Nuclear quotes

  • I believe nuclear energy in Jordan will be done in such a way where it is a public-private partnership so everyone can see exactly what's going on.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Believe #Energy #Nuclear

  • India can live without nuclear weapons. That's our dream, and it should be the dream of the U.S. also.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Dream #India #Nuclear

  • I really knew I wanted to be Adam, because Adam was the first man. Ant I chose because, if there's a nuclear explosion, the ants will survive.
    -- Adam Ant

    #Men #Nuclear #Ants

  • The middle class, in any society, plays the role of graphite rods in nuclear reactors: they slow down the reaction and, if it weren't for them, the reactor would explode. A society without a middle class is a society primed for explosion.
    -- Ahmed Toufiq

    #Class #Play #Nuclear

  • We should put away the militaristic outlook. The U.S. should start talking about disarmament, nuclear disarmament, of the region.
    -- Akbar Ganji

    #Talking #Nuclear #Outlook

  • I used to have a military officer travelling with me at all times with a suitcase - referred to as the nuclear football - in case it had to be used.
    -- Al Gore

    #Football #Military #Nuclear

  • Boys like Peter are afraid of alot of things, like nuclear annihilation and flunking algebra, but they're not afraid of wolves.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Boys #Games #Nuclear

  • Unprecedented warnings by officials most closely linked with nuclear arms negotiations and defense strategy indicate that we are running out of time. If we fail to act soon, the scars of a major nuclear disaster will mark our immediate and distant future.
    -- Alan Cranston

    #Running #Defense #Nuclear

  • If there was a market in mass-produced portable nuclear weapons, we'd market them, too.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Nuclear #Weapons #Mass

  • There is a driving force more powerful than steam, electricity and nuclear power: the will.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Powerful #Nuclear #Driving

  • Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Water #Nuclear #Way

  • Marriage changes things because there's a lot more at stake. You can't get too toxic because you have to live together. No one can reach for the nuclear button too quickly.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Marriage #Together #Nuclear

  • If the nuclear dossier is referred to the U. N. Security Council, Iran will have to resume uranium enrichment.
    -- Ali Larijani

    #Iran #Nuclear #Resumes

  • Our immediate striving must be aimed at preventing what, in the present situation, is the greatest threat to the very survival of mankind, the nuclear threat.
    -- Alva Myrdal

    #Survival #Nuclear #Strive

  • All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons can only serve to destroy, never become beneficial.
    -- Alva Myrdal

    #Learning #Nuclear #Weapons

  • The misconception that a victory can be worth its price, has in the nuclear age become a total illusion.
    -- Alva Myrdal

    #Victory #Age #Nuclear

  • Nuclear power has died of an incurable attack of market forces and is way beyond any hope of revival, because the competitors are several-fold cheaper and are getting rapidly more so.
    -- Amory Lovins

    #Climate #Nuclear #Way

  • In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics, and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.
    -- Andrei Sakharov

    #Groups #Tasks #Nuclear

  • You can guarantee that mining uranium will lead to nuclear waste. You can't guarantee that uranium mining will not lead to nuclear weapons.
    -- Anthony Albanese

    #Waste #Nuclear #Guarantees

  • The reason the world is in the spot it's in is because North Korea entered into an agreement and then did not keep up their terms of the agreement. They received aid in return for promising not to develop nuclear weapons. They took the aid, they ran with the aid and then they developed a nuclear weapons anyway.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Agreement #Korea #Nuclear

  • We have evidence that Iran makes a reactor to possess nuclear weapons.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Iran #Nuclear #Weapons

  • Mistakes are made in every other human endeavor. Why should nuclear weapons be exempt?
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Mistake #Weapons #Nuclear

  • All we need do with nuclear waste is dilute it to a low radiation level and sprinkle it over the ocean -- or even over America after hormesis is better understood and verified with respect to more diseases.
    -- Arthur B. Robinson

    #Ocean #America #Nuclear

  • Law not served by power is an illusion; but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford.
    -- Arthur Goldberg

    #Law #Age #Nuclear

  • It is such a supreme folly to believe that nuclear weapons are deadly only if they're used.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Believe #Nuclear #Weapons

  • Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
    -- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    #Travel #Adventure #Nuclear

  • We do not believe that a nuclear war should be fought and we do not believe that a nuclear war can be won.
    -- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    #War #Believe #Nuclear

  • Nuclear terrorism is one of the most serious threats of our time. Even one such attack could inflict mass casualties and create immense suffering and unwanted change in the world forever. This prospect should compel all of us to act to prevent such a catastrophe.
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Forever #Suffering #Nuclear

  • Nuclear disarmament is the only sane path to a safer world.
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Nuclear #World #Path

