Ian Malcolm Quotes

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Michael Crichton
“Let's be clear. The planet is not in jeopardy. We are in jeopardy. We haven't got the power to destroy the planet - or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.”
Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton
“You know, at times like this one feels, well, perhaps extinct animals should be left extinct.”
Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton
“Whatever it is you seek, you have to put in the time, the practice, the effort. You must give up a lot to get it. It has to be very important to you. And once you have attained it, it is your power. It can't be given away : it resides in you. It is literally the result of your discipline.”
Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton
“Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way.”
Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton
“Scientists are actually preoccupied with accomplishment. So they are focused on whether they can do something. They never stop to ask if they should do something.”
Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton
“Consider cotton prices," Malcolm said. "There are good records of cotton prices going back more than a hundred years. When you study fluctuations in cotton prices, you find that the graph of price fluctuations in the course of a day looks basically like the graph for a week, which looks basically like the graph for a year, or for ten years. And that's how things are. A day is like a whole life. You start out doing one thing, but end up doing something else, plan to run an errand, but never get there... And at the end of your life, your whole existence has that same haphazard quality, too. Your whole life has the same shape as a single day.”
Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton
“They're both technicians. They have what I call 'thintelligence'. They see the immediate situation. They think narrowly and they call it 'being focused'. They don't see the surround. They don't see the consequences.”
Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton
“People worry about losing species diversity in the rain forest. But what about intellectual diversity-our most necessary resourse?”
Michael Crichton