Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

— Stephen Hawking

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So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.

Try to make sense of what you see and hold on to that childlike wonder about what makes the universe exist.


Life would be tragic if it weren't funny. Laugh at the Absurdity of Life

Stephen Hawking quote We are just an advanced breed of monkeys

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.


The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.

Stephen Hawking quote The greatest enemy of knowledge is not i

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.


I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.


It is all right to make mistakes; nothing is perfect because with perfection, we would not exist.


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Quiet people have the loudest minds.

Stephen Hawking quote Quiet people have the loudest minds.

Quiet people have the loudest minds.


People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.


It is my view that the simplest explanation is there is no God.

No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization. There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that, I am extremely grateful.


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 quote Quiet people have the loudest minds.

Quiet people have the loudest minds.


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


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.


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 quote Intelligence is the ability to adapt to

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change


About Stephen Hawking

Quotes 509 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Scientist
Birthday October 16

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.


Doing a job RIGHT the first time gets the job done.

Doing the job WRONG fourteen times gives you job security.


The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?


However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.


So next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.


We are only the temporary custodians of the particles which we are made of.

They will go on to lead a future existence in the enormous universe that made them


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


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


Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this.


In the last 200 years the population of our planet has grown exponentially, at a rate of 1.9% per year. If it continued at this rate, with the population doubling every 40 years, by 2600 we would all be standing literally shoulder to shoulder.


We don't let animals suffer, so why humans?


I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source.

It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.


Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.


A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls... saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because, gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality?


The more you learn, the more you know.

The more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know. So why bother to learn.


So Einstein was wrong when he said, "God does not play dice.

" Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen.


It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics.


The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet, orbiting around a very average star in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies. We are so insignificant that I can't believe the whole universe exists for our benefit. That would be like saying that you would disappear if I closed my eyes.


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.


Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn


My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.


I don't fear God- I fear His believers.


Every man should marry. After all, happiness is not the only thing in life.


Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations.


We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity.

We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.


Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.


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.


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


Go the extra mile. It makes your boss look like an incompetent slacker.


It matters if you just don't give up.


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


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.


I'm really easy to get along with once you see it my way.


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. Clearly, no scientist better represents those advances than Albert Einstein: TIME's Person of the Century.


You may see a cup of tea fall off a table and break into pieces on the floor.

.. But you will never see the cup gather itself back together and jump back on the table. The increase of disorder, or entropy, is what distinguishes the past from the future, giving a direction to time.


While there's life, there is hope.


The increase of disorder or entropy with time is one example of what is called an arrow of time, something that distinguishes the past from the future, giving a direction to time.