  • The other thing is going to be me being able to show not just the American people or the Israeli people but the world that, in fact, we have mechanisms in place that will prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Iran #People #Nuclear

  • For the first time, preventing nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism is now at the top of America's nuclear agenda.
    -- Barack Obama

    #America #Nuclear #Agendas

  • The greatest threat to U.S. and global security is no longer a nuclear exchange between nations, but nuclear terrorism by violent extremists and nuclear proliferation to an increasing number of states.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Numbers #Nuclear #Terrorism

  • My entry into the environmental arena was through the issue that so dramatically - and destructively - demonstrates the link between science and social action: nuclear weapons.
    -- Barry Commoner

    #Issues #Environmental #Nuclear

  • The greatest threat facing humanity is a radical Islamist regime meeting up with nuclear weapons.
    -- Benjamin Netanyahu

    #Humanity #Nuclear #Weapons

  • Nuclear bombs have made mass murder a reality. Nuclear bombs threaten humankind.
    -- Bernard Lown

    #Reality #Nuclear #Bombs

  • I see nuclear weapons as the ultimate evil, not just evil, but the ultimate evil with the potential to make life unlivable on this planet.
    -- Bernard Lown

    #Evil #Nuclear #Weapons

  • The foreign policy aim of ants can be summed up as follows: restless aggression, territorial conquest, and genocidal annihilation of neighboring colonies whenever possible. If ants had nuclear weapons, they would probably end the world in a week.
    -- Bert Holldobler

    #Nuclear #World #Weapons

  • If ants had nuclear weapons, they would probably end the world in a week.
    -- Bert Holldobler

    #Weapons #Ants #Nuclear

  • We believe in taking down the barriers, but we also believe in the most energetic reconciliation among peoples by getting them to know each other, talk each other's languages, understand each other's fears and beliefs, getting to know each other physically, philosophically, and spiritually. It is much harder to kill your near neighbor than the thousands of unknown and hostile aliens at the other end of a nuclear missile. We have to create a world in which there are no unknown, hostile aliens at the other end of any missiles.
    -- Betty Williams

    #Believe #Nuclear #World

  • The last major childhood disease remains and it's the worst of them all: nuclear war.
    -- Beverly Sills

    #War #Childhood #Nuclear

  • I can't watch TV longer than five minutes without praying for nuclear holocaust.
    -- Bill Hicks

    #Holocaust #Watches #Nuclear

  • The government is shutting down the coal industry, they say it's cheaper to draw nuclear power off the French grid and cheaper to buy coal from Colombia.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Government #Nuclear #Coal

  • The great thing about Glasgow is that if there's a nuclear attack it'll look exactly the same afterwards.
    -- Billy Connolly

    #Nuclear #Looks #Comedy

  • Divorce is a by-product of the fact that maybe the nuclear unit is gone.
    -- Bob Geldof

    #Divorce #Nuclear #Gone

  • India, in particular, is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic, commercial use, and we should work with them. This is a good deal for both countries.
    -- Bobby Jindal

    #Country #India #Nuclear

  • If we are really anxious not to have nuclear weapons in Iran, the first thing is to call an international conference on abolishing all nuclear weapons, including Israeli nuclear weapons.
    -- Bruce Kent

    #Iran #Nuclear #Weapons

  • The main reason we are held hostage by the most destructive technology on earth is simple: the complete lack of international resolve to ban nuclear weapons and banish them from the arsenals of the world.
    -- C. G. Weeramantry

    #Technology #Simple #Nuclear

  • The creation of a nuclear weapons convention is not only achievable, it is imperative if civilisation is to survive.
    -- C. G. Weeramantry

    #Nuclear #Weapons #Creation

  • We have heard the rationales offered by the nuclear superpowers. We know who speaks for the nations. But who speaks for the human species? Who speaks for Earth?
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Nuclear #Earth #Speak

  • I want a man with nuclear power.
    -- Carla Bruni

    #Men #Nuclear #Want

  • In its report, the Cox Committee concludes that China is using stolen U.S. design information to speed up its deployment of a new nuclear missile force.
    -- Charles Bass

    #Deployment #Design #Nuclear

  • The committee discloses that even after the U.S. government learned of the diversion of U.S. designs for nuclear warheads in late 1995, the Clinton Administration failed to take steps immediately to improve security.
    -- Charles Bass

    #Government #Design #Nuclear

  • What are the implications of a China that may be on nuclear parity with the United States?
    -- Charles Bass

    #America #United States #Nuclear

  • One of our gravest concerns is the entry of a nuclear device or materials into the U.S.
    -- Charles E. Allen

