Stephen Hawking: Read Some of His Most Memorable Quotes: One of the greatest geniuses of our era, famous physicist Stephen Hawkin died on Wednesday. The cause of death is yet to be revealed. However, at age 76. he had a rare degenerative disease called ALS which compromised his movements and paralyzed almost his entire body.
Even with this serious disease – which later became paralysis, Hawking was able to pursue his studies in theoretical physics with mastery and became one of the great names of since in the 20th and 21st centuries.
During his lifetime, he has said many phrases that are worth remembering. So, in his memory, we are going to share few original phrases of Stephen Hawking that are worth remembering.
“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.”
– From an ABC News Interview
“The human capacity for guilt is such that people can always find ways to blame themselves”
– From The Grand Design
“…only in the few universes that are like ours would intelligent beings develop and ask the question: “Why is the universe the way we see it?” The answer is then simple: If it had been any different, we would not be here!”
– From A Brief History of Time
The most remarkable property of the universe is that it has spawned creatures able to ask questions.”
– From the Illustrated Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe
“My disabilities have not been a significant handicap in my field, which is theoretical physics. Indeed, they have helped me in a way by shielding me from lecturing and administrative work that I would otherwise have been involved in. I have managed, however, only because of the large amount of help I have received from my wife, children, colleagues and students. I find that people in general are very ready to help, but you should encourage them to feel that their efforts to aid you are worthwhile by doing as well as you possibly can.”
– From Handicapped People and Science, Science Digest 92, No. 9, September 1984
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
– From A Briefer History of Time
So, these are the short selection of his many famous observations from his books and interviews.