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30 Stephan Hawking Quotes to Live by

Wednesday August 29, 2018
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Stephen William Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who always inspired people by the way he perceived and lived his life. He left the world leaving behind all his contributions to Science in March 14, 2018.

He fought life all through his hardship journey and he was holding the role of director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death.

Even when his demise caused a huge emptiness in the world of science, his awesome inspiring quotes are more than enough for a youngster to fight life and live it beautiful.

His quotes are not just limited to the world of science but cover a range of inspiring thoughts that has touched many aspects of life.

Here let us go through some of amazing Stephan Hawking Quotes on love, hope, determination, curiosity, adaptation and a lot more.

1. “As quoted in his book, ‘A Brief History of Time’, “We are very very small. But we are profoundly capable of very very big things.”

2. Mentioning the insatiable curiosity and belief, he said at Sydney Opera House “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.”

3. In his renowned book, Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays, he said “I have noticed that even people, who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”

4. Talking about the importance of human potential, he told a German paper Der Spiegel in 1988 “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.”

5. During an Oxford University Union speech in 2016, he told “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

6. As quoted in his book, ‘A Brief History of Time’, “Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.”

7. While addressing an event honouring the 50th anniversary of NASA at George Washington University in 2008, he told “Primitive life is relatively common, but that intelligent life is very rare. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth,”

8. Talking about his passion for the subject, he told PARADE magazine in 2010 “Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion,”

9. Talking to ABC News in June 2010, he told “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.”

10. When asked about how he kept his spirits up after diagnosed with ALS, he said “My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus”….“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

11. During his talk with ABC World News (7 June 2010), he said “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.”

12. As quoted in his book, ‘A Brief History of Time’, “We see the universe the way it is because if it were different we would not be here to observe it.”

13. In his television series, “Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking”, he said “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. We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.”

14. As quoted in People’s Daily Online (14 June 2006), “The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.”

15. “For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”, he said in a British Telecom advertisement (1993).

16. While giving an interview to Spain’s El Mundo, he said “In my opinion, there is no aspect of reality beyond the reach of the human mind.”

17. As quoted in his book, ‘A Brief History of Time’, “We find ourselves in a bewildering world. We want to make sense of what we see around us and to ask: What is the nature of the universe? What is our place in it and where did it and we come from? Why is it the way it is?

18. In his book about theoretical physics, The Universe in a Nutshell ( 2001), he said “It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination. It’s a crazy world out there. Be curious.”

19. Speaking to Google’s Zeitgeist Conference in Hertfordshire, he said “Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.”

20. Talking to ABC News in June 2010, he told “One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose, and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”

21. As quoted in his book, ‘A Brief History of Time’, “Humanity’s deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for our continuing quest. And our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in.”

22. As quoted in “Return of the time lord” in The Guardian (27 September 2005), “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

23. Talking about the Eureka moment scientific discovery in a lecture at Arizona State University, April 2011, he said “I wouldn’t compare it to sex, but it lasts longer.”

24. In an interview with Piers Morgan, he was asked whether he was the most intelligent person in the world. He replied “People who boast about their IQ are losers.”

25. On account of the dangers posed by climate change, he told in an interview with The Telegraph in 2011 “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.”

26. While giving an interview to USA TODAY, he said “We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain”

27. In a documentary in 2013, he said “We are all different — but we share the same human spirit. Perhaps it’s human nature that we adapt — and survive.”

28. He told during his Oxford University graduation “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

29. “Black holes aren’t as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought. Things can get out of a black hole both on the outside and possibly to another universe. So if you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up — there’s a way out.” he said during a lecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm

30. As quoted in his book, ‘A Brief History of Time’, “There could be whole anti-worlds and anti-people made out of antiparticles. However, if you meet your anti-self, don’t shake hands! You would both vanish in a great flash of light.”

These are just a few among many of Stephan Hawking Quotes  that were marked in golden letters among the top inspirational quotes.

His life was full of message to his fellow beings and the upcoming generation to learn how to hope, love and adapt to the changes to live life to its fullest.

His contributions to the world of science are truly great that helped people in this planet to know their universe better.

There was no limit to his ambitions and he also tried to invoke the same spirit and curiosity in the younger generation through his amazing inspirational messages.

He is a remarkable personality in many ways and his groundbreaking discoveries as a physicist made him a worldwide renowned human being.

He was just an average student at school and his never ending curiosity with lots of why’s and how’s have emerged him to a great human being.

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