Atom Quotes

The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.

E. B. White

“The scientists split the atom; now the atom is splitting us.”

Quentin Reynolds

“Desire, like the atom, is explosive with creative force.”

Paul Vernon Buser

“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.”

Albert Einstein

A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms.

George Wald

A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.

Niels Bohr

Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God.

Henry Adams

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.

Albert Einstein

There is no evil in the atom; only in men's souls.

Adlai Stevenson

“There is not the slightest indication that energy will ever be obtainable from the atom”

Albert Einstein

“Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of the atom is talking moonshine”

Ernest Rutherford

“To us who think in terms of practical use, the splitting of the atom means nothing”

Lord Richie Calder

“Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom. One world or none.”

Stuart Chase

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

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

Pearl Strachan Hurd

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

Confucius

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you”

Walt Whitman

“History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.”

Leonard L. Levinson

“Truth is one, but error proliferates. Man tracks it down and cuts it up into little pieces hoping to turn it into grains of truth. But the ultimate atom will always essentially be an error, a miscalculation.”

Rene Daumal

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

Omar Bradley

“I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease... observing a spear of summer grass.”

Walt Whitman

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

Blaise Pascal

“The theory of relativity is just as unacceptable to me as, say, the existence of the atom or other such dogmas.”

Ernst Mach

“Sooner or later every one of us breathes an atom that has been breathed before by anyone you can think of who has lived before us-Michelangelo or George Washington or Moses.”

Jacob Bronowski

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Updated On : August 15, 2010
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