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Elephants quotes by Rajesh Parameswaran
#1. For Shanti, every inch of life, every color or shape, bears a unique and pulsing resonance...Elephants don't enjoy those simple Freudian-type luxuries humans take for granted: aphasia, repression, sublimation, omission. Memory for them is an edifice, a fixed and growing thing, enlarging itself brick by brick with every passing hour. It is a burden. #Quote by Rajesh Parameswaran
Elephants quotes by Enrico Fermi
#2. I remember my friend Johnny von Neumann used to say, 'with four parameters I can fit an elephant and with five I can make him wiggle his trunk.' #Quote by Enrico Fermi
Elephants quotes by Joris-Karl Huysmans
#3. Those who visited that exhibition-room found an auto-de-fé of immense skies in ignition, globes blotted out by bleeding suns; hemorrhages of stars, flowing down in purple cataracts over tumbling tufts of clouds. Against this background of terrible din, silent women passed, nude or appareled in jeweled stuffs, like the bindings of the old Evangelists; women with hair of shaggy silk, with pale blue eyes, hard and fixed, and flesh of the frozen whiteness of milk; Salomes holding, motionless upon a platter, the head of the Baptist, which shone, soaked in phosphorus, under the quincunxes with shorn leaves, of a green that was almost black; goddesses galloping on hippogriffs and streaking, with the lapis lazuli of their wings, the agony of the clouds; feminine idols, in tiaras, upright on thrones, at the top of stairs submerged in extraordinary flowers, or seated, in rigid poses, upon the backs of elephants with green-mantled foreheads and breasts strung with pearl-ropes like cavalry bells, stamping about upon their own heavy image, reflected in a sheet of water and splashed by the columns of the ring-circled legs! #Quote by Joris-Karl Huysmans
Elephants quotes by Juniper Bell
#4. His lap looked like it was already occupied
by a giant boner. It pressed against his pants like a circus tent pole. Elephants could fit under there. A lion tamer and some flying trapeze artists. A dancing bear, or five. #Quote by Juniper Bell
Elephants quotes by Pliny The Elder
#5. Wonderful is the wit and subtiltie that dumb creatures have & how they shift for themselves and annoy their enemies: which is the only difficultie that they have to arise and grow to so great an height and excessive bignesse. The dragon therefore espying the Elephant when he goeth to releese, assaileth him from an high tree and launceth himselfe upon him; but the Elephant knowing well enough well enough he is not able to withstand his windings and knittings about him, seeketh to come close to some trees or hard rockes, and so forth to crush and squise the dragon between him and them: the dragons ware hereof, entangle and snarle his feet and legges first with their taile: the Elephants on the other side, undoe those knots with their trunke as with a hand: but to prevent that againe, the dragons put in their heads into their snout, and so stop their breath, and withall, fret and gnaw the tenderest parts that they find there.

(Translated by Philomel Holland, 1601.
"The Book of Naturalists: An Anthology of the Best Natural History", 1944. p. 20) #Quote by Pliny The Elder
Elephants quotes by Rachel Held Evans
#6. Psychologists say the best way to handle children at this stage of development is not to answer their questions directly but instead to tell them a story. As pediatrician Alan Greene explained, "After conversing with thousands of children, I've decided that what they really mean is, 'That's interesting to me. Let's talk about that together. Tell me more, please?' Questions are a child's way of expressing love and trust. They are a child's way of starting a conversation. So instead of simply insisting over and over again that the object of my son's attention is, in fact, an elephant, I might tell him about how, in India, elephants are symbols of good luck, or about how some say elephants have the best memories of all the animals. I might tell him about the time I saw an elephant spin a basketball on the tip of his trunk, or about how once there was an elephant named Horton who heard a Who. I might tell him that once upon a time, there was an elephant and four blind men; each man felt a different part of the elephant's body: the ears, the tail, the side, and the tusk . . . #Quote by Rachel Held Evans
Elephants quotes by Streeten P.
#7. The kings of Siam are said to have ruined obnoxious countries by presenting them with white elephants that had to be maintained at vast expense. Receiving aid is not just like receiving an elephant but like making love to an elephant; there is no pleasure in it, you run the risk of being crushed and it takes years before you see the results. Aid is twice cursed: it curses him who gives and him who receives. #Quote by Streeten P.
Elephants quotes by Greg Behrendt
#8. A man would rather be trampled by elephants on fire than tell you he's just not that into you. #Quote by Greg Behrendt
Elephants quotes by Tom Robbins
#9. Morels are ugly in the skillet. The caps look like the scrotums of leprechauns, the stems like the tusks of fetal elephants. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Elephants quotes by Carl Safina
#10. Most people fantasize that if they won the lottery, they would quit their jobs and immerse themselves in leisure, play, family, parenthood, occasional thrilling sex; they'd eat when they were hungry and sleep whenever they felt sleepy. Many people, if they won the lottery and got rich quick, would want to live like elephants. #Quote by Carl Safina
Elephants quotes by Saadi
#11. Use a sweet tongue, courtesy, and gentleness, and thou mayest manage to guide an elephant by a hair. #Quote by Saadi
Elephants quotes by Michael Caine
#12. Books were my window on the world. Growing up at the Elephant and Castle, which was very rough, my paradise was the library. #Quote by Michael Caine
Elephants quotes by Rick Riordan
#13. Leo couldn't help smiling. "That could be fun."
"Fun" she said unhappily.
"Blue elephants."
"Blue elephants."
"Kiss me you fool."
"You fool. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Elephants quotes by N.M. Silber
#14. Okay," Adam began, "Now concentrate! This was a real person. White suit!"
"Colonel Sanders!" Lily replied quickly.
"Colonel Sanders? I said it was a real person, not a logo for a chicken joint!"
"He was a real person! If you don't believe me look it up!"
"Whatever! Not Colonel Sanders though. Humor!" he said urgently.
"Steve Martin!" She clapped her hands with joy, obviously believing that they had finally gotten one right.
"No, uh..." He searched for another clue.
"Wait! White suit and humor but not Steve Martin?" She looked crushed.
"I just said no!" He yelled! "Hannibal!"
"Um, uh, Dumbo..." she said with a deeply pensive expression.
"Dumbo?! What the fuck?!"
"Hannibal! Elephants! And before you say it he was real, too, you schmuck!"
"Guess again goddamnit!"
"Anthony Hopkins!" Adam threw down the card and looked like he was going to cry.
"Halley's Comet!" he growled.
"Halley's Comet?! What in the hell do you mean Halley's Comet!"
"Time!" Braden informed them gleefully, wiping tears of laughter out of his eyes.
"Mark Twain! You're an author Christ's sake!" Adam bit out.
"Oh, right! He was from Hannibal, Missouri! What in the hell did Halley's Comet have to do with Mark Twain?!"
"It appeared on the day he was born and the day he died! Duh huh!" Adam said.
