27 Hippopotamus Quotes On Success In Life

These Hippopotamus quotes will inspire you. Hippopotamus, a large thick-skinned semiaquatic African mammal, with massive jaws and large tusks.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Hippopotamus quotes, Hippopotamus sayings, and Hippopotamus proverbs.

Best Hippopotamus Quotes

  1. “There is an eagle in me that wants to soar.” ~ Carl Sandburg
  2. “There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.” ~ Carl Sandburg
  3. “Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus or just a really cool opotamus?” ~ Mitch Hedberg
  4. “Once a month, a woman turns from a beautiful flower into an angry hippopotamus.” ~ Grace Helbig

  5. “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?” ~ Erma Bombeck
  6. “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.” ~ John Ruskin
  7. “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.” ~ Richard Dawkins
  8. “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.” ~ Thomas B. Macaulay

  9. “It looks like a miniature hippopotamus with badly-fitting panty hose all over.” ~ Roger Caras
  10. “I like snakes. I like hummingbirds. There’s nothing on earth I don’t like. Frogs. Salamanders. The bunnies, the giraffes, the hippopotamuses.” ~ Ted Turner
  11. “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!” ~ Shel Silverstein
  12. “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.” ~ Donald Rumsfeld

  13. “Marriage! … Why, it is like living in a thimble with a hippopotamus!” ~ Phyllis Bottome
  14. “The hippopotamus looks monogamous- he looks as if he would have to be.” ~ Will Cuppy
  15. “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.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  16. “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.” ~ Bertrand Russell

  17. “I be more hipper than a hippopotamus
    Get off in your head like a neurologist” ~ E-40
  18. “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.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  19. “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.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  20. “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.” ~ Brandon Mull
  21. “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.” ~ Joseph Sittler

  22. “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.” ~ Jaclyn Moriarty
  23. “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.” ~ James Thurber
  24. “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
  25. “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.” ~ Zahi Hawass

  26. “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.” ~ Herb Caen
  27. “I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em.” ~ Hilaire Belloc

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