ALAN GRANT QUOTES

“A real scientist doesn’t prove anything; he disproves things. That’s the essence of science.”

“Life finds a way.”

“Dinosaurs had their shot, and nature selected them for extinction.”

“Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution, have just been thrown back into the mix together. How can we have the slightest idea what to expect?”

“The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control and not the other way around.”

“To the tyrannosaur, I’m not even a chewable appetizer.”

“When you gotta go, you gotta go.”

“Dinosaurs are extinct, they aren’t naturally extinct; we killed them.”

“We’re out of a job. Don’t you mean extinct?”

“Our attractions will drive kids out of their minds.”

“We’re going to make a fortune with this place.”

“The question is, how can you ever have any confidence or security or knowing this is what the island was like? How can you ever put it in a context in which you can truly understand and appreciate it?”

“I’ve spent enough time in the company of death. I don’t need to see anymore.”

“I’ve always been better at imagining dinosaurs than believing in them.”

“Hammond’s not making a mistake. He’s making the same mistake we made – he’s just bigger. We shouldn’t be here in the first place.”

“You are alive when they start to eat you. Now, we can discuss it sitting here, or we can go out and look for more dinosaurs.”

“God creates dinosaurs, God kills dinosaurs, God creates man, man kills God, man brings back dinosaurs.”

“I have spent enough time in the company of death. I don’t need to see anymore.”

“The point is, you’re alive when they start to eat you.”

“We’re out of a job. Don’t you mean extinct?”

“I hate computers.”

“The world has just changed so radically, and we’re all running to catch up. I don’t want to jump to any conclusions, but look… dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution, have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea of what to expect?”

“The question is, how can you ever put it in a context in which you can truly understand or appreciate? And that’s when I realized I had to put 65 million years into perspective.”

“A new kind of superpredator, the kind we’ve never seen before.”

“A research grant, that’s appropriate.”

“People always want to blame others for their problems.”

“People fall in love with dinosaurs because they’re pieces of the past, and everyone can relate to that feeling.”

“Alright, let’s get this moveable beast on the way.”