Media people should have long noses like an elephant to smell out politicians, mayors, prime ministers and businessmen. We need to know the reality, the good and the bad, not just the appearance.
A tiny sun and moon spin around them, on a complicated orbit to induce seasons, so probably nowhere else in the multiverse is it sometimes necessary for an Elephant to cock a leg to allow the sun to go past. Exactly why this should be may never be known. Possibly the Creator of the universe got bored with all the usual business of axial inclination, albedos and rotational velocities, and decided to have a bit of fun for once.terry pratchett
An Elephant can trumpet and shake the earth but not the self-possession of the ants who hold it.Alistair Cooke, Letter from America, 24 March 1968.
And so these men of Hindustan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right And all were in the wrong. So oft in theologic wars, The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance Of what each other mean, And prate about an Elephant Not one of them has seen!john godfrey saxe
And the Elephant sings deep in the forest-maze About a star of deathless and painless peace But no astronomer can find where it is.1972 'Crow's Elephant Totem Song'.
One morning I shot an Elephant in my pyjamas. How he got into my pyjamas I don't know.1930 Line delivered in Animal Crackers (screenplay by George Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind).
We all three got up on our Elephant which brought us hither. For my own part I found [it] very uneasy riding, being badly seated and not accustomed (he had such a shuffling, jogging justling pace), sitting hindermost on the ridge of his monstrous massy chine bones, and nothing at all under me (nor they neither) that I wished myselfonfoot and would havelet myselffall off butthat it was somewhat too high. In fine, we alighted off from his back into the upper galleries of the house and saved the labour going upstairs.Peter Mundy
Use a sweet tongue, courtesy, and gentleness, and thou mayst manage to guide an Elephant with a hair.The Guilstan, Chapter III
They’ve heard about space but they still don’t believe in it. They haven’t been out here to see for themselves that there isn’t any giant Elephant under the earth, holding it up, and a giant tortoise holding up the Elephant. If I say “planet” and “spaceship” to them, they still think “horoscope” and “flying saucer”.fritz leiber
When you have got an Elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.Abraham Lincoln, quoted by Charles A. Dana, Recollections of the Civil War (1898), p. 274.
I am not arguing with the scientist who explains the Elephant, but only with the sophist who explains it away.G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man (1925)
They couldn't hit an Elephant at this distance!Who: John Sedgwick,
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