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I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I've ever met.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.
Some kinds of animals burrow in the ground; others do not. Some animals are nocturnal, as the owl and the bat; others use the hours of daylight. There are tame animals and wild animals. Man and the mule are always tame; the leopard and the wolf are invariably wild, and others, as the elephant, are easily tamed.
Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
The elephant can survive only if forests survive.
One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.
There were times, especially when I was traveling for 'Eat, Pray, Love,' when, I swear to God, I would feel this weight of my female ancestors, all those Swedish farmwives from beyond the grave who were like, 'Go! Go to Naples! Eat more pizza! Go to India, ride an elephant! Do it! Swim in the Indian Ocean. Read those books. Learn a language.'
People are so difficult. Give me an elephant any day.
Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.
Most people know that forests are the lungs of our planet, literally playing a critical role in every breath we take. And that they're also home to incredible animals like the orangutan and elephant, which will go extinct if we keep cutting down their forests.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
Patriarchy is like the elephant in the room that we don't talk about, but how could it not affect the planet radically when it's the superstructure of human society.
Unlike the primate hand, the elephant's grasping organ is also its nose. Elephants use their trunks not only to reach food but also to sniff and touch it. With their unparalleled sense of smell, the animals know exactly what they are going for. Vision is secondary.
Frans de Waal
When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
I've never liked the moment of seeing something beautiful - a sunset, a moose, an elephant - and then raising a camera and trying to capture it for some future moment. That's always struck me as strange.
Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant.
A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.
I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.
My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It's in the apartment somewhere.
I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book.
John F. Kennedy
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