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


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.


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.

Dennis Nedry: Hey, Dodgson! Over here.
Lewis Dodgson: You shouldn't use my name.
Dennis Nedry: [To surrounding people] Look! Dodgson! Dodgson! We've got Dodgson here!
[No response]
Dennis Nedry: See? Nobody cares. Nice hat. What are you trying to look like, a secret agent?

[A plant-eating dinosaur noses into the huddled humans' tree nest]
Lex Murphy: GO AWAY!
Alan Grant: It's okay, it's okay. It's a brachioasaur.
Tim Murphy: It's a veggie-saurus, Lex! Veggie-saurus!
Lex Murphy: Veggie?

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.

Alan Grant: You got any kids?
Ian Malcolm: Me? Oh, hell yeah. Three. I love kids. Anything at all can and does happen. Same with wives, for that matter.
Alan Grant: You're married?
Ian Malcolm: Occasionally. Yeah, I'm... I'm always on the lookout for a future... ex-Mrs. Malcolm.

Robert Muldoon: The national weather service is tracking a tropical storm about 75 miles West of us.
John Hammond: Ay ay ay ay... Why didn't I build in Orlando?

[Alan and the kids bed down in a tree after their night of harrowing escapades]
Lex Murphy: What are you and Ellie going to do now if you don't have to dig up dinosaur bones anymore?
Alan Grant: I don't know. I guess... I guess we'll just have to evolve, too.
Tim Murphy: What do you call a blind dinosaur?
Alan Grant: I don't know. What do you call a blind dinosaur?
Tim Murphy: Do-you-think-he-saurus?
Alan Grant: [Chuckles]
Tim Murphy: What do you call a blind dinosaur's dog?
Alan Grant: You got me.
Tim Murphy: Do-you-think-he-saurus rex.

[A Dennis Nedry caricature appears on the computer screen after Ray Arnold is not allowed into the park's security interface]
Nedry Caricature: Ah, ah, ah! You didn't say the magic word!
Ray Arnold: PLEASE! GODDAMMIT! I HATE THIS HACKER CRAP!

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!

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[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.

[Responding to a non-impressed 10-year old] Try to imagine yourself in the Cretaceous Period. You get your first look at this "six foot turkey" as you enter a clearing. He moves like a bird, lightly, bobbing his head. And you keep still because you think that maybe his visual acuity is based on movement like T-Rex, he'll lose you if you don't move. But no, not Velociraptor. You stare at him, and he just stares right back. And that's when the attack comes. Not from the front, but from the side, from the other two 'raptors you didn't even know were there. Because Velociraptor's a pack hunter, you see, he uses coordinated attack patterns and he is out in force today. And he slashes at you with this- a six-inch retractable claw, like a razor, on the middle toe. He doesn't bother to bite your jugular like a lion, oh no... He slashes at you here, [makes slashing motions below the child's chest] or here... [above the groin] Or maybe across the belly, spilling your intestines. The point is... you are alive when they start to eat you. So you know... try to show a little respect.

John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked.
Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but John, if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists.

"Mr. Hammond, the phones are working."