"This isn't Trivial fucking Pursuit!" Lily shot back. "Why didn't you say Mississippi or riverboat or frog jumping contes #Quote by N.M. Silber
Elephants quotes by Pliny The Elder
#15. The largest land animal is the elephant, and it is the nearest to man in intelligence: it understands the language of its country and obeys orders, remembers duties that it has been taught, is pleased by affection and by marks of honour, nay more it possesses virtues rare even in man, honesty, wisdom, justice, also respect for the stars and reverence for the sun and moon. #Quote by Pliny The Elder
Elephants quotes by Gautama Buddha
#16. Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Elephants quotes by Richard Dawkins
#17. Different sorts of survival machine appear very varied on the outside and in their internal organs. An octopus is nothing like a mouse, and both are quite different from an oak tree. Yet in their fundamental chemistry they are rather uniform, and, in particular, the replicators that they bear, the genes, are basically the same kind of molecule in all of us - from bacteria to elephants. We are all survival machines for the same kind of replicator - molecules called DNA - but there are many different ways of making a living in the world, and the replicators have built a vast range of machines to exploit them. A monkey is a machine that preserves genes up trees, a fish is a machine that preserves genes in the water; there is even a small worm that preserves genes in German beer mats. DNA works in mysterious ways. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Elephants quotes by Jodi Picoult
#18. The elephant's trunk strokes her cheek, her throat, her forehead, before slipping the scarf free and lifting it, so that the wind carries it off like a rumor. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Elephants quotes by Jay McLean
#19. My hair smells like the morning dew on a holy sunset and praying elephants. #Quote by Jay McLean
Elephants quotes by David Attenborough
#20. The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book? #Quote by David Attenborough
Elephants quotes by Martin Jenkins
#21. When it comes to looking after all the species that are already endangered, there's such a lot to do that sometimes it might all seem to be too much, especially when there are so many other important things to worry about. But if we stop trying, the chances are that pretty soon we'll end up with a world where there are no tigers or elephants, or sawfishes or whooping cranes, or albatrosses or ground iguanas. And I think that would be a shame, don't you? #Quote by Martin Jenkins
Elephants quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#22. Did I ever say an engagement was an elephant, madam? #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell
Elephants quotes by Stephen J. O'Brien
#23. Field biologists studying large and charismatic animals wanted to know if their own species had genetic problems. I listened carefully to stories of koalas in Australia, giant pandas in China, black-footed ferrets in the Midwest, elephants, rhinos, and leopards in Africa, and orangutans in Asia--all threatened or endangered species attended by packs of worried field biologists. If cheetahs paid a price for their brush with extinction, did these species suffer the same? #Quote by Stephen J. O'Brien
Elephants quotes by Yaya Toure
#24. My biggest concern and main engagement with UNEP is focused on endangered species and illegal wildlife trade - mostly elephants, rhinos, etc. #Quote by Yaya Toure
Elephants quotes by Matthew Scully
#25. The elephants we have seen taunted and tormented and slaughtered by the likes of Safari Club do not have time to wait while the world's ethicists work out some centuries-long paradigm shift in moral thought. #Quote by Matthew Scully
Elephants quotes by Gregory Colbert
#26. Letter 1
To the princess of the elephants,
I disappeared exactly one year ago. On that day I received a letter. It called me back to the place where my life with the elephants began
Please forgive me, for the silence between us has been unbroken for one year.
I will never be more of myself than in these letters.
They are my maps of the bird path, and they are all that I know to be true. #Quote by Gregory Colbert
Elephants quotes by Isabella Rossellini
#27. But my mother loved The Elephant Man, and my father gave David Lynch a scholarship to study in Rome. #Quote by Isabella Rossellini
Elephants quotes by Richard Dawkins
#28. I am trying to call attention to the elephant in the room that everybody is too polite - or too devout - to notice: religion, and specifically the devaluing effect that religion has on human life. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Elephants quotes by Lev Grossman
#29. An elephant fell off a cliff, a copper cliff, which practically broke my heart. Elephants and gravity, not a great mix. But you know what? The other elephants immediately stopped and went down and found what was left of it and stood around it in a ring. I couldn't see what they did, but when they were done - it took a day - the one that fell was all back together and up and running again. They resurrected him, I've never seen anything like it. Elephants, they know some shit. I don't know why we rule them, they should rule us. #Quote by Lev Grossman
Elephants quotes by Rahul Gandhi
#30. I went to University in 1991, and I remember, nobody thought of India. I remember conversations where people would laugh and say, "Do you have elephants on the road?" Nobody is saying that today. #Quote by Rahul Gandhi
Elephants quotes by Yahya Jammeh
#31. What brought the British to the Gambia in the first place - which was bigger than it is now - was trade in ivory because the Gambia had a lot of elephants. They wiped out all the elephants and ended up selling Africans. #Quote by Yahya Jammeh
Elephants quotes by Mark Shand
#32. There are 13 Asian countries that still have elephants, and Elephant Family is looking to invest in further projects that will be the most critical for saving elephants while there is still time. #Quote by Mark Shand
Elephants quotes by Zoroaster
#33. Always meet petulance with gentleness and perverseness with kindness. A gentle hand can lead even en elephant by a hair. Reply to thine enemy with gentleness. #Quote by Zoroaster
Elephants quotes by Rudyard Kipling
#34. elephant's trumpeting #Quote by Rudyard Kipling
Elephants quotes by Robert McCammon
#35. They say that somewhere in Africa the elephants have a secret grave where they go to lie down, unburden their wrinkled gray bodies, and soar away, light spirits at the end. #Quote by Robert McCammon
Elephants quotes by Timothy Garton Ash
#36. What is the elephant in all our rooms? It is the global triumph of capitalism. Democracy is fiercely disputed. Freedom is under threat even in old-established democracies such as Britain. Western supremacy is on the skids. But everyone does capitalism. Americans and Europeans do it. Indians do it. Russian oligarchs and Saudi princes do it. Even Chinese communists do it ... Karl Marx would be turning in his grave. Or perhaps not, since some of his writings eerily foreshadowed our era of globalized capitalism. His prescription failed but his description was prescient. #Quote by Timothy Garton Ash
Elephants quotes by Frans De Waal
#37. It seems safe to say that apes know about death, such as that is different from life and permanent. The same may apply to a few other animals, such as elephants, which pick up ivory or bones of a dead herd member, holding the pieces in their trunks and passing them around. Some pachyderms return for years to the spot where a relative died, only to touch and inspect the relics. Do they miss each other? Do they recall how he or she was during life? #Quote by Frans De Waal
Elephants quotes by Raymond Chandler
#38. The main hallway of the Sternwood place was two stories high. Over the entrance doors, which would have let in a troop of Indian elephants, there was a broad stained-glass panel showing a knight in dark armor rescuing a lady who was tied to a tree and didn't have any clothes on but some very long and convenient hair. The knight had pushed the vizor of his helmet back to be sociable, and he was fiddling with the knots on the ropes that tied the lady to the tree and not getting anywhere. I stood there and thought that if I lived in the house, I would sooner or later have to climb up there and help him. He didn't seem to be really trying. #Quote by Raymond Chandler
Elephants quotes by Vin Diesel
#39. It's really bizarre because no one knows this, but elephants have killed more animal trainers than any other animal. #Quote by Vin Diesel
Elephants quotes by Lois McMaster Bujold
#40. Money, power, sex ... and elephants. #Quote by Lois McMaster Bujold
Elephants quotes by Stephanie Feldstein
#41. Elephants live in a world where they know their actions affect those around them. We should all be more like elephants. #Quote by Stephanie Feldstein
Elephants quotes by Peter Beard
#42. Elephants are like humans. They are very smart, very logical. #Quote by Peter Beard
Elephants quotes by Alastair Reynolds
#43. Elephants have a theory of mind - they can think into the head of another elephant and infer their knowledge of the world, including errors and omissions of knowledge. That puts them above all but a handful of species - a few primates, some very smart birds and cetaceans. #Quote by Alastair Reynolds
Elephants quotes by Sara Gruen
#44. Age is terrible thief. Just when you're getting the hang of life, it knocks your legs out from under you and stoops your back #Quote by Sara Gruen
Elephants quotes by Romain Gary
#45. ...but just remember that men have never had more need of company than they have today. That fellow Morel said it straight out, in his famous petition. We need all the dogs, all the cats, and all the birds, and all the elephants we can find... #Quote by Romain Gary
Elephants quotes by Rob MacDonald
#46. When I say that she was the greatest,
I mean that she resembled a circus.

