Best Quotes by Desmond Morris (Top 10)

  1. We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species.
  2. I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape.
  3. Biologically speaking, if something bites you it's more likely to be female.
  4. ...In little more than a single century from 1820 to 19450, no less than fifty-nine million human animals were killed in inter-group clashes of one sort or another.... We describe these killings as men behaving "like animals," but if we could find a wild animal that showed signs of acting this way, it would be more precise to describe it as behaving like men.
  5. Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death.
  6. The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
  7. We may prefer to think of ourselves as fallen angels, but in reality we are rising apes.
  8. Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs
  9. This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones.
  10. No matter how old we become, we can still call them 'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.

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