Caesar Quotes in War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)


Caesar Quotes:

  • Caesar: I did not start this war. I offered you peace. I showed you mercy. But now you're here. To finish us off... for good.


  • The Colonel: Have you come to save your apes?

    Caesar: I came for you.

  • Caesar: I did not start this war. But I will finish it.

  • Caesar: No matter what you do. You'll never be one of them. You are Ape.

  • Caesar: This war is madness.

  • Caesar: This is my fight. I may not make it back. Make sure my son knows who his father was.

  • Caesar: No mercy. No peace. This is war. Apes together strong.

  • Caesar: We are not savages. Apes fight only to survive.

  • Caesar: We cannot take her, Maurice.

    Maurice: I understand. But I cannot leave her.

  • Caesar: If we strive but fail, and the world remains armed against itself, then we've been divided, because the hunger for peace is in the hearts of all.

  • Caesar: They took too much from me.

  • The Colonel: Have you finally come to save your apes?

    Caesar: I came for you.

    The Colonel: For me?


    The Colonel: My God. Look at your eyes. Almost human.


    The Colonel: How'd you know I was here?

    Caesar: I was told... you were coming. That more soldiers from the north were will be joining you here.

    The Colonel: Joining me here?

    Caesar: To finish us off... for good.


    The Colonel: Who told you that?


    The Colonel: Ok. Let's go.

  • Caesar: She is one of us.

  • Caesar: I did not see. There will never be peace.

  • Caesar: How many men will be coming?

    The Colonel: All of them.

  • Bad Ape: Who is child?

    Caesar: I don't know.

    Bad Ape: But... She with you.

    Caesar: She has no one else.

  • Caesar: They must pay. I'll finish this.

  • Caesar: They fear me.

  • Caesar: I have a message for your Colonel. Leave us the woods and the killing can stop.

  • Caesar: We will win.

  • Caesar: Prepare for war.

  • Koba: Caesar weak!

    Caesar: Koba weaker.

  • Koba: Apes not kill apes.

    Caesar: You are no ape.

  • Malcolm: Who was that in the video?

    Caesar: A good man... like you.

  • Caesar: [in sign language] If we go to war, we could lose all we've built.

    Caesar: [spoken aloud] Home. Family. Future.

  • Koba: Koba fight for apes!

    Caesar: Koba fight for Koba.

  • Caesar: I always think... ape better than human. I see now... how much like them we are.

  • [Last Lines]

    Caesar: War has... already begun. Ape started war. And human... Human will not forgive. You must go... before fighting begins. I am sorry... my friend.

    Malcolm: I thought we had a chance.

    Caesar: I did too.

  • Caesar: [On Koba's contempt] From Humans... Koba Learned Hatred

  • Caesar: Ape always seeks strongest branch.

  • Caesar: War has begun.

  • Caesar: I need to speak to Caesar!

  • Rocket: Koba say, Apes should hate humans.

    Caesar: Enough! From humans Koba learned hate. But nothing else.

  • Caesar: Trusted Koba like brother!

    Koba: Caesar brother to human!

  • Caesar: Koba still in a cage.

  • Maurice: You still think about them?

    Caesar: Humans?

    Caesar: Sometimes.

  • [Koba is about to attack Alex and Malcolm, only to be stopped by Maurice. Maurice growls protectively]

    Koba: [in a raspy voice; angry] Where's Caesar? Where's Caesar?


    Koba: CAESAR!

    [Caesar enters. Caesar looks at Koba in a stoic way.Blue Eyes and the other apes watch as Koba confronts Caesar]

    Koba: *HUMANS* attacked your sons. YOU... LET... THEM... STAY? Put Apes... In Danger!


    Koba: Caesar... love... humans... more than apes! *MORE* than your *SONS*!

    [Seeing his son, Blue Eyes looks emotionally hurt by Koba's accusation, Caesar's stoic demeanor breaks. His face twitches and contorts with rage]

    Caesar: [enraged scream] AAAAARRRRGGGHHHHH!

    [Caesar tackles Koba as a fight breaks out between the two. While the apes hoot in unison, Malcolm and his group watch in shock. Caesar has beaten Koba to pulp and is now pinning him to the ground]

    Caesar: [in an incoherent roar of a voice] VICTIM...

    [Caesar realizes what he is doing and begins taking deep breaths as he slowly loosens his grip on Koba's neck]

    Caesar: [slowly; composing himself] Ape... Not... Kill... Ape...

