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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Gratitude is the memory of the heart. - Unknown

I've a grand memory for forgetting. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness is health and a short memory. - Unknown

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory. - John Conrad

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. - Antonio Porchia

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

A song will outlive all sermons in the memory. - Henry Giles

The true art of memory is the art of attention. - Samuel Johnson

Elephino: Cross between an Elephant and a Rhinoceros - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat. - Leo Dworkin

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

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. - John Kenneth Galbraith

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

I do today from memory what yesterday I did in passion. - Gerald Barzan

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

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. - Abraham Lincoln

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

When two elephants fight it is the grass that gets trampled. - African Proverb

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

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. - Lionel Hampton

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. - Franklin P Adams

Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out. - James Bryant Conant

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

Moments of their secret life together burst like stars upon his memory. - James Joyce

Before you eat the elephant, make sure you know what parts you want to eat. - Todd Stocker

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

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

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

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

Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it. - George Duhamel

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. - Arthur Schlesinger

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

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

His wallet is more capacious than an elephant's scrotum and just as difficult to get your hands on. - Blackadder

You describe the elephant by its size, but the mosquito by its impact. Even the smallest thing has an impact. - Celia Apeagyei-Collins

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory. - Thomas Beecham

Memory is a net: one finds it full of fish when he takes it from the brook, but a dozen miles of water have run through it without sticking. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. - Solomon Ibn Gabriol


see also   Animal  Section
African Car Wash
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
Elephant Enema
Elephant Haircut
Elephant Hand
Elephant Heist
Elephant Instructions
Elephant Ludo
Elephant Nest
Elephant Phonics
Elephant Soccer
Elephant Stew
Elephant Sunset
Elephant Trampoline
Herd Mentality
Hide & Seek
How Many Elephant Legs?
Identity Theft
IrrElephant
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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03-Jul-2022