She was not brightly colored,
nor was she composed

of three rings, but
under a tent in the middle of

a starlit field
on a summer night,

you could see her
in just a t-shirt

and forget how unhappy
the elephants were. #Quote by Rob MacDonald
Elephants quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#47. The shrewd hunt foxes,
the strong hunt lions,
but the mighty hunt elephants. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Elephants quotes by Megan Hart
#48. Knowing what you need doesn't always mean you know how to get it, though. I'd spent a long time hiding in my cave. No matter how much I might want to come out into the light, I knew it would hurt my eyes. I was a fool. A fool, but nevertheless too smart not to know I was the architect of my own demise, that it was time to put my past behind me. It was time to stop allowing the white elephants to stand unspoken of in my living room. #Quote by Megan Hart
Elephants quotes by C.S. Lewis
#49. The speed of him was like the ostrich, and his size was an elephant's; his hair was like pure gold and the brightness of his eyes like gold that is liquid in the furnace. He was more terrible than the Flaming Mountain of Lagour, and in beauty he surpassed all that is in the world even as the rose in bloom surpasses the dust of the desert. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Elephants quotes by Andrew Vachss
#50. The worst place to be is in the middle. When elephants fight, the grass
gets trampled. #Quote by Andrew Vachss
Elephants quotes by Samantha Sotto
#51. Will you let me hold your hand as we outrun reason, brush past elephants, race up steps, tumble down hills, roll in the hay, leap over crumbling walkways, and dangle our legs over ledges? #Quote by Samantha Sotto
Elephants quotes by Roman Jakobson
#52. What's next? Shall we appoint elephants to teach zoology? #Quote by Roman Jakobson
Elephants quotes by Jostein Gaarder
#53. A hydrogen atom in a cell at the end of my nose was once part of an elephant's trunk. A carbon atom in my cardiac muscle was once in the tail of a dinosaur. #Quote by Jostein Gaarder
Elephants quotes by Scott Westerfeld
#54. The world rests upon a turtle, which itself stands on the back of an elephant!"
Alek tried not to laugh. "Then what does the elephant stand on, madam?"
"Don't try to be clever, young man." She narrowed her eyes. "It's elephants all the way down! #Quote by Scott Westerfeld
Elephants quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#55. I do not now so much as wish to have the Strength of Youth again that I wish'd in Youth for the Strength of an Ox or Elephant. For it is our Business only to make the best Use we can of the Powers granted us by Nature. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Elephants quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#56. You are being suffocated by tradition ... Why don't you say, 'I am going to build a life for myself, for my time, and make it a work of art'? Your life isn't a work of art
it's a thirdhand Victorian whatnot shelf, complete with someone else's collection of seashells and hand-carved elephants. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Elephants quotes by Terry Pratchett
#57. The truth is a fog, in which one man sees the heavenly host and the other one sees a flying elephant. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Elephants quotes by Mark Shand
#58. Surrounded by a burgeoning human population, Asian elephants have to contend with the spread of settlements and farming, and the demands of rapidly developing nations: plantations, mines, railways, and irrigation canals have carved up former wilderness. #Quote by Mark Shand
Elephants quotes by Cassandra Clare
#59. Wallowing was for elephants, depressing people and depressing elephants #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Elephants quotes by Frans De Waal
#60. In the same way that humans have a "handy" intelligence, which we share with other primates, elephants may have a "trunky" one. There #Quote by Frans De Waal
Elephants quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#61. 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. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Elephants quotes by Virginia Morell
#62. When poachers target the matriarchs or older females - as they often do, because older elephants usually have larger tusks - they also destroy that lifetime of learning and knowledge. For an elephant family, the death of a matriarch must feel like losing an encyclopedia, or an entire library - and for us, the loss makes stopping the poaching even more urgent, if only to protect the experienced matriarchs, who keep their families out of harm's way. #Quote by Virginia Morell
Elephants quotes by Derek Landy
#63. The dart is loaded with enough sedative to bring down a - "
"Small elephant?"
He looked at her. "What?"
"You know. In the movies, if they're going after something dangerous, they always say their tranquilliser darts have enough sedative to bring down a small elephant."
"What do people have against small elephants?"
"Well, nothing, but - "
"There's enough sedative in these darts to bring down a werewolf, which is exactly what we're hunting. Why would we want to bring down an elephant if we're not hunting elephants? #Quote by Derek Landy
Elephants quotes by Howard Tayler
#64. Right now I've got just two rules to live by.
Rule one: don't taunt elephants.
Rule two: don't stand next to anybody who taunts elephants.
-Sergeant Schlock #Quote by Howard Tayler
Elephants quotes by Charles Bukowski
#65. I'd rather stick my head up an elephant's cunt #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Elephants quotes by George Swinnock
#66. There are depths in His word where elephants can swim and there are also shallows where lambs can wade. #Quote by George Swinnock
Elephants quotes by Lt.-Col. J. H. Williams O.B.E.
#67. For the herds of wild elephants show no resentment when domesticated animals join them. They have none of that herd instinct directed against the stranger that one finds in cattle, in small boys and among many grown-up men. This tolerance is just one of the things about elephants which makes one realise they are big in more ways than one. #Quote by Lt.-Col. J. H. Williams O.B.E.
Elephants quotes by Zander Marks
#68. Yeah," said Broderick. "Only it's not an elephant. It's a dude with an elephant's head."
"I saw him," said Wilkin. "He's got, like, four arms. #Quote by Zander Marks
Elephants quotes by Nancy Farmer
#69. I am she who lifts the mountains
When she goes to hunt,
Who wears mamba for a headband
And a lion for a belt.
I swallow elephants whole
And pick my teeth with rhinoceros horns,
I drink up rivers to get at the hippos.
Let them hear my words!
Nhamo is coming
And her hunger is great.
I am she who tosses trees
Instead of spears.
The ostrich is my pillow
And the elephant is my footstool!
I am Nhamo
Who makes the river my highway
And sends crocodiles scurrying into the reeds! #Quote by Nancy Farmer
Elephants quotes by Yao Ming
#70. Please don't let the illegal ivory trade orphan even more baby elephants. #Quote by Yao Ming
Elephants quotes by Alice B. Sheldon
#71. Consider how odd it would be if all we knew about elephants had been written by elephants. Would we recognize one? What elephant author would describe--or perhaps even perceive--the features which are common to all elephants? We would find ourselves detecting these from indirect clues; for instance, elephant-naturalists would surely tell us that all other animals suffer from noselessness, which obliges them to use their paws in an unnatural way. [...]So when the human male describes his world he maps its distances from his unspoken natural center of reference, himself. #Quote by Alice B. Sheldon
Elephants quotes by Hermann Hesse
#72. He no longer saw the face of his friend Siddhartha, instead he saw other faces, many, a long sequence, a flowing river of faces, of hundreds, of thousands, which all came and disappeared, and yet all seemed to be there simultaneously, which all constantly changed and renewed themselves, and which were still all Siddhartha. He saw the face of a fish, a carp, with an infinitely painfully opened mouth, the face of a dying fish, with fading eyes - he saw the face of a new-born child, red and full of wrinkles, distorted from crying - he saw the face of a murderer, he saw him plunging a knife into the body of another person - he saw, in the same second, this criminal in bondage, kneeling and his head being chopped off by the executioner with one blow of his sword - he saw the bodies of men and women, naked in positions and cramps of frenzied love - he saw corpses stretched out, motionless, cold, void - he saw the heads of animals, of boars, of crocodiles, of elephants, of bulls, of birds - he saw gods, saw Krishna, saw Agni - he saw all of these figures and faces in a thousand relationships with one another, each one helping the other, loving it, hating it, destroying it, giving re-birth to it, each one was a will to die, a passionately painful confession of transitoriness, and yet none of them died, each one only transformed, was always re-born, received evermore a new face, without any time having passed between the one and the other face - and all of these figures and faces res #Quote by Hermann Hesse
Elephants quotes by Malcolm Lowry
#73. And I'm afraid it really is a jungle too," pursued the Consul, "in fact I expect Rousseau to come riding out of it at any moment on a tiger." "What's that?" Mr Quincey said, frowning in a manner that might have meant: And God never drinks before breakfast either.