  • [Blue Eyes has just discovered that his father, Caesar has a gunshot wound in his chest. He thinks it was the work of the humans and growls threateningly at Malcolm, Alex and Ellie]

    Caesar: No... Not human.

    [Blue Eyes looks at him, confused]

    Caesar: [in a soft voice] Koba.

    [Blue Eye looks shocked and ashamed over the fact that the ape he was taking orders from, had shot his father]

  • Will Rodman: Caesar. I'm sorry. This my fault. This has to stop. This isn't the way, you know what they're capable of. Please come home. If you come home, I'll protect you.

    Caesar: [looks at the apes and to Will] Caesar is home.

  • Dodge Landon: Take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape!

    Caesar: NO!

    Rodney: [looks at Caesar while he pulls the tranq-gun back and softly] Oh, my God.

    Buck: [looks at Caesar and softly] Oh-oh-oh.

    Caesar: [grunts and looks at the other apes who are screeching] NO!

    Buck: [grunts]

    Caesar: NO!

    [jumps and walks along the cages]

    Caesar: NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

    Dodge Landon: [groans]

    Rodney: [gasping]

  • Maurice: [to Caesar in sign language] Why coockie Rocket?

    Caesar: [to Maurice in sign language and breaking and bundling sticks] Ape alone... weak. Apes together... strong.

    Maurice: [to Caesar in sign language as they observe chimps beating each other and stop] Apes stupid.

  • Maurice: [in sign language; subtitled] Hurt bad?

    Caesar: [in sign language] You know sign?

    Maurice: [nods; in sign language] Circus orangutan.

    [Caesar and the orangutan Maurice observe John tranquilizes a chimp. Caesar grabs the bars of his cage and shrieks and growls]

    Maurice: [to Caesar in sign language] Careful. Humans don't like smart ape.

  • Party Boy: [at Caesar's cage] Hey, check out this guy.

    Dodge Landon: Hey that one's a pain in the ass, man! He thinks he's special or something.

    Party Boy: Freaky. Come here. Come on. It's like he's thinking or something.

    Caesar: [grabs the man's throat and staresand growls]

    Party Girl #2: Oh, my God! He has his throat!

    Party Girl #1: Let him go!

    Dodge Landon: [Dodge runs towards Caesar] Let go!

    Caesar: [grunts and releases the and leans towards Rocket's cage]

    Rocket: [he jumps up, he growls and jumps down]

    Dodge Landon: I told you not to get too close man.

  • Caesar: [grunt-like and at Koba with hands signals] Go Up!

    Koba: [grunts]

    [leads some orangutans and chimps up on the beams]

    Caesar: [to Maurice and with signals] Go Under!

    Maurice: [roars and screeches]

    [leads most of the orangutans and some chimps under the bridge]

  • Don Canneloni: And now, the Rigatonis, the Tortellinis, the Fettuchinis, and even the Raviolis are bigger than we are. And why?

    Tony: High interest rates.

    Sonny: Acid rain.

    Slim: Japanese imports.

    Caesar: Uh... uh... none of the above.

    Don Canneloni: No. No. No. Youse mugs already know the answer.

    Caesar: Gee, boss, if I knew there was gonna be a test, I would've studied.

  • Slim: Okay, you'll tell us.

    Blake: We're gonna race to Connecticut and the one that wins gets a million dollars in cash.

    Tony: Only a moron would back up a race like that!

    Shiek: [the Shiek enters] Ah, Fenderbaum and Blake. Good to see you! You should be sleeping at this hour. Remember, we leave at noon tomorrow.

    Shiek: [Fenderbaum directs the Shiek's attention to the Cannelonis] Wingtips? Barbarians! Come, come!

    Shiek: [the Shiek hands Caesar a handful of money] Buy yourself a decent clothing store. Infidels!

    Blake: [the Shiek leaves] That was the moron.

    Caesar: You know, these liars could be telling the truth.

  • Caesar: Can one murder be avenged by another?

    Virgil: Perhaps only the future will tell.

  • 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!"

  • 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.

    MacDonald: But you know, Caesar, history shows...

    Caesar: Oh no, no, no. That is human history, not ape history. Ape, never kills ape.

  • Caesar: Now, fight like apes!

  • MacDonald: Caesar... Caesar! This is not how it was meant to be.

    Caesar: In your view or mine?

