I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.
— Angela Carter

When one has extensively pondered about men, as a career or as a vocation, one sometimes feels nostalgic for primates. At least they do not have ulterior motives.
Albert Camus primate quote

There's actually a lot of evidence in primates and other animals that they return favors.
— Frans de Waal

The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists.
— H. Allen Smith

We are no guiltier in following the primative impulses that govern us than is the Nile for her floods or the sea for her waves.
— primate quotation by Marquis De Sade