JEFF GOLDBLUM SAID: A PARABLE FOR ARTISTS

6 Nov

still-of-jeff-goldblum-and-laura-dern-in-jurassic-park-(1993)-large-pictureVia on Twitter, with reference to the aforementioned horrorshow that is Amazon Art, a useful observation from the lovely Jeff Goldblum as the least realistic mathematician ever in Jurassic Park.

Dr. Ian Malcolm: If I may… Um, I’ll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you’re using here, it didn’t require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn’t earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don’t take any responsibility for it. 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… you’re selling it, you wanna sell it. Well…

John Hammond: I don’t think you’re giving us our due credit. Our scientists have done things which nobody’s ever done before…

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

Velociraptor

“Stupid girl…”

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2 Responses to “JEFF GOLDBLUM SAID: A PARABLE FOR ARTISTS”

  1. Alistair 14/11/2014 at 6:43 PM #

    Reblogged this on Alistair Gentry.

  2. Xandriss 30/11/2014 at 10:49 PM #

    I love that quote. Wise words.

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