    MacDonald: Violence prolongs hate, hate prolongs violence. By what right are you spilling blood?

    Caesar: By the slave's right to punish his persecutor.

    MacDonald: I, a decedent of slaves am asking you to show humanity.

    Caesar: But, I was not born human.

    MacDonald: I know. The child of the evolved apes.

    Caesar: Whose children shall rule the earth.

    MacDonald: For better or for worse?

    Caesar: Do you think it could be worse?

    MacDonald: Do you think this riot will win freedom for all your people? By tomorrow...

    Caesar: By tomorrow it will be too late. Why a tiny, mindless insect like the emperor moth can communicate with another over a distance of 80 miles...

    MacDonald: An emperor ape might do slightly better?

    Caesar: Slightly? What you have seen here today, apes on the 5 continents will be imitating tomorrow.

    MacDonald: With knives against guns? With kerosene cans against flamethrowers?

    Caesar: Where there is fire, there is smoke. And in that smoke, from this day forward, my people will crouch and conspire and plot and plan for the inevitable day of Man's downfall - the day when he finally and self-destructively turns his weapons against his own kind. The day of the writing in the sky, when your cities lie buried under radioactive rubble! When the sea is a dead sea, and the land is a wasteland out of which I will lead my people from their captivity! And we will build our own cities in which there will be no place for humans except to serve our ends! And we shall found our own armies, our own religion, our own dynasty! And that day is upon you... now!

  • Caesar: The King is dead. Long live the King! Tell me Breck, before you die - how do we differ from the dogs and cats that you and your kind used to love? Why did you turn us from pets into slaves?

    Breck: Because your kind were once our ancestors. Because man was born of apes, and there's still an ape curled up inside of every man. You're the beast in us that we have to whip into submission. You're the savage that we need to shackle in chains. You taint us, Caesar. You poison our guts. When we hate you, we're hating the dark side of ourselves.

  • Caesar: But now... now we will put away out hatred. Now we will put down our weapons. We have passed through the Night of the Fires. And who were our masters are now our servants. And we, who are not human, can afford to be humane. Destiny is the will of God. And, if it is man's destiny to be dominated, it is God's will that he be dominated with compassion and understanding. So, cast out your vengeance. Tonight, we have seen the birth of the Planet of the Apes!

  • MacDonald: How do you propose to gain this freedom?

    Caesar: By the only means left to us. Revolution.

    MacDonald: But it's doomed to failure!

    Caesar: Perhaps. This time.

    MacDonald: And the next.

    Caesar: Maybe.

    MacDonald: And you'll keep trying?

    Caesar: You, above everyone else should understand, we cannot be free until we have power! How else can we achieve it?

  • Barabba: You know what the real problem is? It isn't about the individual anymore. When you boil it down, we're all just sheep. It's the corporations taking over the world. And we just let them. hey take a product, write on it that it's good and healthy and people buy it. No one takes a moment to think about it. To question it. We just want the easiest and quickest answer. The easiest and quickest product. I mean, seriously, who thinks with his own head anymore. We are so fucked up as a society. I mean, it's ridiculous that in order to get something you need to get something else and that thing you want or you need to get is tied to the other one you needed to get in the first place... so there's no way you're going to get that first thing without getting the second one and that's because it's simply impossible to get that thing without having gotten the other one first... you know what I mean...

    Caesar: Like peanut butter.

  • Barabba: Where did you find it?

    Tuco: In an alley.

    Barabba: In an alley?

    Tuco: Yeah.

    Barabba: Did he just say in an alley?

    Caesar: That's what the man said. He said that.

    Barabba: Cause a lot of people leave valuable items in an alley.

    Caesar: I know if I had a valuable briefcase, that's where I'd leave it.

  • Caesar: I've activated the Squeak Seeker 2000.

  • Ernie: [Caesar is being carried out on a stretcher] Caeser! Are you all right? Try to think, did you catch that mouse?

    Caesar: What's that? Horse? *Fiendish*! I won't eat it!

    [he has lost his mind]

    Caesar: Aaaagh!

    [he begins chattering like a mouse]

  • Caesar: You got asbestos all right.

    [points to floor]

    Caesar: I'll bet it's up in the ceiling mostly. Should take me only a day, or two, to remove it.

  • Caesar: You have to get inside their mind. You have to know what they want, need. You have to think... like a mouse!

  • Lars: Ah, you must be Caesar.

    Ernie: Hello, Mr. Caesar. Glad you could come so quickly.

