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J. Robert Oppenheimer

American,  Physicist
Total Quotes : 26
Streets Some Modes

There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Always Edge Surrounded

Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Over Century Centuries

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Death I Am Worlds

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Take Correct Quite

Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Physics More Need

I need physics more than friends.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Doing Through Wholly

I saw what the Depression was doing to my students. Often they could get no jobs, or jobs which were wholly inadequate. And through them, I began to understand how deeply political and economic events could affect men's lives. I began to feel the need to participate more fully in the life of the community.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

My Life Prepare Fact

My life as a child did not prepare me for the fact that the world is full of cruel and bitter things.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

New York New I Was Born

I was born in New York in 1904.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Never Communist Dogma

I never accepted Communist dogma or theory.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Work Which Use

Scientists are not delinquents. Our work has changed the conditions in which men live, but the use made of these changes is the problem of governments, not of scientists.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Knowing How Universities

No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

New Mankind Added

If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and of Hiroshima.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Which Some Vulgarity

In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Ahead Go Technical

When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Question Evidence Correct

There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

World Unite Perish

The peoples of this world must unite or they will perish.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

New Separate Sets

The history of science is rich in example of the fruitfulness of bringing two sets of techniques, two sets of ideas, developed in separate contexts for the pursuit of new truth, into touch with one another.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Build Machine Other

To try to become happy is to try to build a machine with no other specifications than it shall run noiselessly.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Deep Necessary Them

It is a profound and necessary truth that the deep things in science are not found because they are useful; they were found because it was possible to find them.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer