Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER, interview, The Decision to Drop the Bomb
There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER, quoted in Pearls of Wisdom
It did not take atomic weapons to make man want peace. But the atomic bomb was the turn of the screw. The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER, attributed, The Men Who Made the Sun Rise