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Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies, I am an apeman.
It wasn't a monkey on my back, it was Planet of the Apes.
Apes are apes, though clothed in scarlet.
CUSTOMER: You know how they say that if you gave a thousand monkeys typewriters, then they'd eventually churn out really good writing? BOOKSELLER: ... yes. CUSTOMER: Well, do you have any books by those monkeys? BOOKSELLER: ...
Same with gorillas. Whoops, they say, sky gone all red, stars crashing to ground, what they putting in the bananas these days?
Those monkey-thumbs were meant for dogs. Give me my thumbs, you fu**ing monkeys!
Even monkeys fall out of trees.
Being butchered by monkeys is pretty low on my list of ways to go.
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!
We are consciousness. We may not always be monkeys.
It wouldn't happen ... There hasn't been one publication by a monkey
I'm a barrel of monkeys, kid, though mostly I figure monkeys stuck in a barrel are just going to be pissed off.
There is no need to upset about the fact that our ancestors were monkeys, because they are capable chaps! Don't be sad about the truth, just understand the truth!
Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.
Monkeys offer an unadulterated demonstration of the power of hormones, as the females are not concerned about pregnancy or what their friends will think.
If a monkey has become a man - what may not a man become?
I think that last batch of sea monkeys ate my cat!!!
Meet the bonobos, the rare and marvelous "make love not war" great apes who swing through the trees as well as with each other.
Scientists have reported that elephants grieve their dead, monkeys perceive injustice and cockatoos like to dance to the music of the Backstreet Boys.
Baboons, I observed. One with a big gun and the other with a big mouth, and both with alpha-sized, flaming pink asses.
Since the Unistat primates, like other domesticated hominids, did not know they were primates, all this was explained by a ferocious amount of ink excretions invoking Morality and Ideology, the twin gods of domesticated primatedom.
"More fun than a barrel of monkeys." Has anyone ever stopped to think how cranky, if not downright vicious, a barrelful of monkeys would be, especially once released from the barrel?
When one has extensively pondered about men, as a career or as a vocation, one sometimes feels nostalgic for primates. At least they do not have ulterior motives.
The monkey liked most humans. They left food cans outside their homes for his family to rummage through in the morning
sun. Some yelled and threw sticks, but were slow and didn't bite. Humans were mostly harmless.
The responses of the baby monkey are very similar to those of a human baby.
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.
Just who are the cheese monkeys? And what do they want?
Apes. The moon woke them
round the world's navel revolved
prayer wheels of steps.
Not my circus. Not my monkeys.
The monkeys solved the puzzle simply because they found it gratifying to solve puzzles. They enjoyed it. The joy of the task was its own reward.
We are all just monkeys with money and guns.
When we were monkeys, we were more human because we were at least not destroying the nature those days!
You don't know whether chimps are going to kill you or kiss you. They're very open on some levels and much more evil in a certain way.
If we look straight and deep into a chimpanzee's eyes, an intelligent self-assured personality looks back at us. If they are animals, what must we be?
No, monkeys are still having babies, why don't they have another human today?
Everything is improved by the judicious application of primates.
You know what, evolution is a myth ... Why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?
There is a terrible lot of us who don't think that we come from a monkey, but if there are some people who think that they do, why, it's not our business to rob them of what little pleasure they might get out of imagining it.
It's weird ... people say they're not like apes. Now how do you explain football then?
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.
A monkey could do my job better and with more hilarious results.
Instead of holding on to the Biblical view that we are made in the image of God, we come to realize that we are made in the image of the monkey.
I haven't seen a half-monkey, half person yet.
Why should I question the monkey when I can question the organ grinder.
Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
The cognitive abilities of chimpanzees force us, I think, to raise searching questions about the boundaries of the community of beings to which special ethical considerations are due.
I saw a monkey walking on a leash and thought it was an ugly foreign child.
Everywhere men have unlocked the prisoners within, and from under the disguising skins the apes have leapt joyfully out.
I've never met anyone who had a monkey for a friend before. (Maggie)
I don't know. I think those two guys you were with would qualify as primates, but then, that's an insult to the primate and I don't want Marvin to get pissed at me. He has higher sensibilities, you know? (Wren)
Flying monkeys?" the Gasman called out a guess. "Like in the Wizard of Oz?"
It dawned on me then. "No," I said tersely "Worse. Flying Erasers.
The smaller the monkey the more it looks like it would kill you at the first given opportunity.
Cats and monkeys - monkeys and cats - all human life is there!
See what monkeys we are! Look, such is man! and at once all renown, all intelligence, all the attainments of the spirit, all progress towards the sublime, the great and the enduring in man fell away and became a monkey's trick!
Bonobos are... ambassadors from a primordial world of peace through pleasure, inviting us in one kiss at a time.
