Best ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Quotes 2021

‘Planet Of The Apes’ is an American sci-fi media franchise that consists of several movies, books, animated series, comics, and more.

The film franchise is loosely based on the book, ‘The Planet Of The Apes’ written by Pierre Boulle. The film franchise has been hailed for its correct depiction of animal rights issues, racial issues, and exploring the Cold War.

The movie franchise originally consisted of five films, ‘Planet Of The Apes’ (1968), ‘Beneath The Planet Of The Apes’ (1970), ‘Escape From The Planet Of The Apes; (1971),  ‘Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes’ (1972), ‘Battle For The Planet Of The Apes’ (1973).  Charlton Heston was the protagonist of the original film series.  Much later, in 2005,  Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa theorized the concept of the new ‘Planet Of The Ape’ films.

Significant ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Quotes

These 'Planet Of The Apes' quotes show us why the movie is so critically appreciated.

Charlton Heston was a noted American actor and activist who played the character of Dr. Zaius in the original film series. Below, we have provided a variety of quotes including Charlton Heston ‘Planet Of The Apes’ quotes along with ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Caesar quotes.

1. “Dr. Zaius, would an ape make a human doll….that talks?”

– Taylor.

2“Caesar is home.”

– Ceasar.

3.  “I feel lonely.

– Taylor.

4. “Taylor: 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 find.”

-‘Planet Of The Apes’.

5.  “TaylorDoctor, I’d like to kiss you goodbye.

Dr. ZiraAll right, but you’re so damned ugly.”

-‘Planet Of The Apes’.

6.  “Koba started this war. I fight only to protect apes.”

– Ceasar.

‘Planet Of The Apes’ Philosophically Deep Quotes

Dr. Zaius is one of the most important characters in the original ‘Planet Of The Apes’ series. Here are some ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Dr. Zaius quotes that are philosophically deep.

7.  ” I see you’ve brought the female of your species. I didn’t realize that man could be monogamous.”

– Dr. Zaius.

8.  “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; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.

– The Lawgiver.

9. “Don’t look for it Taylor, you may not like what you find”

– Dr. Zaius.

10. “There is no contradiction between faith and science…true science.”

–  Dr. Zaius.

11. “Zira: What will he find out there, doctor?

Zaius: His destiny.”

-‘Planet Of The Apes’.

12. “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.”

– Dr. Zaius.

13.  “You are a menace. A walking pestilence.”

– Dr. Zaius.

‘Planet Of The Apes’ Famous Quotes

Most commonly recognized quotes from the movie which are will leave a mark on you

Here is a list of some of the famous ‘Planet Of The Apes’ quotes across all the films in the franchise.

14.  “Apes together strong.”

– Ceasar, ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’.

15.  “You maniacs! You blew it up!”

– Taylor, Planet Of The Apes’.

16.  “Dr. ZiraTaylor! Don’t treat him that way!

Taylor: Why not?

Dr. Zira: It’s humiliating!

Taylor: The way you humiliated me? All of you? You led me around on a leash!

Cornelius: That was different. We thought you were inferior.

Taylor: Now you know better.”

– ‘Planet Of The Apes’.

‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Quotes

Here are some of the popular quotes from the rebooted film series.

17.  ” I run a business, not a petting zoo.”

– Steven Jacobs.

18.  “Lucius: Why did you do that? Scrape off your hair?

Cornelius: It makes you look somehow…less intelligent.”

– ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’.

19.  “Steven Jacobs: You used an untested drug on your father. I could end your career with one phone call.

Will Rodman: Let me save you the trouble. I quit.”

– ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’.

20.  “Don’t ever let them catch you.”

– Will Rodman.

‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Quotes

Here is a list of some of the most recognized quotes from the ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’.

21.  “Rocket: Koba say, Apes should hate humans.

Caesar: Enough! From humans, Koba learned hate. But nothing else.”

– ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’.

22.  “Koba: Apes not kill apes.

Caesar: You are no ape.”

– ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

23.  “I always think… ape better than human. I see now…how much like them we are.”

– Ceasar.

‘Planet Of The Apes’ 1968 Quotes

These are probably the most famous quotes from the most famous film of the franchise.

24.  “Zira: What will he find out there, doctor?

Zaius: His destiny.”

– ‘Planet Of The Apes’.

25. ” I can’t help thinking somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be.”

– Taylor.

26. “It’s a madhouse!”

– Taylor, ‘Planet Of The Apes’.

27.  “Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!”

– Taylor.

‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Quotes

This is a list of some of the quotes from the film.

28. “This is my fight. I may not make it back. Make sure my son knows who his father was.”

– Ceasar.

29.  “All of human history has lead to this moment. The irony is we created you. And nature has been punishing us ever since. This is our last stand. And if we lose… it will be a Planet of Apes.”

– The Colonel.

3o. “Red Donkey: You know… Colonel shoot apes when wall’s done.

Caesar: His wall is… madness. It will not save him, anymore than it will save you.

Red Donkey: I save myself.

Caesar: Is there anything left of you to save?”

– ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’.

Quotes And Lessons From War For The Planet Of The Apes

  1. Great Leaders Protect Their Teams – Caesar said, “Koba started this war.  I fight only to protect apes.”
  2. There Are Costs All Successful Leaders Must Be Willing To Pay – Because of Caesar’s influence and position, it resulted in his wife and son being killed by the Colonel.
  3. If You Want To Travel Fast Travel Alone.  If You Want To Travel Far You Will Need A Team. – Caesar set out alone to gain revenge on the Colonel.  However, some of his most loyal allies joined him on the journey.
  4. Great Communicators Make Memorable Statements – Caesar gave his memorable quote several times throughout the movie, “Apes together strong.”
  5. Great Leaders Protect Those Who Cannot Protect Themselves – After finding an orphaned girl, Caesar told Maurice, “We can’t take her Maurice.”  To which he replied, “I know but I can’t leave her alone.”
  6. Great Leaders Have A Sole Focus – Caesar had one objective throughout the movie – find and kill the Colonel.  And he was willing to go alone if he had to.
  7. Great Leaders Leave A Great Legacy – Caesar said, “This is my fight. I may not make it back. Make sure my son knows who his father was.”
  8. One Person’s Character Does Not Determine Yours – Caesar told the Colonel, “I did not start this war. I offered you peace. I showed you mercy. But now you’re here. To finish us off… for good.”
  9. Great Leaders Give Their People Courage – While imprisoned in a concentration camp, Caesar gave the other apes the courage to quit being slaves.
  10. Great Leaders Make Great Sacrifices For Their Teams – After stopping their work, the Colonel began flogging a random ape as punishment.  Caesar then stepped in and took the flogging on behalf of the ape under his leadership.
  11. Great Leaders Meet Their Team’s Basic Needs – Caesar requested of the Colonel, “Apes need food and water.”
  12. Great Leaders Give People An Ethos, Culture and Identity – With Caesar facing death, the other apes all gave him the sign “Apes Together Strong!”  Leadership and vision had been transferred.
  13. Great Leaders Must Pace Themselves To Have Something Left After Achieving Success – Did you know more people dying coming down after ascending Mount Everest than climbing it?  The principle is many leaders give everything they have for a task and have nothing left afterwards.  After freeing the apes and getting them to their final home in the desert, Caesar died.
  14. There Is No Success Without Succession – Caesar’s final words were “Apes are strong with or without me.”
  15. Do Not Prioritize Work Over Family – Caesar died with his right-hand ape Maurice beside him rather than his family.  Poor choice.

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