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

Happiness is health and a short memory. - Unknown

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

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

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

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

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor. - James Howell

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

If you tell the truth, you don't need a long memory. - Jesse Ventura

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

I'm in the turtle's race. My journey is a marathon. - Omari Hardwick

The positive side to memory loss: you meet new people every day. - Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory. - Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other. - Francis Bacon


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17-May-2022