Quotations by Crichton, Michael


The hardest part is starting to write.

Michael Crichton (1942-2008) American author, producer, director, and screenwriter
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Added on 26-May-15 | Last updated 26-May-15
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Novels aren’t written, they’re rewritten. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.

Michael Crichton (1942-2008) American author, producer, director, and screenwriter
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Crichton was quoted a number of times on the adage, which he in turn claimed was in more general use. However, he seems to have been key in popularizing it. See here for more discussion and specific citations.
Added on 12-Nov-19 | Last updated 12-Nov-19
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HAMMOND: When they opened Disneyland in 1956 nothing worked.
MALCOLM: Yeah, but, John, if the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.

Michael Crichton (1942-2008) American author, producer, director, and screenwriter
Jurassic Park (movie) (1993)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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