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 suppose we all thought that, one way or another.
R. Oppenheimer, il giorno dell’esplosione della prima bomba su Hiroshima