Atom Quotes

Atom bomb stockpiles are no guarantee of security. Until lust and greed and murder are removed from the hearts of men, there is, there can be, no peace or security.

To my mind radio-activity is a real disease of matter. Moreover, it is a contagious disease. It spreads. You bring those debased and crumbling atoms near others and those too presently catch the trick of swinging themselves out of coherent existence… I am haunted by a grotesque fancy of the ultimate eating away and dry-rotting […]

Outlawing all atomic weapons would be a magnificent gesture. However, it should be remembered that Gettysburg had a local ordinance forbidding the discharge of firearms.

Certainly it seems now that nothing could have been more obvious to the people of the earlier twentieth century than the rapidity with which war was becoming impossible. And as certainly they did not see it. They did not see it until the atomic bombs burst in their fumbling hands. Yet the broad facts must […]

The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons… In being the first to use it (the atomic bomb), we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages.

The high-level groups are frantically trying to find the answer to how many bombs we can detonate without producing monsters or else destroying the human race. The problems really become quite complex. I want to say just for my own entertainment more or less that I personally do not think that it would be possible […]

I would have won the war in Korea in a maximum of ten days, once the campaign was under way, and with considerably fewer casualties than were suffered during the so-called truce period. It would have altered the course of history… I would have dropped between thirty and fifty tactical atomic bombs on his air […]

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

At quite uncertain times and places, The atoms left their heavenly path, And by fortuitous embraces, Engendered all that being hath.

The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.