Hiroshima And Nagasaki Quotes

Hiroshima And Nagasaki Quotes by Albert Einstein, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George Wald, William D. Leahy, John Hersey, Masaharu Morimoto and many others.

America is a democracy and has no Hitler, but I am afra

America is a democracy and has no Hitler, but I am afraid for her future; there are hard times ahead for the American people, troubles will be coming from within and without. America cannot smile away their Negro problem nor Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There are cosmic laws.
Albert Einstein
I was against it on two counts. First, the Japanese were ready to surrender, and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing. Second, I hated to see our country be the first to use such a weapon.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dropping those atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime.
George Wald
Wars cannot be won by destroying women and children
William D. Leahy
What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it’s been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.
John Hersey
When I was a kid, I have two dreams. I want to be a baseball player. Hometown, Hiroshima, has a Japanese baseball franchise team called Hiroshima Carps. You know, and then I want to be a sushi chef. I want to make own restaurant – sushi restaurant.
Masaharu Morimoto
Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.
Wilfred Burchett
Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the tragedy wrought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist.
Daisaku Ikeda
I happen to love America. I love this freedom and democracy. The fact is we are the ones who killed innocent people, men, women and children, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear weapons, weapons that should have never been used, should have never been developed in the first place, you know?
Robert Scheer
The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
Pablo Picasso
Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima. . . . The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East.
Harry S. Truman
But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.
Joseph Rotblat
I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
When you have to deal with a beast, you have to treat him as a beast. It is most regrettable but nevertheless true.
Harry S. Truman
Three-hundred times as many people died in Hamburg during the ten-day blitz as died in Coventry during the entire course of the war. “Not even Hiroshima and Nagasaki, suffering the smashing blows of nuclear explosions, could match the utter hell of Hamburg.
Martin Caidin
If I had foreseen Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I would have torn up my formula in 1905.
Albert Einstein
Every positive value has its price in negative terms… the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
Pablo Picasso
I find wholly baffling the widespread belief today that the dropping of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs was an immoral act, even possibly a war crime to rank with Nazi genocide.
J. G. Ballard
It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender… In being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages.
William D. Leahy
I have for some time urged that a nuclear abolition summit to mark the effective end of the nuclear era be convened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of those cities, with the participation of national leaders and representatives of global civil society.
Daisaku Ikeda
We are still living in the aftershock of Hiroshima, people are still the scars of history.
Edward Bond