Stars In The Sky
Frank Winter - Tell Akley whatever you want about me. He’s the crazy one, you know. That man keeps banker’s hours. Home every night in time for his predinner Brandy followed by a quiet meal with his wife. A cigar by the fire. A long winters nap. Punching a clock during wartime, that’s not crazy to you? What you’re feeling now, that urge to run or dig yourself a safe hole in the ground, that’s every second on the front lines. There’s no comfort in battle. There’s no brandy. There’s no lunch breaks. There’s no trips to the picture show. In this war, scientists are soldiers. There’s no secret brain trust in Washington. No classified peace plan. No one is coming to save us. Do you understand? Not Niels Bohr. And not Reed Akley. - Manhattan Season 1 Episode 4
Dr. Bohl - Earlier today I asked you, “Is it big enough? There was a chemist once in Germany. He made artificial fertilizer. And when the last War came, the thought perhaps I could fashion my work into a weapon. Some thought it to be so intolerable, it would discourage any future Wars. But his legacy is a fog of chlorine gas that crept over Europe and Africa and Asia. When I asked “is it big enough”, I meant is it big enough that no sane person would ever dare to use it? Good men invent bigger and more efficient methods for humankind to exterminate itself, hoping the world will lose its hunger for horror. But our species seems to have an insatiable appetite. I’ve lost mine. - Manhattan Season 1 Episode 4
You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow - Janis Joplin