    #Nuclear #Terrorism #Concern

  • We are on the precipice of a crisis, a Constitutional crisis. The checks and balances, which have been at the core of this Republic, are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option. The checks and balances that say if you get 51% of the vote, you don't get your way 100% of the time. It is amazing, it's almost a temper tantrum.
    -- Charles Schumer

    #Balance #Nuclear #Tantrums

  • At another location, we found barrels of chemical material that was intended for use as biochemical weapons. Everyone talks about there being no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but they seem to be referring to completed nuclear bombs, not the many deadly chemical weapons or precursors that Saddam had stockpiled.
    -- Chris Kyle

    #Iraq #Nuclear #Use

  • There was plenty of evidence that Saddam had nuclear weapons, by the way. That is not in dispute. There is plenty of evidence of that.
    -- Christopher Dodd

    #Nuclear #Politics #Weapons

  • The 1,230 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power generating capacity in place at the end of 2009 now constitutes just over 25 percent of total generating capacity worldwide. This is over three times nuclear generating capacity and roughly 38 percent of the capacity of fossil fuel-burning power plants worldwide.
    -- Christopher Flavin

    #Three #Nuclear #Burning

  • Most people no longer live in nuclear families at all.
    -- Christopher Lasch

    #People #Nuclear Families #Nuclear

  • The nuclear weapon is obsolete. I want to get rid of them all.
    -- Chuck Horner

    #Nuclear #Want #Weapons

  • Thee are such horrible weapons. And so no sane leader would ever want to cross that line to using nuclear weapons. And, if you are not going to cross that line, then these things are basically useless.
    -- Colin Powell

    #Leader #Nuclear #Useless

  • American strategic [nuclear] forces do not exist solely for the purpose of deterring a Soviet nuclear threat or attack against the U.S. itself. Instead, they are intended to support U.S. foreign policy.
    -- Colin S. Gray

    #America #Support #Nuclear

  • The pursuit by the Iranian regime of nuclear weapons represents a direct threat to the entire international community, including to the United States and to the Persian Gulf region.
    -- Condoleezza Rice

    #Community #United States #Nuclear

  • Cultivating inner discipline is something that takes time; expecting rapid results is simply a sign of impatience.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Discipline #Nuclear #Danger

  • The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Inspirational #Nuclear #Source

  • My feelings of revulsion and foreboding about nuclear weapons had not changed an iota since 1945, and they have never left me. Since I was 14, the overriding objective of my life has been to prevent the occurrence of nuclear war.
    -- Daniel Ellsberg

    #War #Feelings #Nuclear

  • In the mid-1980s, operating problems took [nuclear] plants off-line so often that, on an annual basis, they operated at only about 55 percent of their rated total generating capacity. Today, as a result of several decades of experience and an intense focus on performance ... nuclear plants in the United States operate at over 90 percent of capacity. That improvement in operating efficiently is so significant in its impact that it can almost be seen as a new source in electric power itself.
    -- Daniel Yergin

    #Impact #Focus #Nuclear

  • Of course I've got lawyers. They are like nuclear weapons, I've got em 'cause everyone else has. But as soon as you use them they screw everything up.
    -- Danny DeVito

    #Nuclear #Ems #Use

  • The nuclear generator of brain sludge is television.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Brain #Nuclear #Television

  • The risk of an all-out nuclear holocaust destroying all life on the planet has diminished, but the danger of actual nuclear weapons use has increased.
    -- David Cortright

    #Holocaust #Risk #Nuclear

  • Reducing the nuclear danger will require a universal, consistent opposition to all forms of weapons development
    -- David Cortright

    #Nuclear #Development #Weapons

  • If the United States wants to prevent other countries from acquiring the bomb, it must be prepared to reduce and eventually end its own reliance on nuclear weapons.
    -- David Cortright

    #Country #United States #Nuclear

  • We must not let ourselves be swept off our feet in horror at the danger of nuclear power. Nuclear power is not infinitely dangerous. It's just dangerous, much as coal mines, petrol repositories, fossil-fuel burning and wind turbines are dangerous.
    -- David J. C. MacKay

    #Wind #Feet #Nuclear

  • During World War II, the Nazis put their victims into gas chambers and then incinerated them in ovens. While the Nazis took their victims to the incinerators, those who possess and threaten to use nuclear weapons plan to take these weapons - these portable incinerators - to the victims.
    -- David Krieger

    #War #Nuclear #Use

  • To adopt nuclear disarmament would be akin to behaving like a virgin in a brothel.
    -- David Penhaligon

    #Science #Would Be #Nuclear

  • ...it is the Far Right today that establishes the terms of the nuclear debate. And in this context, in a room ringing with hysterical pleas on behalf of Reagan's eerie laser-beam technology, the MacBundys of the world seem eminently, refreshingly sane.
    -- David Talbot