Bonobos, related to chimpanzees and native to the Congo, have been found to engage in French kissing.
Monkey can make a long jump with his muscles; and man, with his wisdom!
Charles Darwin got totally hammered, woke up next to a monkey and decided he had to come up with a theory to make it all okay.
you were attacked by cement monkeys?
Somebody must take a chance. There are monkeys who became men, and the monkeys who didn't are still jumping around in trees making faces at the monkeys who did.
I met a few chimpanzees on my pilgrimages and I wasn't sure if they were just shrivelled-up villagers or chimps...
Though bonobos tend to be a lot hairier than us - and they don't build houses or churches or Pentagons like we do - these primates look and act remarkably human. They often even go beyond the merely "human," and enter the realm of the truly "humane.
DO NOT UNDERSTAND YOU MONKEYS.
Bonobos may have a brain that's a third the size of ours, but they're remarkably intelligent.
Well, there's no monkey on my back,
Year after year
On the monkey's face:
A monkey's face.
Through my work with PETA, I have learned a great deal about chimpanzee behavior and the plight of chimpanzees imprisoned in laboratories.
Baboons are very wise animals," Bast said.
"Agh!" Khufu picked his nose, then turned his Technicolor bum our direction. He threw his friends the ball. They began to fight over it, showing one another their fangs and slapping their heads.
"Wise?" I asked.
The monkey body has carried us to this moment of release, but we are coming more and more to exist in a world made by the human imagination.
Where a pack of monkeys had traveled over the road, the smell of them lingered for a long time in the air, a dry and stale, mousy smell.
Studies are one thing, but then there's just the way bonobos make you feel. They're so "almost-human" on so many levels that science doesn't even know how to test yet. Just look into any bonobo's big brown eyes, and you may well feel like you're connecting with a living version of the Missing Link.
Capuchin monkeys have no faith in America; they hold to no dream
Are you an evolutionist?
I'm an absurdist, ma'am. But let's suppose evolution is true; what about the monkeys today? Why can't we see them evolving? Are they still evolving?
Chimpanzees, more than any other living creature, have helped us to understand that there is no sharp line between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom. It's a very blurry line, and it's getting more blurry all the time.
Goats and monkies!
As our closest relatives, they (chimpanzees) tell us special things about what it means to be a primate and, ultimately, what it means to be a human at the DNA level.
I wish Monkeys could Skype. Maybe one day.
Sea-Monkeys are hybrid brine shrimp and the brainchild of the mail-order entrepreneur Harold von Braunhut in 1957. When their crystallized eggs are submerged in water, minuscule crustaceans emerge; they can grow up to 2 inches long.
Have you ever seen a monkey examining a watch?
There are one hundred and ninety-three living species of monkeys and apes. One hundred and ninety-two of them are covered with hair. The exception is a naked ape self-named Homo sapiens. The zoologist now has to start making comparisons. Where else is nudity at a premium.
This book [...] demonstrates something we had already suspected on the grounds of the close connection between apes and man: that the social organization of chimpanzees is almost too human to be true.
Wheat-Thinned Slut Monkey.
Only animals have to satisfy instincts! Surely your aims are somewhat higher than theirs! Than monkeys! Pigs!
If you pay peanuts, you wind up hiring monkeys.
Wild groups of chimpanzees attack their enemies like gangs. What they completely lack, precisely because of their strong territorial behavior, is a friendly relationship with their neighbors.
I have seen apes only at the fair, they must perform tricks, are chained up, a bitter fate, no human has one so hard
Animals, I think. We're animals.
Chimpanzees have given me so much. The long hours spent with them in the forest have enriched my life beyond measure. What I have learned from them has shaped my understanding of human behavior, of our place in nature.
The ape, vilest of beasts, how like to us.
Slavery is an institution for converting men into monkeys.
I've actually gone to the zoo and had monkeys shout to me from their cages, "I'm in here when you're walking around like that?"
Philosophers and scientists confidently offer up traits said to be uniquely human, and the monkeys and apes casually knock them down
toppling the pretension that humans constitute some sort of biological aristocracy among the beings on Earth.
Such cases deserve attention since they show that apes do not have to be prompted by experimental conditions concocted by us humans to plan for the future. They do so of their own accord.
My degrees are in anthropology, and I have friends who have worked with apes.
But then, after all, we are all alike, for we are all derived from the monkey.
We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realize that we are apes.
Theory of Evolution (Summary)
First, there were some amoebas. Deviant amoebas adapted better to the environment, thus becoming monkeys. Then came Total Quality Management.
MONKEY, n. An arboreal animal which makes itself at home in genealogical trees.
The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveller's cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same.
Sometimes you think they must have come out of the chimp cages at the Bronx zoo.