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

Happiness is health and a short memory. - Unknown

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

Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. - Baltasar Gracian

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

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

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

Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's been a tough week. I bought myself a memory foam mattress and now it's trying to blackmail me. - Gary Delaney

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

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

Every act of perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination. - Gerard M. Edelman

The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other. - Francis Bacon


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
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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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04-Dec-2020