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

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

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

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

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

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor. - James Howell

The elephant does not limp when walking on thorns. - African Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

I'm in the turtle's race. My journey is a marathon. - Omari Hardwick

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

Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film. - Steven Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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


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