30+ Timeless Tarzan Quotes Your Whole Family Will Go Ape Over

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Tarzan and Jane: Are these two a love story for the ages, or what? If they aren’t proof that opposites attract, we don’t know what is. An iconic ’90s film, Tarzan is perfect for a #ThrowbackThursday movie night with the kids. Just think of all classic lines! Lines like “No matter where I go, you will always be my mother.” And, “Are you sure this water’s sanitary? It looks questionable to me.” Heartfelt and hilarious, Tarzan both tugs at the heartstrings and leaves you ROFL. Not to mention, Tarzan quotes like the collection here take us millennial moms down memory lane.

This timeless tale hits the mark even when addressing tough topics such as the death of a parent, stereotyping, adoption, physical differences, and animal cruelty. The adult themes woven in make Tarzan a movie you’ll want to watch as a family. Doing so opens the door for deeper discussions on difficult subjects — and we all know how important it is to keep those lines of communication going with our kids.

So, if it’s been a minute since you last traveled into the jungle, brush up on your loincloth lingo with our list of Tarzan quotes below.


Best Tarzan Quotes

  1. “Are you sure this water’s sanitary? It looks questionable to me.” — Tantor
  2. “People get lost in the jungle every day.” — Professor Porter
  3. “Hey, Auntie K. You’re looking remarkably groomed today.” — Terk
  4. “I’ve had it with you and your emotional constipation! Tarzan needs us and we’re going to help him!” — Tantor
  5. “You have always been one of us.” — Kerchak
  6. “No matter where I go, you will always be my mother.” — Tarzan
  7. “I asked you to protect our family. And you… betrayed us all.” — Kerchak
  8. “Why are you threatened by anyone different than you!?” — Tarzan
  9. “Put me down! Put me down! Pick me up! Pick me up!” — Jane
  10. “No. No. No. I’m Jane.” — Tarzan
  11. “And you will always be in my heart.” — Kala
  12. “You came back.” — Kerchak
  13. “And I was saved. I was saved by a flying wild man in a loincloth.” — Jane
  14. “It’s a lovely heartbeat. It’s very nice.” — Jane
  15. “What kind of primitive beasts are responsible for this mess?” — Terk
  16. “Piranha! It’s a piranha!” — Tantor
  17. “You know, I’ve been thinking lately that maybe Tarzan could be some sub-species of elephant.” — Tantor
  18. “I’ll be the best ape ever!” — Tarzan
  19. “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.” — Jane
  20. “Hiding, are we? Good! I could use a challenge. Because after I get rid of you, rounding up your little ape family will be all too easy!” — Clayton
  21. “Even if you hadn’t grown up a savage, you’d be lost. There are no trails through a woman’s heart.” — Clayton
  22. “Get away from there! Don’t you know a piranha can strip your flesh in seconds?” — Tantor
  23. “You idiot! You nearly gave me a heart attack! Ya happy?” — Terk
  24. “The point is, think about what we could learn from him. We must find him.” — Jane
  25. “If I can teach a parrot to sing ‘God Save the Queen,’ I can certainly teach this savage a thing or two.” — Clayton
  26. “Last one there’s a dung beetle!” — Mungo
  27. “Whoa! OK. It’s all fun and games till someone loses an eye.” — Tantor
  28. “Moves like an ape, but looks like a man. He could be the missing link!” — Professor Porter
  29. “I said he could stay. That doesn’t make him my son.” — Kerchak
  30. “It wasn’t me, I swear.” — Tantor
  31. “Now, now, don’t give me those crocodile tears. What would your parents have to say?” — Jane
  32. “Why didn’t you tell me there were creatures who look like me?” — Tarzan
  33. Jane: “His eyes were intense and focused, and I’d never seen such eyes…”

Professor Porter: “Oh, ahem. Should I leave you and the blackboard alone for a moment?”

  1. “I’m so sorry about the rude welcome, oh boy, but I couldn’t have you making a scene when we put your furry friends in their cages.” — Clayton
  2. “Terrified! I was terrified! Suddenly, I was swinging, on a vine, in the air! Swinging, in the air!” — Jane
  3. Professor Porter: “Oh, Janie Jane! What an amazing discovery! A man with no language, no human behavior…”

Jane: “And no respect for personal boundaries.”

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