Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest minds of our time for his contributions he made to the fields of cosmology, general relativity, quantum gravity and black holes while always keeping a sense of humour. He died at the age of 76 and together the world mourns the death of this beloved scientist.
We’ve gathered our 10 favourite Stephen Hawking quotes:
“Remember to 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. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
It matters that you don’t just give up.”
Love and the universe
Sex vs Science
“The message of this lecture is that black holes ain’t as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought.
Things can get out of a black hole both on the outside and possibly to another universe. So if you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up – there’s a way out.”
Keeping a sense of humour
“Although it was unfortunate to get motor neurone disease, I have been very fortunate in almost everything else.”
I have been lucky to work in theoretical physics at a fascinating time and it’s one of the few areas in which my disability was not a serious handicap.
It’s also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life may seem because you can lose all hope if you can’t laugh at yourself and life in general.”