"On a tiger," the Consul repeated.
The other gazed at him a moment with the cold sardonic eye of the material world. "I expect so," he said sourly. "Plenty tigers. Plenty elephants too ... Might I ask you if the next time you inspect your jungle you'd mind being sick on your own side of the fence? #Quote by Malcolm Lowry
Elephants quotes by Carol S. Dweck
#74. Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? #Quote by Carol S. Dweck
Elephants quotes by Anne Sexton
#75. To be without God is to be a snake / who wants to swallow an elephant. #Quote by Anne Sexton
Elephants quotes by Sara Gruen
#76. You do right by me, I'll show you a life most suckers can't even dream of. #Quote by Sara Gruen
Elephants quotes by Romain Gary
#77. This was what he stood for: a world where there would be room enough even for such a mass of clumsy and cumbersome freedom. A margin of humanity, of tolerance, where some of life's beauty could take refuge. His eyes narrowed a little, and an ironic, bitter smile came to his lips. I know you all, he thought. Today you say that elephants are archaic and cumbersome, that they interfere with roads and
telegraph poles, and tomorrow you'll begin to say that human rights too are obsolete and cumbersome, that they interfere with progress, and the temptation will be so great to let them fall by the road and not to burden ourselves with that
extra load. And in the end man himself will become in your eyes a clumsy luxury, an archaic survival from the past, and you'll dispense with him too, and the only thing left will be total efficiency and universal slavery and man himself will disappear under the weight of his material achievement. He had learned that much behind the barbed wire of the forced labor camp: it was our education, a lesson be was not prepared to forget. #Quote by Romain Gary
Elephants quotes by Neil Gaiman
#78. Loyalty was a great thing, but no lieutenants should be forced to choose between their leader and a circus with elephants. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Elephants quotes by Penelope Lively
#79. Sandra stood by, quietly amused: she wore a sugar pink track suit with matching plastic hairslides in the shape of elephants. Edward could see quite clearly behind her shoulder, like the aura visible to spiritualists, the woman she would be in thirty years time. There is probably nothing to be done about people, he thought, nothing at all, nor ever has been: processed, from the cradle to the grave. Most neither know nor care, which makes it worse. #Quote by Penelope Lively
Elephants quotes by Andre Norton
#80. The knife flaying the elephant does not have to be large, only sharp! #Quote by Andre Norton
Elephants quotes by Allan Savory
#81. I spent a lot of my life - 20 years of it - in war, training army trackers and commanding a tracker unit, and then in the Game Department, tracking lions and elephants and poachers. So I've spent literally thousands of hours tracking people or animals, and training others to do it. #Quote by Allan Savory
Elephants quotes by Gavin Serkin
#82. The wandering elephants, giraffes and buffalos of Tsavo will be kept at bay by a 1.8-meter reinforced concrete and metal mesh fence. #Quote by Gavin Serkin
Elephants quotes by Jules Verne
#83. Yes, I could see these enormous elephants, whose trunks were tearing down large boughs, and working in and out the trees like a legion of serpents. I could hear the sounds of the mighty tusks uprooting huge trees! #Quote by Jules Verne
Elephants quotes by Dorothy Dunnett
#84. The six elephants stood, roped each by the foreleg side by side in the vast thirty-foot tent put up several days since for their comfort; their trunks peacefully swaying as the cowardie scuttled back and forth with limp forkloads of hay. Small puffs of steam came from their mouths. Their breath was sweet, filling the sun-warmed, crisp air; and their hides, soothed, clean and lustrous from the water, lay calm on their great hips like the skin of the moon. Only at the end of the line the great bull stirred a little, the towering back swathed and padded and the knowing eye blurred. #Quote by Dorothy Dunnett
Elephants quotes by Christoph Waltz
#85. I worked next to an elephant. And considering that she could step on your toes, it's a good idea to keep a certain distance. It's also a good idea to befriend the trainer. #Quote by Christoph Waltz
Elephants quotes by Saint Francis De Sales
#86. Nothing appeases an enraged elephant so much as the sight of a little lamb. #Quote by Saint Francis De Sales
Elephants quotes by Gregory David Roberts
#87. They claim a hidden corner of our hearts, all those moments that stay with us unscreamed. That's where loves, like elephants, drag themselves to die. It's the place where pride allows itself to cry. #Quote by Gregory David Roberts
Elephants quotes by Will Rogers
#88. I doubt if a charging elephant, or a rhino, is as determined or hard to check as a socially ambitious mother. #Quote by Will Rogers
Elephants quotes by John F. Kennedy
#89. We have all seen these circus elephants complete with tusks, ivory in their head and thick skins, who move around the circus ring and grab the tail of the elephant ahead of them. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Elephants quotes by Mark Twain
#90. This is indeed India!
... . The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendour and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of hundred nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of traditions, whose yesterday's bear date with the modering antiquities for the rest of nations-the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bond and free, the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the world combined. #Quote by Mark Twain
Elephants quotes by Pierre Corneille
#91. If anyone wants to know what elephants are like, they are like people only more so. #Quote by Pierre Corneille
Elephants quotes by Donald Allen Kirch
#92. Eleven Benevolent Elephants. Yeah! Say that five times real fast. #Quote by Donald Allen Kirch
Elephants quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#93. To achieve this density of a neutron star at home, just cram a herd of 50 million elephants into the volume of a thimble. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Elephants quotes by Bucky Sinister
#94. Q: How do you tell when there's an elephant in the pit?
A: Peanut shells on the floor. #Quote by Bucky Sinister
Elephants quotes by Kristin Cast
#95. That don't look good," Kramisha said. "Not good at all." She paused and then her eyes went from me to Heath, whose attention was so focused on me I swear he didn't look like he would notice if a giant white elephant in a tutu danced around the room. "Ain't that the human kid who was down here before? #Quote by Kristin Cast
Elephants quotes by Julia Quinn
#96. I'm not certain you'd know the right sort of man for you if he arrived on our doorstep riding an elephant."
"I would think the elephant would be a fairly good indication that I ought to look elsewhere. #Quote by Julia Quinn
Elephants quotes by Yaya Toure
#97. Currently poaching threatens the very existence of the African Elephant, and my worry is that if we do not act NOW, we could be looking at a future in which this iconic species is wiped out. #Quote by Yaya Toure
Elephants quotes by Lawrence Anthony
#98. But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those that we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never be whole ourselves. #Quote by Lawrence Anthony
Elephants quotes by Boria Sax
#99. When an animal dies, another of the same species may cling to the body, eat the body, or look bored. Bees expel dead bodies from the hive or, if that is impossible, embalm them in honey. Elephants "say" a ritualistic good-bye, and touch their dead before slowly walking away. Corvids often accept the death of a companion without much fuss, but they at times have "funerals," where scores of birds lament over the corpse of a deceased crow.

But it is a bit odd that people should investigate whether animals "comprehend death," as if human beings understood what it means to die. Is death a prelude to reincarnation? A portal to Heaven or Hell? Complete extinction? Union with all life? Or something else? All of these views can at times be comforting, yet people usually fear death, quite regardless of what they claim to believe.

In the natural world, killing seems a casual affair. Human beings, of course, kill on a massive scale, but most of us can only kill, if at all, by softening the impact of the deed through rituals such as drink or prayer. The strike of a spider, a heron, or a cat is swift and, seemingly, without inhibition or remorse. They pounce with a confidence that could indicate ignorance, indifference, or else profound knowledge. Could this be, perhaps, because animals cannot conceive of killing, since they are not aware of death? Could it be because they understand death well, far better than do human beings?

