Stephen Hawking Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old stephen hawking quotes, stephen hawking sayings, and stephen hawking proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.     

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Energy is a bit like money: if you have a positive balance, you can distribute it in various ways, but according to the classical laws that were believed at the beginning of the century, you weren't allowed to be overdrawn.     

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Quiet people have the loudest minds.     

Stephen Hawking

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

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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.     

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It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly. People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.     

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We are all now connected by the internet, like neurons in a giant brain.     

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The people who actually make the advances in theoretical physics don't think in these categories that the philosophers and the historians of science subsequently invent for them.     

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Time and space are finite in extent, but they don't have any boundary or edge. They would be like the surface of the earth, but with two more dimensions.     

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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.     

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Teamwork means never having to take all the blame yourself.     

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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.     

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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.     

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Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible.     

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When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.     

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Never put off the work till tomorrow what you can put off today.     

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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.     

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The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.     

Stephen Hawking

Time and space are finite in extent, but they don't have any boundary or edge. They would be like the surface of the earth, but with two more dimensions.     

Stephen Hawking

When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.     

Stephen Hawking

A zero-gravity flight is a first step toward space travel.     

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The human race may be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy.     

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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.     

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Being confined to a wheelchair doesn't bother me as my mind is free to roam the universe, but it felt wonderful to be weightless.     

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

Stephen Hawking

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.     

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

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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.     

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I am discounting reports of UFOs. Why would they appear only to cranks and weirdos?     

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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     

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