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Peter Benchley quotes: Twenty-five years ago nobody knew much about white sharks. Twenty-five years ago nobody knew much about white sharks.
Peter Benchley quotes: The past always seems better when you look back on it than it did at the time. And the present never looks as good as it will in the future. The past always seems better when you look back on it than it did at the time. And the present never looks as good as it will in the future.
Peter Benchley quotes: I'm a babe in the woods when it comes to the Internet. I'm a babe in the woods when it comes to the Internet.
Peter Benchley quotes: Sharks are like ax-murderers, Martin. People react to them with their guts. There's something crazy and evil and uncontrollable about them. Sharks are like ax-murderers, Martin. People react to them with their guts. There's something crazy and evil and uncontrollable about them.
Peter Benchley quotes: I dive as much as I can. I dive as much as I can.
Peter Benchley quotes: Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth. Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth.
Peter Benchley quotes: I don't believe in blaming inanimate objects for anything. I don't believe in blaming inanimate objects for anything.
Peter Benchley quotes: I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs. I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs.
Peter Benchley quotes: Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline. Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline.
Peter Benchley quotes: What had once seemed shallow and tedious now loomed in memory like paradise. What had once seemed shallow and tedious now loomed in memory like paradise.
Peter Benchley quotes: Don't go into the water if you're bleeding - at all, from anything, anywhere on your body. Don't go into the water if you're bleeding - at all, from anything, anywhere on your body.
Peter Benchley quotes: We're going to need a bigger boat. We're going to need a bigger boat.
Peter Benchley quotes: I hope that 'Jaws' will have brought sharks into the public interest at a time when we desperately need to reevaluate our care for the environment. I hope that 'Jaws' will have brought sharks into the public interest at a time when we desperately need to reevaluate our care for the environment.
Peter Benchley quotes: What was it? What could itHis last thought was surprise. What was it? What could it
His last thought was surprise.
Peter Benchley quotes: Hooper ladled chum, which sounded to Brody, every time it hit the water, like diarrhea. Hooper ladled chum, which sounded to Brody, every time it hit the water, like diarrhea.
Peter Benchley quotes: Without sharks, you take away the apex predator of the ocean, and you destroy the entire food chain. Without sharks, you take away the apex predator of the ocean, and you destroy the entire food chain.
Peter Benchley quotes: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ...
Peter Benchley quotes: It's hard to care deeply for something that might turn on you and eat you. It's hard to care deeply for something that might turn on you and eat you.
Peter Benchley quotes: I don't think there's such a thing as an unprovoked shark attack. I don't think there's such a thing as an unprovoked shark attack.
Peter Benchley quotes: Come up fish. Come to Quint. Come up fish. Come to Quint.
Peter Benchley quotes: Everything I've written is based on something that has happened to me or something that I know a great deal about. Everything I've written is based on something that has happened to me or something that I know a great deal about.
Peter Benchley quotes: Fascinations breeds preparedness, and preparedness, survival. Fascinations breeds preparedness, and preparedness, survival.
Peter Benchley quotes: mean anything." She seemed subdued, sad. mean anything." She seemed subdued, sad.
Peter Benchley quotes: We should be afraid of sharks half as much as sharks should be afraid of us. We should be afraid of sharks half as much as sharks should be afraid of us.
Peter Benchley quotes: To fantasies', he said. 'Tell me about yours.' His eyes were a bright, liquid blue, and his lips were parted in a half smile. To fantasies', he said. 'Tell me about yours.' His eyes were a bright, liquid blue, and his lips were parted in a half smile.
Peter Benchley quotes: Ellen Brody:Wanna get drunk and fool around?Brody:Oh Yeah. Ellen Brody:
Wanna get drunk and fool around?

Brody:
Oh Yeah.
Peter Benchley quotes: Reputations rise and fall almost as regularly as the tides. Reputations rise and fall almost as regularly as the tides.
Peter Benchley quotes: The great fish moved silently through the night water. The great fish moved silently through the night water.
Peter Benchley quotes: We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory - it's theirs. We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory - it's theirs.
Peter Benchley quotes: Almost any shark, three or four feet long, could kill a human being if it chose to do it. It could make you bleed to death. But they don't. Almost any shark, three or four feet long, could kill a human being if it chose to do it. It could make you bleed to death. But they don't.
Peter Benchley quotes: He felt at once betrayed and betrayer, deceived and deceiver. He was a criminal forced into crime, an unwilling whore. He felt at once betrayed and betrayer, deceived and deceiver. He was a criminal forced into crime, an unwilling whore.
Peter Benchley quotes: We do not just fear our predators, we are transfixed by them. We are prone to weave stories and fables and chat endlessly about them. We do not just fear our predators, we are transfixed by them. We are prone to weave stories and fables and chat endlessly about them.
Peter Benchley quotes: If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct. If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.
Peter Benchley quotes: I know now that the mythic monster I created was largely a fiction. I know now that the mythic monster I created was largely a fiction.
Peter Benchley quotes: I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me. I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me.
Peter Benchley quotes: Sharks don't target human beings, and they certainly don't hold grudges. Sharks don't target human beings, and they certainly don't hold grudges.