Now we are all sons-of-bitches.
— Dr. Kenneth Bainbridge, Director of Trinity Test
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…
— Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, Director of Los Alamos