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

Done the elephants, done the poverty. - Phil Tufnell

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

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

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

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. - Rita Mae Brown

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

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

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. - Andre Gide

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

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

You are absolutely free to describe me as a turtle or something. - Paul Giamatti

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. - Lionel Hampton

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

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

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

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

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

Women are like elephants to me: nice to look at, but I wouldn't want to own one. - WC Fields

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

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

I'm taking memory power boost tablets to help me every day and doing the puzzles to help me stay focused. - Terry Bradshaw

May you keep dreaming until the day you die. May imagination overtake memory. May you die young at a ripe old age. - Mark Batterson

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

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

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


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