Nuclear Quotes

Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima… The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East. (First announcement of the atomic bomb, August 6, 1945)

A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms.

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 […]

We Americans, we’re a simple people… but piss us off, and we’ll bomb your cities.

It’s Christmas at Ground Zero The button has been pressed The radio Just let us know That this is not a test Everywhere the atom bombs are droppin’ It’s the end of all humanity No more time for last minute shoppin’ It’s time to face your final destiny. It’s Christmas at Ground Zero Now the […]

There will be no nuclear war. There’s too much real estate involved.

Some argue that the U.S. could have demonstrated the bomb on an uninhabited island, or could have encouraged surrender by promising that Japan could keep its emperor. Yes, perhaps, and we should have tried. We could also have waited longer before dropping the second bomb, on Nagasaki. But, sadly, the record suggests that restraint would […]

Nuclear weapons can wipe out life on Earth, if used properly.

And Lord, we are especially thankful for nuclear power, the cleanest, safest energy source there is. Except for solar, which is just a pipe dream. Anyway, we’d like to thank you for the occasional moments of peace and love our family has experienced. Well, not today, but… You saw what happened! Oh, Lord, be honest! […]

The living will envy the dead.