Ian: Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.
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Ian Malcolm: 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 want to sell it.
Ian: God help us; we’re in the hands of engineers.
Hammond: I don’t believe it. I just don’t believe it. I bring you here to protect me from these characters, and the only one I’ve got on my side is the blood-sucking lawyer.
Lex: It’s a UNIX system! I know this!
Lex: I’m a hacker!
Tim: That’s what I said: you’re a nerd.
Lex: I am not a computer nerd. I prefer to be called a hacker!