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Muldoon: (the tour group have just left they're cars right in the middle of the tour) I told you! How many times? We needed locking mechanisms on the vehicle doors! (imdb.com)

Donald Gennaro: (seeing the dinosaurs for the first time) We're gonna make a fortune with this place. (imdb.com)

Tim: I threw up.
Dr. Alan Grant: Oh, well that's OK. Give me your hand.
(Tim refuses to move from the car)
Dr. Alan Grant: Tim, I won't tell anyone you threw up, just... just give me your hand. (imdb.com)

John Hammond: You know the first attraction I ever built when I came down south from Scotland? It was a Flea Circus, Petticoat Lane. Really quite wonderful. We had a wee tr*peze, and a merry-go... carousel and a seesaw. They all moved, motorized of course, but people would say they could see the fleas. "Oh, I see the fleas, mummy! Can't you see the fleas?" Clown fleas and high wire fleas and fleas on parade... But with this place, I wanted to show them something that wasn't an illusion. Something that was real, something that they could see and touch. An aim not devoid of merit. (imdb.com)

John Hammond: (as they gather around a baby dinosaur hatching from its egg) I've been present for the birth of every little creature on this island.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Surely not the ones that are bred in the wild?
Henry Wu: Actually they can't breed in the wild. Population control is one of our security precautions. There's no unauthorized breeding in Jurassic Park.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: How do you know they can't breed?
Henry Wu: Well, because all the animals in Jurassic Park are female. We've engineered them that way.
(they take the baby dinosaur out of its egg. A robot arm picks up the shell out of Grant's hand and puts it back down)
Dr. Ian Malcolm: But again, how do you know they're all female? Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?
Henry Wu: We control their chromosomes. It's really not that difficult. All vertebrate embryos are inherently female anyway, they just require an extra hormone given at the right developmental stage to make them male. We simply deny them that.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: John, the kind of control you're attempting simply is... it's not possible. If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh... well, there it is.
John Hammond: (sardonically) There it is.
Henry Wu: You're implying that a group composed entirely of female animals will... breed?
Dr. Ian Malcolm: No, I'm, I'm simply saying that life, uh... finds a way. (imdb.com)

Dr. Alan Grant: (Hammond's sudden arrival via helicopter threatened the discovery of a new dinosaur skeleton) Who in God's name do you think you are?
John Hammond: John Hammond. And I'm delighted to meet you finally in person, Dr Grant.
(they shake hands and Hammond blows dust off his hand)
John Hammond: I can see that my 50,000 a year has been well spent.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: (Ellie storms into the trailer) OK, who's the jerk?
Dr. Alan Grant: This is our paleobotanist, Dr...
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Sattler.
John Hammond: Ah hah!
Dr. Alan Grant: Ellie, this is Mr Hammond.
John Hammond: Forgive the dramatic entrance, Dr Sattler.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: (apologetic) Did I say jerk?
John Hammond: Come on, sit down, sit down.
(Alan and Ellie try to help out)
John Hammond: No, no, no I can manage this. I know my way around the kitchen. I'll come right to the point. I like you, both of you. I can tell instantly about people. It's a gift. I own an island, off the coast of Costa Rica. I've leased it from the government and I've spent the last five years setting up a kind of biological preserve. Really spectacular, spared no expense. It'll make the one I've got down in Kenya look like a petting zoo. And there's no doubt, our attractions will drive kids out of their minds.
Dr. Alan Grant: What are those?
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Smaller versions of adults, honey.
John Hammond: And not just kids. Everyone. We're going to open in the Fall, that is if the lawyers don't kill me first. I don't care for lawyers, do you?
Dr. Alan Grant: (together with Ellie) Oh, we... don't really know, really.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: (together with Grant) Oh, we... don't really know, really.
John Hammond: Well, I do I'm afraid. This particular pebble in my shoe represents my investors. That they insist on outside opinions.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: What kind of opinions?
John Hammond: Well, you're kind not to put too fine a point on it. I mean, let's face it... in your particular field you're the top minds. And if I could just persuade you, to sign off on the park, give it your endorsement, maybe even pen a wee testimonial, I could get right back on shedule, er... schedule.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Why would they care what we think?
Dr. Alan Grant: What kind of park is this?
John Hammond: It's right up your alley. I tell you what. Why don't you come down, just the pair of you for the weekend? I'd love to have the opinion of a paleobotanist as well. I've got a jet standing by at Choteau.
Dr. Alan Grant: I'm sorry Mr Hammond, but that's impossible. We just dug up a new skeleton...
John Hammond: I could compensate you by fully funding your dig...
Dr. Alan Grant: (wavering) And this is a very unusual time.
John Hammond: ...for a further three years. (imdb.com)

Lex: Timmy!
Dr. Alan Grant: Tim!
(the T-Rex tries to push the car with Tim inside over an embankment) (imdb.com)

