10 Of Stephen Hawking’s Most Memorable Quotes

In memory of world renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, who passed away on Wednesday, March 13th 2018, here are some of Stephen Hawking‘s greatest and most memorable quotes.  Some are thought provoking, some funny, but all are incredibly powerful.

“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.”

“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.”

“No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.

“I was never top of the class at school, but my classmates must have seen potential in me, because my nickname was ‘Einstein.’

“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 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.”

“Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology and the fundamental equations of physics.”

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

“Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology and the fundamental equations of physics.”

“If the rate of expansion one second after the Big Bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, it would have recollapsed before it reached its present size. On the other hand, if it had been greater by a part in a million, the universe would have expanded too rapidly for stars and planets to form.”

“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.”

All quotes above credited to the late Stephen Hawking.

Okay, we may have posted a bit more than 10 but the video below highlights 10 of the best Stephen Hawking quotes!

 

Post Author: Robert Hunt