55 Stephen Hawking Quotes To Inspire You

Stephen Hawking was a brilliant theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, widely regarded as one of the most influential scientific minds of our time. Read some of the best Stephen Hawking quotes about intelligence, life, science, and success that will change your perspective for good.

Despite facing the challenges of a rare motor neuron disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he demonstrated extraordinary resilience, intelligence, and perseverance, defying the odds to make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of the universe.

Professor Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 (exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England, and died on, March 14, 2018, at the age of 76 in Cambridge, UK.

Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist, and ambassador of science let’s scroll down and go through some of the best quotes by Stephen Hawking that inspire and motivate you.

Top 10 Stephen Hawking Quotes

  1. “Nothing cannot exist forever.” — Stephen Hawking                                                                                            stephen hawking quote
  2. “While there’s life, there is hope.” — Stephen Hawking                                                                                            quotes by stephen hawking
  3. “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” — Stephen Hawking                                                                                stephen hawking quotes
  4. “Women. They are a complete mystery.” — Stephen Hawking
  5. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” — Stephen Hawking
  6. “People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.” — Stephen Hawking                                                                  stephen hawking iq quote
  7. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” — Stephen Hawking                                                                        famous quotes by stephen hawking
  8. “We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.” — Stephen Hawking
  9. “Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.” — Stephen Hawking
  10. “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” — Stephen Hawking
  11. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” — Stephen Hawking

Famous Quotes by Stephen Hawking

  1. “The universe doesn’t allow perfection.” — Stephen Hawking
  2. “We should seek the greatest value of our action.” — Stephen Hawking
  3. “I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die.” — Stephen Hawking
  4. “If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?” — Stephen Hawking
  5. “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” — Stephen Hawking
  6. “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.” — Stephen Hawking
  7. “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.” — Stephen Hawking
  8. “God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator.” — Stephen Hawking
  9. “Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.” — Stephen Hawking
  10. “Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.” — Stephen Hawking
  11. “Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest.” — Stephen Hawking
  12. “Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.” — Stephen Hawking
  13. “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” — Stephen Hawking
  14. “Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.” — Stephen Hawking
  15. “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.” — Stephen Hawking
  16. “I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.” — Stephen Hawking
  17. “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.” — Stephen Hawking
  18. “One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist… Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” — Stephen Hawking
  19. “It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination.” — Stephen Hawking
  20. “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.” — Stephen Hawking

Best Stephen Hawking Quotes To Inspire You

  1. “It’s a crazy world out there. Be curious.” — Stephen Hawking
  2. “God is the name people give to the reason we are here.” — Stephen Hawking
  3. “The universe is not indifferent to our existence — it depends on it.” — Stephen Hawking
  4. “Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real-time.” — Stephen Hawking
  5. “In my opinion, there is no aspect of reality beyond the reach of the human mind.” — Stephen Hawking
  6. “To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.” — Stephen Hawking
  7. “The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.” — Stephen Hawking
  8. “The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.” — Stephen Hawking
  9. “I believe there are no questions that science can’t answer about a physical universe.” — Stephen Hawking
  10. “Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion.” — Stephen Hawking
  11. “Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.” — Stephen Hawking
  12. “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.” — Stephen Hawking
  13. “My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.” — Stephen Hawking
  14. “When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.” — Stephen Hawking
  15. “I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.” — Stephen Hawking
  16. “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.” — Stephen Hawking
  17. “I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.” — Stephen Hawking
  18. “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.” — Stephen Hawking
  19. “I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people.” — Stephen Hawking
  20. “Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.” — Stephen Hawking
  21. “I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.” — Stephen Hawking
  22. “I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.” — Stephen Hawking
  23. “To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.” — Stephen Hawking
  24. “Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of.” — Stephen Hawking
  25. “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.” — Stephen Hawking


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