Saying Images‘ Stephen Hawking quotes will amaze and inspire you with the perseverance, maturity, and intellect displayed by this world-renowned scientist and author.
Hawking was born on the 8th of January 1942. That’s about 300 years after the death of Galileo. When he was 21, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is a motor-neuron disease that usually leads to death 5 years from diagnosis. But Hawking is now in his Seventies and happily living with his wife, children, and grandchildren, while continuing to unravel the basic laws that govern the universe.
Hawking supports the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics (that all possible alternate pasts and futures exist in their own universes somewhere). He also showed how Einstein’s Theory of Relativity implied that the world began with the Big Bang and would end in black holes.
Did you know? His one big dream is to travel to space and he is all set to go. We wish luck and God speed to arguably one of the most brilliant minds the human gene pool has ever produced.
In the meantime, read these Stephen Hawking quotes and understand the legend and the man better.
Inspirational Quotes by Stephen Hawking
If you are disabled, it is probably not your fault, but it is no good blaming the world or expecting it to take pity on you. One has to have a positive attitude and must make the best of the situation that one finds oneself in; if one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well. In my opinion, one should concentrate on activities in which one’s physical disability will not present a serious handicap. – From “Handicapped People and Science
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.
Famous Stephen Hawking quotes about life
However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope
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. – From Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Quiet people have the loudest minds.
I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time.
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.
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.
When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.
Obviously, because of my disability, I need assistance. But I have always tried to overcome the limitations of my condition and lead as full a life as possible. I have traveled the world, from the Antarctic to zero gravity.
Quotes by 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.
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.
Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
Women. They are a complete mystery.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.
Stephen Hawking Quotes on Religion & Science
Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest.
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. – To Diane Sawyer/ABC News
God may exist, but science can explain the universe without a need for a creator.
Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
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.