    Caesar: Shh.

    [has a quick look-around]

    Caesar: You have mice.

    Lars: [under his breath] He's good.

  • Caesar: [Aims gun at Billy, Henry, Jack and Albert] My name is Caesar. Mr. Nivens asked me to stop you. I must request you not move.

    Billy: Put that thing away, you hold it like a goddamn doorman.

    Caesar: I am the doorman.

    Billy: Then get us a cab.

  • Caesar: I will reason with him, I'll appeal to his better nature!

    Rooney: Oh, you're gonne reason with a grown man in a dress?

  • [Caesar's desk falls apart when Brother sits on it]

    Brother Constance: Oh, you'll pay for that Caesar!

    Caesar: [indignantly] But, Brother my screws are gone!

  • Caesar: Welcome to St. Basil's!

  • Rooney: [yelling to Dunn from across the street] Come here, kid! I'm not gonna bite ya!

    Caesar: I wouldn't count on it.

  • Rooney: [locked in a dark closet with the others] I think that faggot figured out who did it.

    Caesar: [sarcastically] What gives you that idea?

    Corbet: Well, what are you gonna tell him?

    Caesar: [sarcastically] Let's see, you're sitting in the assembly with a saint's head in your lap. I'd tell him you found it in a box of Cracker Jacks.

    Rooney: [thinking Caesar was serious] No, that's no good. We gotta think of something better than that.

    Corbet: Hey, Williams, what are you doing?

    Rooney: Corbet, shut up!

    Corbet: Yeah, but Williams is playing with himself in here!

    Rooney: All right, I got it! Listen, this is what we'll tell him when he comes back... We'll tell him...

    [not able to come up with a plausible excuse]

    Rooney: We'll tell him we don't know what the fuck he's talkin' about!

  • Caesar: [despairingly] I'll never ever get into Harvard now. I'll have to settle for Queen's College.

    Caesar: [sarcastically] Well, you should feel right at home in QUEEN'S College!

  • Brother Constance: Are you familiar with the term "miserable"? Because miserable is what I'm going to make your miserable lives, every miserable minute of every miserable day!

    RooneyCaesarMichael DunnCorbetWilliams: Yes, Brother.

    Brother Constance: Yes Brother what?

    RooneyCaesarMichael DunnCorbetWilliams: Yes Brother, miserable, Brother.

  • Michael Dunn: Can't decide?

    Caesar: Oh, I've decided all right, Dunn. I've decided I'd rather die than eat this crap!

  • Caesar: My ancestors didn't sneak into this country so that wives could clean their own pools!

  • Caesar: What did she do to you?

    Violet: Everything you couldn't.

  • Caesar: You don't wanna shoot me, Vi. Do ya. Do ya? I know you don't.

    Violet: Caesar, you don't know shit.

  • Violet: Caesar, I'm leaving.

    Caesar: What? Oh, come on, I didn't use one of the good towels.

  • [Caesar is aiming his gun at Corky, who is tied up - 'bound' as the title has it]

    Caesar: God. I should have seen this coming the minute I met you. Everybody knows your kind can't be trusted. Fucking queers make me sick. But you made a fatal mistake. You tried fucking the wrong guy. And I swear to you that I'm going to kill you for it. Where's my money?

    Violet: Don't tell him.

    Caesar: Shut up, Violet!

    Violet: He can't kill you.

    Caesar: [He aims the gun at Violet] Violet!

    Violet: Not until he has the money.

    [He fires the gun at the wall behind Violet to scare and silence her]

    Caesar: Now. Where is it?

    Corky: Lick me.

    Caesar: Where is my money?

    Corky: Either pull the trigger or get that fucking thing out of my face.

  • Caesar: I'm a dead man, Johnnie? I'm a fucking dead man? Guess again, Johnnie. Who's the dead man? Who? Who's dead, fuckface? Who? Who? I can't hear you, Johnnie. Guess again. Take another guess, Johnnie. Take another fucking guess.

  • Corky: You can't kill me.

    Caesar: Oh really? Why not?

    Corky: I could be lying.

  • Caesar: It's fuckin' dark in here!

  • [about computers]

    Caesar: I don't think they get as much fun out of life as we do!

  • Caesar: Don't clean the glass too well.

    Vincent: Why's that?

    Caesar: You might get ideas.

  • Otto: Our new mom is hot.

    Caesar: [punches Otto in the arm] She's not our mom!

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