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  • I like snakes. I like hummingbirds. There's nothing on earth I don't like. Frogs. Salamanders. The bunnies, the giraffes, the hippopotamuses.

    Snakes   Earth   Bunnies  
    "Interview Showdown: Ted Turner 1, Publicist 0" by Michelle Kung, www.huffingtonpost.com. March 28, 2008.
  • The hippopotamus looks monogamous- he looks as if he would have to be.

    Will Cuppy, P. G. Wodehouse (2005). “How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes”, p.113, David R. Godine Publisher
  • Emily said ... Well, I read that it's important to sleep. While you sleep, the hippopotamus in your brain replays things that happend during the day, e.g. what you studied. So therefore it remembers it for you.

    Sleep   Brain   Important  
    Jaclyn Moriarty (2010). “Dreaming of Amelia”, p.345, Pan Macmillan
  • A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city.

    Girl   Flower   Dark  
    Herb Caen (1967). “San Francisco, City on Golden Hills”
  • Marriage! ... Why, it is like living in a thimble with a hippopotamus!

    Phyllis Bottome (1998). “Old Wine: A Novel”, p.86, Northwestern University Press
  • A man is born an artist as a hippopotamus is born a hippopotamus; and you can no more make yourself one than you can make yourself a giraffe.

    Art   Men   Giraffe  
    John Ruskin (1894). “Letters on Art and Literature”
  • The hippopotamus is a vegetarian and looks like a wall. Lions who eat only red meat are sleek and slim. Are nutritionists on the wrong track?

    Wall   Food   Track  
  • There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.

    Funny   Men   Weight Loss  
    Bertrand Russell (2009). “The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell”, p.370, Routledge
  • I have seen the hippopotamus, both asleep and awake; and I can assure you that, awake or asleep, he is the ugliest of the works of God.

  • The hippopotamus's day Is passed in sleep; at night he hunts; God works in a mysterious way- The Church can sleep and feed at once.

    Sleep   Night   Church  
    T.S. Eliot (2015). “The Poems of T. S. Eliot Volume I: Collected and Uncollected Poems”, p.43, Faber & Faber
  • It looks like a miniature hippopotamus with badly-fitting panty hose all over.

    Dog   Panty Hose   Looks  
  • Molecular genetics can show off some surprising relationships like, for example, the close relationship of whales to hippopotamuses, which I think nobody ever guessed until molecular data was looked at. The closest relatives of whales are hippopotamuses, even closer than any other cloven-hoofed animals.

    Source: www.lightspeedmagazine.com
  • I have figured for you the distance between the horns of a dilemma, night and day, and A and Z. I have computed how far is Up, how long it takes to get Away, and what becomes of Gone. I have discovered the length of the sea serpent, the price of priceless, and the square of the hippopotamus. I know where you are when you are at Sixes and Sevens, how much Is you have to have to make an Are, and how many birds you can catch with the salt in the ocean - 187,796,132, if it would interest you.

    Distance   Ocean   Night  
    James Thurber, Marc Simont (1998). “Many Moons”, p.20, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em.

    Animal   Ems   Use  
    'A Bad Child's Book of Beasts' (1896) 'The Hippopotamus'.
  • He said he would come in,' the White Queen went on, `because he was looking for a hippopotamus. Now, as it happened, there wasn't such a thing in the house, that morning.' Is there generally?' Alice asked in an astonished tone. Well, only on Thursdays,' said the Queen.

    Morning   Queens   White  
    Lewis Carroll “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, Lulu.com
  • I be more hipper than a hippopotamus Get off in your head like a neurologist

    Song: Sprinkle Me, Album: In a Major Way, 1995
  • There is an eagle in me that wants to soar.

    Eagles   Want   Mud  
  • I found in one of the tombs an inscription saying, 'If you touch my tomb, you will be eaten by a crocodile and hippopotamus.' It doesn't mean the hippo will eat you, it means the person really wanted his tomb to be protected.

    Mean   Found   Crocodiles  
    "The king of the pharaohs" by Tim Radford, www.theguardian.com. November 26, 2003.
  • There is a famous Russian cartoon in which a hippopotamus, in the bush, points out a zebra to another hippopotamus: 'You see,' he says, 'now that’s formalism.

    Alain Robbe-Grillet, Richard Howard (1989). “For a New Novel: Essays on Fiction”, p.43, Northwestern University Press
  • A man looking at a hippopotamus may sometimes be tempted to regard a hippopotamus as an enormous mistake; but he is also bound to confess that a fortunate inferiority prevents him personally from making such mistakes.

    "Charles Dickens: A Critical Study". Book by G. K. Chesterton, 1906.
  • Once a month, a woman turns from a beautiful flower into an angry hippopotamus.

  • I have never been able to entertain a God-idea which was not integrally related to the fact of chipmunks, squirrels, hippopotamuses, galaxies, and light years.

    Squirrels   Light   Years  
    Joseph Sittler, Steven Bouma-Prediger, Peter W. Bakken (2000). “Evocations of Grace: The Writings of Joseph Sittler on Ecology, Theology, and Ethics”, p.77, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • When business accepts help from the government, it can be like going to bed with a hippopotamus. It's nice and warm for the moment, but then your bedmate rolls over and crushes you.

    Crush   Money   Nice  
  • And you came back to Lyrian?" Galloran said in disbelief. "Believe it or not, I came through the same hippopotamus that brought me here the first time. Jumped into the tank on purpose. I wanted to keep others from wasting their time pursuing the Word. And I couldn't ditch Rachel." Galloran smiled. "Truly, you are possessed by that species of madness that begets heroism.

    Believe   Tanks   Heroism  
    Brandon Mull (2012). “Seeds of Rebellion”, p.187, Simon and Schuster
  • There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.

  • Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus or just a really cool opotamus?

    "Do You Believe In Gosh?". Comedy album by Mitch Hedberg, 2008.
  • A hippo sandwich is easy to make. All you do is simply take one slice of bread, one slice of cake, some mayonnaise, one onion ring, one hippopotamus, one piece of string, a dash of pepper. That ought to do it. And now comes the problem... biting into it!

    Food   Cake   Cooking  
    Shel Silverstein, “Recipe For A Hippopotamus Sandwich”
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