Quotes About Dinosaurs

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Neil deGrasse Tyson
“People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Terry Pratchett
“You're not allowed to call them dinosaurs any more," said Yo-less. "It's speciesist. You have to call them pre-petroleum persons.”
Terry Pratchett, Johnny and the Bomb

Kelley Armstrong
Just stay still, if you stay still it can't find you. That's sharks, you idiot. Sharks and dinosaurs. This isn't Jurassic Park.
Kelley Armstrong, The Summoning

Larry Niven
“The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right!”
Larry Niven

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Dinosaurs are extinct today because they lacked opposable thumbs and the brainpower to build a space program.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

Susan Pace-Koch
“Plans make dreams reality.”
Susan Pace-Koch, Get Out Of My Head, I Should Go To Bed

Charles Kingsley
“Did not learned men, too, hold, till within the last twenty-five years, that a flying dragon was an impossible monster? And do we not now know that there are hundreds of them found fossil up and down the world? People call them Pterodactyles: but that is only because they are ashamed to call them flying dragons, after denying so long that flying dragons could exist.”
Charles Kingsley, The Water Babies

Genevieve Cogman
“We also wish to make it absolutely clear that Librarians should not attempt to use the Library to transport dinosaur eggs. And if they do disregard this rule, under no circumstances should they draw official in-world attention while doing so. In fact, we wish to remind all Librarians that they are here to collect books, not dinosaurs. Those Librarians who have problems distinguishing between the two should take a refresher course in Library basics.”
Genevieve Cogman, The Burning Page

Shannon Messenger
“And it all started with a field trip, a giant dinosaur model, and an especially noticeable pair of teal eyes.”
Shannon Messenger, Nightfall

Michael Crichton
“Оплетеният в жици свят е смърт. Всеки биолог знае, че малките изолирани групи се развиват най-бързо. Ако оставите хиляда птици на остров сред океана, тещ е се развият много бързо. Ако ги оставите на голям континент, еволюцията им ще се забави. При нашия вид, при хората, еволюцията се осъществява предимно чрез поведението. За да се приспособим, прибягваме към нов тип поведение. А всеки знае, че новото се появява само в малките групи. Създай комисия от трима души и може би ще свършват някаква работа. При десет души нещата стават сложни. При трийсет души няма никакъв резултат. При трийсет милиона просто няма какво да се надяваме. Това е ефектът от информационните медии - заради тях не може да се случи нищо. Унищожават разнообрацието. Целият свят постепенно става еднакъв. В Банкок, Токио или Лондон... на всеки ъгъл има "Макдоналдс" или "Бенетон". Регионалните различия изчезват. В света на медиите не съществува нищо друго освен първите десет песни, първите десет книги, първите десет филма, идеи и така нататък. Хората се тревожат, че в дъждоносните джунгли на Амазонка намалява разнообразието на видовете. Ами какво да кажем за интелектуалното разнообразие, нашия най-необходим ресурс? То изчезва по-бързо от дърветата. Само че ние все още не сме го разбрали и сега се каним да оплетем едва ли не пет милиарда души в компютърни мрежи. Та това ще доведе до стагнация на целия ни вид! Всичко ще замре. Всички ще мислят едно и също нещо по едно и също време.”
Michael Crichton, The Lost World

Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
“Nature was quick to pass the sponge of her deluges over these awkward sketches (dinosaurs), these first nightmares of Life.”
Villiers de L'Isle-Adam

Richard Fortey
“I wonder if we are seeing a return to the object in the science-based museum. Since any visitor can go to a film like Jurassic Park and see dinosaurs reawakened more graphically than any museum could emulate, maybe a museum should be the place to have an encounter with the bony truth. Maybe some children have overdosed on simulations on their computers at home and just want to see something solid--a fact of life.”
Richard Fortey, Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum

Annalee Newitz
“Are we not witnessing a strange tableau of survival whenever a bird alights on the head of a crocodile, bringing together the evolutionary offspring of Triassic and Jurassic?”
Annalee Newitz, Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

“If history repeats itself, I am so getting a dinosaur!”

Kathryn Davis
“Everybody thinks it’s going to be different for them, Janice said. The dinosaurs thought so too.”
Kathryn Davis, Duplex

Carl Sagan
“All the explanations proposed seem to be
only partly satisfactory. They range from massive climatic change to mammalian predation to the extinction of a plant with apparent laxative properties, in which case the dinosaurs died of constipation.”
Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

“The worse the country, the more tortured it is by water and wind, the more broken and carved, the more it attracts fossil hunters, who depend on the planet to open itself to us. We can only scratch away at what natural forces have brought to the surface.”
Jack Horner, How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever

Carl Sagan
“at least some paleontologists believe that the demise
of the dinosaurs was accelerated by nocturnal predation on reptilian eggs by the early mammals. Two chicken eggs for breakfast may be all-at least on the surface-that is left of this ancient mammalian cuisine.”
Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

Catherynne M. Valente
“Bosses run things. The rest of us get run. It's the only rank that matters these days. You can dress it up as baronies or boyars or caliphates, but that's just sticking lace and ribbons on the dinosaur and hoping he'll take you to town. Is you a boss or isn't you? That's about the size of it.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Radiance

John Updike
“The brontosaurus had thirty-ton body and a two-ounce brain. The anatosaurus had two thousand teeth. Triceratops had a helmet of filled bone seven feet long. Tyrannosaurus rex had tiny arms and teeth like six-inch razors and it was elected President. It ate everything—dead meat, living meat, old bones—”
John Updike, The Centaur

Brian Switek
“Their necks also beautifully demonstrate the jury-rigged nature of evolution while simultaneously refuting the notion that some divine Artificer intelligently designed organic life”
Brian Switek, My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs

“We are not alone!

Everything has been orchestrated.
If you think that the meteor that killed of the dinosaurs was natural. Think again!
What use would a world of greed be if we had to worry about getting eaten by dinosaurs every minute of the day?
It wouldn't be good for the economy, now would it?
Think about it!”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Pretty soon man will out live his usefulness. When that happens...well...
remember what happened to the dinosaurs.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Shannon Messenger
“She’d spent forever trying to find him something personal, settling on a miniature Albertosaurus covered in deep violet feathers. She knew it was silly, but it reminded her of the day they met, and in the card she thanked him for showing her what dinosaurs really looked like.”
Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities

Shannon Messenger
“He turned away and his hands grabbed something. A tiny purple Albertosaurus, and the note she’d given him with it. If she could’ve felt her chest, her heart would’ve skipped a beat.”
Shannon Messenger, Keeper of the Lost Cities

Kenneth Grahame
“The dragon is a more enduring animal than the pterodactyl. I have never yet met anyone who really believed in a pterodactyl; but every honest person believes in dragons -- down in the back kitchen of his consciousness.”
Kenneth Grahame

“I really need to restructure my life so I can spend more time reading abstracts and less time punching dinosaurs."

- Atomic Robo”
Brian Clevinger, Atomic Robo and the Shadow from Beyond Time

“It's when you walk with dinosaurs that you start thinking about lunch.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Stephen King
“Evie had seen dinosaurs; she had looked down upon the great forests of America from the eyes of a passenger pigeon. She had surfed into Cleopatra’s sarcophagus atop a flume of desert sand and caressed the glorious queen’s dead face with beetle legs. A playwright, a clever Englishman, had written an amusing, if not entirely accurate, speech about Eve once.”
Stephen King, Sleeping Beauties

“I was asleep when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.”
Anthony T.Hincks

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