“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.”
“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. ”
“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.”
“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet.”
“Evolution has ensured that our brains just aren’t equipped to visualize 11 dimensions directly. However, from a purely mathematical point of view it’s just as easy to think in 11 dimensions, as it is to think in three or four.”
“It matters if you just don’t give up”
Stephen Hawking, born in 1942, is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.
6 responses to “Stephen Hawking Quotes”
Love this guy — especially the bit about computer viruses.
He’s a unique person and I can’t wait to see the movie. Have you seen it?
I love him, too, and fully enjoyed Theory of Everything. I’m curious about the book on which it was based, too, but have no time to read it this semester. So, if anyone out there has read the book,… was it a good read? How does it differ from the film?
Hi Kim. I haven’t read the book and I’ve been trying to see the movie, but we’ve been so busy, no time to see it. If I hear anyone talk about the book versus the film, I’ll let you know.
Interesting comments. I can relate to a couple, not sure about the rest.
I’ve found that sometimes he makes a statement and later on, he says the opposite. It appears that way, or else I just don’t get it.