Top 25 Atomic Bomb Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Atomic Bomb Quotes from famous people such as Daniel Barenboim, Lee Iacocca, Marcel Pagnol, Gunter Grass, Drew Goddard, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Israel is in the grip of a ghetto mentality. We have a

Israel is in the grip of a ghetto mentality. We have a powerful army. We have the atomic bomb. But the psychology of what comes out of Israel has the tone of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Daniel Barenboim
I always go back to Harry Truman: Should we drop an atomic bomb to save 100,000 lives? That’s a hell of a decision to make. Did he make that decision by himself? No, he had advisers.
Lee Iacocca
One has to look out for engineers – they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb.
Marcel Pagnol
How do we prevent Iran developing an atomic bomb, when, on the American side, dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is not recognised as a war crime?
Gunter Grass
I grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, which is my hometown. In Los Alamos is, for people who don’t know, a nuclear lab that built the atomic bomb. The only reason the town exists is to make nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction, and that’s still happening there.
Drew Goddard
Active-shooter scenarios have become part of the education lexicon. I had fire drills. My parents had duck and cover – nuclear and atomic bomb drills. Kids today grow up with this idea that this could happen at any point in time.
Keith Maitland
I remember when John Cameron Swayze over the television told me personally that the Russians now had the atomic bomb; then I knew that we were goners.
George A. Romero
‘Hibakusha’ is an animated docu-drama that Choz Belen and I are directing, and it will take you through the earliest memories of a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor named Kaz Suyeishi.
Steve Nguyen
In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war. It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden. The damage is far greater than photographs can show.
Wilfred Burchett
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
My job was to produce plutonium that was used for atomic bomb.
Mordechai Vanunu
The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.
Herbert Hoover
World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
Stephen Ambrose
The 20th century was a test bed for big ideas – fascism, communism, the atomic bomb.
P. J. O’Rourke
I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
Albert Einstein
Pressure hulls collapse at the speed of sound. Once that starts, you’re inside your own little imploding atomic bomb, and you’re gone.
Graham Hawkes
The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons, but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Fatigue is what we experience, but it is what a match is to an atomic bomb.
Laura Hillenbrand
When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
We had news this morning of another successful atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki. These two heavy blows have fallen in quick succession upon the Japanese and there will be quite a little space before we intend to drop another.
Henry L. Stimson
Most people use twenty verbs to describe everything from a run in their stocking to the explosion of an atomic bomb.
Janet Fitch
I did not want to be labelled ‘the designer who survived the atomic bomb,’ and therefore I have always avoided questions about Hiroshima.
Issey Miyake
Weapons of mass destruction are the greatest threat to life on earth. Biological weapons are often called the poor man’s atomic bomb. Saddam Hussein is the ruler who has for decades been making the most determined and diabolical illegal effort to acquire them.
William Shawcross
The only use for an atomic bomb is to keep somebody else from using one.
George Wald
My piece in One World or None was the description of the effect of a single atomic bomb on New York City.
Philip Morrison