20 Ian Malcolm Quotes From the Hit Franchise, Jurassic Park!

Fans of Jurassic Park will love these Ian Malcolm quotes from the iconic character!

Ian Malcolm is officially Dr. Ian Malcolm and is played by Jeff Goldblum in the Jurassic Park franchise.

The character was created by Michael Crichton and first appeared in the original Jurassic Park in 1990 and last appeared in Jurassic World Dominion in 2022.

Dr. Malcolm is a pessimistic and sarcastic but brilliant mathematician who uses math to specialize in “chaos theory.”

Dr. Malcolm is invited by insurance lawyer Donald Gennaro to Jurassic Park in the original movie to preliminarily go through the park and notice any potential issues.

Along with the paleontologists Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler, they are forced to save the grandchildren of the Park’s owner and themselves from escaped dinosaurs!

Take a look at these Ian Malcolm quotes to better get to know this great character!

Classic Ian Malcolm Quotes

Ian Malcolm was sarcastic and direct, and you get both of those with these quotes!

1. “What have they got in there, King Kong?” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

2. “Dinosaurs had their shot, and nature selected them for extinction.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

3. “What you call discovery, I call the rape of the natural world.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

4. “Gee, the lack of humility before nature that’s being displayed here, uh… staggers me.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

5. “You did it. You crazy son of a bitch, you did it.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

6. “How do you know they can’t breed?” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

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7. “Don’t you see the danger, John, inherent in what you’re doing here?” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

8. “John, the kind of control you’re attempting simply is… it’s not possible.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

9. “Occasionally. Yeah, I’m always on the lookout for a future ex-Mrs. Malcolm.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

10. “Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

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Memorable Ian Malcolm Quotes

Check out some of the most memorable quotes from Ian Malcolm!

11. “Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

12. “See, here I’m now, sitting by myself, uh, er, talking to myself. That’s, that’s chaos theory.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

13. “You see, a Tyrannosaur doesn’t follow a set pattern or park schedules, the essence of chaos.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

14. “I’m right again. Nobody could’ve predicted that Dr. Grant would suddenly, suddenly jump out of a moving vehicle.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

15. “Strange attractions? Dr. Sattler, I refuse to believe that you aren’t familiar with the concept of attraction.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

16. “There should be a large power cable and pipes in the same direction. Follow that.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

17. “Anybody hear that? It’s a, um… It’s an impact tremor; that’s what it is… I’m fairly alarmed here.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

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18. “You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now…” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

19. “Ah, now, eventually, you do plan to have dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour, right? Hello?” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

20. “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.” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

Great Character!

Dr. Ian Malcolm is such a great character that he was a secondary character in the original movie but became the main protagonist in the second movie called The Lost World.

Please share these Ian Malcolm quotes with your friends and family that love the Jurassic Park franchise!

Post any comments about the hit character in the comment section below.

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