“Battle for the Planet of the Apes” quotes

(1973)
Movie Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Title Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Year 1973
Director J. Lee Thompson
Genre Action, Sci-Fi
Plot – Apes have conquered the Earth and men are their slaves. While the leader of the community, Caesar, helped by the wise Virgilius, continues to live peacefully with humans because he is interested in their history, Aldus the gorilla wants to come to power and eliminate everyone standing in his path. When the apes discover a small community of men that had escaped slavery so far, a furious battle takes place.
All actors – Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden, Lew Ayres, John Huston, Paul Williams, Austin Stoker, Noah Keen, Richard Eastham, France Nuyen, Paul Stevens, Heather Lowe, Bobby Porter, Michael Stearns, Cal Wilson, Pat Cardi, John Landis, Andy Knight, , James Bacon, Erlynn Mary Botelho, Eric Braeden, Colleen Camp, Paula Crist, Jimmy Gambina, David Gerrold, Dominique Green, Bob Harks, Kim Hunter, Sam Maronie, Hank Robinson, Lou Wagner
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  • “- Mandemus: What do you want?
    - General Aldo: Guns! Guns!
    - Mandemus: What will you do with them?
    - General Aldo: We shall do with them what we will!
    - Mandemus: Do what you will is the devil's law!”

    Lew Ayres - Mandemus
    Claude Akins - General Aldo
    [Tag:killing, weapons]
  • “I really don't hold withknowing the future, even my own, which is short. I mean, if we knew for a fact there was an afterlife, and that the afterlife was bliss eternal, we'd all commit suicide in order to be able to enjoy it.”
    Lew Ayres - Mandemus
    [Tag:foresight, future]
  • “The greatest danger of all is that danger never ends.”
    Paul Williams - Virgil
    [Tag:danger]
  • “- Governor Kolp: So speech makes them human?
    - Soldier: Speech makes them intelligent. And intelligence makes them not human, but humane.”

    Severn Darden - Governor Kolp
    Cal Wilson - Soldier
  • “I don't want to have to remember my husband. I want to love him now.”
    Natalie Trundy - Lisa
  • “- Caesar: Ah, if only my mother and father, whom I was too young to remember... If only they'd lived, perhaps they would have taught me if it was right to kill evil so that good shall prevail.
    - Bruce MacDonald: But you know, Caesar, history shows...
    - Caesar: Oh no, no, no. That is human history, not ape history. Ape, never kills ape.”

    Roddy McDowall - Caesar
    Austin Stoker - Bruce MacDonald
    [Tag:evil, good, killing]
  • “- Mendez: If we shoot, we'll break twelve years of peace!
    - Governor Kolp: Yes, it has been rather boring hasn't it?”

    Paul Stevens - Mendez
    Severn Darden - Governor Kolp
    [Tag:boredom, peace, war]
  • - Virgil: Teacher only reverted to type under provocation. He... he spoke like a slavemaster in the old days of our servitude when we were conditioned to mechanical obedience. He, uh, he uttered a negative, uh, imperative.
    - Caesar: Could you put that into words which even Caesar could understand?
    - Virgil: Uh, he said, "No, Aldo, no!".

    Paul Williams - Virgil
    Roddy McDowall - Caesar
    [Tag:commanding]
  • “- Caesar: Can one murder be avenged by another?
    - Virgil: Perhaps only the future will tell.”

    Roddy McDowall - Caesar
    Paul Williams - Virgil
    [Tag:killing, revenge]
  • “All knowledge is for good. Only the use to which you put it can be good or evil.”
    Paul Williams - Virgil
    [Tag:evil, good, knowledge]
  • “- Black girl: Lawgiver, who knows about the future?
    - The Lawgiver: Perhaps only the dead.”

    John Huston - The Lawgiver
    [Tag:foresight, future]
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