Blow Up Quotes (7 quotes)
Fun years for me, for a guy who used to like to blow up things. We had lots of explosions, lots of blowups.
I have always fancied that the end of the world will be when some enormous boiler, heated to three thousand millions of atmospheric pressure, shall explode and blow up the globe. ... They [the Americans] are great boilermakers.
Printers ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.
Some day science may have the existence of man in its power, and the human race may commit suicide by blowing up the world.
Weve arranged a global civilization in which most critical elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
[On mediocrity] What we have today is a retreat into low-level goodness. Men are all working hard building barbecues, being devoted to their wives and spending time with their children. Many of us feel, We never had it so good! After three wars and a depression, were impressed by the rising curve. All we want is it not to blow up.
[With] our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and whats true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. We might get away with it for a while, but eventually this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.