High up among the branches of a mighty tree she hugged the shrieking infant to her bosom, and soon the instinct that was as dominant in this fierce female as it had been in the breast of his tender and beautiful mother — the instinct of mother love — reached out to the tiny man-child's half-formed understanding, and he became quiet.Then hunger closed the gap between them, and the son of an English lord and an English lady nursed at the breast of Kala, the great ape.
It would indeed be the ultimate tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more noble than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump.
He fainted on his vengefulness, and strove To ape the magnanimity of love.George Meredith
If the resident zoologist of Galaxy X had visited the earth 5 million years ago while making his inventory of inhabited planets in the universe, he would surely have corrected his earlier report that apes showed more promise than Old World monkeys and noted that monkeys had overcome an original disadvantage to gain domination among primates. (He will confirm this statement after his visit next year but also add a footnote that one species from the ape bush has enjoyed an unusual and unexpected flowering, thus demanding closer monitoring.)stephen jay gould
The question is this: is man an ape or an angel? I am on the side of the angels.
And Jesus and a nameless ape Collide and share the selfsame shape That nocht terrestial can escape?Grieve
The story of his own connection with the cabin had never been told him. The language of the apes had so few words that they could talk but little of what they had seen in the cabin, having no words to accurately describe either the strange people or their belongings, and so, long before Tarzan was old enough to understand, the subject had been forgotten by the tribe.Only in a dim, vague way had Kala explained to him that his father had been a strange white ape, but he did not know that Kala was not his own mother.Edgar Rice Burroughs
I mean my characters are more like men than these real men are, see. They’re rough and rude, they got hands and they got bellies. They hate and they lust; break the skin of civilization and you find the ape, roaring and red-handed.robert e. howard
O sleep, thou ape of death, lie dull upon her and be her sense but as a monument.william shakespeare
"What do you want?" the ape asked at last. "Nothing," said Ervic. "You may have that!" retorted the apel. frank baum
A man is the sum of his ancestors; to reform him you must begin with a dead ape and work downward through a million graves. He is like the lower end of a suspended chain; you can sway him slightly to the right or the left, but remove your hand and he falls into line with the other links.ambrose bierce
Man alone of animals plays the ape to his dreams .james branch cabell
A serious ape whom none take seriously, Obliged in this fool 's world to earn his nuts By hard buffoonery.george eliot
Is it on your grandmother’s or grandfather’s side that you are descended from an ape?Samuel Wilberforce
What right do we have to claim, as some might, that human beings are the only inhabitants of our planet blessed with an actual ability to be "aware"? [...] The impression of a "conscious presence" is indeed very strong with me when I look at a dog or a cat or, especially, when an ape or monkey at the zoo looks at me. I do not ask that they are "self-aware" in any strong sense (though I would guess that an element of self-awareness can be present). All I ask is that they sometimes simply feel !roger penrose
In an address before the "Academia," which had been organized to combat "science falsely so called," Cardinal Manning declared his abhorrence of the new view of Nature, and described it as "a brutal philosophy to wit, there is no God, and the ape is our Adam." ...These attacks from such eminent sources set the clerical fashion for several years.Andrew Dickson White
But man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence, like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven, As make the angels weep.william shakespeare
You stupid, hairy ape! You killed my dog!
Beauty, thou wild fantastic ape Who dost in every country change thy shape!
The anger of an ape the threat of a flatterer: these deserve equal regard.
I'd rather be a climbing ape than a falling angel.terry pratchett
There was an ape in the days that were earlier, Centuries passed and his hair became curlier; Centuries more gave a thumb to his wrist Then he was a MAN and a Positivist.mortimer collins
Creative Endeavour lost her wings, Mrs ape.
Often sit alone happy happy Thoughts somewhat far gone gone Clouds circle mountain soft soft Wind through valley swish swish ape in tree bounce bounce Bird in forest chirp chirp Time turns hair gray gray Winter is here sad sadhan shan