“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince that he should do his duty, and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds.’ I supposed we all thought that, one way or the other.”

J. Robert Oppenheimer

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