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I am become death, shatterer of worlds.

Robert J. Oppenheimer, (quoting the Bhagavadgita after witnessing the first nuclear explosion), in War and Peace

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Contested  ·  posted 2005 by Aphorisms Galore! Webmaster

This quite well-known aphorism, sometimes quoted as, "I am become Death, destroyer of worlds," was, according to some sources, never actually uttered by Oppenheimer. See, for instance, Hexmaster's Factoids.