15 Best Dialogues from Oppenheimer Movie That are Profound

History is filled with many grim truths, controversies, and conspiracy theories, of which we know only a part. One current trend, ‘Barbiehiemer,’ features one of Christopher Nolan’s greatest movies – ‘Oppenheimer.’ The dialogues from ‘Oppenheimer’ are generating a lot of hype and for all the right reasons! Julius Robert Oppenheimer, born in 1907, was a prodigious child who grew up to become one of the most famous physicists and scientists. He created the nuclear bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two Japanese cities, by the US government on August 6th, 1945, during World War 2. He was appointed as the head of the ‘Manhattan Project,’ marking the beginning of nuclear bomb creation. He is also remembered as the ‘Father of the Atomic Bomb’.

However, many are unaware of Oppenheimer’s side of the story as depicted in the 2023 movie ‘Oppenheimer.’ The film has already achieved significant success due to its strong script, accurate historical facts, and talented actors such as Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr., and, of course, the memorable dialogues. Let’s explore some of the most unforgettable dialogues from ‘Oppenheimer

1. Expressing his own unexplainable griefs and sorrows…
“Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man. For this he was chained to a rock and tortured for eternity.”-J. Robert Oppenheimer

2. When the fault is so big and irremissible that one can’t even ask for forgiveness…
“You don’t get to commit sin, and then ask all of us to feel sorry for you when there are consequences.”- Kitty Oppenheimer

3. When he knew that the big decision is already made…
“They won’t fear it until they understand it. And they won’t understand it until they’ve used it.”- J. Robert Oppenheimer

4. They won’t…
“You think…They’ll forgive you? They won’t.”- Kitty Oppenheimer

5. When he thought that maybe something could stop the bombing.
“We’ve got one hope, antisemitism.”- J. Robert Oppenheimer

6. The nuclear bombing really changed the world…
“It’s not a new weapon. It’s a new world.”- Niels Bohr

7. Power stays silent and under the shadows, isn’t it true?
“Amateurs chase the sun and get burned. Power stays in the shadows.”- Lewis Strauss

8. Should have stopped at that or not?
“When I came to you with those calculations, we thought we might start a chain reaction that would destroy the entire world…I believe we did it.”- J. Robert Oppenheimer

9. When he knew he was the reason behind uncountable deaths…
“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”- J. Robert Oppenheimer

10. But did not happen and only the victims of New Mexico are still left…
“If I could find a way to combine Physics and New Mexico, life would be perfect.”- J. Robert Oppenheimer

11. Nobody can be trusted with a weapon that destroys lives!
“I don’t know if we can be trusted with such a weapon. But I know the Nazis can’t.”- J. Robert Oppenheimer

12. How wars and fights never let you ahead of anyone no matter how hard you try…
” The Russians have a bomb. We’re supposed to be years ahead of them.”- Lewis Strauss

13. We hope, the world is still not prepared for such destruction.
“You are the man who gave them the power to destroy themselves. And the world is not prepared.”- Neils Bohr

14. The Japanese and the rest of the world…no one liked it!
“It’s too soon to tell what the results of this bombing are but I’ll bet the Japanese didn’t like it.”- J. Robert Oppenheimer

15. That dialogue would get the chill run down anyone’s spine…
“Are you saying that there’s a chance that when we push that button… we destroy the world?”- Lewis Strauss

Have you watched the movie, Oppenheimer? Tell us your favorite dialogues from the Oppenheimer movie in the comments.

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