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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.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
H. L. Mencken
Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
I swear by that old expression, 'One monkey don't stop no show!' The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are.
Yes, I've kissed a lot of guys. I like to kiss, but that's it. I don't go home with anyone. I sleep with my animals, like my baby monkey, Brigitte Bardot.
If you could cross a lion and a monkey, that's what I'd be, because monkeys are funny and lions are strong.
If you had a million Shakespeares, could they write like a monkey?
You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can only make a monkey out of the voters every four years!
We're all just bags of bones and muscle and hormones; I'll never understand what makes our minds do the things we do. It's like that statue of the monkey holding a skull. We're trying to use a thing we don't understand to understand ourselves.
The show business has all phases and grades of dignity, from the exhibition of a monkey to the exposition of that highest art in music or the drama which secures for the gifted artists a world-wide fame princes well might envy.
P. T. Barnum
I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents.
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections.
Every woman's path is difficult, and many mothers were as equipped to raise children as wire monkey mothers. I say that without judgment: It is, sadly, true. An unhealthy mother's love is withering.
Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
Malcolm de Chazal
A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.
There are domains in which expertise is not possible. Stock picking is a good example. And in long-term political strategic forecasting, it's been shown that experts are just not better than a dice-throwing monkey.
My boyfriend calls me 'princess', but I think of myself more along the lines of 'monkey' and 'retard'.
And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.
I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.
You never monkey with the truth.
Too much free time is certainly a monkey's paw in disguise. Most people can't handle a structureless life.
A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!'
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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