Friday, October 23, 2009

Meandering forever . . .

Today is the birthday of John Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008), author, producer, director and screenwriter. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films.

Michael Crichton, in 1994, became the only creative artist to have works simultaneously charting at #1 in television (as creator of ER), in film (with the adaptation of Jurassic Park) and in book sales (with Disclosure).

"We are all assumed, these days, to reside at one extreme of the opinion spectrum, or another. We are pro-abortion or anti-abortion. We are free traders or protectionist. We are pro-private sector or pro-big government. We are feminists or chauvinists. But in the real world, few of us holds these extreme views. There is instead a spectrum of opinion." - Michael Crichton

"The doctor is not a miracle worker who can magically save us but, rather, an expert adviser who can assist us in our own recovery." - Michael Crichton

"I was certain that some people, whether by accident of birth or some pecularity of training, could tune in to another source of information and could know things about people we didn't think were possible to know." - Michael Crichton

"This seems to me to confirm the idea that so-called psychic or paranormal phenomena are misnamed. There's nothing abnormal about them. On the contrary, they're utterly normal. We've just forgotten we can do them. The minute we do do them, we recognize them for what they are and think, So what?" - Michael Crichton

"Reality is always greater — much greater — than what we know, than whatever we can say about it." - Michael Crichton

"To give up responsibility for our lives is not healthy." - Michael Crichton

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