Monkey Quotes

Quotes tagged as "monkey" (showing 1-30 of 36)
Chuck Palahniuk
“Without pain, without sacrifice we would have nothing. Like the first monkey shot into space.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Cassandra Clare
“Hello, companion," said Magnus.

The monkey made a terrible sound, half snarl and half hiss.

"I begin to rather doubt the beauty of our friendship," said Magnus.”
Cassandra Clare, The Bane Chronicles

Melissa St. Hilaire
“I am too much alien and not enough monkey to fit in here.”
Melissa St. Hilaire

“If we are not willing to let go knotty and prickly issues in time, our mental frame can be wrecked before long. One must be prepared to get the monkey off the back, eventually. ( « Les choses avaient enfin perdu leur pesanteur » )”
Erik Pevernagie

“Great people will always be mocked by those who feel smaller than them. A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey.
A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker. Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud,
it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Cassandra Clare
“Magnus threw the monkey a fig. The monkey took the fig.
"There," said Magnus. "Let us consider the matter settled."
The monkey advanced, chewing in a menacing fashion.
"I rather wonder what I am doing here. I enjoy city life, you know," Magnus observed. "The glittering lights, the constant companionship, the liquid entertainment. The lack of sudden monkeys."
He ignored Giuliana's advice and took a smart step back, and also threw another piece of fruit. The monkey did not take the bait this time. He coiled and rattled out a growl, and Magnus took several more steps back and into a tree.
Magnus flailed on impact, was briefly grateful that nobody was watching him and expecting him to be a sophisticated warlock, and had a monkey assault launched directly to his face.
He shouted, spun, and sprinted through the rain forest. He did not even think to drop the fruit. It fell one by one in a bright cascade as he ran for his life from the simian menace. He heard it in hot pursuit and fled faster, until all his fruit was gone and he ran right into Ragnor.
"Have a care!" Ragnor snapped.
He detailed his terrible monkey adventure twice.
"But of course you should have retreated at once from the dominant male," Giuliana said. "Are you an idiot? You are extremely lucky he was distracted from ripping out your throat by the fruit. He thought you were trying to steal his females."

"Pardon me, but we did not have the time to exchange that kind of personal information," Magnus said. "I could not have known! Moreover, I wish to assure both of you that I did not make any amorous advances on female monkeys." He paused and winked. "I didn't actually see any, so I never got the chance."
Ragnor looked very regretful about all the choices that had led to his being in this place and especially in this company. Later he stooped and hissed, low enough so Giuliana could not hear and in a way that reminded Magnus horribly of his monkey nemesis: "Did you forget that you can do magic?"
Magnus spared a moment to toss a disdainful look over his shoulder.
"I am not going to ensorcel a monkey! Honestly, Ragnor. What do you take me for?”
Cassandra Clare, The Bane Chronicles

Magenta Periwinkle
“As for me I will follow the path of the pink bunnies.”
Magenta Periwinkle

Max Brooks
“The monkey didn't help matters any. He was sitting on top of the microbus, just watching the undead plunge to their end. His face appeared so serene, so intelligent, as if he truly understood the situation. I almost wanted him to turn to me and say, 'This is the turning point of the war! We've finally stopped them! We're finally safe!' But instead his little penis popped out and he peed in my face.”
Max Brooks

Carl Sagan
“I think the discomfort that some people feel in going to the monkey cages at the zoo is a warning sign.”
Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God

“A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“They say that animals are incapable of feelings and reasoning. This is false. No living thing on earth is void of either. They also say that man is the most intelligent — and the most superior — species on earth. This is also false. It is very arrogant to assume that we are the most intelligent species when we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. It has been shown that both rats and monkeys learn from making errors, yet we have not. Our history proves this. All creatures on earth have the capacity to love and grieve the same way we do. No life on the planet is more deserving than another. Those who think so, are the true savages.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Wu Cheng'en
“After Supper the Master dismissed all except Sun Wukong, Zhu Bajie and Sha the Monk. He took them out with him and said, "Look at that wonderful moolight. It makes me long for the time when I can return home.”
Wu Cheng'en, Monkey: The Journey to the West