Tim: (after the tour car falls upside down on them at the bottom of the tree) Well... we're back... in the car again.
Dr. Alan Grant: Well, at least you're out of the tree. (imdb.com)

John Hammond: (the park's first tour has had to be cut short because of an incoming storm) Damn! (imdb.com)

Dr. Alan Grant: (after Tim has survived being electrocuted) Big Tim, the human piece of toast. (imdb.com)

John Hammond: When we have control again...
Dr. Ellie Sattler: You never had control, that's the illusion! I was overwhelmed by the power of this place. But I made a mistake, too, I didn't have enough respect for that power and it's out now. The only thing that matters now are the people we love. Alan and Lex and Tim. John, they're out there where people are dying. (imdb.com)

Lex: I like cows.
(to a Brachiosaur)
Lex: Come on, girl. I'm here, girl. Come on.
(the Brachiosaur sneezes on Lex)
Tim: God bless you! (imdb.com)

Lex: What are you and Ellie gonna do now if you don't have to pick up dinosaur bones anymore?
Dr. Alan Grant: I don't know. I guess... I guess we'll just have to evolve too. (imdb.com)

Dr. Ian Malcolm: (about Ellie) She's, uh... tenacious.
Dr. Alan Grant: You have no idea. (imdb.com)

Ray Arnold: (trying to bring the system back on-line) Access main program. Access main security. Access main program grid.
(the computer denies him finally saying, "You didn't say the magic word!")
Dennis Nedry: (on computer) Uh uh uh! You didn't say the magic word! Uh uh uh! Uh uh uh!
(repeating uh uh uh)
Ray Arnold: Please! God damn it! I hate this hacker crap! (imdb.com)

John Hammond: So much for our first tour: two no-shows and one sick Triceratops.
Ray Arnold: It could have been worse, John. A lot worse. (imdb.com)

Ray Arnold: We have all the problems of a major theme park and a major zoo and the computer's not even on its feet yet. (imdb.com)

Dr. Ellie Sattler: I can't wait any longer. Something went wrong. I'm gonna' get the power back on
Muldoon: You can't just stroll down the road, you know? (imdb.com)

Dr. Alan Grant: (All of a sudden their electric car stops) What did I touch?
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Uh, you didn't touch anything. We stopped. (imdb.com)

Lex: (after being sneezed on by a Brachiosaur) Yuck!
Tim: Oh, great. Now she'll never try anything anymore. She'll just sit in her room, and never come out, and play on her computer. (imdb.com)

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

Dr. Ellie Sattler: Doctor Grant's not machine compatible. (imdb.com)

Dr. Ellie Sattler: We can make it if we run.
Muldoon: No, we can't.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Why not?
Muldoon: Because we are being hunted.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Oh God.
Muldoon: In the bushes straight ahead. It's all right.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Like hell it is! (imdb.com)

(repeated line)
Ray Arnold: Hold on to your butts. (imdb.com)

Muldoon: (seeing that the raptors escaped) The shut down must've turned off all the fences. Damn it, even Nedry knew better than to mess with the raptor fences. (imdb.com)

Donald Gennaro: (pointing at the scientists in the lab) Are these characters... auto-erotica?
John Hammond: No, no, no. We have no animatronics here. These are the real miracle workers of Jurassic Park. (imdb.com)

Dr. Ian Malcolm: (looking at a huge mound of dinosaur faeces) That is one big pile of sh*t. (imdb.com)

Volunteer #1: This new program's incredible. A few more years development and we won't even have to dig anymore.
Dr. Alan Grant: Where's the fun in that? (imdb.com)

Dr. Alan Grant: (seeing the Brachiosaur for the first time) Uh... it's... it's a dinosaur! (imdb.com)

Dr. Alan Grant: (seeing the dinosaurs for the first time) How fast are they?
John Hammond: Well, we clocked the T-Rex at 32 miles an hour.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: T-T-Rex?
John Hammond: (nodding) Mm-hm.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: You said you've got a T-Rex?
John Hammond: (nodding) Uh-huh.
Dr. Alan Grant: (grabbing Hammond's shoulder) Say again?
John Hammond: (smiling) We have a T-Rex.
(Grant almost faints) (imdb.com)

Dr. Alan Grant: (with Lex in front of the T-Rex) Don't move! He can't see us if we don't move. (imdb.com)

Dr. Ian Malcolm: God help us, we're in the hands of engineers. (imdb.com)

Ray Arnold: (taking over Dennis Nedry's terminal which is covered in junk food wrappers) Look at this work station!
(pushes the trash on the floor)
Ray Arnold: What a complete slob!
Muldoon: The raptor fences aren't out, are they?
Ray Arnold: No, no. They're still on.
John Hammond: Why the hell would he turn the other ones off? (imdb.com)

Dr. Ellie Sattler: (hears the T-Rex's roar in the distance) I think it's ahead of us.
Muldoon: Well, it could be anywhere. With the fences down he can wander in and out of any paddock he likes. (imdb.com)

