The 15 Best Quotes from Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking died yesterday at the age of 76. The award-winning physicist made a huge impact not only in physics but in humanity as well. The bestselling author was known to be a huge Star Trek fan and was the only person in history to appear on the fan-beloved series as himself.

Hawking’s Voice
Even though better speech synthesis voices were available as the technology developed, Hawking retained the original voice. He said that he preferred this version and identified with it.

Hawking was not one to rest on his own laurels and was known to be outspoken. The brilliant thinker shared his wisdom on the nature of life itself. The universe expanded when Stephen Hawking was born, and today it is continuing to do so thanks to his contributions to the world at large.

To celebrate such an amazing life, here are 15 of what we feel are the best quotes from this genius humanitarian:

  1. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
  2. In my opinion, there is no aspect of reality beyond the reach of the human mind.”
  3. 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.”
  4. I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.”
  5. Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.”
  6. 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.”
  7. Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”Stephen Hawking
  8. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
  9. Science can lift people out of poverty and cure disease. That, in turn, will reduce civil unrest.”
  10. There is no unique picture of reality.”
  11. When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.”
  12. God is the name people give to the reason we are here.”
  13. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.”
  14. Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.”
  15. The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.”

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