„The most interesting thing I learned during this time was how small a nuclear warhead was.“

On his experiences in the military during his training on how to fire Pershing missiles.
Nobel Prize autobiography (1998)
Kontext: Oklahoma is laid back and rather beautiful, with rolling brown hills not unlike the ones in California. The Pershing missiles, on the other hand, were not beautiful. They were horrible weapons of war — solid-fuel rockets five feet in diameter at the base, long as a moving van, and capable of throwing a tactical nuclear warhead 500 miles. They were launched from trucks and required a team of 10 men to service and fire. The most interesting thing I learned during this time was how small a nuclear warhead was. The nose cone of a Pershing is only about 18 inches in diameter at the base. I had not been interested at all in nuclear weaponry as a student, and so I had never thought through carefully about their "efficiency". It is sobering thought that these missiles were actually deployed in continental Europe in those days and that on at least one occasion, namely the 1973 Arab-Israel war, there was an alert serious enough to leave the commanding officers trembling.

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Robert B. Laughlin Foto
Robert B. Laughlin5
US-amerikanischer Physiker und Nobelpreisträger 1950

Ähnliche Zitate

Patrick Moore Foto

„Nuclear power plants are, next to nuclear warheads themselves, the most dangerous devices that man has ever created.“

—  Patrick Moore English writer, broadcaster and astronomer 1923 - 2012

As quoted in Ramez Naam (2013), "The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet", ISBN 978-1611682557 p. 235

Stanley Kubrick Foto

„Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.“

—  Stanley Kubrick American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor 1928 - 1999

Quoted in Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine (2013) by Phillipe Mather, p. 46
Kontext: I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.

Charles Darwin Foto

„As I was led to keep in my study during many months worms in pots filled with earth, I became interested in them, and wished to learn how far they acted consciously, and how much mental power they displayed.“

—  Charles Darwin, buch The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms

Introduction, p. 2-3. http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?pageseq=17&itemID=F1357&viewtype=image
The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms (1881)

Marcel Duchamp Foto

„The most interesting thing about artists is how they live“

—  Marcel Duchamp French painter and sculptor 1887 - 1968

Quelle: The Writings of Marcel Duchamp

Jeannette Walls Foto
Corrie ten Boom Foto
Leo Buscaglia Foto

„Go around — listen to how many times a day you say, "I love" instead of, "I hate." Isn't it interesting that children, as they learn the process of language, always learn the word "no" years before they learn the word "yes"?“

—  Leo Buscaglia Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998

Speaking Of Love (1980)
Kontext: Go around — listen to how many times a day you say, "I love" instead of, "I hate." Isn't it interesting that children, as they learn the process of language, always learn the word "no" years before they learn the word "yes"? Ask linguists where they hear it. Maybe if they heard more of "I love, I love, I love" they'd hear it sooner and more often.

Hans Bethe Foto

„We have more nuclear warheads than the Russians, and I consider this to be the most important measure of relative strength. In addition, as Dr. Kissinger stressed many years ago, at the present level of strategic armaments superiority in numbers or megatons has no meaning.“

—  Hans Bethe German-American nuclear physicist 1906 - 2005

Bethe's testimony to the U. S. Senate's Foreign Relations Committee on 13 May 1982, as reported in the New York Review of Books: The Inferiority Complex, 10 June 1982 http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1982/06/10/the-inferiority-complex/

Steve Martin Foto

„I just believe that the interesting time in a career is pre-success, what shaped things, how did you get to this point?“

—  Steve Martin American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer 1945

Quelle: Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

Bram Stoker Foto
Haile Selassie Foto
Themistocles Foto

„I never learned how to tune a harp, or play upon a lute; but I know how to raise a small and inconsiderable city to glory and greatness.“

—  Themistocles Athenian statesman -524 - -459 v.Chr

As quoted by Plutarch, in Lives as translated by J. Langhorne and W. Langhorne (1836), p. 84 http://books.google.com/books?id=UFROAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA84
Variant translation: 'Tis true, I never learned how to tune a harp, or play upon a lute, but I know how to raise a small and inconsiderate city to glory and greatness.
Plutarch's Themistocles, 2:3 http://data.perseus.org/citations/urn:cts:greekLit:tlg0007.tlg010.perseus-eng1:2 "...tuning the lyre and handling the harp were no accomplishments of his, but rather taking in hand a city that was small and inglorious and making it glorious and great" "...λύραν μὲν ἁρμόσασθαι καὶ μεταχειρίσασθαι ψαλτήριον οὐκ ἐπίσταται, πόλιν δὲ μικρὰν καὶ ἄδοξον παραλαβὼν ἔνδοξον καὶ μεγάλην ἀπεργάσασθαι." (at Perseus Project)

Mike Oldfield Foto
Miguel de Cervantes Foto

„There is a time for some things, and a time for all things; a time for great things, and a time for small things.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Quelle: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part II (1615), Book III, Ch. 35.

Robin Hobb Foto
Mitch Albom Foto

Ähnliche Themen