Muldoon: What about the lysine contingency? We could put that into effect!
Dr. Ellie Sattler: What's that?
John Hammond: That is absolutely out of the question.
Ray Arnold: The lysine contingency is intended to prevent the spread of the animals in case they ever get off the island. Dr. Wu inserted a gene that makes a single faulty enzyme in protein metabolism. The animals can't manufacture the amino acid lysine. Unless they're continually supplied with lysine by us, they'll slip into a coma and die.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: How could we cut off the lysine?
Ray Arnold: No real trick to it. Just stop running the program, leaving them unattended.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: How long before they become comatose?
Ray Arnold: It would be totally painless - they'd just slip into unconsciousness and die.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: How long until they slip into unconsciousness?
Ray Arnold: Hmm... seven days, more or less.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Seven days? Seven days? Oh, that's great. Clever!
Dr. Ian Malcolm: That'll be a first - man and dinosaur all die together. John's plan.
John Hammond: People. Are. Dying! Mr. Arnold, will you please shut down the system.
Ray Arnold: OK, but... you asked for it. Hold on to your butts!
(switches the mainframe off) (imdb.com)

Dennis Nedry: (scrambling on the ground) My glasses...
(getting up)
Dennis Nedry: I can afford more glasses! (imdb.com)

Dr. Ian Malcolm: There. Look at this. See? See? I'm right again. Nobody could've predicted that Dr. Grant would suddenly, suddenly jump out of a moving vehicle.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Alan? Alan!
(Jumps out of the vehicle)
Dr. Ian Malcolm: There's, another example.
(laughs to himself)
Dr. Ian Malcolm: See, here I'm now sitting by myself, uh, er, talking to myself. That's, that's chaos theory. (imdb.com)

Donald Gennaro: Let's get something straight, John, this is not a weekend excursion, this is a serious investigation of the stability of the island. Your investors, whom I represent, are deeply concerned. And 48 hours from now, if they're not convinced, I'm not convinced. I'll shut you down, John.
John Hammond: (smiles) In 48 hours, I'll be accepting your apologies. (imdb.com)

Dr. Ellie Sattler: (after Ellie has switched on the breakers in the maintenance shed) Mr Hammond, I think we're back in business! (imdb.com)

John Hammond: Dr. Grant, my dear Dr. Sattler... Welcome to Jurassic Park. (imdb.com)

Dr. Ian Malcolm: (while being chased by the T-Rex) Must go faster. (imdb.com)

Dr. Alan Grant: T-Rex doesn't want to be fed. He wants to hunt. Can't just suppress 65 million years of gut instinct. (imdb.com)

Lex: (a Brachiosaur eats from the tree Grant, Lex and Tim are sleeping in) Go away!
Dr. Alan Grant: It's OK. It's OK. It's a Brachiosaur.
Tim: It's a veggiesaurus Lex! Veggiesaurus!
Lex: Veggie! (imdb.com)

John Hammond: Now Ellie, you can't throw the main switch by hand. You've got to pump up the primer handle in order to get the charge. Its large, flat, and gray.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: OK, here I go, OK.
(Ellie starts pumping the handle)
Dr. Ellie Sattler: One. Two. Three. Four. OK, charged.
John Hammond: Under the words Contact Position, there's a round green button, which says Push to Close.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: (sees the button) Push to Close, OK.
John Hammond: Push it. (imdb.com)

Dr. Ellie Sattler: So...
(tastes some of the ice cream on the table)
Dr. Ellie Sattler: It's good.
John Hammond: Spared no expense. (imdb.com)

John Hammond: Dennis, our lives are in your hands and you have butterfingers?
Dennis Nedry: (laughs) I am totally unappreciated in my time. You can run this whole park from this room with minimal staff for up to 3 days. You think that kind of automation is easy? Or cheap? You know anybody who can network 8 connection machines and debug 2 million lines of code for what I bid for this job? Because if he can I'd like to see him try.
John Hammond: I'm sorry about your financial problems, Dennis, I really am, but they are your problems.
Dennis Nedry: Oh, you're right, John, you're absolutely right. You know, everything's my problem.
John Hammond: I will not get drawn into another financial debate with you, Dennis. I really will not!
Dennis Nedry: There'd be hardly any debate at all.
John Hammond: I don't blame people for their mistakes. But I do ask that they pay for them.
Dennis Nedry: Thanks, Dad. (imdb.com)

Dr. Ian Malcolm: (as they escape the T-Rex chasing after them in the Jeep) You think they'll have that on the tour? (imdb.com)

John Hammond: (to Gennaro, referring to Malcolm) I bring the scientists, you bring a rock star. (imdb.com)

Dr. Alan Grant: I hate computers.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: The feeling's mutual. (imdb.com)

Lex: It's a UNIX system! I know this! (imdb.com)

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