Planet of the Apes (1968)

Planet of the Apes (1968) quotes

27 total quotes (ID: 453)

Dr. Zaius
George Taylor
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A planet where apes evolved from men?


Ah, yes - the young ape with a shovel. I hear you're planning another archeological expedition. Cornelius, a friendly word of warning: as you dig for artifacts, be sure you don't bury your reputation.

Doctor, would an ape make a human doll, that talks?

Dr. Zira, I must caution you. Experimental brain surgery on these creatures is one thing, and I'm all in favor of it. But your behavior studies are another matter. To suggest that we can learn anything about the simian nature from a study of man is sheer nonsense. Why, man is a nuisance. He eats up his food supply in the forest, then migrates to our green belts and ravages our crops. The sooner he is exterminated, the better. It's a question of simian survival.

Imagine me needing someone. Back on Earth I never did. Oh, there were women. Lots of women. Lots of love-making but no love. You see, that was the kind of world we'd made. So I left, because there was no one to hold me there.

It's a mad house! A mad house!

What evidence? There were no weapons in that cave.

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

[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 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 humans] You are a menace. A walking pestilence.

[to Lucius] In my world, when I left it, only kids your age wore beards.