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Quote Left When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. Quote Right
Quote Left They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist… Quote Right
Quote Left We're just asking people to kind of look at how they're getting their comedy a little bit differently. Since it's not joke-driven in a traditional sense, the jokes are coming out of how we ratchet up the size of the elephant in the room. If you're invested in the characters and you're onboard with them on an emotional level, that laugh will come out of a relatable place. Quote Right
Quote Left Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole. Quote Right
Quote Left Nun: You don't believe in God because of Alice in Wonderland? Loki: No, 'Through the Looking Glass.' That poem, 'The Walrus and the Carpenter,' that's an indictment of organized religion. The walrus, with his girth and his good nature, he obviously represents either Buddha, or...or with his tusk, the Hindu elephant god, Lord Ganesha. That takes care of your Eastern religions. Now the carpenter, which is an obvious reference to Jesus Christ, who was raised a carpenter's son, he represents the Western religions. Now in the poem, what do they do...what do they do? They...they dupe all these oysters into following them and then proceed to shuck and devour the helpless creatures en masse. I don't know what that says to you, but to me it says that following these faiths based on mythological figures ensure the destruction of one's inner being. Organized religion destroys who we are by inhibiting our actions...by inhibiting our decisions, out of...out of fear of some...some intangible parent figure who...who shakes a finger at us from thousands of years ago and says...and says, 'Do it-do it and I'll fuckin' spank you!' Quote Right
Quote Left To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size. The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern. I do not suppose that Henry Ford would find much difficulty in running Andorra or Luxembourg on a socialistic basis. He has already more men on his pay-roll than their population. It is conceivable that a syndicate of Fords, if we could find them, would make Belgium Ltd. or Denmark Inc. pay their way. But while nationalization of certain industries is an obvious possibility in the largest of states, I find it no easier to picture a completely socialized British Empire or United States than an elephant turning somersaults or a hippopotamus jumping a hedge. Quote Right
Quote Left I cannot tell by what logic we call a toad, a bear, or an elephant ugly; they being created in those outward shapes and figures which best express the actions of their inward forms. Quote Right
Quote Left Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured. Quote Right
Quote Left A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Right
Quote Left The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo. Quote Right
Quote Left An elephant is a mouse, built to government specifications. Quote Right
Quote Left When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him. Quote Right
Quote Left No matter how much you feed a wolf, an elephant still has bigger balls. Quote Right
Quote Left My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It's in the apartment somewhere. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Do we really want to know how Michael Jackson makes his music? No. We want to understand why he needs the bones of the Elephant Man -- and, until he tells us, it doesn't make too much difference whether or not he really is bad. Quote Right
Quote Left The elephant, not only the largest but the most intelligent of animals, provides us with an excellent example. It is faithful and tenderly loving to the female of its choice, mating only every third year and then for no more than five days, and so secretly as never to be seen, until, on the sixth day, it appears and goes at once to wash its whole body in the river, unwilling to return to the herd until thus purified. Such good and modest habits are an example to husband and wife. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. (On relations with the US) Quote Right
Quote Left 'The first public protest against cruelty to animals, per Toynbee, a historian, was in 55 BC by the Roman people, to save the life of an elephant.' Quote Right
Quote Left There is no such thing as a perfect leader either in the past or present, in China or elsewhere. If there is one, he is only pretending, like a pig inserting scallions into its nose in an effort to look like an elephant. Quote Right
Quote Left Be thine enemy an ant, see in him an elephant.. Quote Right
Quote Left Gabriel Have you ever heard of Harry Houdini Well he wasn't like today's magicians who are only interested in television ratings. He was an artist. He could make an elephant disappear in the middle of a theater filled with people, and do you know how he did that Misdirection. Quote Right
Quote Left God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things. Quote Right
Quote Left If you've never seen an elephant ski, you've never been on acid. Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Quote Right
Quote Left Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured. Quote Right
Quote Left When eating an elephant take one bite at a time. Quote Right
Quote Left They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist... Quote Right
Quote Left A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn't look like an elephant. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Elephant

Quote Left I must be an elephant working in a circus. I work for peanuts and I'm surrounded by a bunch of clowns. Quote Right
Quote Left You can spot an elephant in the distance by its long trunk. Same for a racist. You can spot one by its long tongue. Quote Right
Quote Left The elephants at the zoo, lumbering in their cells, like deadwood floating downstream, where the mouth is closed. Quote Right
Quote Left "I'd go there if it wasn't for the lions, and the elephants, and the money." Quote Right
Quote Left Don't think too high or too low of yourself. Be confident but not arrogant, be humble but not ignorant, cherish others but don't be a sycophant. There are one million and one things an ant can do that an elephant cannot dare and vice versa. We are all important and significant. Quote Right