Planet of the Apes Quotes

Pierre Boulle
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I am confiding this manuscript to space, not with the intention of saving myself, but to help, perhaps, in averting the appalling scourge which is menacing the human race. Lord have pity on us!
-- Ulysse (Part I, Chapter 2 paragraph 1)

Importance: Ulysse’s purpose in writing the manuscript is only half-apparent initially. He implores the reader to understand the terror befalling the human race – but initially, this seems confined to Soror. Only later will the reader understand the manuscript is meant to warn humans everywhere of the rise of apes to supplant them.

Stupefaction stifled all other sentiment when I saw this creature on the look-out, lying in wait for the game. For it was a monkey, a large-sized gorilla.
-- Ulysse (Part I, Chapter 9 paragraph 2)

Importance: Ulysse is stunned to learn that the danger pressing in on the human natives of the forest of Soror are gorillas – acting, behaving, and dressing like human beings. It strains all reason for Ulysse, and horrifies him...

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