Stephen Hawking Quotes

Stephen Hawking Quotes
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. ”

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

“The universe doesn't allow perfection.”

“Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge.”

“I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street.”

“If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?”

“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”

“People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.”

“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.”

“While there is life, there is hope.”

“I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.”

“I don’t fear God - I fear His believers.”

“Look up at the stars, not down at your feet.”

“When the going gets tough, the tough take a coffee break.”

“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. However bad life may seem, there is always hope.”

“I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.”

“It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination. Its a crazy world out there. Be curious.”

“The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.”

“Real science can be far stranger than science fiction and much more satisfying.”

“Its a crazy world out there. Be curious.”

“The beatings will continue until morale improves.”

“I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.”

“Succeed in spite of management.”

“Success is a relative term. It brings so many relatives.”

“Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.”

“It’s the gravity that shapes the large scale structure of the universe, even though it is the weakest of four categories of forces.”

“So next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”

“I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time.”

“The more you learn, the more you know. The more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know. So why bother to learn.”

“You cannot predict the future.”

“I’m not religious in the normal sense. I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.”

“We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.”

“To understand recursion, one must first understand recursion.”

“The lesson of the book is that the universe is governed by the laws of science.”

“Perhaps we could write code to optimize code, then run that code through the code optimizer?”

“No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.”

“For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen.”

“Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool.”

“Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.”

“There is no unique picture of reality.”

“I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing.”

“We should seek the greatest value of our action.”

“Why do we remember the past, but not the future?”

“If I have questions about the universe on my mind when I go to bed, I can’t turn off. I dream equations all night.”

“I’m really easy to get along with once you see it my way.”

“You cannot understand the glories of the universe without believing there is some Supreme Power behind it.”

“So Einstein was wrong when he said, “God does not play dice.” Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can’t be seen.”

“Science can explain the universe without the need for a Creator.”

“It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.”

“What is important is that we have the ability to create.”

“The idea that we are alone in the universe seems to me completely implausible and arrogant, considering the number of planets and stars that we know exist, it’s extremely unlikely that we are the only form of evolved life.”

“We find ourselves in a bewildering world. We want to make sense of what we see around us and to ask

“We each exist for but a short time, and in that time explore but a small part of the whole universe.”

“Thirty years ago I was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, and given two and a half years to live. I have always wondered how they could be so precise about the half.”

“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.”

“Jesus loves you, but everyone else thinks you’re an ass.”

“There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”

“One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.”

“Hang in there, retirement is only thirty years away!”

“A zero-gravity flight is a first step toward space travel.”

“In my mind, I am free.”

“The Universe in a Nutshell.”

“Only time – whatever that may be – will tell.”

“Observations indicate that the universe is expanding at an ever increasing rate. It will expand forever, getting emptier and darker.”

“Love the neighbor. But don’t get caught.”

“The idea of 10 dimensions might sound exciting, but they would cause real problems if you forget where you parked your car.”

“If I had to choose a superhero to be, I would pick Superman. He’s everything that I’m not.”

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.”

“The victim should have the right to end his life, if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”

“As a child, I wanted to know how things worked and to control them. With a friend, I built a number of complicated models that I could control. It was a natural next step to want to know how the universe works.”

“So long as the universe had a beginning, we could suppose it had a creator. But if the universe is really completely self-contained, having no boundary or edge, it would have neither beginning nor end

“I believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it. It is a basic human desire. And it also puts our worries in perspective.”

“I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.”

“Time and space are finite in extent, but they don’t have any boundary or edge. They would be like the surface of the earth, but with two more dimensions.”

“Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this.”

“There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over.”

“One can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, but science makes God unnecessary. The laws of physics can explain the universe without the need for a creator.”

“I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I’m an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.”

“We won’t know for a few years.”

“What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God. Which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.”

“If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”

“Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.”

“I don’t believe that the ultimate theory will come by steady work along existing lines. We need something new. We can’t predict what that will be or when we will find it because if we knew that, we would have found it already!”

“The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?”

“So great a contribution to physics was Two New Sciences that scholars have long maintained that the book anticipated Isaac Newton’s laws of motion.”

“I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so.”

“Sometimes I wonder if I’m as famous for my wheelchair and disabilities as I am for my discoveries.”

“We think we have solved the mystery of creation. Maybe we should patent the universe and charge everyone royalties for their existence.”

“But a machine that was powerful enough to accelerate particles to the grand unification energy would have to be as big as the Solar System – and would be unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate.”

“Any physical theory is always provisional, in the sense that it is only a hypothesis: you can never prove it.

“The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.”

“The doctor who diagnosed me with ALS, or motor neuron disease, told me that it would kill me in two or three years.”

“The concern here is that financial services become a kind of tech-led Wild West.”

“In fact, if one considers the possible constants and laws that could have emerged, the odds against a universe that produced life like ours are immense.”

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”


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