Jurassic Park 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
“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

“What is this place? Jurassic Park?”
Mark A. Cooper, Archie Wilson & The Beasts of Loch Ness

“Dr. Ian Malcolm, "God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs. God creates Man, man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs"
Dr. Ellie Sattler, "Dinosaurs eat man..... Woman inherits the earth”
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
“Welcome...to Jurassic Park!”
Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

Jim Butcher
“What's with that?” Butters screamed, his voice high and frightened. “Just covering his head with his arms? Didn't he see the lawyer in the movie?”
Jim Butcher, Dead Beat

Matthew Reilly
“Hamish shrugged. “It’s all pretty cool and impressive … if you never saw fucking Jurassic Park.”
Matthew Reilly, The Great Zoo of China

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

Christopher C. Starr
“I learned from Jurassic Park that just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.”
Christopher C. Starr

Ryan Lilly
“I check every can of Barbasol I buy for dinosaur embryos. I haven't found any yet, as evidenced by the lack of T-Rex screams in my apartment.”
Ryan Lilly

Michael Crichton
“These animals are genetically engineered to be unable to survive in the real world. They can only live here in Jurassic Park. They are not free at all. They are essentially our prisoners.”
Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton
“Dr. Grant, my dear Dr. Sattler... Welcome to Jurassic Park.”
Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton
“Hey!" Eddie said. The baby [T-Rex] lunged forward, and clamped its jaws around the ankle of his boot. He pulled his foot away, dragging the baby, which held its grip tightly. "Hey! Let go!"

Eddie lifted his leg up, shook it back and forth, but the baby refused to let go. He pulled for a moment longer, then stopped. Now the baby just lay there on the ground, breathing shallowly, jaws still locked around Eddie's boot. "Jeez," Eddie said.

Eddie looked down at the tiny, razor-sharp jaws. They hadn't penetrated the leather. The baby held on firmly. With the butt of his rifle, he poked the infant's head a couple times. It had no effect at all. The baby lay on the ground, breathing shallowly. Its big eyes blinked slowly as they stared up at Eddie, but it did not release its grip.”
Michael Crichton, The Lost World

Michael Crichton
“In the darkened trailer, Kelly was frightened, but she was reassured at the no-nonsense way Sarah talked about weapons. And Kelly was beginning to see that Sarah didn’t let anything stop her, she just went and did it. This whole attitude of not letting other people stop you, of believing that you could do what you wanted, was something she found herself imitating.”
Michael Crichton, The Lost World

Michael Crichton
“Malcolm’s reply was immediate: “What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told—and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their ‘beliefs.’ The reason is that beliefs guide behavior, which has evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behavior may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion. Next question.”
Michael Crichton, The Lost World

Michael Crichton
“It suggests to us that behavior of complex animals can change very rapidly, and not always for the better. It suggests that behavior can cease to be responsive to the environment, and lead to decline and death. It suggests that animals may stop adapting. Is this what happened to the dinosaurs? Is this the true cause of their disappearance? We may never know. But it is no accident that human beings are so interested in dinosaur extinction. The decline of the dinosaurs allowed mammals—including us—to flourish. And that leads us to wonder whether the disappearance of the dinosaurs is going to be repeated, sooner or later, by us as well. Whether at the deepest level the fault lies not in blind fate—in some fiery meteor from the skies—but in our own behavior. At the moment, we have no answer.”
Michael Crichton, The Lost World

Max Hawthorne
“I saw a post the other day, where someone wrote that, when they walk through a library, they touch the spines of all the books they’ve read , as a way of greeting their favorite characters . . .

Try that with one of my novels, and you’ll walk away counting your fingers!”
Max Hawthorne

Michael Crichton
“En general, el promedio de vida de una especie era de cuatro millones de años. En el caso de los mamíferos se reducía a un millón de años. Transcurrido ese tiempo la especie desaparecía.”
Michael Crichton, Michael Crichton's Jurassic World: Jurassic Park / The Lost World

Michael Crichton
“And meanwhile, you feel the way the boat moves? That’s the sea. That’s real. You smell the salt in the air? You feel the sunlight on your skin? That’s all real. You see all of us together? That’s real. Life is wonderful. It’s a gift to be alive, to see the sun and breathe the air. And there isn’t really anything else.”
Michael Crichton, The Lost World

Michael Crichton
“That’s very good,” Harding said. “I think these people owe you their lives.”

“Not really,” Kelly said, with a little shrug.

Sarah shot her a look. “All your life, other people will try to take your accomplishments away from you. Don’t you take it away from yourself.”
Michael Crichton, The Lost World

Michael Crichton
“On the wall behind was a row of chrome letters that said “We Make The Future,” but the words were obscured by a tangle of vines.”
Michael Crichton, The Lost World

Casey McQuiston
“The turkeys are not going to Jurassic Park you,” he says. “You’re not the bloke from Seinfeld. You’re Jeff Goldblum. Go to sleep.”
Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue

Pippa DaCosta
“I'd seen this movie. This was the part where the dinosaurs ate the tourists.”
Pippa DaCosta, Drowning In The Dark

Michael Crichton
“They believed that prediction was just a function of keeping track of things. If you knew enough, you could predict anything”
Michael Crichton

“Life will find a way”
Dr. Ian Malcolm

Lindy West
“We’re going to make a fortune with this place,” says the lawyer, who clearly doesn’t understand that greedy lines like that get you killed in Steven Spielberg movies. “Welcome to Jurassic Park!”
Lindy West, Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema

Lindy West
“Uhhhhh, okay, let’s fast-forward. This is taking forever. The T. rex gets out. The lawyer tries to hide in a toilet house, but T. rex finds him immediately because this is the ’90s, so T. rexes hate lawyers. Newman gets eaten by some fancy lads (GOOD), while everyone else runs around screaming, or holds perfectly still, depending on their prior knowledge of dinosaur eyeballs...

Richard Attenborough is making a speech about fleas. He just wanted to make something that wasn’t an illusion, you know? “I wanted to show them something that wasn’t an illusion. Something that was real. Something they could see and touch.” And get dismembered by.”
Lindy West, Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema

Lindy West
“Blah blah blah run from the raptors some more, and then OH SHIT, T. REX COMES IN AND SAVES THE DAY AND EATS THE RAPTORS AND IT IS RIGHTEOUS AS HELL. Keep this metaphor with you always—it is very useful when you have more than one problem at once. Sometimes you have to let the T. rex fight the raptors.

RATING: 10/10 DVDs of The Fugitive.”
Lindy West, Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema

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