Monkey Quotes & Sayings

“Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.” – Malcolm de Chazal
“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.” – Author Unknown
“Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.” – W. Winwood Reade

“Just because you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.” – George Carlin
“Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.” – H.L. Mencken
“The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of its behind.” – Joseph Sidwell

“Claim whatever you want. Say you only want a happy family or a successful career or a big house. I say: no, that’s not what you want. You’ll settle for those things, but you really want a monkey that does your evil bidding.” – Maureen Johnson
“We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.” – Robert Wilensky
“‘Free-living Asian primates possess a characteristic I found shocking and confusing the first time I saw it: self-respect. If you make the mistake of holding the gaze of a street monkey in India, Nepal, or Malaysia, you’ll find you’re facing a belligerently intelligent creature whose expression says, with a Robert DeNiro–like scowl, “What the hell are you looking at? You wanna piece of me?'” – Christopher Ryan

“I mean to say, we all sprang from humble origins. Goodness gracious, who would have thought that a species of monkey would take over the kingdom of the world. … I cannot help but feel that the monkey was not a good choice. Surely one of the cat family would have been much more satisfactory. They have a much less emotional approach to life.” – R. Chetwynd-Hayes
“Of course there is a monkey. There is always a monkey.” – Doug Dorst
“The ability to gauge intelligence is itself a form of intelligence. Monkeys don’t ponder how smart monkeys are. Ditto for politicians.” – Jarod Kintz

“If you look at the monkeys, you can learn many things about the men; if you look at the men, you can learn many things about the madness!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Monkeys play by their sizes. Smaller tasks mostly come with smaller challenges. If you are willing to take step-by-step methods to solve bigger tasks, you will easily overcome challenges that attempt to stop you! Go, give a try!” – Israelmore Ayivor
“If monkey became a man, then a man can become a hero.” – Amit Kalantri

“When we were monkeys, we were more human because we were at least not destroying the nature those days!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” – Anonymous
“Never believe that body is permanent. Body is like a water bubble. Mind is like a mad monkey.” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“I am not nearly so interested in what monkey man was derived from as I am in what kind of monkey he is to become.” – Loren Eiseley
“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.” – Mark Twain
“It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches.” – Robert M. Hutchins

“The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.” – Robert Benchley
“The quizzical expression of the monkey at the zoo comes from his wondering whether he is his brother’s keeper, or his keeper’s brother.” – Evan Esar
“In discarding the monkey and substituting man, our Father in Heaven did the monkey an undeserved injustice.” – Mark Twain
“Just as a monkey roaming through the forest grabs hold of one branch, lets that go and grabs another, then lets go and grabs still another, so too that which is called “mind” and “mentality” and “consciousness” arises as one thing and ceases as another by day and by night.” – Buddha
“An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.” – Charles Darwin
“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

Monkey Proverbs

“A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch can’t be saved.” – Indian
“By trying often the monkey learns to jump from the tree.” – African
“The day the monkey is destined to die, all the trees get slippery.” – African
“If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes, but the monkey remains.” – Egyptian
“Even monkeys may fall from trees.” – Korean
“The old monkey gets the apple.” – French
“Do chattering monkeys mimic men, Or we, turned apes, out-monkey them?” – Latin
“A monkey remains a monkey, though dressed in silk.” – Spanish
“The monkey in his mother’s eye is a gazelle.” – Arab
“The monkey knows which branch to swing on.” – Creole
“The monkey says there is nothing better than poverty to unlearn man of his conceit.” – Ghanaian
“If he keeps on imitating everybody the monkey will one day cut his own throat.” – African
“When the monkey can’t reach the ripe banana with his hand, he says it is not sweet.” – Sudanese
“When there are no great tigers in the deep mountains, even a monkey can become king.” – Chinese