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Quotations by author » Michael Crichton
American Writer, b.1942
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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.
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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.
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I tended to faint when I saw accident victims in the emergency ward, during surgery, or while drawing blood. [On why he gave up medicine]
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If you don't know [your family's] history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree
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In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought.
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It's not easy to cut through a human head with a hacksaw.
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Readers probably haven't heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down.
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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.
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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.
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The Great Train Robbery.
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The trauma wasn't just from the robbery. It was almost as bad having a lot of reporters chasing me day and night asking for details. ... These guys camped on my lawn for a few days and wouldn't leave me alone.
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They are focused on whether they can do something. They never think whether they should do something.
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They told me not to move and I did what they said. I didn't move an inch, not with that gun pointed at my head.
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We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas.
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Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had.
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