Michael Crichton Quotes


11 Michael Crichton quotes:



"In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought."
"Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it."
"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled."
"The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief."
"I am certain there is too much certainty in the world."
"They are focused on whether they can do something. They never think whether they should do something."
"Scientific power is like inherited wealth; attained without discipline. You read about what others have done, and you take the next step. You can do it very young. You can make progress very fast."
"Readers probably haven't heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down."
"Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had."
"We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas."
"It's not easy to cut through a human head with a hacksaw."



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