“There is a problem with that island. It is an accident
waiting to happen” (p. 77).
“And believe me, they can’t breed” (p. 111).
confident assertion about the animals at the park.
“Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully,
perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way” (p. 160).
4. “You know, at times like this one feels, well, perhaps
extinct animals should be left extinct” (p. 189).
Malcolm as he and
his companions await a dinosaur attack.
5. “The children of the world love dinosaurs, and the
children are going to delight—just delight—in this
place” (p. 198).
to acknowledge that anything is wrong.
6. “To tell the truth, he struck me as a rather clumsy
attacker of anything less than an automobile or a small apartment
building” (p. 242).
Malcolm on the dinosaur
that attacked him.
7. “Living systems are never in equilibrium. They are
inherently unstable. They may seem stable, but they’re
not. Everything is moving and changing. In a sense, everything
is on the edge of collapse” (p. 246).
Arnold, arguing that
instability is a sign of a healthy system.
8. “They don’t have intelligence. They have what
I call ‘thintelligence.” They see the immediate
situation. They think narrowly and they call it ‘being
focused.’ They don’t see the surround. They don’t
see the consequences” (p. 284).
Malcolm on the deficiencies
of engineers and technicians.
9. “Raptors are smart. Very smart” (p. 290).
10. “Hammond whined. ‘But what are you going to
do to my animals?
‘That’s not really the question, Mr. Hammond,’
Muldoon said. ‘The question is, what are they going to
do to us?’” (p. 303).
Hammond and Muldoon
after they hear the raptors have escaped.