Stephen Hawking Quotes & Wallpapers

Stephen Hawking
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What I'd really like to control is not machines, but people. Stephen Hawking

Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible. Stephen Hawking

I enjoy all forms of music - pop, classical and opera. Stephen Hawking

One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem. Stephen Hawking

Theoretical physics is one of the few fields in which being disabled is no handicap - it is all in the mind. Stephen Hawking

Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead. Stephen Hawking

Perhaps one day I will go into space. Stephen Hawking

In Britain, like most of the developed world, stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn't change policy. Stephen Hawking

In my opinion, there is no aspect of reality beyond the reach of the human mind. Stephen Hawking

I have sold more books on physics than Madonna has on sex. Stephen Hawking

There is a very real danger that we will kill everything on this planet now that we have the technological power to do so. Stephen Hawking

The initial configuration of the universe may have been chosen by God, or it may itself have been determined by the laws of science. In either case, it would seem that everything in the universe would then be determined by evolution according to the laws of science, so it is difficult to see how we can be masters of our fate. Stephen Hawking

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. 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. Stephen Hawking

All of my life, I have been fascinated by the big questions that face us, and have tried to find scientific answers to them. If, like me, you have looked at the stars, and tried to make sense of what you see, you too have started to wonder what makes the universe exist. Stephen Hawking

So when people ask me if I believe God created the universe, I tell them that the question itself makes no sense. Time didn't exist before the Big Bang, so there is no time for God to make the universe in. It's like asking for directions to the edge of the earth; the earth is a sphere, it doesn't have an edge, so looking for it is a futile exercise. Stephen Hawking

Humanities deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for continuing our quest. and our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in. Stephen Hawking

Go the extra mile. It makes your boss look like an incompetent slacker. Stephen Hawking

To understand recursion, one must first understand recursion. Stephen Hawking

Save water. Shower with your girlfriend. Stephen Hawking

There should be a better way to start a day than waking up every morning. Stephen Hawking

If you lined up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would try to pass them. Stephen Hawking

Maxwell is the physicist's physicist. Stephen Hawking

The rate of progress is so rapid that what one learns at school or university is always a bit out of date. Only a few people can keep up with the rapidly advancing frontier of knowledge, and they have to devote their whole time to it and specialize in a small area. The rest of the population has little idea of the advances that are being made or the excitement they are generating. Stephen Hawking

If the government is covering up knowledge of aliens, they are doing a better job of it than they do at anything else. Stephen Hawking

We live in the most probable of all possible worlds. Stephen Hawking

People think I'm a Simpsons character. Stephen Hawking

What I have learned from life is to make the most of what you have got. Stephen Hawking

I think the human race has no future if it doesn't go into space. Stephen Hawking

Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry. Stephen Hawking

The meaning in life is not out there but inbetween our ears. In many ways this makes us the lords of creation. Stephen Hawking

Issuing an insurance policy against abduction by aliens seems a pretty safe bet. Stephen Hawking

We are only the temporary custodians of the particles which we are made of. They will go on to lead a future existence in the enormous universe that made them Stephen Hawking

Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers. I think the human race has no future if it doesn't go into space. I therefore want to encourage public interest in space. 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

Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking and its greatest failures by not talking. It does' have to be like this. Stephen Hawking

If the rate of expansion one second after the Big Bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, it would have recollapsed before it reached its present size. On the other hand, if it had been greater by a part in a million, the universe would have expanded too rapidly for stars and planets to form. Stephen Hawking

I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming. 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

Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out. Stephen Hawking

It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics. Stephen Hawking

I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don't know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy. Stephen Hawking

I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. Stephen Hawking

People who boast about their I.Q. are losers. Stephen Hawking

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

There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition. Stephen Hawking

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

Sometimes I wonder if I'm as famous for my wheelchair and disabilities as I am for my discoveries. Stephen Hawking

God not only plays dice, but also sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen. Stephen Hawking

Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion. Stephen Hawking

I think the brain is essentially a computer and consciousness is like a computer program. It will cease to run when the computer is turned off. Theoretically, it could be re-created on a neural network, but that would be very difficult, as it would require all one's memories. Stephen Hawking

If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist. Stephen Hawking

We live in a bewildering world. Stephen Hawking

Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Stephen Hawking

The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't solve the equations, directly in the abstract. Stephen Hawking

I don't want to write an autobiography because I would become public property with no privacy left. Stephen Hawking

I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws. Stephen Hawking

It now appears that the way the universe began can indeed be determined, using imaginary time. Stephen Hawking

Most people don't have time to master the very mathematical details of theoretical physics. Stephen Hawking

The cyclic universe theory predicts no gravitational waves from the early universe. Stephen Hawking

The media need superheroes in science just as in every sphere of life, but there is really a continuous range of abilities with no clear dividing line. Stephen Hawking

There are plenty of dead scientists I admire, but I can't think of any living ones. This is probably because it is only in retrospect that one can see who made the important contributions. Stephen Hawking

Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world, especially in my field. Stephen Hawking

My wife and I love each other very much. Stephen Hawking

One could say: "The boundary condition of the universe is that it has no boundary." The universe would be completely self-contained and not affected by anything outside itself. It would neither be created nor destroyed. It would just BE. Stephen Hawking

The Universe in a Nutshell Stephen Hawking

God abhors a naked singularity. Stephen Hawking

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

Nuclear weapons need large facilities, but genetic engineering can be done in a small lab. You can't regulate every lab in the world. The danger is that either by accident or design, we create a virus that destroys us. Stephen Hawking

I think the human race doesn't have a future if we don't go into space. We need to expand our horizons beyond planet Earth if we are to have a long-term future. We cannot remain looking inward at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet. We need to look outward to the wider universe. Stephen Hawking

I want to encourage public interest in space. I have never let my condition stop me. You only live once. Stephen Hawking

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