13 Total Quotes

Nuclear Age Quotes

Albert Einstein
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
Albert Einstein
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Albert Einstein
If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.
Albert Einstein
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There are no accidents, only nature throwing her weight around. Even the bomb merely releases energy that nature has put there. Nuclear war would be just a spark in the grandeur of space. Nor can radiation ''alter'' nature: she will absorb it all. After the bomb, nature will pick up the cards we have spilled, shuffle them, and begin her game again.
Camille Paglia
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It sometimes strikes me that the whole of science is a piece of impudence; that nature can afford to ignore our impertinent interference. If our monkey mischief should ever reach the point of blowing up the earth by decomposing an atom, and even annihilated the sun himself, I cannot really suppose that the universe would turn a hair.
Aleister Crowley
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Charles De Gaulle
No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.
Charles De Gaulle
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Sean O'Casey
The flame from the angel's sword in the garden of Eden has been catalyzed into the atom bomb; God's thunderbolt became blunted, so man's thunderbolt has become the steel star of destruction.
Sean O'Casey
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What happened at Hiroshima was not only that a scientific breakthrough had occurred and that a great part of the population of a city had been burned to death, but that the problem of the relation of the triumphs of modern science to the human purposes of man had been explicitly defined.
Archibald MacLeish
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Hannah Arendt
If you ask a member of this generation two simple questions: ''How do you want the world to be in fifty years?'' and ''What do you want your life to be like five years from now?'' the answers are quite often preceded by ''Provided there is still a world'' and ''Provided I am still alive.'' To the often-heard question, Who are they, this new generation? one is tempted to answer, Those who hear the ticking. And to the other question, Who are they who utterly deny them? the answer may well be, Those who do not know, or refuse to face, things as they really are.
Hannah Arendt
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The atom bomb was no ''great decision.'' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
Harry S
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The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it -- the speed of his acceptance.
E(lwyn) B(rooks) White
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Albert Einstein
There is not the slightest indication that (nuclear) energy will ever be obtainable.
Albert Einstein
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Albert Einstein
The discovery of nuclear reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than the discovery of matches.
Albert Einstein
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Albert Einstein
Through the release of atomic energy, our generation has brought into the world the most revolutionary force since prehistoric man's discovery of fire. This basic force of the universe cannot be fitted into the outmoded concept of narrow nationalisms.
Albert Einstein
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