Stephen Hawking Quotes

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

Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? 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?
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Quotes
Stephen Hawking Quotes
God abhors a naked singularity.
Stephen Hawking

Government works best under the glare of public scrutiny. Absent such scrutiny, abuses occur.
Stephen Hawking

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.
Stephen Hawking

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Stephen Hawking

It is all right to make mistakes; nothing is perfect because with perfection, we would not exist.
Stephen Hawking

It matters if you just don't give up.
Stephen Hawking

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

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Stephen Hawking

I regard the afterlife to be a fairy story for people that are afraid of the dark
Stephen Hawking

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
Stephen Hawking

Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Stephen Hawking

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

My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.
Stephen Hawking

Not only does God play dice but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Stephen Hawking

One is always a long way from solving a problem until one actually has the answer.
Stephen Hawking

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.
Stephen Hawking

One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn't exist.....Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist
Stephen Hawking

Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.
Stephen Hawking

People who boast about their IQ are losers
Stephen Hawking

Quiet people have the loudest minds.
Stephen Hawking

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: it would simply be. What place, then, for a creator?
Stephen Hawking

The Greatest enemy of knowledge isn’t ignorance; it’s the illusion of knowledge
Stephen Hawking

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.
Stephen Hawking

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking

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

There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.
Stephen Hawking

To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
Stephen Hawking

The downside of my celebrity is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognized. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away.
Stephen Hawking

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.
Stephen Hawking

We each exist for but a short time, and in that time explore but a small part of the whole universe
Stephen Hawking

What I have done is to show that it is possible for the way the universe began to be determined by the laws of science. In that case, it would not be necessary to appeal to God to decide how the universe began. This doesn't prove that there is no God, only that God is not necessary.
Stephen Hawking

We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,
Stephen Hawking

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