Jurassic Park (1993) quotes

Director
Steven Spielberg.

Cast
Sam Neill.
Laura Dern.
Jeff Goldblum.

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

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

[repeated line]
Hold on to your butts.
Ray Arnold

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

[last lines]
Hammond, after careful consideration, I’ve decided, not to endorse your park.
Dr. Alan Grant
So have I.
John Hammond

[Just before he gets attacked by a raptor] Clever girl.
– Muldoon

That doesn’t look very scary. More like a six-foot turkey.
Volunteer Boy
A turkey, huh? OK, 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,
Dr. Alan Grant
[makes ‘whoshing’ sound]
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…
Dr. Alan Grant
[he produces raptor claw from his pocket]
A six-inch retractable claw, like a razor, on the the middle toe. He doesn’t bother to bite your jugular like a lion, say… no no. He slashes at you here, or here…
Dr. Alan Grant
[he lightly ‘slashes’ across the kid’s body with the raptor claw]
Oh, Alan…
Dr. Ellie Sattler
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.
Dr. Alan Grant
OK.
Volunteer Boy

[after finding Malcolm with a broken leg] Should we chance moving him?
Dr. Ellie Sattler
[the Tyrannosaur roars nearby] Please, chance it.
Dr. Ian Malcolm

So, what are you thinking?
Dr. Ellie Sattler
We’re out of a job.
Dr. Alan Grant
Don’t you mean extinct?
Dr. Ian Malcolm

[about the velociraptors] What kind of metabolism do they have? What’s their growth rate?
Dr. Alan Grant
They’re lethal at eight months, and I do mean lethal. I’ve hunted most things that can hunt you, but the way these things move…
Muldoon
Fast for a biped?
Dr. Alan Grant
Cheetah speed. Fifty, sixty miles an hour if they ever got out into the open, and they’re astonishing jumpers…
Muldoon
Yes, yes, yes. That’s why we’re taking extreme precautions.
John Hammond
Do they show intelligence? With their brain cavity…
Dr. Alan Grant
They show extreme intelligence, even problem-solving intelligence. Especially the big one. We bred eight originally, but when she came in she took over the pride and killed all but two of the others. That one… when she looks at you, you can see she’s working things out. That’s why we have to feed them like this. She had them all attacking the fences when the feeders came.
Muldoon
But the fences are electrified though, right?
Dr. Ellie Sattler
That’s right, but they never attack the same place twice. They were testing the fences for weaknesses, systematically. They remember.
Muldoon

God help us, we’re in the hands of engineers.
– Dr. Ian Malcolm

That means they only eat vegetables, but for you, I think they’d make an exception.
– Tim

[repeated line]
We spared no expense.
John Hammond

[seeing the dinosaurs for the first time] You did it. You crazy son of a bitch, you did it.
– Dr. Ian Malcolm

[watching the T-Rex breaking through the deactivated electric fence] Boy, do I hate being right all the time!
– Dr. Ian Malcolm

[while being chased by the T-Rex] Must go faster.
– Dr. Ian Malcolm

[alarms start going off in the control room] Fences are failing all over the park.
Ray Arnold
Find Nedry! Check the vending machines!
John Hammond

T-Rex doesn’t want to be fed. He wants to hunt. Can’t just suppress 65 million years of gut instinct.
– Dr. Alan Grant

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

Dr. Grant, my dear Dr. Sattler, welcome… to Jurassic Park.
– John Hammond

It’s a UNIX system! I know this!
– Lex