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

Done the elephants, done the poverty. - Phil Tufnell

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

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

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

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

Anything related to elephants is irrelephant. - Unknown

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

If you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory. - Jesse Ventura

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where beams of imagination play,
The memory's soft figures melt away. - Alexander Pope

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

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

Women are like elephants to me: nice to look at, but I wouldn't want to own one. - WC Fields

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

One morning I shot an elephant in my pyjamas.
How he got into my pyjamas I'll never know. - Groucho Marx

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

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

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
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
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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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02-Apr-2020