Jane Porter Quotes in The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Jane Porter Quotes:
Jane Porter: [explaining to George as the village sings around the campfire] They are singing the legend of Tarzan. For many moons he was thought to be an evil spirit - a ghost in the trees. They speak of his power over the animals of the jungle. Because his spirit came from them. He understood them. And learned to conquer them. His ape mother, Kala, loved him as her own. And his ape brother, Akut, treated him with kindness and respect. He considered all men to be his enemies, since other tribes would hunt his troop as a rite of passage. Chief Muviro knew what he was. You must get to him. Since no man ever started with less.
Leon Rom: [about chief Mbonga's vengeance] What did Tarzan do?
Jane Porter: He killed his only son.
Leon Rom: Oh.
Jane Porter: Mm. And get ready, because that is nothing compare to what he will do to you.
Leon Rom: Your husband's wildness disturbs me more than I can easily express. Whereas your spirit...
Jane Porter: [narrating] They are singing the legend of Tarzan. For many moons he was thought to be an evil spirit - a ghost in the trees. They speak of his power over the animals of the jungle. Because his spirit came from them. He understood them. And learned to be as one with them.
Jane Porter: [after being caught in a tree with Tarzan] Now, you stay away from me. Like a very good wild man.
[Tarzan doesn't listen]
Jane Porter: You stay. I'm warning you... My father won't take kind to you.
[Tarzan is inches from her face]
Jane Porter: Now, that's close ENOUGH.
[Tarzan touches her face]
Jane Porter: How dare you...
[Tarzan grabs her hand, as she tries to smack him, and he notices a tear in the tip of the finger of her glove. He stares and pulls off her glove and stares at her hand. He then puts his hand next to hers to show that he's human, too. He puts his head on her chest to hear her heartbeat. Once he hears it, he pulls her head to his chest so she can hear his heartbeat]
Jane Porter: Oh, dear. Oh, dear, oh, dear, OH, dear! Mmm. Yes, thank you.
[pulls away from Tarzan's chest]
Jane Porter: It's a lovely heartbeat. It's very nice.
Tarzan: [imitating Jane] It's very nice.
Jane Porter: [thinking as though he's talking about her hair] Oh, thank you. I can't do a thing with it in this humidity and - you do speak? And all this time I thought you were this big, wild, quiet, silent, person-thing! Hmm! And why didn't you tell me? I mean, I must say I'm rather curious of who you are. I'd love to-
[Tarzan shuts her mouth with his fingers]
Tarzan: [grunts and points to himself] Tarzan.
[Jane looks confused]
Jane Porter: Tar-zan?
[Tarzan grunts happily]
Jane Porter: Oh, I see!
Tarzan: [points to self] Tarzan.
[points to Jane]
Tarzan: Oh, I see.
Jane Porter: No, no, no. No. Amph. I'm Jane.
Tarzan: [mimiking her tone and gestures] No, no, no. No. Amph. I'm Jane.
Jane Porter: No, no. Jane. Tarzan. Jane.
Tarzan: [points to Jane] Jane.
Jane Porter: Exactly.
Jane Porter: [Tarzan has saved her from the baboons] Put me down! Put me down!
[the baboons approach]
Jane Porter: No, pick me up, pick me up, pick me up!
Professor Porter: Oh, Janie Jane! What an amazing discovery! A man with no language, no human behavior...
Jane Porter: And no respect for personal boundaries.
Professor Porter: How do you mean?
Jane Porter: [gets extremely close to Professor Porter] He was this close to me, daddy, just staring at me.
[Goes back to blackboard and finishes drawing of Tarzan]
Jane Porter: He was confused at first, as if he had never seen another human before. His eyes were intense... and focused, and... I've never seen eyes like those before.
Professor Porter: Oh. Shall I - ahem - leave you and the blackboard alone for a moment?
Jane Porter: Oh, daddy, stop it.
Jane Porter: I was saved! I was saved by a flying wild man in a loincloth.
[after being returned to camp by Tarzan]
Jane Porter: Oh, my goodness! Daddy, I was walking. There was... was a little baby, little baby monkey, and I drew a picture!
