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

Done the elephants, done the poverty. - Phil Tufnell

Happiness is health and a short memory. - Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two... - Norman Wisdom

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

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

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

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
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Canada’s Concrete Pink Elephant
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Downhill Safari
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Herd Mentality
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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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25-May-2020