Aphorisms Galore!

I am become death, shatterer of worlds.

This is an aphorism from Aphorisms Galore!'s official collection.

Comment#  ·   Fair (370 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  ·  2 comments

I am become death, shatterer of worlds.

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

Comments on This Aphorism

Post a Comment

CommentContested  ·  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.

Post a Comment