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1. "We're interested in the mass-merchandising of anything. If there was a market in mass-produced portable nuclear weapons, we'd market them too"
Author: Alan Sugar
2. "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."
Author: Andrei Sakharov
3. "We have evidence that Iran makes a reactor to possess nuclear weapons."
Author: Ariel Sharon
4. "Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control."
Author: Barbara Amiel
5. "We may yet work up to some serious shooting war, or maybe some acts of urban genocide committed with rogue nuclear weapons. But if that were the case, why would we call that '9/11'? If Washington disappeared in a mushroom cloud, we'd give that huge event a different name."
Author: Bruce Sterling
6. "U.S. nuclear weapons that are available for presidential use are targeted against broad ocean areas."
Author: C. Robert Kehler
7. "Nuclear weapons continue to occupy a unique place in global security affairs. No other weapons, in my opinion, anyway, match their potential for prompt and long-term damage and their strategic impact."
Author: C. Robert Kehler
8. "The crucial thing is to arouse the awareness that as a matter of human conscience we can never permit the people of any country to fall victim to nuclear weapons, and for each individual to express their refusal to continue living in the shadow of the threat they pose."
Author: Daisaku Ikeda
9. "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."
Author: Daniel Ellsberg
10. "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."
Author: Danny DeVito
11. "A high degree of intelligence yes in no other creature in the natural world. That's why nature shuns us and why we subconsciously hate her and seek to obliterate her. High intelligence leads to the concept of progress. Progress leads to nuclear weapons, bio-engineering chaos and ultimately to annihilation."
Author: Dean Koontz
12. "I also believe in cigarettes, cholesterol, alcohol, carbon monoxide, masturbation, the Arts Council, nuclear weapons, the Daily Telegraph, and not properly labeling fatal poisons, but above all else, most of all, I believe in the one thing that can come out of people's mouths: vomit."
Author: Dennis Potter
13. "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."
Author: Dennis Ross
14. "We live in a very uncertain world, and I think that uncertainty of itself generates an environment which we should not make a decision that deprives future generations of the deterrent effect that the nuclear weapons have provided for us and for almost all of my life."
Author: Des Browne
15. "We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums."
Author: Dianne Feinstein
16. "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."
Author: Ed Miliband
17. "There are nuclear weapons in China, Iran, Korea and Pakistan. It wouldn't take much to send a couple of warheads off on this planet somewhere that would cause a lot of environmental damage, then if you have got someone who wants to retaliate you have real problems."
Author: Edward James Olmos
18. "But I really believe it is in America's interest as well as that of the free world more generally to stop Iran from getting its hands on nuclear weapons. This regime has threatened to wipe Israel off the map and bring about a world without America, and either of those is a really bad prospect."
Author: Frank Gaffney
19. "Having worked for him in the nuclear weapons policy business, I can tell you that President Reagan was committed to assuring the effectiveness of our nuclear deterrent."
Author: Frank Gaffney
20. "They were undoubtedbly sincere in subscribing to the argument that nuclear weapons were a reserve held for one purpose: defense of humankind should a threatening 'other intelligence' ever be encountered."
Author: Frank Herbert
21. "You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."
Author: Frank Zappa
22. "Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity."
Author: Herman Kahn
23. "In a world which is armed to its teeth with nuclear weapons, every quarrel or difference of opinion may lead to violence of a kind quite different from what is possible today."
Author: Herman Kahn
24. "The Pacific had great hope that when the former President Mitered decided to halt nuclear testing, we had put behind us the issue of nuclear states testing their weapons in our Pacific region."
Author: Jenny Shipley
25. "The world has been gradually reducing its nuclear arsenals. Testing must stop so that progress on the destruction of nuclear weapons may begin."
Author: Jenny Shipley
26. "Nuclear weapons kill Americans - they don't kill Republicans or Democrats - they kill Americans."
Author: Joe Wilson
27. "If Iran obtains nuclear weapons, then almost certainly Saudi Arabia will do the same, as will Egypt, Turkey and perhaps others in the region."
Author: John Bolton
28. "Proliferation of nuclear weapons to terrorist organisations is far more dangerous than proliferation of nuclear weapons to states, even states like North Korea."
Author: John Bruton
29. "We have got thousands of nuclear weapons in order to achieve deterrence."
Author: John Spratt
30. "This is the reality of nuclear weapons: they may trigger a world war; a war which, unlike previous ones, destroys all of civilization."
