Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park quotes

110 total quotes (ID: 308)

Dennis Nedry
Donald Gennaro
Dr. Alan Grant
Dr. Ellie Sattler
Dr. Ian Malcolm
John Hammond
Lex Murphy
Ray Arnold
Robert Muldoon
Tim Murphy


I am totally unappreciated in my time! We can run the whole park from this room, with minimal staff, for up to three days. You think that kind of automation is easy? Or cheap? You know anybody who can network eight Connection Machines and de-bug two million lines of code for what I bid this job? Because I'd sure as hell like to see them try!


[About the park's three Velociraptors] That's right, but they never attack the same place twice. They were testing the fences for weeknesses, scientifically. They remember.

[To a Dilophosaurus which appears to be stupid according to Dennis' logic] No wonder you're extinct. I'm gonna run you over when I come back down.

[on his hacker system] Ah ah ah. You didn't say the magic word! Ah ah ah. Ah ah ah. Ah ah ah....

Are those meat-eating, uh... meat-a-sauruses?

"Mr. Hammond, the phones are working."

All major changes are like death. You can't see what is on the other side until you get there.

[About the park's three Velociraptors] They're extremely intelligent, even problem-solving intelligent, especially the big one.

It's a UNIX system! I know this!

John Hammond: Dennis. Our lives are in your hands and you have butterfingers?
Dennis Nedry: I am totally unappreciated in my time! We can run the whole park from this room, with minimal staff, for up to three days. You think that kind of automation is easy? Or cheap? You know anybody who can network eight Connection Machines and de-bug two million lines of code for what I bid this job? 'Cause if they can, I'd like to see them try!
John Hammond: I'm sorry about your financial problems, Dennis, I really am. But they are your problems.
Dennis Nedry: You're right, John. You're absolutely right. Everything's my problem.
John Hammond: I will not get drawn into another financial "debate" with you, Dennis. I really will not.
Dennis Nedry: There's been hardly any debate at all.
John Hammond: I don't blame people for their mistakes- but I do ask that they pay for them.
Dennis Nedry: Thanks, Dad.

Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.
Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man... woman inherits the earth.

John Hammond: [Eating several bowls of ice cream, which were melting] They were all melting.
Ellie Sattler: Malcom's okay for now, I gave him a shot of morphine.
John Hammond: They'll be fine. Who better to get the children through Jurassic Park than a dinosaur expert? You know the first [swallows] attraction I built when I came down from Scotland... was a flea circus. Petticoat Lane.Really..quite wonderful. We had uh...a wee trapeze, a merry-go-... carousel.Heh. And a see-saw. They all moved, motorized, of course, but people would say they could see the fleas, "Oh, mummy! I can see the fleas, can't you see the fleas?" Clown fleas, highwire fleas and fleas on parade. But with this place... I wanted to give them something that wasn't an illusion.Something that was real. Something they could see, and touch. An aim not devoid of merit.
Ellie Sattler: But you can't think through this one, John. You have to feel it.
John Hammond: You're right, you're absolutely right. Hiring Nedry was a mistake, that's obvious, we're over-dependent on automation, I can see that now. Now the next time, everything's correctable. Creation is an act of sheer will. Next time it'll be flawless.
Ellie Sattler: It's still the flea circus. It's all an illusion.
John Hammond: When we have control again--
Ellie Sattler: You never had control! That's the illusion! I was overwhelmed by the power of this place. But I made a mistake, too. I didn't have enough respect for that power and it's out now. The only thing that matters now are the people we love. Alan and Lex and Tim...John,they're out there where people are dying. So...[takes a spoonful of ice cream;swallows] It's good.
John Hammond: Spared no expense.

The lack of humility before nature that's being displayed here staggers me.

John, the kind of control you're attempting is not possible. If there's one thing the history of evolution has taught us, it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free. It expands to new territories. It crashes through barriers painfully, maybe even dangerously, but - well, there it is.

God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.