Terry Pratchett
“Big fat hairy monkey, hands a couple of octaves wide?”
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music

Wu Cheng'en
“The boatman then gently guided the raft across. They saw a dead body floating. At the sight of this, the Master was greatly frightened. But Sun smiled and said, "Master do not be alarmed! That corpse is none other than your own." Zhu Bajie said, "It is you, it is you!" Sha the Monk clapped his hands, and also said, "It is you, it is you!" The boatman also remarked "It was yours, I congratulate you." The three pilgrims congratulated him, and they quietly crossed over the Could Ferry in safety. The Master's shape was changed, and he jumped ashore on the other side with a very light body.”
Wu Cheng'en, Monkey: The Journey to the West

Hector Malot
“Capi will learn to read before you, Remi.”
Hector Malot

“A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Shahla Khan
“I find it easier to claim that I am friends with a monkey rather than with a man.”
Shahla Khan, Friends With Benefits: Rethinking Friendship, Dating & Violence

Giorge Leedy
“VISIONS OF GRANDEUR

I'm walking through a sheet of glass instead of the door,
Flying over a giant candlestick lighting up Central Park,
Repeating two courses at Hard Knock's College,
And swimming through the Red Sea with silky jelly fish.

I'm hopping over an empty row house in Philadelphia,
Getting a seventy dollar manicure on a gondola in Venice,
Wearing a white pearl necklace stolen from Goodwill,
And running my first New York City marathon.

I'm discussing the meaning of life with my late cat Charlie.
Dating John Doe- the thirty-third chef at the White House,
Running non-stop on a broken leg through a bomb-blasted city,
And keeping a multi-lingual monkey named Alfredo as my pet.

I'm spying on two hundred and twenty-two homegrown terrorists from Iowa,
Worshiped by a red-headed gorilla named Salamander,
Sleeping with a giant teddy bear dressed in black leather,
And wearing hot pink lipstick over a shade of midnight blue.”
Giorge Leedy, Uninhibited From Lust To Love

Frederick Buechner
“I hold my plush monkey over the bannister and let it drop. Its eyes light up when you squeeze its kidneys as whose eyes, I suppose, would not.”
Frederick Buechner, The Alphabet of Grace

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When we were monkeys, we were more human because we were at least not destroying the nature those days!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“A stealthy ninja monkey she was not.”
Dinah Katt, Once Upon a Time Travel

Hanif Kureishi
“I’ve said before, Harry, no need to hide your light,” said Alice, squeezing his hand. She giggled, “Dance, monkey, dance.”
Hanif Kureishi, The Last Word

M.F. Moonzajer
“You cannot expect a man to love you, but not because of your body or physical construction. It is like giving a man the option between choosing you and a monkey.”
M.F. Moonzajer, LOVE, HATRED AND MADNESS

Diane van der Westhuizen
“One thing that man HAS learned from history, is how to kill (animals) more efficiently.”
Diane van der Westhuizen

Lisa Kleypas
“If you intend to drink yourself to death,” Amelia had told Leo calmly, “I wish you would do it at a more affordable place.”
“But I’m a viscount now,” Leo had replied nonchalantly. “I have to do it with style, or what will people say?”
“That you were a wastrel and a fool, and the title might just as well have gone to a monkey?”
That had elicited a grin from her handsome brother. “I’m sure that comparison is quite unfair to the monkey.”
Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight

“Never dream of Charlie Dimmock, while relaxing on a hammock.
And don’t compare coconuts of love, when there’s a monkey swinging high above.”
Jermanica Jones

Peter Milligan
“Earlier today I had sex with a monkey and then roasted and ate it with a glass of choir boys' piss. I like to get in the mood.”
Peter Milligan, The Discipline, Volume One: The Seduction

Philip Pullman
“Malcolm stared back calmly, though he felt anything but calm: if that monkey had a name, it might be Malice, he thought.”
Philip Pullman, La Belle Sauvage

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