17 Total Quotes

Michael Crichton Quotes

Michael Crichton
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]
Michael Crichton
#Physicians

Michael Crichton
They are focused on whether they can do something. They never think whether they should do something.
Michael Crichton
#American Author

Michael Crichton
In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought.
Michael Crichton
#American Author #Information

Michael Crichton
Readers probably haven't heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down.
Michael Crichton
#American Author #Reality

Michael Crichton
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.
Michael Crichton
#Discipline

Michael Crichton
It's not easy to cut through a human head with a hacksaw.
Michael Crichton
#American Author

Michael Crichton
We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas.
Michael Crichton
#American Author

Michael Crichton
Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had.
Michael Crichton
#American Author #Scientists

Michael Crichton
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.
Michael Crichton
#American Author #Books And Reading

Michael Crichton
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.
Michael Crichton
#American Author #Debate

Michael Crichton
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.
Michael Crichton
#American Author

Michael Crichton
I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.
Michael Crichton
#American Author