Originally posted by sowens

Originally posted by foo fighter:
I am become death, the shatterer of worlds. - Robert J. Oppenheimer

Isn't this from some Hindu text? I remember something about some Hindu god transforming into Sheba and saying this (sorry for butchering this so bad, but I can't remember the direct quote).
Yes, it was originally a quote from the Bhagavad Gita. However, you could argue that Oppenheimer's use of the quote is more poignant, given that he actually made such 'world shattering' power a reality.