Planet of the Apes (1968)

Planet of the Apes (1968) quotes

27 total quotes (ID: 453)

Dr. Zaius
George Taylor
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[to humans] Have you forgotten your scripture, the thirteenth scroll? "And Proteus brought the upright beast into the garden and chained him to a tree and the children did make sport of him."


[to George] You are right, I have always known about man. From the evidence, I believe his wisdom must walk hand and hand with his idiocy. His emotions must rule his brain. He must be a warlike creature who gives battle to everything around him, even himself.

[to George] The Forbidden Zone was once a paradise. Your breed made a desert of it, ages ago.

George: There's your Minister of Science; honor bound to expand the frontiers of knowledge.
Dr. Zira: Taylor please!
George: Except that he's also Chief Defender of the Faith!
Dr. Zaius: There is no contradiction between faith and science... true science.
George: Are you willing to put that statement to the test?
Cornelius: Taylor I would much rather—
George: Take it easy, you saved me from this fanatic, maybe I can return the favor!

Dr. Zaius: Tell me, why are all apes created equal?
George: Some apes, it seems, are more equal than others.

Dr. Zaius: I see you've brought the female of your species. I didn't realize that man could be monogamous.
George: On this planet, it's easy.

Cornelius: Well Taylor, we're all fugitives now.
George: Do you have any weapons, any guns?
Cornelius: The best, but we won't need them.
George: I'm glad to hear it. I want one anyway.

George: [brandishing rifle] Don't try to follow me. I'm pretty handy with this.
Dr. Zaius: Of that I'm sure. All my life I've awaited your coming and dreaded it.

Dr. Zira: What will he find out there, doctor?
Dr. Zaius: His destiny.

[George ties up Dr. Zaius]
Dr. Zira: Taylor! Don't treat him that way!
George: Why not?
Dr. Zira: It's humiliating!
George: The way you humiliated me? All of you? You led me around on a leash!
Cornelius: That was different. We thought you were inferior.
George: Now you know better.

George: A planet where apes evolved from men? There's got to be an answer.
Dr. Zaius: Don't look for it, Taylor. You may not like what you'll find.

Leader of the Hunt: I don't understand these animal psychologists. What is Dr. Zira trying to prove?
Dr. Zaius: That man can be domesticated.