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Stephen Hawking (1942 - )
English cosmologist and physicist [more author details]
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Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry.
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Stephen Hawking
For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imaginations, we learned to talk.
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Stephen Hawking
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
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Stephen Hawking
It matters if you just don't give up.
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Stephen Hawking
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
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Stephen Hawking
Not only does God play dice with the Universe - he sometimes casts them where they can't be seen.
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Stephen Hawking
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
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Stephen Hawking
We could call order by the name of God, but it would be an impersonal God. There's not much personal about the laws of physics.
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We shouldn't be surprised that conditions in the universe are suitable for life, but this is not evidence that the universe was designed to allow for life.
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Stephen Hawking
My publisher told me that the number of readers of this book will be inversely proportional to the number of equations it contains.
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Stephen Hawking , A Brief History of Time, 1988
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.
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Stephen Hawking, Der Spiegel, 1989
I think that it's important for scientists to explain their work, particularly in cosmology. This now answers many questions once asked of religion.
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Stephen Hawking, Interview with The Guardian (UK) September 27, 2005
If human life were long enough to find the ultimate theory, everything would have been solved by previous generations. Nothing would be left to be discovered.
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Stephen Hawking, Interview with The Guardian (UK) September 27, 2005
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.
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Stephen Hawking, Interview with The Guardian (UK) September 27, 2005

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