Quotation by John Paxton

No, it wasn't an accident, I didn't say that. It was carefully planned, down to the tiniest mechanical and emotional detail. But it was a mistake. It was a beaut. In the end, somehow granted the time for examination, we shall find that our so-called civilization was gloriously destroyed by a handful of vacuum tubes and transistors. Probably faulty.
John Paxton (1911–1985), U.S. screenwriter, and Stanley Kramer. Julian Osborne (Fred Astaire), On the Beach, at the party, when someone asks how the war started (1959).

From the novel by Nevil Shute.
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