The 20 Best Ian Malcolm Quotes From The Jurassic Park Scientist

Ian Malcolm is a beloved character from the Jurassic Park series.

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Ian Malcolm is a character from Michael Crichton's book 'Jurassic Park' and was played by Jeff Goldblum in 'Jurassic Park' and 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park' movies by Steven Spielberg.

He is one of the most popular characters in the movies. He is also a mathematician who specializes in Chaos Theory.

The character of Ian Malcolm is that of a sarcastic genius. Many of the things he says in the movies as well as the books are incredibly smart, and yet they make us laugh. This is one of the reasons why the people love his character so much. If you love Ian Malcolm as much as we do, here are a few Ian Malcolm quotes about dinosaurs, Ian Malcolm quotes from the book, and Dr. Ian Malcolm quotes about work that you will love.

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Funny Dr. Ian Malcolm quotes

Ian Malcolm's sense of humor makes him a fan favorite.

Dr. Ian Malcolm never ceases to amaze us with his sense of humor. Be it in the book or the movie, he is one of the funniest characters of the franchise. Here are a few quotes by Ian Malcolm that will make you laugh.

1. "Boy, do I hate being right all the time."

- 'Jurassic Park', 1993.

2.  "[While being chased by the T-rex] Must go faster."

- 'Jurassic Park', 1993.

3. "What've they got in there, King Kong?"

- 'Jurassic Park', 1993.

4. "John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked.

Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but John, if Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists."

- 'Jurassic Park', 1993.

5. "I'm always on the lookout for another ex-Mrs. Malcolm."

- 'Jurassic Park', 1993.

6. "Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs. God creates Man, man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.

Dr. Ellie Sattler: "Dinosaurs eat man... Woman inherits the earth."

- 'Jurassic Park', 1993.

7. "John Hammond: Don't worry, I'm not making the same mistakes again.

Dr. Ian Malcolm: No, you're making all new ones."

- 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park', 1997.

8. "Dr. Ian Malcolm: When you try to sound like Hammond, it comes off as a hustle. I mean, it's not your fault. They say talent skips a generation. So, I'm sure your kids will be sharp as tacks.

Peter Ludlow: Hammond's reach exceeds his grasp. Mine does not.

Dr. Ian Malcolm: Taking dinosaurs off this island is the worst idea in the long, sad history of bad ideas. And I'm gonna be there when you learn that."

- 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park', 1997.

9. "You know, at times like this one feels, well, perhaps extinct animals should be left extinct."

- 'Jurassic Park','The Main Road',1990.

10. "It's fine if you wanna put your name on something but stop putting it on other people's headstones."

- 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park', 1997.

Best Quotes by Dr. Ian Malcolm

Ian Malcolm is not only funny but also very smart.

We must not forget that Ian Malcolm is also one of the smartest characters of the series. He is very sensible and the only one who seems to not be very pleased with the idea of bringing back dinosaurs. Here are a few quotes to prove his intelligence.

11. "A day is like a whole life. You start out doing one thing but end up doing something else, plan to run an errand, but never get there."

- 'Jurassic Park',  'The Tour', 1990.

12. "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."

- 'Jurassic Park', 1993.

13. "John Hammond: Condors are on the verge of extinction! If I were to create a flock of condors on this island, you wouldn't have anything to say!

Ian Malcolm: This isn't some species that was obliterated by deforestation or the building of a dam. Dinosaurs had their shot and nature selected them for extinction!"

- 'Jurassic Park', 1993.

14. "Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way."

- 'Jurassic Park', 'Stegosaur', 1990.

15. "Genetic power has now been unleashed. And of course, that's gonna be catastrophic."

- 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom', 2018.

16. "Don't you see the danger, John, inherent in what you're doing here? Genetic power is the most awesome force the planet's ever seen, but you wield it like a kid that's found his dad's gun."

- 'Jurassic Park', 1993.

17. "Whatever it is you seek, you have to put in the time, the practice, the effort. You must give up a lot to get it. It has to be very important to you. And once you have attained it, it is your power. It can't be given away: it resides in you. It is literally the result of your discipline."

- 'Jurassic Park', 'Control', 1990.

18."John Hammond: How can we sit in the light of discovery and not act?

Ian Malcolm: Oh what's so great about discovery? It's a violent, penetrative act that scars what it explores."

- 'Jurassic Park', 1993.

19. "Let's be clear. The planet is not in jeopardy. We are in jeopardy. We haven't got the power to destroy the planet - or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves."

- 'Jurassic Park', 'Destroying The World', 1990.

20. "Change is like death. You don't know what it looks like till you're standing at the gates."

- 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom', 2018.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Ian Malcolm quotes then why not take a look at [conservation quotes], or wilderness quotes?


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