Stephen Hawking Quotes & Wallpapers

Stephen Hawking
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I believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it. It is a basic human desire. And it also puts our worries in perspective. Stephen Hawking

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks. Stephen Hawking

To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit. Stephen Hawking

The Planck satellite may detect the imprint of the gravitational waves predicted by inflation. This would be quantum gravity written across the sky. Stephen Hawking

I believe things cannot make themselves impossible. Stephen Hawking

In the past, there was active discrimination against women in science. That has now gone, and although there are residual effects, these are not enough to account for the small numbers of women, particularly in mathematics and physics. Stephen Hawking

It's a pity that nobody has found an exploding black hole. If they had, I would have won a Nobel prize. Stephen Hawking

Only black holes of very low mass would emit a significant amount of radiation. Stephen Hawking

I entered the health care debate in response to a statement in the United States press in summer 2009 which claimed the National Health Service in Great Britain would have killed me off, were I a British citizen. I felt compelled to make a statement to explain the error. Stephen Hawking

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. Stephen Hawking

Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales. Stephen Hawking

Computers double their performance every month. Stephen Hawking

There is no physical law precluding particles from being organised in ways that perform even more advanced computations than the arrangements of particles in human brains. Stephen Hawking

If you believe in science, like I do, you believe that there are certain laws that are always obeyed. Stephen Hawking

My first popular book, 'A Brief History of Time,' aroused a great deal of interest, but many found it difficult to understand. Stephen Hawking

Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty. Stephen Hawking

I want my books sold on airport bookstalls. Stephen Hawking

The fastest manned vehicle in history was Apollo 10. It reached 25,000 mph. Stephen Hawking

Cosmology is a rapidly advancing field. Stephen Hawking

M-theory is the unified theory Einstein was hoping to find. Stephen Hawking

We got through all of Genesis and part of Exodus before I left. One of the main things I was taught from this was not to begin a sentence with And. I pointed out that most sentences in the Bible began with And, but I was told that English had changed since the time of King James. In that case, I argued, why make us read the Bible? But it was in vain. Robert Graves was very keen on the symbolism and mysticism in the Bible at that time. Stephen Hawking

When I was young, Stephen Hawking wasn't the world's most famous physicist. The fame didn't arrive until the publication of "A Brief History of Time," by which time I was in my late teens. When I was a child, he was well known among physicists, but they are a fairly select, serious bunch, not much given to celebrity idolizing. Stephen Hawking

It is very important for young people keep their sense of wonder and keep asking why. Stephen Hawking

The idea that we are alone in the universe seems to me completely implausible and arrogant, considering the number of planets and stars that we know exist, it's extremely unlikely that we are the only form of evolved life. Stephen Hawking

I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars. Stephen Hawking

A lot of prizes have been awarded for showing the universe is not as simple as we might have thought. Stephen Hawking

What could define God, [is thinking of God] as the embodiment of the laws of nature. However, this is not what most people would think of that God. They made a human-like being with whom one can have a personal relationship. When you look at the vast size of the universe and how insignificant an accidental human life is in it, that seems most impossible. Stephen Hawking

The universe and the Laws of Physics seem to have been specifically designed for us. If any one of about 40 physical qualities had more than slightly different values, life as we know it could not exist: Either atoms would not be stable, or they wouldn't combine into molecules, or the stars wouldn't form heavier elements, or the universe would collapse before life could develop, and so on... Stephen Hawking

science will win because it works. Stephen Hawking

God not only plays dice, he throws them in the corner where you can't see them. Stephen Hawking

We each exist for but a short time, and in that time explore but a small part of the whole universe Stephen Hawking

Thirty years ago I was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, and given two and a half years to live. I have always wondered how they could be so precise about the half. Stephen Hawking

It is reasonable to ask who or what created the universe, but if the answer is God, then the question has merely been deflected to that of who created God. Stephen Hawking

If you understand how the universe operates, you control it in a way. Stephen Hawking

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

A person who smiles in the face of adversity...probably has a scapegoat. Stephen Hawking

If at first you don't succeed, try management. Stephen Hawking

Hang in there, retirement is only thirty years away! Stephen Hawking

When the going gets tough, the tough take a coffee break. Stephen Hawking

Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool. Stephen Hawking

We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldnt want to meet. I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach, Stephen Hawking

If one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be *psychologically* disabled as well. Stephen Hawking

If any one of about 40 physical qualities had more than slightly different values, life as we know it could not exist... Stephen Hawking

Some individuals are better able than others to draw the right conclusions about the world about them and act accordingly. These individuals will be more likely to survive and reproduce so their pattern of behaviour and thought will become dominant Stephen Hawking

The progress of the human race in understanding the universe has established a small corner of order in an increasingly disordered universe. Stephen Hawking

There could be whole antiworlds and antipeople made out of antiparticles. However, if you ever meet your antiself, don't shake hands! You would both vanish in a great flash of light. 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

Its a crazy world out there. Be curious. Stephen Hawking

As we shall see, the concept of time has no meaning before the beginning of the universe. This was first pointed out by St. Augustine. When asked: What did God do before he created the universe? Augustine didn't reply: He was preparing Hell for people who asked such questions. Instead, he said that time was a property of the universe that God created, and that time did not exist before the beginning of the universe. Stephen Hawking

There ought to be something very special about the boundary conditions of the universe and what can be more special than that there is no boundary? Stephen Hawking

I don't believe that the ultimate theory will come by steady work along existing lines. We need something new. We can't predict what that will be or when we will find it because if we knew that, we would have found it already! Stephen Hawking

I'm not religious in the normal sense. 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

I am discounting reports of UFOs. Why would they appear only to cranks and weirdos? Stephen Hawking

Observations indicate that the universe is expanding at an ever-increasing rate. It will expand forever, getting emptier and darker. Although the universe doesn't have an end, it had a beginning in the Big Bang. One might ask what is before that but the answer is that there is nowhere before the Big Bang just as there is nowhere south of the South Pole. Stephen Hawking

What lies north of the North Pole? Stephen Hawking

If a superior alien civilization sent us a message saying, 'We'll arrive in a few decades', would we just reply, 'OK, call us when you get here - we'll leave the lights on'? Probably not - but this is more or less what is happening with AI, Stephen Hawking

Just like a computer, we must remember things in the order in which entropy increases. This makes the second law of thermodynamics almost trivial. Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases. You can't have a safer bet than that! Stephen Hawking

I thought Eddie Redmayne portrayed me very well... At times I thought he was me. Stephen Hawking

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

Only time - whatever that may be - will tell. Stephen Hawking

The laws of science, as we know them at present, contain many fundamental numbers, like the size of the electric charge of the electron and the ratio of the masses of the proton and the electron .... The remarkable fact is that the values of these numbers seem to have been finely adjusted to make possible the development of life. Stephen Hawking

Over a very small number of rolls of the dice, the uncertainty principle is very important. 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

Not only does God play dice with the Universe - he sometimes casts them where they can't be seen. Stephen Hawking

The world has changed far more in the past 100 years than in any other century in history. The reason is not political or economic but technological - technologies that flowed directly from advances in basic science. Stephen Hawking

The life we have on Earth must have spontaneously generated itself. It must therefore be possible for life to exist spontaneously elsewhere in the universe. Stephen Hawking

I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers. 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

Bodies like the earth are not made to move on curved orbits by a force called gravity; instead, they follow the nearest thing to a straight path in a curved space, which is called a geodesic. A geodesic is the shortest (or longest) path between two nearby points. Stephen Hawking

Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology and the fundamental equations of physics. Stephen Hawking

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