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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked? - George Carlin

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

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

Moments of their secret life together burst like stars upon his memory. - James Joyce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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09-Dec-2021