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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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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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Only time - whatever that may be - will tell. Stephen Hawking
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If one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be *psychologically* disabled as well. Stephen Hawking
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God not only plays dice, he throws them in the corner where you can't see them. Stephen Hawking
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We each exist for but a short time, and in that time explore but a small part of the whole universe 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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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I am discounting reports of UFOs. Why would they appear only to cranks and weirdos? Stephen Hawking
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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
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What lies north of the North Pole? Stephen Hawking
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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
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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
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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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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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Galileo , perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science. 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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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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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
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Maybe my viriety is due to bad absorption of vitamins. 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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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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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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[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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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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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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Physics as we know it will be over in six months - Max Born 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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