No American will think it wrong of me if I proclaim that to have the United States at our side was to me the greatest joy. I could not fortell the course of events. I do not pretend to have measured accurately the martial might of Japan, but now at this very moment I knew the United States was in the war, up to the neck and in to the death. So we had won after all! ... Hitler's fate was sealed. Mussolini's fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to powder.
The Second World War, Vol. III: The Grand Alliance
It's not that I don't feel bad about it. It's just that I don't feel worse today than what I felt yesterday.
Response to question on his feelings about the atomic bombings, while visiting Japan in 1960.
When I gave a lecture in Japan, I was asked not to mention the possible re-collapse of the universe, because it might affect the stock market. However, I can re-assure anyone who is nervous about their investments that it is a bit early to sell: even if the universe does come to an end, it won't be for at least twenty billion years. By that time, maybe the GATT trade agreement will have come into effect.
The Beginning of Time
Leonardo da Vinci
The Art of War
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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