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Tarzan
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  • "You can’t be Tarzan," said Jem.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Tarzan was their favorite comic.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Nazi Invasion, 1944
  • He played the character parts formerly thrust upon me— the ape in Tarzan, Mr. Crabtree in The Rover Boys, Mr. Damon in Tom Swift.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • They couldn’t touch him because he was Tarzan, Mandrake, Flash Gordon.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • I wasn’t Tarzan.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Then he bragged, "Tarzuuuuuuun, king of the jungle!" And he started calling elephants like Tarzan does in the movie, "Aghhh-uhhhh-uhhhh-uhhhhhhh-hh—"
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • It wasn’t strong, he couldn’t use it to pull a Tarzan and swing from a tree, but it should hold the raft to the plane.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • I felt like Tarzan.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • It kind of makes him look like Tarzan, don’t you think?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • He was imitating Tarzan and going AaaaaaaaayaaaaaaaaaH!—which I don’t think was the most original performance that gorilla had ever seen.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman

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  • I thought she was swinging, like Tarzan from a vine, on the TV.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • All anyone seems to know about when it comes to Africa is Tarzan MAMA.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • This is the tree we chose for the First Annual Tarzan Jumping Contest.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • My brother and I played often in our jungle, even pretending to be Tarzan (Rano mastered the Tarzan yell from the movies).
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • There was a water-damaged Faulkner, and the nearly complete set of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Michael gets a notion in his head that this is Africa and keeps asking, Where’s Tarzan?
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • He only wore a piece of cloth around his middle, like Tarzan, so we could see his hairy legs and belly and back and arms.
    Darren Shan  --  A Living Nightmare
  • With a wild hollering yodeling sound, like Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan, he picked up the clerk from behind in a bear hug, lifting him eighteen inches clear of the ground, and shook the terrified creature from side to side.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • We could be like Tarzan and Jane, swinging through a jungle, snagging bananas right off a tree, living at one with nature, la-di-da Tarzan and Jane and their band of merry mutants!
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Tarzan country, Eddie Lazzutti called it.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • It was supposed to be for Tarzan.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I felt like a combination of Tarzan and Romeo.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • People who’d never been closer to Africa than a Tarzan movie were speaking broken Swahili.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • His eyes were dark and a little ferocious when he wasn’t smiling—kind of a Tarzan look, if Tarzan came in extra-small Latino.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • He had never been in such a place, and until this moment he had thought that the most luxurious spot imaginable was the movie house in San Lucas, where the schoolteacher had once taken the whole class to see a Tarzan movie.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • I felt that dressing Star was like putting a paint job on the crown jewels—but I was forced to admit that, if we were not to do the "Me Tarzan, you Jane" bit right in that dell from then on till death do us part, then clothes of some sort, if only to keep her perfect skin from getting scratched by brambles, were needed.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • …and Sister pointed to a picture in the book of a man and woman standing more or less undressed beneath an apple tree with a serpent coiled on a limb and she called on Michael Kalenka and asked him to identify the man and woman, the easiest question she’d ever asked, and Michael Kalenka stood up and looked at the picture, and he thought and looked and thought, and Sister said, "The original parents of us all," and Michael Kalenka thought and grinned and said, "Tarzan and Jane."
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Tarzan!" she yelled.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • The other side now, viejo," he shouted up to Anselmo and climbed across through the trestling, like a bloody Tarzan in a rolled steel forest, he thought, and then coming out from under the dark, the stream tumbling below him, he looked up and saw Anselmo’s face as he reached the packages of explosive down to him.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • I think it’s so sad the way our American Negroes don’t know nothing about Africa ’cept Tarzan and all that.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • ’Is this the Tarzan party?’ I said.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • My brother and I played often in our jungle, even pretending to be Tarzan (Rano mastered the Tarzan yell from the movies).
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Nobody mentioned Tarzan all night long, and I never saw him.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "He says he went to a party for Tarzan, in Los Angeles," he said dully.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • We could be like Tarzan and Jane, swinging through a jungle, snagging bananas right off a tree, living at one with nature, la-di-da Tarzan and Jane and their band of merry mutants!
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • His eyes were dark and a little ferocious when he wasn’t smiling—kind of a Tarzan look, if Tarzan came in extra-small Latino.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • I never thought it as much fun as Tarzan, and I played that summer with more than vague anxiety despite Jem’s assurances that Boo Radley was dead and nothing would get me, with him and Calpurnia there in the daytime and Atticus home at night.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • When we slowed to a walk at the edge of the schoolyard, Jem was careful to explain that during school hours I was not to bother him, I was not to approach him with requests to enact a chapter of Tarzan and the Ant Men, to embarrass him with references to his private life, or tag along behind him at recess and noon.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He runs up and down the backyard with no pants on trying to imitate Tarzan yodeling from tree to tree.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Where’s Tarzan?
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • I don’t have to sit up in the gods anymore with people all around me cheering on the Indians killing General Custer and the Africans chasing Tarzan all over the jungle.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • They’re very grand now the way they pay sixpence or even a shilling for seats at the Savoy Cinema where you’ll meet a better class of people than the lower classes who fill the tuppenny seats in the gods at the Lyric Cinema and are never done shouting at the screen, the kind of people if you don’t mind who are liable to cheer on the Africans when they throw spears at Tarzan or the Indians when they’re scalping the United States Cavalry.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • "Let’s play Tarzan today.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I’m gonna be Tarzan."
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
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