Nuclear Weapons Quotes

Most popular nuclear weapons quotes

If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
The physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.


The mere existence of nuclear weapons by the thousands is an incontrovertible sign of human insanity.
We may be likened to two scorpions in a bottle, each capable of killing the other, but only at the risk of his own life.

cold war

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.

cold war

Imagine a room awash in gasoline, and there are two implacable enemies in that room.  One of them has 9,000 matches.  The other has 7,000 matches.  Each of them is concerned about who's ahead, who's stronger.  Well, that's the kind of situation we are actually in.