Inspirational Quotes by Stephen Hawking:-
"Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor."
"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." (TED talk, 2008)
"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." (TIME interview, 2010)
"It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining." (The Guardian interview, 2005)
"It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love." (After Stephen Hawking’s death, his children released a statement saying he once said this quote)
"Some people would claim that things like love, joy and beauty belong to a different category from science and can’t be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution."
"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." (In a speech to leading cosmetologists on his 70th birthday, 2012)
"The downside of my celebrity (stature) is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognized. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away." (An Israeli channel interview, 2007)
"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. It’s a crazy world out there. Be curious."
"My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit, as well as physically." (NYtimes interview, 2011)
"We are all different, but we share the same human spirit. Perhaps it’s human nature that we adapt and survive." (From the film “Hawking: Brief History of Mine," 2013)
"The victim should have the right to end his life, if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope." (People’s Daily Online, June 2006)
"Next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist." (From the TV series "Into The Universe with Stephen Hawkings," 2010)
"There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win, because it works." (ABC News interview, 2010)
"It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years." (The Guardian interview, 2005)
"At school, I was never more than about halfway up the class. It was a very bright class. My classwork was very untidy, and my handwriting was the despair of my teachers. But my classmates gave me the nickname Einstein, so presumably they saw signs of something better. When I was twelve, one of my friends bet another friend a bag of sweets that I would never come to anything. I don't know if this bet was ever settled, and if so, which way it was decided." (From the lecture "My Brief History," 2010)
“I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” (Excerpt from the book - 'Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays' (1993)
“Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.” (Interview in NYtimes, 2004)
“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” (Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength)
“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.” (The Guardian interview, 2011)