Planet of the Apes (1968)

Planet of the Apes (1968) quotes

27 total quotes (ID: 453)

Dr. Zaius
George Taylor
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[after seeing that Landon has been lobotomized] You! You cut up his brain, you bloody baboon!


Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape! Note: ranked #66 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

Julius: You know the saying, "Human see, human do."
Ape Guard: Shut up, you freak.
Cornelius: [reading from the sacred scrolls of the apes] 'Beware the beast man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him, for he is the harbinger of death.'

George: Doctor, I'd like to kiss you goodbye.
Dr. Zira: All right, but you're so damned ugly.

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.

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!

I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be.

What evidence? There were no weapons in that cave.

A planet where apes evolved from men?

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

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

[riding down the beach in the last scene] Oh my God... I'm back. I'm home. All the time it was... we finally really did it. [screaming] YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! OH, DAMN YOU! GODDAMN YOU ALL TO HELL! (camera pans to reveal the half-destroyed Statue of Liberty sticking out of the sand)

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.

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.