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When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
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.
One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
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.
My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It's in the apartment somewhere.
I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.
Shallows where a lamb could wade and depths where an elephant would drown.
Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.
I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book.
Primate and elephant and even pig societies show considerable evidence of care for others, parent-child bonding, solidarity in the face of danger, and so on.
A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.
Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant.
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.
When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.
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 U.N. bureaucracy has grown to elephantine proportions. Now that the Cold War is over, we are asking that elephant to do gymnastics.
I really wanted to work with David Lynch. I was a big fan of The Elephant Man and Eraserhead.
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.
If you've never seen an elephant ski, you've never been on acid.
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.'
Race in this country is still the elephant in the room that no one wants to discuss.
We'll be back to our nature documentary, 'Baggy the Anorexic Elephant' in just a second.
Yeah, Kubrick's a big influence. In something like 'A Clockwork Orange,' he is trying to use the practical light - I mean, at least he says that in his interviews, like they're not using traditionally Hollywood lights. In 'Elephant' we basically used no lights; we never really adjusted.
Gus Van Sant
There's a lot of films that have relatively rigid road maps because they have a script and others that are less rigid because they have less of a script, like 'Elephant.' The road map becomes more interpretive, maybe, than one with a detailed script. Editing-wise, they all have their problems.
Gus Van Sant
The reason I know about 'Tomb Raider' is from when I was researching 'Elephant.' It was 1999, and I was trying to research the Columbine-massacre kids, and they had played video games, and I, at the time, had never really seen one. It was a world I didn't know.
Gus Van Sant
In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps; shallows where the lamb may wade, and deeps where the elephant may swim.
While I had often said that I wanted to die in bed, what I really meant was that in my old age I wanted to be stepped on by an elephant while making love.
I don't know how many lions and leopards I've shot. I've shot two elephants, which was enough - never again. It's a melancholy and moving thing to hunt an elephant. It's like shooting an old man.
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