The Doomsday Clock is a symbol which represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. Maintained since 1947 by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board, the Clock represents an analogy for the threat of global nuclear war, climate change and new developments in the life sciences and technology that could inflict irrevocable harm to humanity.
Though the original quote uses the word "mightier, it makes me think of Chaucer from "A Knight's Tale" when the character references the real Geoffrey Chaucer's work, "The Canterbury Tales". "I will eviscerate you in fiction. Every pimple, every character flaw. I was naked for a day; you will be naked for eternity." Over 600 years later and you can still read how they were exposed. The power of words is fascinating, beautiful and frightening all at the same time.