25+ 'Planet Of The Apes' Quotes From The Sci-Fi Franchise

'Planet Of The Apes' is one of the most well-recognized sci-fi film franchises of all time

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'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.

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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.  "Taylor: Doctor, I'd like to kiss you goodbye.

Dr. Zira: All 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. Zira: Taylor! 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 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'.

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