

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. - Steven Wright

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. - Andre Gide

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. - Oscar Wilde

Ultimate horror often paralyses memory in a merciful way. - H.P. Lovecraft

Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause. - Bruce Feiler

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. - Albert Schweitzer

If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked? - George Carlin

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience. - Doug Larson

The positive side to memory loss: you meet new people every day. - Unknown

You are absolutely free to describe me as a turtle or something. - Paul Giamatti

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth but not its twin. - Barbara Kingsolver

Memory is often less about the truth than about what we want it to be. - David Halberstam

One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. - Lord Acton

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. - Michel de Montaigne

Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help. - Alex Haley

I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I've ever met. - Herb Caen

He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen. - Edward de Bono

Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. - Unknown

It's surprising how much of memory is built around things unnoticed at the time. - Barbara Kingsolver

My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It's in the apartment somewhere. - Steven Wright

No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard. - Robert Frost

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. - E. Joseph Cossman

When you have an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. - Abraham Lincoln

It is a brief period of life that is granted us by nature, but the memory of a well-spent life never dies. - Cicero

I'm taking memory power boost tablets to help me every day and doing the puzzles to help me stay focused. - Terry Bradshaw

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory. - Leonardo da Vinci

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I cannot but bless the memory of Julius Caesar, for the great esteem he expressed for fat men; and his aversion to lean ones. - David Hume

Love easily confuses us because it is always in flux between illusion and substance, between memory and wish, between contentment and need. - Tom Robbins


see also   Animal  Section
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Animal Groups
Canada’s Concrete Pink Elephant
Do Not Feed The Animals
Downhill Safari
Elephant Blues
Elephant Breath
Elephant Bus
Elephant Circumcision
Elephant Dung Decorative Paper
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Elephant Phonics
Elephant Soccer
Elephant Stew
Elephant Sunset
Elephant Trampoline
Herd Mentality
Hide & Seek
How Many Elephant Legs?
Identity Theft
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Kermit Frog Loan
King Of The Jungle
Let ’Er Rip
Looking For Something?
Maybe My Job Is Not So Bad After All
No-Elephant Building
Overloaded
Pooped Out Playground
Potty Training An Elephant
Professional Test
River Crossing
Serengeti Tug of War
Stretch Elephants
This Is My Road
Touching Elephant Story
Trunk Sleeper
Viagra Elephant
Weight Wait
When You Cross an Elephant with a Rhinoceros
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20-Oct-2019