Atom Quotes

“One atom of the plane where He functions would shatter the world.”

Confucius

“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”

Pearl Strachan Hurd

The laws of physics should allow us to arrange things molecule by molecule and even atom by atom, and at some point it was inevitable that we would develop a technology that would let us do this.

Ralph Merkle

The future of the world, dependent as it is upon atomic energy, requires more understanding and knowledge about the atom.

Willard Libby

Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties.

James Jeans

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

Jack London

Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom.

Jimmy Greaves

Each atom of the Holy Spirit is intelligent, and like all other matter has solidity, form, and size, and occupies space.

Orson Pratt

An atom-blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.

Isaac Asimov

An atom blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways

Salvor Hardin

The atom bomb was no "great decision." It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.

Harry S. Truman

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

Jack London

History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.

Leonard L. Levinson

“The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.”

Rene Magritte

“The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.”

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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

“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

We have learnt through experience that when an electrical ray strikes the surface of an atom, an electron, and in some circumstances a second and even a third electron, can be detached.

Johannes Stark

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount.

Omar N. Bradley

Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I comprehend the world.

Blaise Pascal

The removal of an electron from the surface of an atom - that is, the ionization of the atom - means a fundamental structural change in its surface layer.

Johannes Stark

For it goes without saying that this great recognition at this time will aid tremendously our efforts to find the necessarily large funds for the next voyage of exploration farther into the depths of the atom.

Ernest Lawrence

By recognizing that the chemical atom is composed of single separable electric quanta, humanity has taken a great step forward in the investigation of the natural world.

Johannes Stark

The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love

Khalil Gibran
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