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

Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory. - John Conrad

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

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

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

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

The elephant can survive only if forests survive. - Mark Shand

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

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

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

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

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

Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out. - James Bryant Conant

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. - Lord Acton

The true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can. - Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

I have a phenomenal memory. I remember every single thing that anybody said to me, ever did to me, who was nice to me, and who was not nice to me. - Russell Peters


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
Elephant Enema
Elephant Haircut
Elephant Hand
Elephant Heist
Elephant Instructions
Elephant Ludo
Elephant Nest
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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22-Jan-2021