Quotation Explorer - 'Stephen Hawking'

Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry. - Stephen Hawking
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. - Stephen Hawking
If human life were long enough to find the ultimate theory, everything would have been solved by previous generations. Nothing would be left to be discovered. - 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
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
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
We could call order by the name of God, but it would be an impersonal God. There's not much personal about the laws of physics. - Stephen Hawking
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny. - Stephen Hawking
I believe in the possible. I believe, small though we are, insignificant though we may be, we can reach a full understanding of the universe. You were right when you said you felt small, looking up at all that up there. We are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things. - Stephen Hawking
What place, then, for a creator? - Stephen Hawking
There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. (...) However bad life may seem (...) While there’s life, there is hope. - Stephen Hawking
Remember to 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. 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. - 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
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
Not only does God play dice with the Universe - he sometimes casts them where they can't be seen. - Stephen Hawking
We shouldn't be surprised that conditions in the universe are suitable for life, but this is not evidence that the universe was designed to allow for life. - Stephen Hawking
[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. - 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
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
It matters if you just don't give up. - Stephen Hawking
For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imaginations, we learned to talk. - Stephen Hawking
I think that it's important for scientists to explain their work, particularly in cosmology. This now answers many questions once asked of religion. - Stephen Hawking
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. - Stephen Hawking
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 - Stephen Hawking
I regard the afterlife to be a fairy story for people that are afraid of the dark - Stephen Hawking
My publisher told me that the number of readers of this book will be inversely proportional to the number of equations it contains. - Stephen Hawking
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change - Stephen Hawking
Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor. - Stephen Hawking
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)] - 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
why are we here?where do we come from?traditionally,these are questionsfor philosophy,but philosophy is dead - 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
said that his quest is simply "trying to understand the mind of God". - Stephen Hawking
Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. - Stephen Hawking
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