Ian Malcolm Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Ian Malcolm
  1. #1
    “And I trust by now that you all know what the eventual outcome is going to be. You’re going to have to shut the thing down.”
  2. #2
    “The planet has survived everything, in its time. It will certainly survive us.”
  3. #3
    “Jurassic Park is not the real world. It is intended to be a controlled world that only imitates the natural world.”
  4. #4
    “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.”
  5. #5
    “The number of hours women devote to housework has not changed since 1930, despite all the advances. All the vacuum cleaners, washer-dryers, trash compactors, garbage disposals, wash-and-wear fabrics… Why does it still take as long to clean the house as it did in 1930?”
  6. #6
    “We live in a world of frightful givens. It is given that you behave like this, given that you will care about that. No one thinks about the givens.”
  7. #7
    “So I wonder: have they learned, somewhere along the line, that humans are easy to kill?”
  8. #8
    “If they don’t do it, someone else will.”
  9. #9
    “Your doctor Wu does not even know the names of the things he is creating. He cannot be bothered with such details as what the thing is called, let alone what it is.”
  10. #10
    “But what are you going to do to my animals?”
    “That’s not really the question, Mr. Hammond… The question is, what are they going to do to us?”