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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Cramnesia: Student memory loss. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Women and elephants never forget. - Dorothy Parker

Done the elephants, done the poverty. - Phil Tufnell

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

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory. - John Conrad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories are memory aids, instruction manuals and moral compasses. - Aleks Krotoski

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

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

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

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

Memory: The feeling that steals over one as he listens to a friend's original stories - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

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

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

It is a brief period of life that is granted us by nature, but the memory of a well-spent life never dies. - Cicero

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

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

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


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Canada’s Concrete Pink Elephant
Do Not Feed The Animals
Downhill Safari
Elephant Blues
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Elephant Bus
Elephant Circumcision
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Elephant Phonics
Elephant Soccer
Elephant Stew
Elephant Sunset
Elephant Trampoline
Herd Mentality
Hide & Seek
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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29-Jul-2021