Stephen Hawking Quotes & Wallpapers

Stephen Hawking
Total Quotes: 564

If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans. Stephen Hawking

I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time. Stephen Hawking

When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have. Stephen Hawking

I'm never any good in the morning. It is only after four in the afternoon that I get going. 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

There are no black holes in the sense of regimes from which light can't escape to infinity. Stephen Hawking

Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill. Stephen Hawking

Although almost every theoretical physicist agrees with my prediction that a black hole should glow like a hot body, it would be very difficult to verify experimentally because the temperature of a macroscopic black hole is so low. Stephen Hawking

Before 1915, space and time were thought of as a fixed arena in which events took place, but which was not affected by what happened in it. Space and time are now dynamic quantities... space and time not only affect but are also affected by everything that happens in the universe. Stephen Hawking

Our minds work in real time, which begins at the Big Bang and will end, if there is a Big Crunch - which seems unlikely, now, from the latest data showing accelerating expansion. Consciousness would come to an end at a singularity. Stephen Hawking

Evolution has ensured that our brains just aren't equipped to visualise 11 dimensions directly. However, from a purely mathematical point of view it's just as easy to think in 11 dimensions, as it is to think in three or four. Stephen Hawking

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature. Stephen Hawking

Science predicts that many different kinds of universe will be spontaneously created out of nothing. It is a matter of chance which we are in. 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

My work and my family are very important to me. Stephen Hawking

There is no unique picture of reality. Stephen Hawking

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

We think we have solved the mystery of creation. Maybe we should patent the universe and charge everyone royalties for their existence. Stephen Hawking

Some people would claim that things like love, joy and beauty belong to a different category from science and can't be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution. Stephen Hawking

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. Stephen Hawking

All my adult life people have been helping me. Stephen Hawking

The human race may be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy. Stephen Hawking

There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. Stephen Hawking

It is extremely important to me to write for children. Stephen Hawking

Before I lost my voice, it was slurred, so only those close to me could understand, but with the computer voice, I found I could give popular lectures. I enjoy communicating science. It is important that the public understands basic science, if they are not to leave vital decisions to others. Stephen Hawking

One big contribution my father [Stephen Hawking] has made is to show that having a disability does not bar you from leading a full and eventful life. Stephen Hawking

I'm a child myself, in the sense that I'm still looking. Children are fascinated by black holes and ask me questions. I find they soon get the idea if it is explained in nontechnical language. Stephen Hawking

Being confined to a wheelchair doesn't bother me as my mind is free to roam the universe, but it felt wonderful to be weightless. Stephen Hawking

Physics as we know it will be over in six months - Max Born Stephen Hawking

The human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet. Let's hope we can avoid dropping the basket until we have spread the load. Stephen Hawking

The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression. It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all. Stephen Hawking

Many people do not like the idea that time has a beginning, probably because it smacks of divine intervention. Stephen Hawking

It [AI] would take off on its own and redesign itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete and would be superseded. Stephen Hawking

Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. Stephen Hawking

We waste time, so you don't have to. Stephen Hawking

One should love animals. They are so tasty. Stephen Hawking

Never put off the work till tomorrow what you can put off today. Stephen Hawking

I may contradict myself, but at least I don't contradict myself. Stephen Hawking

Half the battle is just showing up. Stephen Hawking

Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? Stephen Hawking

A million million million million (1 with twenty-four zeros after it) miles, the size of the observable universe. Stephen Hawking

If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future? Stephen Hawking

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge. Stephen Hawking

Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases. Stephen Hawking

The laws of science do not distinguish between the past and the future. Stephen Hawking

Science can explain the universe without the need for a Creator. Stephen Hawking

In this way, Edwin Hubble worked out the distances to nine different galaxies. We now know that our galaxy is only one of some hundred thousand million that can be seen using modern telescopes, each galaxy itself containing some hundred thousand million stars. Stephen Hawking

If it were only a few degrees, that would be serious, but we could adapt to it. But the danger is the warming process might be unstable and run away. We could end up like Venus, covered in clouds and with the surface temperature of 400 degrees. It could be too late if we wait until the bad effects of warming become obvious. We need action now to reduce emission of carbon dioxide. Stephen Hawking

[On President Bush's plan to get to Mars in 10 years] Stupid. Robots would do a better job and be much cheaper because you don't have to bring them back. Stephen Hawking

To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational, 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

We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing of the world. Stephen Hawking

Gravity is so strong that space is bent round onto itself, making it rather like the surface of the earth. If one keeps traveling in a certain direction on the surface of the earth, one never comes up against an impassable barrier or falls over the edge, but eventually comes back to where one started. Stephen Hawking

The "Powers That Be" are not smart enough to engineer Armageddon, but they may yet be stupid enough. If governments are involved in covering up the knowledge of aliens, then they are doing a much better job of it than they seem to do at anything else. Stephen Hawking

The zero-G part was wonderful and the higher-G part was no problem. I could have gone on and on. Space, here I come! Stephen Hawking

If we find the answer [the unified theory], it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason - for we would know the mind of God. Stephen Hawking

Galileo , perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science. Stephen Hawking

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. Stephen Hawking

If I had to choose a superhero to be, I would pick Superman. He's everything that I'm not. Stephen Hawking

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. Stephen Hawking

Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time. Stephen Hawking

I first had the idea of writing a popular book about the universe in 1982. My intention was partly to earn money to pay my daughter's school fees. Stephen Hawking

Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest. Stephen Hawking

God is the name people give to the reason we are here. But I think that reason is the laws of physics rather than someone with whom one can have a personal relationship. An impersonal God. Stephen Hawking

One can't predict the weather more than a few days in advance. Stephen Hawking

If I had a time machine, I'd visit Marilyn Monroe in her prime or drop in on Galileo as he turned his telescope to the heavens. Stephen Hawking

I don't have much positive to say about motor neuron disease, but it taught me not to pity myself because others were worse off, and to get on with what I still could do. I'm happier now than before I developed the condition. Stephen Hawking

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

I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing. Stephen Hawking

When we understand string theory, we will know how the universe began. It won't have much effect on how we live, but it is important to understand where we come from and what we can expect to find as we explore. Stephen Hawking

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