We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Ape Quotes from Suman Ranganathan, Richard Dawkins, Honore de Balzac, Edward Kitsis, Michael Giacchino. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
We cannot just ape the west. What may be good in an alien country may be unpalatable in India.
We are a unique ape. We have language. Other animals have systems of communication that fall far short of that. They don’t have the same ability to communicate complicated conditionals and what-ifs and talk about things that are not present.
The country is provincial; it becomes ridiculous when it tries to ape Paris.
My guilty pleasures tend to be weird, old shows that I find on channel 20 that I’ve never seen before like ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ or the ‘Planet of the Apes’ TV show.
I grew up listening to ‘Planet of the Apes’ and other scores, and it was fun for me because you weren’t just listening to those scores, but you were also questioning what you were listening to. What are those sounds?
Bonobos are not monkeys! Bonobos are apes.
If apes are given the right to humane treatment, it just might become harder to deny that same right to their human cousins.
It is alright to ape Western music, but we have to ask ourselves if that is what we need in our films.
That penetrating gaze, that intelligence; it’s hard not to be anthropomorphic when you’re looking at a great ape – at any primate – but especially with gorillas. They’re just so magnificent.
The Free Body Culture gave me a gift I might never have received had I refused to play along. It left me with an acute sense of the absurd – one I still cherish – to be there among my fellow apes, awkward and less than half-willing, aiming and missing, leaping, landing and wincing.
I thought this was the most incredible opportunity. Because ‘Planet Of The Apes,’ aside from the fantasy element of talking apes, is such an amazing franchise, because under the surface of that genre, you’re actually looking at human nature.
It has actually been suggested that warfare may have been the principle evolutionary pressure that created the huge gap between the human brain and that of our closest living relatives, the anthropoid apes. Whole groups of hominids with inferior brains could not win wars and were therefore exterminated.
It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
At once I feel that comedy is this amazing sort of transcendent thing, and I’m also open to the fact that maybe it’s just an evolutionary hiccup, something that upright apes do in their free time.
‘Ape House’ is an ambitious novel in several ways, for which it is to be admired, and it is certainly an easy read, but because Gruen is not quite prepared for the philosophical implications of her subject, it is not as deeply involving emotionally or as interesting thematically as it could be.
Some people will deny anything that displeases or scares them: unusual pain in their chests, unwanted lumps beneath their skin, or the fact that humans share ancestry with apes are a few examples. Another is climate change.
Just being an ape is a workout.
Ask, ‘How are we different from the great apes?’ We have culture, we have civilisation, and we have language to be celebrated as part of being human.
The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape.
Nevertheless, it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
Darwin wasn’t just provocative in saying that we descend from the apes – he didn’t go far enough. We are apes in every way, from our long arms and tailless bodies to our habits and temperament.
The thing that sticks to me most about theater is that because it’s such an ape crazy nonstop experience, you really don’t have time to think about anything else. You’re just really present; you have to be, or else, you know, you can’t stop the play.
Apes beat their chests so they don’t have to fight 24 hours a day.
It was their individuality combined with the shyness of their behavior that remained the most captivating impression of this first encounter with the greatest of the great apes.
I am one of those people who is not very patient in the makeup chair. I have been offered movies like ‘Planet of the Apes’ and stuff like ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ and I turned them down.
Broadcasting is plastic; while it can ape the press, it can also emulate the arts.
I always thought that Mario was kind of the bad guy – because if you knew about the game, there was supposed to be a back story where Mario was teasing the ape, and the ape stole his girlfriend, and this was kind of karma for Mario, you know?
My study of the wild gorilla is not yet finished, and even when it is complete, it will contribute only a small part toward man’s understanding of his closest animal relatives, the great apes. But one conclusion is already clear: The gorilla is one of the most maligned animals in the world.
Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.
It is well known that apes in the wild offer spontaneous assistance to each other, defending against leopards, say, or consoling distressed companions with tender embraces.
Because gender can be uncomfortable, there are easy ways to close this conversation. Some people will bring up evolutionary biology and apes, how female apes bow to male apes – that sort of thing. But the point is this: we are not apes. Apes also live in trees and eat earthworms. We do not.
I can’t imagine childhood without ‘Planet of the Apes.’ I was nine or ten when the first one came out.
If we can ape other shows or even start Indian versions of international series by taking their franchise, why can’t we take our shows to an international level?
It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man.
Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.
Bierce radiates brilliancy, and perhaps no other man of letters ever had a more ready command of condensed expression. For him, each word has its unique place in the peerage of words, and he would not use a word out of place any sooner than he would thrust an ape into a captain’s saddle.
On Planet of the Apes, I had a very knowledgeable team who knew good materials, but I had one main source person who worked online and on the street continually looking for the proper materials.
I didn’t find it that hard to channel the animalistic side of ‘The Woman’, I studied animals like apes and wolves, and researched how to throw off my feminine ways and just went out into the woods for a few days to learn how my body would feel if I had to do what she had to do.
I laugh all the time about our investigation, especially about making a fool of David Duke, who likes to think I don’t have the intelligence of an ape because he thinks I’m genetically inferior.
At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
Oh my goodness gracious, what you can buy off the Internet in terms of overhead photography. A trained ape can know an awful lot of what is going on in this world, just by punching on his mouse, for a relatively modest cost.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
That’s why 60,000 people go ape when the Stones play ‘Satisfaction.’ The songs are part of their legacy, and you fall back in love with them over the years.
The ‘Planet of the Apes’ movies made me wanna – probably unconsciously – be an actor. Seriously. And The Mummy – and ‘Hammer horror’ movies. ‘Fantastic.’ I loved stuff like that, and that stuff probably did more than anything to make me wanna do it.
We are not angels, we are merely sophisticated apes. Yet we feel like angels trapped inside the bodies of beasts, craving transcendence and all the time trying to spread our wings and fly off, and it’s really a very odd predicament to be in, if you think about it.
It’s crazy when you think about the ‘Apes’ franchise and how dark all of the endings are and how dark the movies are, and yet there’s something very pleasurable about these movies. It really comes down to the potency of this idea, of seeing intelligent apes.
Recognition of this kinship with the rest of the universe is necessary for understanding him, but his essential nature is defined by qualities found nowhere else, not by those he has in common with apes, fishes, trees, fire, or anything other than himself.
Like many actors, I started off as a monkey. My first job ever was as an extra in Tim Burton’s ‘Planet of the Apes.’ I’m the tiny little monkey in the background. I met Rick Baker doing that – then, because of my size and the fact I was older than 18, he figured I could double Daveigh Chase in ‘The Ring.’
We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realise that we are apes.
I’d say probably the most expensive costumes I’ve ever made were the costumes in ‘The Planet of the Apes,’ because of the research and development that went into them and the amount of layers.
I loved ‘Planet of the Apes,’ and I loved ‘Star Wars,’ and I loved ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ and to me, the goal always was to work on something as cool as that.
A mere ape in our world may be a scholar in its own, and the low life of any beast may be a source of deep satisfaction for the beast itself.
In a weird way, if you look at all the ‘Apes’ movies, they all seem like different stories in the same universe. ‘Beneath the Planet of the Apes’ is definitely a continuation, but the other ones jump all around chronologically.
As kids, we want to ape our parents.