Professor Porter: Yes, go on.
Jane Porter: Suddenly, the monkey starts crying.
Professor Porter: Oh, poor thing.
Jane Porter: But, I turn around and there's a whole FLEET OF THEM. An ARMY of monkeys! A huge tree full of monkeys, screaming at me!
[imitates a monkey screaming at him]
Professor Porter: [laughing at her] That's theropithecus baboonus! She's very good at this!
Jane Porter: Terrified! I was terrified! Suddenly, I was swinging, on a vine, in the air! Swinging, in the air!
Professor Porter: With the monkeys!
Jane Porter: I was in the air! And then, I was all surrounded!
Professor Porter: What did you do?
Jane Porter: And, Daddy! They took my boot!
Professor Porter: Your boot - those are the ones I bought you.
Jane Porter: And I was SAVED. I was saved by a flying, wild man in a loincloth.
Professor Porter: Loincloth? Good Lord.
Clayton: What is she talking about?
Professor Porter: I haven't the foggiest idea. Takes after her mother, you know. She came up with stories like that. Not about men in loincloths, of course.
Jane Porter: [Hanging from a tree] It can't get any worse, can it?
[it starts to rain]
Jane Porter: Obviously, it can.
Jane Porter: [trying to coax a baby baboon to give her back a drawing] All right, enough of this. I want that paper on the count of three. One, two... Oh, look! Bananas!
[as the baboon looks away, Jane snatches the drawing away]
Jane Porter: Ha ha! I can't believe you fell for that one!
[the baby baboon starts crying]
Jane Porter: Now, now, don't give me those crocodile tears. What would your parents have to say?
[suddenly she hears a growl; turns around to face a band of angry baboons]
Jane Porter: See? I told you they'd be cross. Go easy on him, children will be children.
Jane Porter: [Describing how Tarzan walks] He bent his elbows out, and he walked like this.
Professor Porter: Oh, I see! Just like Aunt Isabel.
Jane Porter: And there were gorillas.
Professor Porter, Clayton: Gorillas?
Clayton: You found the gorillas? Where, Jane? Where?
Jane Porter: He left with them.
Professor Porter: Who did? Who?
Jane Porter: Tarzan.
Jane Porter: The ape man.
Tarzan: Tarzan. Tar-zan.
Jane Porter: Tarzan. Oh, I see!
Tarzan: Oh, I see!
Tarzan: [points at himself] Tarzan.
Tarzan: [points at Jane] Oh, I see.
Jane Porter: No, no, no. No.
Jane Porter: [clears throat, points at herself] I'm Jane.
Tarzan: No, no, no. No.
Tarzan: [clears throat, points at himself] I'm Jane.
Jane Porter: No, no.
Jane Porter: [points at herself] Jane.
Jane Porter: [points at Tarzan] Tarzan.
Jane Porter: [points at herself] Jane.
Jane Porter: Exactly.
Jane Porter: Oh, Tarzan, you have no idea what's in store for you. You're going to see the world, and all kinds of people will want to meet you. Leaders, scientists, writers.
Professor Porter: Yes, Darwin and Kipling. Queen Victoria!
Jane Porter: I haven't met her, but I hear she's awfully nice.
Jane Porter: [after Clayton fires in the air] Mr. Clayton, please. What if it's a gorilla?
Clayton: It's no gorilla.
Jane Porter: [seeing Kala locked in a cage] Don't worry, I'm going to have you out of this in a second.
[a thug walks up behind her and is about to brain her with a crowbar, until Tarzan drops down on him and grabs the crowbar away]
Jane Porter: Right, this should do the trick.
[She frees Kala with the crowbar]
Jane Porter: [telling her father about Tarzan] The point is, think about what we could learn from him. We must find him.
Clayton: [frustrated] Professor! You're here to find gorillas. Not indulge some girlish fantasy!
Jane Porter: [also frustrated] Fantasy? I didn't imagine him! Tarzan is...
[Tarzan suddenly appears right between them. Clayton gasps in surprise and Jane smiles]
Jane Porter: Real.
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