Richard Preston’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite  Richard Preston Quotes 

 Richard Preston, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best  Richard Preston quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find  Richard Preston’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer  Richard Preston made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Humans in space suits make monkeys nervous.”
― Richard Preston, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

 “Once the cells in a biological machine stop working, it can never be started again. It goes into a cascade of decay, falling toward disorder and randomness. Except in the case of viruses. They can turn off and go dead. Then, if they come in contact with a living system, they switch on and multiply. (194)”
― Richard Preston, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

“Time has a different quality in a forest, a different kind of flow. Time moves in circles, and events are linked, even if it’s not obvious that they are linked. Events in a forest occur with precision in the flow of tree time, like the motions of an endless dance. (p. 12)”
― Richard Preston, The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring

“In biology, nothing is clear, everything is too complicated, everything is a mess, and just when you think you understand something, you peel off a layer and find deeper complications beneath. Nature is anything but simple.”
― Richard Preston, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

 “It showed a kind of obscenity you see only in nature, an obscenity so extreme that it dissolves imperceptibly into beauty.”
― Richard Preston, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

 “When people asked him why he didn’t work with those viruses, he replied, I don’t particularly feel like dying.”
― Richard Preston, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

“And sometimes he thought of a favorite saying, a remark by Louis Pasteur, “Chance favors the prepared mind.”
― Richard Preston, The Hot Zone

 “To mess around with Ebola is an easy way to die. Better to work with something safer, such as anthrax.”
― Richard Preston, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

“He liked the loneliness of inner space, the sense of being forgotten by the world.”
― Richard Preston, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

“The earth is attempting to rid itself of an infection by human parasite.”
― Richard Preston, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

10 Famous Quotes by Author  Richard Preston

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10  Richard Preston quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best  Richard Preston quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by  Richard Preston. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable  Richard Preston quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Richard Preston Quote 

“Nine out of ten humans killed? And you’re not bothered.”
A look of mysterious thoughtfulness crossed his face. “A virus can be useful to a species by thinning it out,” he said.
A scream cut the air. It sounded nonhuman.
He took his eyes off the water and looked around. “Hear that pheasant? That’s what I like about the Bighorn River,” he said.
“Do you find viruses beautiful?”
“Oh, yeah,” he said softly. “Isn’t it true that if you stare into the eyes of a cobra, the fear has another side to it? The fear is lessened as you begin to see the essence of the beauty. Looking at Ebola under an electron microscope is like looking at a gorgeously wrought ice castle. The thing is so cold. So totally pure.” He laid a perfect cast on the water, and eddies took the fly down. (92)”― Richard Preston, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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