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Michael Crichton’s “Jurassic Park” Quotes (17 Quotes)


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  • 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")

  • Living systems are never in equilibrium. They are inherently unstable. They may seem stable, but they're not. Everything is moving and changing. In a sense, everything is on the edge of collapse.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • People were so naive about plants, Ellie thought. They just chose plants for appearance, as they would choose a picture for the wall. It never occurred to them that plants were actually living things, busily performing all the living functions of respiration, ingestion, excretion, reproduction---and defense.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • The planet has survived everything, in its time. It will certainly survive us.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • You know what's wrong with scientific power? It's a form of inherited wealth. And you know what assholes congenitally rich people are.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")


  • You know, at times like this one feels, well, perhaps extinct animals should be left extinct.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • All major changes are like death. You can't see to the other side until you are there.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • You've never heard of Chaos theory? Non-linear equations? Strange attractors? Ms. Sattler, I refuse to believe you're not familiar with the concept of attraction.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • And entertainment has nothing to do with reality. Entertainment is antithetical to reality.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • 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 the same haphazard quality, too. Your whole life has the same shape as a single day.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • Discovery is always rape of the natural world. Always.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • Discovery, they believe, is inevitable. So they just try to do it first. That's the game in science.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • God creates dinosaurs, God kills dinosaurs, God creates man, man kills God, man brings back dinosaurs.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • Grant knew that people could not imagine geological time. Human life was lived on another scale of time entirely. An apple turned brown in a few minutes. Silverware turned black in a few days. A compost heap decayed in a season. A child grew up in a decade. None of these everyday human experiences prepared people to be able to imagine the meaning of eighty million years - the length of time that had passed since this little animal had died.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")

  • He prays because he knows he doesn't control it. He's at the mercy of it.
    (Michael Crichton, "Jurassic Park")


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