Stephen Hawking Quotes

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.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

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

Women. They are a complete mystery.

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.

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.

Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.

Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.

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

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.

I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.

My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.

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

The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.

We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet.

People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.

Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead.

Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?

There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.

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.

It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.

If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.