Stephen Hawking Quotes & Wallpapers

Stephen Hawking
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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
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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
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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
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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
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If you understand how the universe operates, you control it in a way. Stephen Hawking
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science will win because it works. Stephen Hawking
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Its a crazy world out there. Be curious. Stephen Hawking
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers. Stephen Hawking
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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
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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
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Not only does God play dice with the Universe - he sometimes casts them where they can't be seen. Stephen Hawking
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A person who smiles in the face of adversity...probably has a scapegoat. Stephen Hawking
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If at first you don't succeed, try management. Stephen Hawking
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Hang in there, retirement is only thirty years away! Stephen Hawking
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When the going gets tough, the tough take a coffee break. Stephen Hawking
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Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool. Stephen Hawking
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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
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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
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Over a very small number of rolls of the dice, the uncertainty principle is very important. Stephen Hawking
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I thought Eddie Redmayne portrayed me very well... At times I thought he was me. Stephen Hawking
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Sometimes I wonder if I'm as famous for my wheelchair and disabilities as I am for my discoveries Stephen Hawking
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The progress of the human race in understanding the universe has established a small corner of order in an increasingly disordered universe. Stephen Hawking
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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
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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
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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
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Science can explain the universe without the need for a Creator. Stephen Hawking
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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
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To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational, Stephen Hawking
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[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
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Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? Stephen Hawking
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A million million million million (1 with twenty-four zeros after it) miles, the size of the observable universe. Stephen Hawking
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If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future? Stephen Hawking
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Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge. Stephen Hawking
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Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases. Stephen Hawking
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The laws of science do not distinguish between the past and the future. Stephen Hawking
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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
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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
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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
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If I had to choose a superhero to be, I would pick Superman. He's everything that I'm not. Stephen Hawking
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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
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Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time. Stephen Hawking
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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
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Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest. Stephen Hawking
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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
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One can't predict the weather more than a few days in advance. Stephen Hawking
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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
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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
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God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen. Stephen Hawking
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I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing. Stephen Hawking
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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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I grew up thinking that a research scientist was a natural thing to be. Stephen Hawking
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Time can behave like another direction in space under extreme conditions. Stephen Hawking
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If we want to travel into the future, we just need to go fast. Really fast. And I think the only way we're ever likely to do that is by going into space. Stephen Hawking
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We should seek the greatest value of our action. Stephen Hawking
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As a child, I wanted to know how things worked and to control them. With a friend, I built a number of complicated models that I could control. Stephen Hawking
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I don't care much for equations myself. This is partly because it is difficult for me to write them down, but mainly because I don't have an intuitive feeling for equations. Stephen Hawking
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Galileo , perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science. Stephen Hawking
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Science fiction can be exciting and very gripping, but it doesn't tell us anything about the universe in which we live. Stephen Hawking
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I think my dad [ Stephen Hawking] would have been pleased if I had turned out a scientist because he truly believes that is the most interesting career open to anyone. But he also believes that you have to follow your own path in life and so he certainly wasn't going to push me toward theoretical physics when it didn't look like I was going in that direction naturally. Stephen Hawking
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Many people do not like the idea that time has a beginning, probably because it smacks of divine intervention. Stephen Hawking
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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
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Maybe my viriety is due to bad absorption of vitamins. Stephen Hawking
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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
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We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing of the world. Stephen Hawking
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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
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