If animals envision the wor #Quote by Boria Sax
Elephants quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#100. If you leave off looking at books about beasts and men, if you begin to look at beasts and men then (if you have any humour or imagination, any sense of the frantic or the farcical) you will observe that the startling thing is not how like man is to the brutes, but how unlike he is. It is the monstrous scale of his divergence that requires an explanation. That man and brute are like is, in a sense, a truism; but that being so like they should then be so insanely unlike, that is the shock and the enigma. That an ape has hands is far less interesting to the philosopher than the fact that having hands he does next to nothing with them; does not play knuckle-bones or the violin; does not carve marble or carve mutton. People talk of barbaric architecture and debased art. But elephants do not build colossal temples of ivory even in a roccoco style; camels do not paint even bad pictures, though equipped with the material of many camel's-hair brushes. Certain modern dreamers say that ants and bees have a society superior to ours. They have, indeed, a civilization; but that very truth only reminds us that it is an inferior civilization. Who ever found an ant-hill decorated with the statues of celebrated ants? Who has seen a bee-hive carved with the images of gorgeous queens of old? No; the chasm between man and other creatures may have a natural explanation, but it is a chasm. We talk of wild animals; but man is the only wild animal. It is man that has broken out. All other animals ar #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Elephants quotes by David Crosby
#101. I want to go to Africa and find a really great hotel with good food right above a water hole where I can sit, have breakfast, and just watch the elephants play in the water. #Quote by David Crosby
Elephants quotes by Nathan Reese Maher
#102. Cry no tears for us, my friend." I pry at her fingers, panicking to be released in fear that she may drag me into death with her. She croaks again, "Lend no aches to the dreams of yesterday."
From the corpse of Warren, his greyish gums smack from whatever goo has settled in his mouth, "Allow the tide sweep free the bay."
Then together they sing in zombie choir, "And home the ships sailing send. #Quote by Nathan Reese Maher
Elephants quotes by William Shakespeare
#103. This man, lady, hath robb'd many beasts of their particular additions: he is as valiant as a lion, churlish as the bear, slow as the elephant-a man into whom nature hath so crowded humours that his valour is crush'd into folly, his folly sauced with discretion. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Elephants quotes by Bertolt Brecht
#104. General, man is very useful. He can fly and he can kill. But he has one defect: He can think. #Quote by Bertolt Brecht
Elephants quotes by Rob Marshall
#105. The thing about movie musicals is that there have been some brilliant ones, but when they're bad, they're really bad - big white elephants. #Quote by Rob Marshall
Elephants quotes by Carlo M. Cipolla
#106. As Dr. Chiang puts it, while Buddha came to China on white elephants, Christ was borne on cannon balls. #Quote by Carlo M. Cipolla
Elephants quotes by James Frey
#107. The Babar the Elephant book is sitting in front of me. I pick it up and start reading it. I remember reading it as a small Boy and enjoying it and imagining that I was friends with Babar, his constant Companion during all of his adventures. He went to the moon, I went with him. He fought Tomb Raiders in Egypt, I fought alongside him. He rescued his elephant girlfriend from Ivory Hunters on the Savanna, I coordinated the getaway. I loved that goddamn Elephant and I loved being his friend. In a childhood full of unhappiness and rage, Babar is one of the few pleasant memories that I have. Me and Babar, kicking some motherfucking ass. #Quote by James Frey
Elephants quotes by Gene Spafford
#108. The Internet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhoea - massive, difficult to re-direct, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it. #Quote by Gene Spafford
Elephants quotes by Christiane Northrup
#109. Another example of how connected we all are, and are meant to be, is the story of the "elephant whisperer," the late Lawrence Anthony. He was a conservationist who saved the lives of countless elephants #Quote by Christiane Northrup
Elephants quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#110. Great Elephants!" said Gandalf, "you are not at all yourself this morning - you have never dusted the mantelpiece!" "What's that got to do with it? #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Elephants quotes by Neil Gaiman
#111. We ... we could be friends.'
We COULD be rare specimens of an exotic breed of dancing African elephants, but we're not. At least, I'M not. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Elephants quotes by Peter Maughan
#112. You'll be seeing pink elephants, the way you drink."
"I find life thirsty work, old man," Phineas said equably. "And besides, what have you got against pink elephants? #Quote by Peter Maughan
Elephants quotes by Alastair Reynolds
#113. It was an exceedingly odd thing to see an elephant in a spacesuit. #Quote by Alastair Reynolds
Elephants quotes by Santosh Kalwar
#114. Always be fearless. Walk like lion, talk like pigeons, live like elephants and love like an infant child. #Quote by Santosh Kalwar
Elephants quotes by Brit Bennett
#115. Later that night, when we left the prayer room, we felt something in Upper Room shift. Couldn't explain it, something just felt different. We knew the walls of Upper Room like the walls of our own homes. We'd soft-stepped down hallways as the choir practiced, noticing that corner in front of the instrument closet where the paint had chipped, or the tile in the ladies' room that had been laid crooked. We'd spend decades studying the splotch that looked like an elephant's ear on the ceiling above the water fountain. And we knew the exact spot on the sanctuary carpet where Elise Turner had knelt the night before she killed herself. (The more spiritual of us even swore they could still see the indented curve from her knees.) Sometimes we joked that when we died, we'd all become part of these walls, pressed down flat like wallpaper. #Quote by Brit Bennett
Elephants quotes by Richard Leakey
#116. The elephants were being slaughtered in masses. Some were even killed in the vicinity of big tourist hotels. #Quote by Richard Leakey
Elephants quotes by Ron Reagan
#117. The big elephant sitting in the corner is that George W. Bush is simply unqualified for the job. What's his accomplishment? That he's no longer an obnoxious drunk? #Quote by Ron Reagan
Elephants quotes by Nic Compton
#118. So there you have it: hearing voices at sea is not a pathological condition. It's quite normal. Welcome to the world of illusions at sea. Of mirages, looming, towering, stooping and sinking. Of moons that change size, suns that change shape, horizons that bend, lights that change colour, and sounds that play hide and seek. Of waves that speak, ships that effervesce and whales that turn into baby elephants. For the sea has a lobsterpot full of tricks and illusions to confuse and beguile even the most rational 21st century sailor. #Quote by Nic Compton
Elephants quotes by Mike Bond
#119. I have spent hours and hours watching elephants, and to come to understand what emotional creatures they are...it's not just a species facing extinction, it's massive individual suffering. #Quote by Mike Bond
Elephants quotes by Jodi Picoult
#120. What's beautiful, grey and wears glass slippers? Cinderelephant. Why are elephants wrinkled? They don't fit on the ironing board. How do you get down from an elephant? You don't. You get down from a goose. Why do elephants have trunks? Because they'd look funny with a glove compartments #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Elephants quotes by Richard Preston
#121. He calls it speleogenesis by elephants - the creation of a cave by elephants. #Quote by Richard Preston
Elephants quotes by Susan Griffin
#122. We are the bird's eggs. Bird's eggs, flowers, butterflies, rabbits, cows, sheep, we are caterpillars; we are leaves of ivy and springs of wildflower. We are women. We rise from the wave. We are gazelle and doe, elephant and whale, lilies and roses and peach, we are air, we are flame, we are oyster and pearl, we are girls. We are woman and nature. And he says he cannot hear us speak. But we hear. #Quote by Susan Griffin
Elephants quotes by William Shakespeare
#123. If he be so resolved, I can o'ersway him; for he loves to hear That unicorns may be betrayed with trees And bears with glasses, elephants with holes, Lions with toils, and men with flatterers #Quote by William Shakespeare
