Gorilla Quotes & Sayings

“When I am free to train and free to move, I feel like a gorilla in the jungle. Then, when there are a bunch of media obligations, I feel like I have been captured and am being kept on display.” – Conor McGregor
“Hair on a man’s chest is thought to denote strength. The gorilla is the most powerful of bipeds and has hair on every place on his body except for his chest.” – Anton Szandor LaVey
“…chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans are thinking, self-aware beings, capable of planning ahead, who form lasting social bonds with others and have a rich social and emotional life. The great apes are therefore an ideal case for showing the arbitrariness of the species boundary. If we think that all human beings, irrespective of age or mental capacity, have some basic rights, how can we deny that the great apes, who surpass some humans in their capacities, also have these rights?” – Peter Singer

“The need for novelty is the characteristic of an alienated gorilla.” – Emile M. Cioran
“Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.” – Jim Bishop
“The keepers would give the gorillas an assortment of fruits and vegetables each afternoon, and on this particular occasion, Judy Sievert tossed Nina an apple, which rolled away. Instead of going to get it, Nina just ‘sat there sadly,’ in Judy’s words. Judy continued her rounds, handing out yams and apples to the other gorillas, but Nina sat there looking appleless and downtrodden. Taking pity, Judy tossed her another apple. As soon as Nina had it, she got up and went over to where the first apple had rolled away, taking it too.” – Eugene Linden

“The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people.” – Dian Fossey
“It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired – you quit when the gorilla is tired.” – Robert Strauss
“When gorillas smell danger, they run around and call out to the rest of the primates in the jungle to warn them something evil is coming. And when one of their own dies, they mourn for days while beating themselves up in sadness for failing to save that gorilla, even if the cause of death was natural. And when one colony is mourning, their chilling echoes migrate to other colonies — and those neighbors, even if they are territorial rivals, will also grieve with them. When faced with a common danger, rivals turn into allies. And when faced with death, the loss of just one gorilla becomes the loss of the entire jungle.” – Suzy Kassem

“I look like a gorilla, just the way I’m built.” – Dave Bautista
“Gorillas are almost altruistic in nature. There’s very little if any ‘me-itis.’ When I get back to civilization I’m always appalled by ‘me, me, me.’” – Dian Fossey
“I came face-to-face with a gorilla which was quite good, but it was a 10-hour trek in bad weather, up hills, covered in mud, with mosquitoes everywhere and when we got there the gorilla’s just sat there doing nowt.” – Karl Pilkington

“Gorilla tourism is vital to Rwanda’s economy: It’s the third highest source of income.” – Andy Serkis
“I was doing comedy in laundry mats in 1992, literally where I would bring a little gorilla amp and a lapel mike and just start performing.” – Dane Cook
“We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realise that we are apes. Our common ancestor with the chimpanzees and gorillas is much more recent than their common ancestor with the Asian apes–the gibbons and orangutans. There is no natural category that includes chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans but excludes humans.” – Richard Dawkins

“I don’t know if any genuine, meaningful change could ever result from a song. It’s kind of like throwing peanuts at a gorilla.” – Tom Waits
“When they get a 50-inch waist and a gorilla butt, it’s ugly looking – and I think bodybuilding has become ugly looking.” – Joe Gold
“Social Security’s not the hard one to solve. Medicare, that is the gorilla in the room, and you’ve got to put all of it on the table.” – Joe Biden

“Climate change is the 800-pound gorilla in the living room that the media dances around. But in the scientific community, it’s a settled question: 95 percent of scientists believe this is happening with 100 percent confidence temperatures are rising.” – Michio Kaku
“When it comes to global warming, coal is the gorilla in the room.” – Jeff Goodell
“What is missing from today’s dialogue is the effect autism is having on families, our society and what the unknown factors are. The 300lb. gorilla in the room is that our children with autism today will soon become adults with autism.” – Jenny McCarthy

“Force me to choose my best book, and I always come back to ‘Gorilla.’ It was the first time I felt I understood what picture books could do.” – Anthony Browne
“A gorilla with a cellphone riding a bicycle is bound to generate some clever captions.” – Steve Breen
“When I got my very first phone call that I’d hit the ‘New York Times’ list, I had a small rush of ‘I’ve made it!’ But the next morning, it occurred to me I didn’t know what it was, so I called my agent and asked what being a ‘New York Times’ bestselling author really meant. He informed me that I was now a thousand pound gorilla.” – Lisa Gardner
“’Gorilla Man’ is a composite of a few individuals, but the song itself was actually inspired by James Taylor. I spied his ‘Gorilla’ album laying on my floor and in some altered state, instantly started singing the chorus. It was fun to write. There’s an old notebook with at least three more verses in it somewhere.” – Caitlin Rose
“I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla’s going to do, and they’re purely motivated.” – Dian Fossey
“The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people.” – Dian Fossey
“We didn’t ever want ‘Tarzan’ to feel like he was just a man. We didn’t want him to stand up straight or wave good-bye. We wanted to make sure he always had that piece of gorilla in him, that he always had an animal attitude about him.” – Kevin Lima
“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

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