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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.
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.
I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I've ever met.
Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.
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.
One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.
Shallows where a lamb could wade and depths where an elephant would drown.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
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.'
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.
The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
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.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
People are so difficult. Give me an elephant any day.
I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book.
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.
Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.
The elephant can survive only if forests survive.
My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It's in the apartment somewhere.
Making films is about having absolute and foolish confidence; the challenge for all of us is to have the heart of a poet and the skin of an elephant.
I feel as if I go to Africa, I may never come back. I'm just going to live with the animals and adopt an elephant, and it's going to be my friend.
I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.
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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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