62 Stephen Hawking Quotes about science, disability and knowledge


Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author. His life is a motivation and inspiration to the people all round the world. Stephen Hawking quotes will help us to get motivated and inspired.

Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

62 Stephen Hawking Quotes about science, disability and knowledge

  1. "However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
  2. "I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers."
  3. "Quiet people have the loudest minds."
  4. "I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
  5. "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. It's a crazy world out there. Be curious."
  6. "You cannot understand the glories of the Universe without believing there is some supreme power behind it."
  7. "Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the Universe exist. Be curious."
  8. "We are all now connected by the internet, like neurons in a giant brain."
  9. "Thus, in a sense, we are all doomed. Even if we stay away from black holes."
  10. "The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people."
  11. "It matters if you just don't give up."
  12. "Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of the romance and passion."
  13. "The idea of 10 dimensions might sound exciting, but they would cause real problems if you forget where you parked your car."
  14. "Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it."
  15. "Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge."
  16. "I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first."
  17. "Life would be tragic if it weren't funny."
  18. "Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out."
  19. "Women. They are a complete mystery."
  20. "If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans."
  21. "People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining."
  22. "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge."
  23. "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to changes."
  24. "My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is, and why it exists at all."
  25. "I believe things cannot make themselves impossible."
  26. "We live in a bewildering world."
  27. "If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?"
  28. "I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space."
  29. "Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free."
  30. "You cannot predict the future."
  31. "One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn't exists.....Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist."
  32. "When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have."
  33. "The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities."
  34. "There is no unique picture of reality."
  35. "My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically."
  36. "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."
  37. "Simplicity is a matter of taste."
  38. "While physics and mathematics may tell you how universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve."
  39. "I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women."
  40. "Only time (whatever they may be) will tell."
  41. "The Universe does not behave according to our pre-conceived ideas. It continues to surprise us."
  42. "If one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well."
  43. "If you understand how the Universe operates, you control it, in a way."
  44. "The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible."
  45. "Einstein never accepted that the Universe was governed by chance; his feelings were summed up in his famous statement "God does not play dice."
  46. "The last chapter discussed why we see time go forward: why disorder increases and why we remember the past but not the future."
  47. "We should seek the greatest value of our action."
  48. "In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves."
  49. "From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-size sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy."
  50. "I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time."
  51. "To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like."
  52. "The human race may be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy."
  53. "I have wondered about time all my life."
  54. "Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest."
  55. "I think the human race doesn't have a future if it doesn't go into space."
  56. "We must develop as quickly as possible technologies that make possible a direct connection between brain and computer, so that artificial brains contribute to human intelligence rather than opposing it."
  57. "Earth might one day soon resemble the planet Venus."
  58. "The missing link in cosmology is the nature of dark matter and dark energy."
  59. "A zero-gravity flight is a first step toward space travel."
  60. "Computers double their performance every month."
  61. "Cosmology is a rapidly advancing field."
  62. "The cyclic universe theory predicts no gravitational waves from the early Universe."
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