    #Technology #Eerie #Nuclear

  • If you start getting instability in large powers with nuclear weapons, that's not a good day.
    -- David Titley

    #Good Day #Nuclear #Weapons

  • I wouldn't discount the possibility that the Israelis would act if they came to the conclusion that basically the world was prepared to live with Iran with nuclear weapons. They certainly have the capability by themselves to set back the Iranian nuclear program.
    -- Dennis A. Ross

    #Iran #Nuclear #World

  • In nuclear war, all men are cremated equal.
    -- Dexter Gordon

    #War #Men #Nuclear

  • Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.
    -- Dianne Feinstein

    #Race #Effort #Nuclear

  • The greatest threat now is a 9/11 occurring with a group of terrorists armed not with airline tickets and box cutters, but with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our own cities...there's a high probability of such an attempt.
    -- Dick Cheney

    #Cities #Groups #Nuclear

  • We have to deal with this new type of threat in a way we haven’t yet defined. . . . With a low-probability, high-impact event like this . . . If there’s a one percent chance that Pakistani scientists are helping al Qaeda build or develop a nuclear weapon, we have to treat it as a certainty in terms of our response.
    -- Dick Cheney

    #Impact #Events #Nuclear

  • We believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.
    -- Dick Cheney

    #Believe #Iraq #Nuclear

  • I don't believe anyone that I know in the administration ever said that Iraq had nuclear weapons.
    -- Donald Rumsfeld

    #Believe #Iraq #Nuclear

  • After he saw what happened to Saddam Hussein, he ( Gaddafi ) did not want to be Saddam Hussein. He gave up his nuclear program.
    -- Donald Rumsfeld

    #Saws #Gaddafi #Nuclear

  • It's very important to make nuclear deals but you have to make them from strength, not from weakness.
    -- Donald Trump

    #Important #Weakness #Nuclear

  • The biggest problem that the world has is nuclear weapons. Global warming is not our big problem. Our big problem is the maniacs that are controlling weaponry that has never been like it is today.
    -- Donald Trump

    #Nuclear #World #Weapons

  • The Nuclear Industry is conducting a war against humanity.
    -- Dr. John

    #War #Humanity #Nuclear

  • The talk about balance, nuclear balance, seems to me to be metaphysical and doesn't seem to be real at all.
    -- E. P. Thompson

    #Real #Balance #Nuclear

  • I want to move to a world of no nuclear weapons but I want to do that through multilateral disarmament so that we all disarm together.
    -- Ed Miliband

    #Moving #Together #Nuclear

  • Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona. I won't deny that. But I also had a chance to see something in another country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material.
    -- Ed Pastor

    #Country #Nuclear #Barcelona

  • If anyone wants a hole in the ground, nuclear explosives can make big holes
    -- Edward Teller

    #Nuclear #Want #Holes

  • Losing more of our existing nuclear fleet will make it that much tougher to meet our carbon reduction goals. We need to keep ramping up renewables, but they can't meet our need for reliable power 24/7. Nuclear is a baseload source and it's carbon-free - two things we need.
    -- Eileen Claussen

    #Two #Goal #Nuclear

  • It is the earnest hope of our people that the world may see the day when all nuclear weapons are abolished.
    -- Eisaku Sato

    #People #Nuclear #World

  • John F. Kennedy:] Above all, while defending our own vital interests, nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring down an adversary to the choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war.
    -- Elie Abel

    #War #Choices #Nuclear

  • We are heading towards catastrophe. I think the world is going to pieces. I am very pessimistic. Why? Because the world hasn't been punished yet, and the only punishment that could be adequate is the nuclear destruction of the world.
    -- Elie Wiesel

    #Thinking #Punishment #Nuclear

  • Have you ever had so much to say that your mouth closed up so tight, struggling to harness the nuclear force coalescing within your words?" -346
    -- Ellen Hopkins

    #Struggle #Nuclear #Mouths

  • One thing I've learned - and I've said this to Republicans and Democrats - is, bees cannot sting and make honey at the same time. They have to make a choice. Either they are going to be a stinger or a honey-maker, and I contend that honey is a symbol of legislation and, the nuclear language used by members is the stinger, and you can't do both.
    -- Emanuel Cleaver

    #Choices #Nuclear #Honey

  • The American government is making nuclear weapons like there's no tomorrow.
    -- Emo Philips

    #Government #Nuclear #Weapons

  • Electricity generation emits more carbon dioxide in the United States than does transportation or industry, and nuclear power is the largest source of carbon-free electricity in the country.
    -- Ernest Moniz

    #Country #Nuclear #United States