Read 113 Memorable Stephen Hawking Quotes That Worth Memorizing. Those Quotes about Life, Love, Time, Hope, Universe, Disability & Look Up At The Stars.
Stephen Hawking Quotes About Life
We create history by our observation, rather than history creating us.
Never scrub your arse with a wire brush.
We now know that our galaxy is only one of some hundred thousand million that can be seen using modern telescopes, each galaxy itself containing some hundred thousand million stars.
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.
I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die.
The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.
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.
What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.
The computer in your cell phone today is a million times cheaper and a thousand times more powerful and about a hundred thousand time smaller than the one computer at MIT in 1965.
The most important point: that the universe is governed by a set of rational laws that we can discover and understand.
What did God do before he created the universe?
It is hard to imagine how free will can operate if our behavior is determined by physical law, so it seems that we are no more than biological machines and that free will is just an illusion.
I had no desire to share the fate of Galileo, with whom I feel a strong sense of identity, partly because of the coincidence of having been born exactly 300 years after his death!
It is said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But the universe is the ultimate free lunch.
Stephen Hawking Quotes About Love
However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope.
The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.
If you understand how the universe operates, you control it, in a way.
This means it will take about a thousand million million million million years for the earth to run into the sun, so there’s no immediate cause for worry!
No boundary condition: The idea that the universe is finite but has no boundary (in imaginary time).
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Or in other words, why does disorder increase in the same direction of time as that in which the universe expands?
Einstein never accepted that the universe was governed by chance; his feelings were summed up in his famous statement “God does not play dice.
If there were events earlier than this time, then they could not affect what happens at the present time. Their existence can be ignored because it would have no observational consequences.
An expanding universe does not preclude a creator, but it does place limits on when he might have carried out his job!
If a star were a grain of salt, you could fit all the stars visible to the naked eye on a teaspoon, but all the stars in the universe would fill a ball more than eight miles wide.
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?
There is no way that we can predict the weather six months ahead beyond giving the seasonal average
Stephen Hawking Quotes About Time
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this.
Why are we here? where do we come from? traditionally,these are questions for philosophy,but philosophy is dead
There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. (…) However bad life may seem (…) While there’s life, there is hope.
God not only plays dice, he also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.
Stephen Hawking said that his quest is simply “trying to understand the mind of God”.
Do we really have reason to believe that an objective reality exists?
Although quantum mechanics has been around for nearly 70 years, it is still not generally understood or appreciated, even by those that use it to do calculations.
A million million million million (1 with twenty-four zeros after it) miles, the size of the observable universe.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
There could be whole antiworlds and antipeople made out of antiparticles. However, if you meet your antiself, don’t shake hands!
Eternity is a very long time, especially towards the end.
In an infinite universe, every point can be regarded as the center, because every point has an infinite number of stars on each side of it.
Stephen Hawking Quotes On Hope
The last chapter discussed why we see time go forward: why disorder increases and why we remember the past but not the future.
There could be whole antiworlds and antipeople made out of antiparticles. However, if you meet your antiself, don’t shake hands! You would both vanish in a great flash of light.
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 increase of disorder or entropy is what distinguishes the past from the future, giving a direction to time.
Not to take this web of dualities as a sign we are on the right track would be a bit like believing that God put fossils into the rocks in order to mislead Darwin about the evolution of life.
The universe does not behave according to our pre-conceived ideas. It continues to surprise us.
People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
The people who actually make the advances in theoretical physics don’t think in these categories that the philosophers and the historians of science subsequently invent for them
If we find the answer to that (why the universe exists), it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason. For then we would know the mind of God.
However, one cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.
An elipse is an elongated circle
Each exists for but a short time, and in that time explore but a small part of the whole universe.
If one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be *psychologically* disabled as well.
You cannot predict the future.
It’s the gravity that shapes the large scale structure of the universe, even though it is the weakest of four categories of forces.
Stephen Hawking Motivational Quotes
We each exist for but a short time, and in that time explore but a small part of the whole universe.
Women. They are a complete mystery to me.
If the government is covering up knowledge of aliens, they are doing a better job of it than they do at anything else.
“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.”
Only time(whatever that may be) will tell.
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
Simplicity is a matter of taste.
Eternity is a long time, especially towards the end.
The human capacity for guilt is such that people can always find ways to blame themselves.
Thus, in a sense, we are all doomed. even if we stay away from black holes.
God abhors a naked singularity.
One is always a long way from solving a problem until one actually has the answer.
Government works best under the glare of public scrutiny. Absent such scrutiny, abuses occur.
Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge.
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
The idea of 10 dimensions might sound exciting, but they would cause real problems if you forget where you parked your car.
We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.
If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.
Stephen Hawking Quotes Universe
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
I regard the afterlife to be a fairy story for people that are afraid of the dark.
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 greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.” [The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)]
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
“Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”
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.
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.
You cannot understand the glories of the universe without believing there is some Supreme Power behind it.
Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.
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.
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.
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 Quotes However Difficult Life May Seem
“It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”
“Some people would claim that things like love, joy and beauty belong to a different category from science and can’t be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution.”
Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.
[In the Universe it may be that] Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.
Quiet people have the loudest minds.
The universe doesn’t allow perfection.
“Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious, and however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”
“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.”
“Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.”
“We are all different, but we share the same human spirit. Perhaps it’s human nature that we adapt and survive.”
Stephen Hawking Quotes On Disability
“I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time.”
If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?
“I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.”
Not only does God play dice but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.
People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.
Stephen Hawking Quotes Look Up At The Stars
“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.”
“I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”
“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 lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.”
“If I had to choose a superhero to be, I would pick Superman. He’s everything that I’m not.”
“Aggression, humanity’s greatest vice, will destroy civilization.”