83+ Best Monkey Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational monkey quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Monkey Quotes

People go to the zoo and they like the lion because it’s scary. And the bear because it’s intense, but the monkey makes people laugh. — Lorne Michaels

In a world gone mad, we will not spank the monkey, but the monkey will spank us. — Unknown

‘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 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

Space. It seems to go on and on forever. Then you get to the end, and a monkey starts throwing barrels at you. — Phillip Fry

The only reason why God created man is because he was disappointed with the monkey. — Mark Twain

Never believe that body is permanent. Body is like a water bubble. Mind is like a mad monkey. — Sri Sathya Sai Baba

A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. — Robert Hughes

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

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

Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness. — W. Winwood Reade

It does get old to have to always be a monkey in a zoo. I don’t know what it’s like any more to be anonymous. — Kevin Bacon

Even monkeys fall from trees. — Chris Bradford

I find it easier to claim that I am friends with a monkey rather than with a man. — Shahla Khan

Of course there is a monkey. There is always a monkey. — Doug Dorst

If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes, but the monkey remains. — Egyptian

By trying often the monkey learns to jump from the tree. — African Proverb

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

The monkey says there is nothing better than poverty to unlearn man of his conceit. — Ghanaian

A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. — Suzy Kassem

When you’re dealing with monkeys, you’ve got to expect some wrenches. — Alvah Bessie

An old monkey never makes a pretty face. — Francois Rabelais

I learned the way a monkey learns by watching its parents. — Prince Charles

Instead of politicians, let the monkeys govern the countries; at least they will steal only the bananas! — Mehmet Murat ildan

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

The president is here, strong and firm as a monkey’s tail. — Jean Claude Duvalier

If monkey became a man, then a man can become a hero. — Amit Kalantri

Instead of holding on to the Biblical view that we are made in the image of God, we come to realize that we are made in the image of the monkey. — Lin Yutang

Sometimes I wish I was a Monkey so I could throw bananas at people and it would be legal. — Unknown

The monkey is an organized sarcasm upon the human race. — Henry Ward Beecher

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

Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there. — Henry James

It is not a monkey, not an ape and not a human, but it’s a common ancestor of them all. — Russell L. Ciochon

If you put Bananas in front of monkeys, monkeys will choose Bananas because monkeys do not know that money can buy a lot of Bananas. In reality, if you offer Job and Business to people, they would choose Job. — Jack Ma

Monkey see, monkey do. People tend to do like others without thinking. — Wolfgang

When there are no great tigers in the deep mountains, even a monkey can become king. — Chinese

Instead of saying,not my problem. — polish people say,not my circus, not my monkey. — Unknown

The problem is to keep the monkey mind from running off into all kinds of thoughts. — Lee Kuan Yew

When the monkey can’t reach the ripe banana with his hand, he says it is not sweet. — Sudanese

The ability to gauge intelligence is itself a form of intelligence. Monkeys don’t ponder how smart monkeys are. Ditto for politicians. — Jarod Kintz

Like in the zoo, you will always find lots of monkeys but very few lions. — Nabil N. Jamal

The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of its behind. — Joseph Stillwell

Just because you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town. — George Carlin

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

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. — Charles Darwin

Comedians are the monkeys of acting. When you go to the zoo, everybody loves the monkey exhibit. — Tracy Morgan

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

Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage. — H.L. Mencken

The old monkey gets the apple. — French

In discarding the monkey and substituting man, our Father in Heaven did the monkey an undeserved injustice. — Mark Twain

A monkey glances up and sees a banana, and that’s as far as he looks. A visionary looks up and sees the moon. — Eoin Colfer

Even monkeys may fall from trees. — Korean

But then, after all, we are all alike, for we are all derived from the monkey. — Albert Einstein

The most accomplished monkey cannot draw a monkey, this only man can do; just as it is also only man who regards his ability to do this as a distinct merit. — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

The day the monkey is destined to die, all the trees get slippery. — African

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town. — George Carlin

You can’t teach a monkey to speak and you can’t teach an Arab to be democratic. — Moshe Feiglin

A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch can’t be saved. — Indian

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people, and monkeys do too. — Eddie Izzard

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

Keep your sense of humor. As General Joe Stillwell said,The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind. — Donald Rumsfeld

Monkey can make a long jump with his muscles; and man, with his wisdom. — 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. — C. S. Lewis

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

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. — Winston Churchill

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

Smile like a monkey with a new banana. — Unknown

Monkey see. Monkey do. — Unknown

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

If money grew on trees…Girls wouldn’t mind dating monkeys. — Unknown

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him. — Robert Benchley

The monkey knows which branch to swing on. — Creole

Culture is roughly anything we do and the monkeys don’t. — Lord Raglan

The monkey in his mother’s eye is a gazelle. — Arab

Do chattering monkeys mimic men, Or we, turned apes, out-monkey them? — Latin

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

You never monkey with the truth. — Ben Bradlee

The responses of the baby monkey are very similar to those of a human baby. — Harry Harlow

If he keeps on imitating everybody the monkey will one day cut his own throat. — African

Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey. — Malcolm de Chazal

Don’t think of yourself as an ugly person, think of yourself as a beautiful monkey. — Unknown

Many kinds of monkeys have a strong taste for tea, coffee and spirituous liqueurs. — Charles Darwin

A monkey remains a monkey, though dressed in silk. — Spanish

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.