Elephants quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#124. Throughout this book we have repeatedly asked what makes humans superior to other animals. Dataism has a new and simple answer. In themselves, human experiences are not superior at all to the experiences of wolves or elephants. One bit of data is as good as another. However, a human can write a poem about his experience and post it online, thereby enriching the global data-processing system. That makes his bits count. A wolf cannot do this. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Elephants quotes by Rick Riordan
#125. Mythologically speaking, if there's anything I hate worse than trios of old ladies, it's bulls. Last summer, I fought the Minotaur on top of Half-Blood Hill. This time what I saw up there was even worse: two bulls. And not just regular bulls - bronze ones the size of elephants. And even that wasn't bad enough. Naturally they had to breathe fire, too. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Elephants quotes by Marianne Moore
#126. Who rides on a tiger can never dismount; asleep on an elephant, that is repose. #Quote by Marianne Moore
Elephants quotes by Havelock Ellis
#127. It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution. #Quote by Havelock Ellis
Elephants quotes by Rick Riordan
#128. Ella is nervous," the harpy muttered from her perch on the railing. "The elephant. The elephant is watching Ella. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Elephants quotes by Winkie Pratney
#129. Our problem with limited resources is not primarily overpopulation; it is greed. Our problem with pollution is not the invention of fluorocarbons or mass transport; it is irresponsibility. The loss of an acre of forest every second, the mass slaughter of elephants for their ivory, the extinction of entire species of plants, insects and animals all over the world is not something that "just happens" because there are more of us human beings. It happens because the race of ruling beings put in charge has almost wholly lost its sense of stewardship. We have turned away from God. #Quote by Winkie Pratney
Elephants quotes by Desmond Tutu
#130. There is only one way to eat an elephant, a bite at a time. #Quote by Desmond Tutu
Elephants quotes by Merlin Mann
#131. Never let the guy with the broom decide how many elephants can be in the parade. #Quote by Merlin Mann
Elephants quotes by Alphonse De Lamartine
#132. I am persuaded that if the brutes even
if the dog, the horse, the ox, the elephant, the bird, could speak, they would confess, that, at the bottom of their nature, their instincts, their sensations, their obtuse intelligence, assisted by organs less perfect than ours, there is a clouded, secret sentiment of this existence of a superior and primordial Being, from whom all emanates, and to whom all returns. #Quote by Alphonse De Lamartine
Elephants quotes by 'Little' Jimmy Dickens
#133. May an elephant caress you with his toes #Quote by 'Little' Jimmy Dickens
Elephants quotes by Thomas French
#134. Mkhaya's herd is a good-sized group - sixteen in all, counting the calves - and even though they are the largest land mammals on earth, they are not always easy to find. Elephants, it runs out, are surprisingly stealthy. #Quote by Thomas French
Elephants quotes by Michael Klaper
#135. Consider the biggest animals on the planet: elephants, and buffaloes, and giraffes. These are vegetarian animals. They grow to thousands of pounds of muscle and bone without ever eating cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizzas. #Quote by Michael Klaper
Elephants quotes by Lee Ryan
#136. This New York thing is being blown out of proportion. Who gives a **** about New York when elephants are being killed? #Quote by Lee Ryan
Elephants quotes by Caitlin Moran
#137. In my family, my fat family, none of us ever say the word 'fat.' 'Fat' is the word you hear shouted on the playground or in the street - it's never allowed over the threshold of the house. My mum won't have that filth in her house. At home together, we are safe ... There will be no harm to our feelings here because we never acknowledge fat exists. We never refer to our size. We are the elephants in the room. #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Elephants quotes by Arthur Mutambara
#138. It is better to own 10% of an elephant than 100% of a rat. #Quote by Arthur Mutambara
Elephants quotes by Jeremy Clarkson
#139. Ecologically speaking, a spilt tanker load is like sticking a safety pin into an elephant's foot. The planet barely notices. After the Exxon Valdez accident in Alaska the oil company spent billions tidying up the coastline, but it was a waste of money because the waves were cleaning up faster than Exxon could. Environmentalists can never accept the planet's ability to self-heal. #Quote by Jeremy Clarkson
Elephants quotes by Katherine Applegate
#140. I'm not sure you understand. That box might be taking you to a place where there are other elephants," I say. "A place with more room, and humans who care about you." But even as I say these words, I remember with a shudder the last box I was in. "I don't want a zoo," Ruby says. "I want you and Bob and Julia. This is my home." "No, Ruby," I say. "This is your prison. #Quote by Katherine Applegate
Elephants quotes by Warren Buffett
#141. If you want to shoot rare, fast-moving elephants, you should always carry a loaded gun. #Quote by Warren Buffett
Elephants quotes by Deb Caletti
#142. 'The Nature of Jade' is about a girl who works with the elephants at the zoo near her home, and who, through her involvement with them, becomes involved with a boy and his baby. #Quote by Deb Caletti
Elephants quotes by R. Trall
#143. They say that vegetable food is not sufficiently nutritious. But chemistry proves the contrary. So does physiology. So does experience ... And again: the largest and strongest animals in the world are those which eat no flesh-food of any kind - the elephant and the rhinoceros. #Quote by R. Trall
Elephants quotes by Matthew Henry
#144. Shallows where a lamb could wade and depths where an elephant would drown. #Quote by Matthew Henry
Elephants quotes by John F. Kennedy
#145. I know my Republican friends were glad to see my wife feeding an elephant in India. She gave him sugar and nuts. But of course the elephant wasn't satisfied. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Elephants quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#146. The lion's blessing is in his strength; the monkey's blessing is in his cunning; and the elephant's blessing is in his might. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Elephants quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#147. I have not seen any Christian sparrow or Muslim lion or Jewish elephant! Animals are lucky as they have not yet invented the religion! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Elephants quotes by Thom Yorke
#148. When I was four I read the story of horton hears a who and I cried. I wanted to eat that elephant. #Quote by Thom Yorke
Elephants quotes by Megan Crewe
#149. Spoilers follow
I started reading the third act of Hamlet, and I got about two pages in when I realized there's no point.
I am never going back to school.
I am never going to the university.
I am never going to watch wolves stalk through the northern forests or elephants graze on the savanna. I am never going to have sex or get married or raise a family. I'm never going to have a first apartment, a first house, a first car. I'm never #Quote by Megan Crewe
Elephants quotes by Roland Smith
#150. Studying elephants is like going back into prehistoric times. In size, elephants are the closest thigns we have to dinosaurs. There are days when I feel as though there is nothing we can do for elephants - I feel that the only good I am doing is recording the extinction of one of the most magnificent animals that ever walked the earth. #Quote by Roland Smith
Elephants quotes by B. Barmanbek
#151. It's more like he was an ant in the land of elephants. Nobody would notice his presence, no matter how much noise he might make. #Quote by B. Barmanbek
Elephants quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#152. Dealing with the State Department is like watching an elephant become pregnant. #Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Elephants quotes by Michael Morpurgo
#153. I was never a great reader, but there were two stories I loved best: Kipling's 'The Elephant's Child' and 'The Jungle Book.' Deep down, I've always wanted to write a book about a wild child and an elephant. #Quote by Michael Morpurgo
Elephants quotes by W.C. Fields
#154. Women are like elephants. I like to look at 'em, but I wouldn't want to own one. #Quote by W.C. Fields
Elephants quotes by John Ajvide Lindqvist
#155. Land and sea.
We may think of them as opposites; as complements. But there is a difference in how we think of them; the sea, and the land.
If we are walking around in a forest, a meadow or a town, we see our surroundings as being made up of individual elements. There are many different kinds of trees in varying sizes, those buildings, these streets. The meadow, the flowers, the bushes. Our gaze lingers on details, and if we are standing in a forest in the autumn, we become tongue-tied if we try to describe the richness around us. All this exists on land.
But the sea. The sea is something completely different. The sea is one.
