We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Monkeys Quotes from William Henry Hudson, Ennio Morricone, Terry Pratchett, Marlon Wayans, Charles Jules Henry Nicole. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
The puma is, with the exception of some monkeys, the most playful animal in existence.
I dislike cats. I like horses, some monkeys, and sweet dogs that aren’t too aggressive. I used to have a wonderful, big cat, and one day I came into the kitchen and it was on the table, ruining all the food we were about to eat. I was so annoyed that I took it to a friend’s house in the country.
I got quite annoyed after the Haiti earthquake. A baby was taken from the wreckage and people said it was a miracle. It would have been a miracle had God stopped the earthquake. More wonderful was that a load of evolved monkeys got together to save the life of a child that wasn’t theirs.
If you could cross a lion and a monkey, that’s what I’d be, because monkeys are funny and lions are strong.
My first attempts to transmit typhus to laboratory animals, including the smaller species of monkeys, had failed, as had those of my predecessors, for reasons which I can easily supply today.
I have a toy poodle, Shadow. She’s a little whippersnapper! And I love little monkeys.
I became fascinated with the concept of speak no, see no, hear no evil. And – and the actual depiction of three wise monkeys. And I began collecting it over the years. And I kind of figured that I might be the – the fourth monkey, the feel no evil monkey.
Freedom is a human concept. We have these very romanticized, sentimentalized notions of freedom. And for species – monkeys and other creatures – freedom is a pretty risky, complex proposition that’s not always for their benefit.
Bonobos are not monkeys! Bonobos are apes.
I love the Arctic Monkeys!
If you ask me who the members of the Rolling Stones or Led Zep or the Clash were, I’d be able to tell you every member. But I couldn’t name a single member of Arctic Monkeys.
My first taste of theater was my middle school play. We did ‘The Jungle Book.’ I auditioned for Mowgli, which I didn’t get. I ended up playing a part as one of the monkeys.
If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
We read our children stories starring elephants and monkeys and bears to teach them about nobility, curiosity and courage, to warn them against selfishness and stubbornness.
I really don’t like monkeys.
Comedians are the monkeys of acting. When you go to the zoo, everybody loves the monkey exhibit.
When I was a little girl, I loved monkeys. I wanted to be a primatologist. I went to the careers office to ask how. Because nobody could give me a good answer, I opted for acting.
My nan, God bless her, used to buy the NME, then go to the chip shop and be like ‘ooh check out that’ every week, she’d be saying, ‘Oh have you heard the new single by Arctic Monkeys?’ and it’s like, I haven’t even heard this!
Unlike some of the time-travel movies I love, like ‘Primer’ or ’12 Monkeys,’ ‘Looper’ is not about time travel. It’s about this situation that time travel creates and the people dealing with that situation. So narratively, the big challenge was to have time travel get out of the way.
If we are allowed to do experiments on monkeys because we are superior to them in a certain way, then someone who is superior to me is allowed to do experiments on me.
A great deal of my mail comes from fans of the ‘Oz’ picture – fans of all ages. The scholarly, the curious, the disbelievers write and ask how? why? when? what for? did you fly? melt? scream? cackle? appear? disappear? produce? sky-write? deal with monkeys? etc., etc., etc.
All the musicians I loved growing up were men. I loved Leonard Cohen, Mick Jagger. I loved Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Even today, I love Van McCann from Catfish and the Bottlemen and Matt Healy from The 1975.
I love bands like the Arctic Monkeys and The Smiths, and I’m working on my own music.
There’s a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they’d eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn’t true.
Evolution was far more thrilling to me than the biblical account. Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel? To my juvenile eyes, Darwin was proved true every day. It doesn’t take much to make us flip back into monkeys again.
I like animal sidekicks. They seem to be a pretty cool trope of post-apocalyptic fiction – just because if you’re going to have this lone protagonist, they’re going to need someone to talk to. Dogs are overused, and cats are dumb. So that leaves monkeys.
