"If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d better teach it to dance."
George Bernard Shaw
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"I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. I can’t understand it any more, but I felt very strongly then. I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and I began to think, you know, about how much the radius of the Hiroshima bomb damage was and so forth … How far from here was 34th street?… All those buildings, all smashed - and so on. And I would see people building a bridge, or they’d be making a new road, and I thought, they’re crazy, they just don’t understand, they don’t understand. Why are they making new things? It’s so useless. But, fortunately, it’s been useless for almost forty years now, hasn’t it? So I’ve been wrong about it being useless making bridges and I’m glad those other people had the sense to go ahead."
On his emotional reactions after the first uses of the atomic bomb. Part 3: “Feynman, The Bomb, and the Military”, “Los Alamos from Below” 1985