Stephen Hawking Quotes.
As a child, I wanted to know how things worked and to control them. With a friend, I built a number of complicated models that I could control.
In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
I don’t want to write an autobiography because I would become public property with no privacy left.
Maybe I don’t have the most common kind of motor neuron disease, which usually kills in two or three years.
My discovery that black holes emit radiation raised serious problems of consistency with the rest of physics. I have now resolved these problems, but the answer turned out to be not what I expected.
The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.
Time can behave like another direction in space under extreme conditions.
While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
Before 1915, space and time were thought of as a fixed arena in which events took place, but which was not affected by what happened in it. Space and time are now dynamic quantities… space and time not only affect but are also affected by everything that happens in the universe.
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
For years, my early work with Roger Penrose seemed to be a disaster for science. It showed that the universe must have begun with a singularity, if Einstein’s general theory of relativity is correct. That appeared to indicate that science could not predict how the universe would begin.
The media need superheroes in science just as in every sphere of life, but there is really a continuous range of abilities with no clear dividing line.
Most people don’t have time to master the very mathematical details of theoretical physics.
If we want to travel into the future, we just need to go fast. Really fast. And I think the only way we’re ever likely to do that is by going into space.
In the past, there was active discrimination against women in science. That has now gone, and although there are residual effects, these are not enough to account for the small numbers of women, particularly in mathematics and physics.
I have found far greater enthusiasm for science in America than here in Britain. There is more enthusiasm for everything in America.