Nuclear Quotes

Mr. President, we are rapidly approaching a moment of truth… Now, truth is not always a pleasant thing, but it is necessary now to make a choice, to choose between two admittedly regrettable, but nevertheless, distinguishable post-war environments. One where you got 20 million people killed, and the other where you got 150 million people […]

Man has wrested from nature the power to make the world a desert or to make the deserts bloom. There is no evil in the atom; only in men’s souls.

It is not too much to expect that our children will enjoy electrical energy in their homes too cheap to meter.

Inspiration for a hydrogen bomb came from the sun and the stars.

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

A mushroom of boiling dust up to 20,000 feet. (Pilot of the B-29, Enola Gay, from which the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, August 5, 1945)

If there are enough shovels to go around, everybody’s going to make it… You’ve got to be in a hole… the dirt (covering the hole) really is the thing that protects you from the blast as well as the radiation, if there’s radiation. It protects you from the heat. You know, dirt is just great […]

To say, “If you desire peace, prepare for war,” is nuclear nonsense. In a nuclear war, no one has “a fighting chance”; there are no survivors.

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

I consider your crime worse than murder… I believe your conduct in putting into the hands of the Russians the A-Bomb years before our best scientists predicted Ruissia would perfect the bomb has already caused, in my opinion, the Communist aggression in Korea, with the resultant casualties exceeding 50,000 and who knows but that millions […]