We may note the shifting moods of the sea. What the sea looks like when the wind is blowing, how the sea plays with the light, how it rises and falls. But still it is always the sea we are talking about. We have given different parts of the sea different names for navigation and identification, but if we are standing before the sea, there is only one whole. The Sea.
If we are taken so far out in a small boat that no land is visible in any direction, we may catch sight of the sea. It is not a pleasant experience. The sea is a god, an unseeing, unhearing deity that does not even know we exist. We mean less than a grain of sand on an elephant's back, and if the sea wants us, it will take us. That's just the way it is. The sea knows no limits, makes no concessions. It has given us everything and it can take everything away from us.#Quote by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Elephants quotes by Dana Gould
#156. The Elephant Man claimed his head was big because, it's so full of dreams. Actually, it's because his skull was shaped like a turkey. #Quote by Dana Gould
Elephants quotes by Brian O'Driscoll
#157. I found in the past when I did a bit of punditry, I was very conscious of not saying anything negative about people I played against, because players are elephants and they remember when someone says something - I stored things for years and just waited for my opportunity. #Quote by Brian O'Driscoll
Elephants quotes by Herman Melville
#158. There is a delicacy in it equalled only by the daintiness of the elephant's trunk. #Quote by Herman Melville
Elephants quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#159. It is the tame elephants who enjoy capturing the wild ones. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Elephants quotes by Isaac Asimov
#160. Ever since Alexander went to India, Greek kings used elephants in war, mainly for prestige. They were rarely any use. Unlike horses, they were far too intelligent to risk injury merely at a man's urging. It was easy to panic elephants to hastily retreat, trampling their own army. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Elephants quotes by John Roberts
#161. I go to the opera. It's mostly my wife that's a bigger fan, I'd say, than I am. I like the big opera. I want a lot of people on stage, elephants and marching stuff, and the modern stuff I don't care for. #Quote by John Roberts
Elephants quotes by Peter Singer
#162. When children see animals in a circus, they learn that animals exist for our amusement. Quite apart from the cruelty involved in training and confining these animals, the whole idea that we should enjoy the humiliating spectacle of an elephant or lion made to perform circus tricks shows a lack of respect for the animals as individuals. #Quote by Peter Singer
Elephants quotes by Ryk E. Spoor
#163. It's the old elephant hunter joke, where a guy asserts he's the local elephant hunter, you respond that there aren't any elephants around there, and he, of course, says 'Yeah, see how good I am? #Quote by Ryk E. Spoor
Elephants quotes by PJ Skinner
#164. Absurdity is the best cure for adversity. #Quote by PJ Skinner
Elephants quotes by Margaret Cho
#165. It's not the best between my family and me. There are so many crimes left unpunished, debts unpaid, white elephants in the middle of the room that no one will even offer a peanut to. We are in the red, emotionally speaking. #Quote by Margaret Cho
Elephants quotes by Jacquelyn Frank
#166. Do you think, little flower, that there will ever come a day when you regret meeting me?" he asked quietly.
"Yes," she said simply.
"I see," he said tightly.
"Would you like a specific date?"
"You are teasing me," he realized suddenly.
"No, I'm dead serious. I have an exact date in mind."
Jacob pulled back to see her eyes, looking utterly perplexed as her pupils sparkled with mischief.
"What date is that? And why are you thinking of pink elephants?"
"The date is September 8, because, according to Gideon, that's possibly the day I will go into labor. I say 'possibly,' because combining all this human/Druid and Demon DNA 'may make for a longer period of gestation than usual for a human,' as the Ancient medic recently quoted. Now, as I understand it, women always regret ever letting a man touch them on that day."
Jacob lurched to his feet, dropping her onto her toes, grabbing her by the arms, and holding her still as he raked a wild, inspecting gaze over her body.
"You are pregnant?" he demanded, shaking her a little. "How long have you known? You went into battle with that monster while you are carrying my child?"
"Our child," she corrected indignantly, her fists landing firmly on her hips, "and Gideon only just told me, like, five seconds ago, so I didn't know I was pregnant when I was fighting that thing!"
"But . . . he healed you just a few days ago! Why not tell you then?"
"Because I wasn't pregnant then, Jaco #Quote by Jacquelyn Frank
Elephants quotes by Wyndham Lewis
#167. I have been called a Rogue Elephant, a Cannibal Shark, and a crocodile. I am none the worse. I remain a caged, and rather sardonic, lion, in a particularly contemptible and ill-run zoo. #Quote by Wyndham Lewis
Elephants quotes by Volga
#168. Who would hold her hand and guide her through that darkness?
'Am I not here, my girl?' The affectionate words of Mother Earth gave her the strength of a thousand elephants.
Her mother was independent. She would go to her mother. Her mother was omnipotent. So she could take Sita into her embrace. Sita had now seen it all - sons, fathers, sons' obedience to fathers, wives' faithfulness to husbands, motherhood. But there was one thing she had not seen. Nor had Ahalya, Surpanakha or Urmila experienced it. It was what Renuka had faced - the brutality of her own son. She had seen the dharma-bound cruelty of her son who, taking his father's word as the word of the Vedas, was ready to hack her head off. She then realized what the foundation of that cruelty was. How many whirlpools must have stirred in her heart then? And how deep they must have been? In fact, so deep as to challenge Arya Dharma itself. #Quote by Volga
Elephants quotes by Jack London
#169. There are, broadly speaking, two types of drinkers. There is the man whom we all know, stupid, unimaginative, whose brain is bitten numbly by numb maggots; who walks generously with wide-spread, tentative legs, falls frequently in the gutter, and who sees, in the extremity of his ecstasy, blue mice and pink elephants ... The other type of drinker has imagination, vision. Even when most pleasantly jingled he walks straight and naturally, never staggers nor falls, and knows just where he is and what he is doing. It is not his body but his brain that is drunken. #Quote by Jack London
Elephants quotes by John Dewey
#170. To be born, to live and to die is merely to change forms ... And what does one form matter any more than another? ... Each form has its own sort of happiness and unhappiness. From the elephant down to the flea ... from the flea down to the sensitive and living molecule which is the origin of all, there is not a speck in the whole of nature that does not feel pain or pleasure. #Quote by John Dewey
Elephants quotes by Valmiki
#171. Gainst him, a mighty warrior too. Strong, as a soldier born and bred, - Great, as a king whom regions dread. See! what a host the conqueror leads, With elephants, and cars, and steeds. O'er countless bands his pennons fly; So is he mightier far than I. #Quote by Valmiki
Elephants quotes by Bill Murray
#172. You know ... they say an elephant never forgets.
What they don't tell you is, you never forget an elephant. #Quote by Bill Murray
Elephants quotes by Carolyn Crane
#173. Are you sure we shouldn't have the cops or more guys or something?"
"Don't you worry, buttercup," Francis says. "Anything more is extra time and a herd of elephants. #Quote by Carolyn Crane
Elephants quotes by Mike Doughty
#174. My circus train pulls through the night
Full of lions and trapeze artists
I'm done with elephants and clowns
I want to run away and join the office #Quote by Mike Doughty
Elephants quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#175. We use the effect of centrifugal forces on matter to offer insight into the rotation rate of extreme cosmic objects. Consider pulsars. With some rotating at upward of a thousand revolutions per second, we know that they cannot be made of household ingredients, or they would spin themselves apart. In fact, if a pulsar rotated any faster, say 4,500 revolutions per second, its equator would be moving at the speed of light, which tells you that this material is unlike any other. To picture a pulsar, imagine the mass of the Sun packed into a ball the size of Manhattan. If that's hard to do, then maybe it's easier if you imagine stuffing about a hundred million elephants into a Chapstick casing. To reach this density, you must compress all the empty space that atoms enjoy around their nucleus and among their orbiting electrons. Doing so will crush nearly all (negatively charged) electrons into (positively charged) protons, creating a ball of (neutrally charged) neutrons with a crazy-high surface gravity. Under such conditions, a neutron star's mountain range needn't be any taller than the thickness of a sheet of paper for you to exert more energy climbing it than a rock climber on Earth would exert ascending a three-thousand-mile-high cliff. In short, where gravity is high, the high places tend to fall, filling in the low places - a phenomenon that sounds almost biblical, in preparing the way for the Lord: "Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the roug #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Elephants quotes by Darren Shan
#176. She was a beautiful woman." Gavner sighed, tracing the outline of one of the elephants. "She just had very bad taste in underwear ... "
"And in boyfriends," I added impishly.