Author: Joseph Rotblat
31. "Indeed, the whole human species is endangered, by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction which further advances in science are likely to produce."
Author: Joseph Rotblat
32. "All nuclear weapon states should now recognize that this is so, and declare - in Treaty form - that they will never be the first to use nuclear weapons. This would open the way to the gradual, mutual reduction of nuclear arsenals, down to zero."
Author: Joseph Rotblat
33. "[Andrei Sakharov] won his Nobel in 1975 for demanding a halt to the testing of nuclear weapons. He, of course, had already tested his. His wife was a pediatrician! What sort of person could perfect a hydrogen bomb while married to a child-care specialist? What sort of physician would stay married to a mate that cracked?"Anything interesting happen at work today, honeybunch?""Yes. My bomb is going to work just great. And how are you doing with that kid with chicken pox?"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
34. "Every dollar spent on nuclear is one less dollar spent on clean renewable energy and one more dollar spent on making the world a comparatively dirtier and a more dangerous place, because nuclear power and nuclear weapons go hand in hand."
Author: Mark Z. Jacobson
35. "Einstein's Monsters," by the way, refers to nuclear weapons, but also to ourselves. We are Einstein's monsters, not fully human, not for now."
Author: Martin Amis
36. "The nexus between terrorism and nuclear weapons, or even nuclear material, is obviously a current concern."
Author: Mitchell Reiss
37. "As long as some of us choose to rely on nuclear weapons, we continue to risk that these same weapons will become increasingly attractive to others."
Author: Mohamed ElBaradei
38. "We're cognizant, curious beings, capable of philosophical thought, nuclear physics, repeating Nerf weapons, global consciousness, Glade air fresheners, and sentient automobiles. But we're assholes first."
Author: Nick Offerman
39. "The Army's new pitch was simple. Good pay, good benefits, a manageable amount of adventure... but don't worry, we're not looking to pick fights these days. For a country that had paid so dear a price for its recent military buccaneering, the message was comforting. We still had the largest and most technologically advanced standing army in the world, the most nuclear weapons, the best and most powerful conventional weapons systems, the biggest navy. At the same time, to the average recruit the promise wasn't some imminent and dangerous combat deployment; it was 288 bucks a month (every month), training, travel, and experience. Selling the post-Vietnam military as a career choice meant selling the idea of peacetime service. It meant selling the idea of peacetime. Barf."
Author: Rachel Maddow
40. "We must perfect a worldwide system of accountability for nuclear, biological and chemical weapons."
Author: Richard Lugar
41. "Wasn't Saddam destroyed? Wasn't Gaddafi liquidated? Didn't Milosevic go to the Hague? All true. But Stalin survived. Kim Jong-un isn't doing too badly, either - though that's probably because he actually has nuclear weapons, as opposed to Iran which might or might not be trying to acquire them and thus remains on the Israeli-American target list."
Author: Robert Fisk
42. "And I thought about the psychic numbing involved in strategic projections of using hydrogen bombs or nuclear weapons of any kind. And I also thought about ways in which all of us undergo what could be called the numbing of everyday life."
Author: Robert Jay Lifton
43. "It was because of my deep concerns about nuclear weapons that I went to Hiroshima. And then I was astounded in Hiroshima to find that nobody had really studied it."
Author: Robert Jay Lifton
44. "It would be our policy to use nuclear weapons wherever we felt it necessary to protect our forces and achieve our objectives."
Author: Robert McNamara
45. "Look, Israel doesn't intend to introduce nuclear weapons, but if people are afraid that we have them, why not? It's a deterrent."
Author: Shimon Peres
46. "Women don't go to war to kill other women. Wars and armies and nuclear weapons are essentially heterosexual hobbies."
Author: Steven Morrissey
47. "The larger picture here is that a North Korea with nuclear weapons adds to the larger proliferation risk."
Author: Susan Rice
48. "The widespread willingness to rely on thermonuclear bombs as the ultimate weapon displays a cavalier attitude toward death that has always puzzled me. My impression is that...most of the defenders of these weapons are not suitably horrified at the possibility of a war in which hundreds of millions of people would be killed...I suspect that an important factor may be belief in an afterlife, and that the proporttion of those who think that death is not the end is much higher among the partisans of the bomb than among its opponents."
Author: Thomas Nagel
49. "Iran will now be able to build nuclear weapons very soon with the expressed purpose of using them against Israel."
Author: Tim LaHaye
50. "The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real."
Author: Tony Blair

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