„Life could not be entirely devoted to debauchery and monkeys. Magnus had to finance all the drinking somehow.“
— Cassandra Clare, What Really Happened in Peru
„Cover me, when I sleep
Cover me, when I breathe
You throw your pearls before the swine
Make the monkey blind
Cover me, darling please.
Monkey, monkey, monkey.
Don't you know you're going to shock the monkey?“
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
Shock The Monkey
„The buzzard told the monkey "You're chokin' me
Release your hold and I'll set you free"
The monkey looked the buzzard right dead in the eye and said
"Your story's touching but it sounds like a lie."“
— Nat King Cole American singer and jazz pianist 1919 - 1965
"Straighten Up And Fly Right" (1937) written with Irving Mills.
„The only thing I care about is whether a monkey will turn out a property I can publish. I don't have any love for them. Never have. I don't really like animals. I despise cats. I hate dogs. How could you like monkeys?“
— Harry Harlow American psychologist 1905 - 1981
Interview with Pittsburgh Press-Roto, 1974. Quoted in Blum, Deborah. The Monkey Wars. Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 92.