Mr. Crepsley burst into laughter at that #Quote by Darren Shan
Elephants quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
#177. Either we have an immortal soul, or we have not. If we have not, we are beasts,
the first and the wisest of beasts, it may be, but still true beasts. We shall only differ in degree and not in kind,
just as the elephant differs from the slug. But by the concession of the materialists of all the schools, or almost all, we are not of the same kind as beasts, and this also we say from our own consciousness. Therefore, methinks, it must be the possession of the soul within us that makes the difference. #Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Elephants quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#178. If a boy fires off a gun, whether at a fox, a landlord or a reigning sovereign, he will be rebuked according to the relative value of these objects. But if he fires off a gun for the first time it is very likely that he will not expect the recoil, or know what a heavy knock it can give him. He may go blazing away through life at these and similar objects in the landscape; but he will be less and less surprised by the recoil; that is, by the reaction. He may even dissuade his little sister of six from firing off one of the heavy rifles designed for the destruction of elephants; and will thus have the appearance of being himself a reactionary. Very much the same principle applies to firing off the big guns of revolution. It is not a man's ideals that change; it is not his Utopia that is altered; the cynic who says, "You will forget all that moonshine of idealism when you are older," says the exact opposite of the truth. The doubts that come with age are not about the ideal, but about the real. And one of the things that are undoubtedly real is reaction: that is, the practical probability of some reversal of direction, and of our partially succeeding in doing the opposite of what we mean to do. What experience does teach us is this: that there is something in the make-up and mechanism of mankind, whereby the result of action upon it is often unexpected, and almost always more complicated than we expect. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Elephants quotes by John Godfrey Saxe
#179. It was six men of Hindustan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind) That each by observation Might satisfy the mind. #Quote by John Godfrey Saxe
Elephants quotes by Agatha Christie
#180. Elephants can remember, but we are human beings and mercifully human beings can forget. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Elephants quotes by Leonard Bishop
#181. Any writer who believes in the 'lucky creative accident' in writing is pushing elephants on roller skates up greased ramps. #Quote by Leonard Bishop
Elephants quotes by Sara Gruen
#182. Dear God. Not only am I unemployed and homeless, but I also have a pregnant woman, bereaved dog, elephant, and eleven horses to take care of. #Quote by Sara Gruen
Elephants quotes by Robert Christopher Riley
#183. You can eat an elephant if you do it one bite at a time. #Quote by Robert Christopher Riley
Elephants quotes by Pat Derby
#184. They [gorillas] are brave and loyal. They help each other. They rival elephants as parents and whales for gentleness. They play and have humor and they harm nothing. They are what we should be. I don't know if we'll ever get there. #Quote by Pat Derby
Elephants quotes by Laura Schlessinger
#185. Some women are like elephants. I don't mean size, I mean they never forget. #Quote by Laura Schlessinger
Elephants quotes by Elizabeth Wein
#186. Southampton's barrage balloons floated gleaming in the moonlight like the ghosts of elephants and hippos. #Quote by Elizabeth Wein
Elephants quotes by Frans De Waal
#187. 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. #Quote by Frans De Waal
Elephants quotes by Gautama Buddha
#188. Do not carry with you your mistakes. Do not carry your cares. Travel on alone. Like an elephant in the forest. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Elephants quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#189. There have been a dozen times in the past when I should have liked a particular gentleman. When it would have been convenient, and appropriate, and easy. But no, I had to wait for someone special. Someone who would make my heart feel as if it's been trampled by elephants, thrown into the Amazon, and eaten by piranhas."
Amelia smiled at her compassionately. Her gloved hand slipped over Beatrix's. "Darling Bea. Would it console you to hear that such feelings of infatuation are perfectly ordinary?"
Beatrix turned her palm upward, returning the clasp of her sister's hand. Since their mother had died when Bea was twelve, Amelia had been a source of endless love and patience. "Is it infatuation?" she heard herself asking softly. "Because it feels much worse than that. Like a fatal disease."
"I don't know, dear. It's difficult to tell the difference between love and infatuation. Time will reveal it, eventually. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Elephants quotes by Sting
#190. I really wanted to work with David Lynch. I was a big fan of The Elephant Man and Eraserhead. #Quote by Sting
Elephants quotes by T. Boone Pickens
#191. When you are hunting elephants, don't get distracted chasing rabbits. #Quote by T. Boone Pickens
Elephants quotes by Matthew Reilly
#192. In fact, the name 'rook' derives from ruhk, the Persian word for chariot. Pawns were footsoldiers, bishops were elephants, knights were mounted cavalry, and speeding along at the edges of the board were the swift and deadly chariots. #Quote by Matthew Reilly
Elephants quotes by Spike Milligan
#193. Education isn't everything, for a start it isn't an elephant #Quote by Spike Milligan
Elephants quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#194. Soft fantasy worlds have a much looser cause-and-effect relationship. Alchemists can turn lead into gold and nobody wonders about how it will impact the currency system. Someone waves a wand and turns an elephant into a mouse and nobody worries about conservation of mass. #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Elephants quotes by Jerry Pinto
#195. Took myself to Byculla. The area around the elephants is very soothing. I wish I were an elephant. I would be so composed. #Quote by Jerry Pinto
Elephants quotes by Jodi Picoult
#196. Current estimates are that 38,000 elephants are being slaughtered each year in Africa. At this rate, elephants on that continent will all be gone in less than twenty years. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Elephants quotes by A. M. Rosenthal
#197. OK, the rule is, you can [make love to] an elephant if you want to, but if you do you can't cover the circus. #Quote by A. M. Rosenthal
Elephants quotes by Romain Gary
#198. The whole of his life was only one long protest against his lack of importance: that, I'm sure, was what drove him to kill so many magnificent animals - some of the finest and most powerful in creation. One day, I won the confidence of a writer who comes regularly to Africa to kill his ration of elephants, lions and rhino. I had asked him where he got this need and he had had enough to drink to make him sincere: 'All my life I've been half-dead with fear. Fear of living, fear of dying, fear of illness, fear of becoming impotent, fear of the inevitable physical decline. When it becomes intolerable, I come to Africa, and all my dread, all my fear, is concentrated on the charging rhino, on the lion rising slowly in front of me out of the grass, on the elephant that swerves in my direction. Then at last my dread becomes something tangible, something I can kill. I shoot, and for a while I'm delivered, I have complete peace, the animal has taken away with him in his sudden death all my accumulated terrors - for a few hours I'm rid of them. At the end of six weeks it amounts to a real cure.' I'm sure there was something of that in Orsini - but above all, there was a violent protest against the smallness and impotence of being a man, the smallness and impotence of being Orsini. He had to kill a lot of elephants and lions to compensate for that. #Quote by Romain Gary
Elephants quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#199. We came here for a quiet, small, informal meeting - strictly business. We find you've turned it into a circus. Well, if you're going to have a circus, you've got to have elephants and there's no two ways about it. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Elephants quotes by Libba Bray
#200. She is the elephant's eyebrows," Evie whispered appreciatively. "Those jewels! How her neck must ache."
"That's why Bayer makes aspirin," Mabel whispered back, and Evie smiled, knowing that even a socialist wasn't immune to the dazzle of a movie star. #Quote by Libba Bray