‘Monkeys’ is made up of nine short stories that tell an overall story. ‘Folly’ is a series of vignettes all put together to tell a larger story. In ‘Lust and Other Stories,’ there are nine stories – three, three, three; the beginnings of love, the middles, and the afters.
I would love to work with Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, B.B. King. I’d love to do something with Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane, and The Last Shadow Puppets. If I got a call from Juliette Lewis or PJ Harvey, or Chrissie Hynde, that’d be a thrill.
I don’t find monkeys inherently funny.
I think probably the scariest thing, as weird as it sounds, was ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and the flying monkeys with the witch. I remember seeing that – it still seems freaky.
Evolution isn’t true, because if we evolved from monkeys, how can they still be here?
What I was most curious about was why Armstrong, a top U.S. Navy test pilot, flying the most advanced aircraft in the world, would want to join the astronaut corps in 1962, which included chimpanzees and monkeys.
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
Monkeys don’t enjoy or appreciate flavours. Experts have told us that human beings are the only beings that can appreciate food at this higher level and the only living beings that cook.
In Kenya you’ve got the great birds and monkeys leaping through the trees overhead. It’s a chance to remember what the world is really like.
In the test tube, I can make any DNA I want, recombining it from monkeys, worms, anywhere. So I can explore new rules of breeding with molecules.
There are quite a few actors in the business who are much more difficult than kids or monkeys.
Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech, lest they should be set to earn their livings.
I have a pet lizard named Puff, five goldfish – named Pinky, Brain, Jowels, Pearl and Sandy, an oscar fish named Chef, two pacus, an albino African frog named Whitey, a bonsai tree, four Venus flytraps, a fruit fly farm and sea monkeys.
When you’re dealing with monkeys, you’ve got to expect some wrenches.
With the exception of the New York Times, Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio, the rest of the mainstream media has basically been silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys.
One of my first festivals was Oxygen 2006. It had this amazing lineup with the Arctic Monkeys on their first or second album, the Strokes, Kings of Leon, the Magic Numbers and then the Who and James Brown. I waited in the pit for a good eight hours to see James Brown.
Nature made your eyebrows like that for a reason. I don’t know the reason. Some people say it’s to do with keeping rain out of monkeys’ eyes. Whatever. The point is, if you try to redesign your eyebrows with tweezers and pens, it will look terrible.
Arctic Monkeys are actually one of my favourite bands going, which is really weird cos I went to school and college with them.
If you give people peanuts, you get monkeys. So if you want good people that are highly qualified, make the amount of money available for them to go out and do the job.
I’ve never heard anything like ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.’ The Arctic Monkeys are my favorite band, and that is my favorite album.
You know, if you have a zoo you don’t want the other creatures to see you. You want them to hang out and act properly and, you know, when the monkeys will come and ask for the bananas, they won’t act like monkeys. If you want them to act on what their true nature is, you’ve got to leave them alone.
My mother went to a school called ‘The Club of the Three Wise Monkeys’. And my grandmother, my father’s mother, had a gold charm for her made with the speak no, see no, hear no evil monkeys. And I was fascinated by that charm. I’d sit in my mother’s lap and play with it all the time.
It will not be a surprise to you to learn I’m more interested in the future of the Arctic Circle than the future of the Arctic Monkeys.
Some say that AIDS came from the monkeys, and I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys from time immemorial, others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that.
Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
I saw the ‘Wizard of Oz’ recently and realized that, all my life, I thought they were real monkeys with wings. That’s how scary that movie was for me.
The show is ’12 Monkeys,’ and I’m playing the role that Bruce Willis played in the original film ’12 Monkeys.’ It is a show about time travel. My character is from a future post-apocalypse, and he has been given a mission to go back in time to essentially set things right and stop the apocalypse. No big deal.
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of actually visiting the Playboy Mansion. I saw the peacocks, fed grapes to the monkeys, and even braved the fabled Grotto. After seeing the estate, I understood why anyone would be reluctant to leave.
I wouldn’t mind working with Queens of the Stone Age, doing some guitar stuff on that. Even Arctic Monkeys. I’d like to do be a bit of guitar with them guys. I’ll play on anyone’s record to be honest with you.