Stephen Hawking

English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director

Lived from: 1942-2018

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Stephen Hawking

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    Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking.
    Source: British Telecom advertentie (1993)
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    A zero-gravity flight is a first step toward space travel.
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    Among physicists, I'm respected I hope.
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    As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us - aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone.
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    Earth might one day soon resemble the planet Venus.


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    Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry.
    Source: Stephen Hawking: A Biography (2005) by Kristine Larsen
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    Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible.
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    Galileo, perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science.
    Source: A Brief History of Time (1988)
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    God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator.
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    However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

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    I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these 'how' and 'why' questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.
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    I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.
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    I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
    Source: The New York Times (12 December 2004)
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    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.
    Source: Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays (1993)
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    I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time.
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