This quote for today is pretty much word-for-word. However, since I’m quoting, by memory, from an article I read in an issue of analog SCIENCE FICTION/SCIENCE FACT sometime around 1976*, I can’t vouch for complete accuracy. The principle remains intact, so here’s my Quote for Today:
“Terrorists who only succeed in blowing themselves up are not terrifying, but merely amusing.”
* I’m pretty certain that I read the article during either my 7th-grade or 8th-grade years, so I split the difference. The article in question discussed some problems that terrorists would need to overcome in any attempt to build a working fission device. IIRC, it took as a baseline assumption that said terrorists had access to all required materials for such a device, up to and including weapons-grade fissile materials in critical-mass quantities. The design concept from the article, though not transportable, did have a certain elegance….