Stephen Hawking in quotes

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Image caption Prof Hawking was still operating at Cambridge University at the age of seventy five

He was trapped in his personal body by motor neurone illness, but that did not stop Prof Stephen Hawking help us all obtain an understanding of the universe.

The world renowned physicist has died when justin was 76 , leaving the world unforgettable words on a host of topics.

Confined to a wheelchair and largely unable to speak, many of them were delivered through his well-known voice synthesiser.

In the reasons for the universe’s existence towards the downside of fame, here are some of their pearls of wisdom:

On why the world exists…

❝ If we find the answer to that, it could be the ultimate triumph of human cause – for then we would understand the mind of God❞ – A Brief History Of Time, published 1988

Upon black holes…

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On humanity…

❝ We are simply an advanced breed of monkeys on a minimal planet of a very average celebrity. But we can understand the Universe. Which makes us something very special❞ — Interview, Der Spiegel, October 1988

On life…

❝ One, remember to research at the stars and not down at the feet. Two, never give up function. Work gives you meaning and objective and life is empty without this. Three, if you are lucky enough to find appreciate, remember it is there and don’t toss it away❞ – Interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, June 2010

On commercial achievement…

❝ I would like my books sold on airport bookstalls❞ – Interview, Ny Times, December 2004

On living with the disability…

❝ My advice to other disabled individuals would be, concentrate on things your impairment doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t feel dissapointed the things it interferes with. Don’t be impaired in spirit, as well as physically❞ — Interview, New York Occasions, May 2011

On God…

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On an imperfect world…

❝ Without imperfection, you or I might not exist❞ – On Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking, Discovery Channel, 2010

On keeping cheerful…

❝ Life would be tragic if it were unable funny❞ – Job interview, New York Times, December 2004

On euthanasia…

❝ The particular victim should have the right to end their life, if he wants. Yet I think it would be a great mistake. Nevertheless bad life may seem, there is always some thing you can do, and succeed at. Whilst there’s life, there is hope❞ — People’s Daily On-line, June 2006

On artificial intelligence…

❝ The development of complete artificial intelligence could spell the final of the human race. It would take off by itself, and re-design itself at an increasing rate… Humans, who are limited by gradual biological evolution, couldn’t compete, plus would be superseded❞ – Interview, BBC, December 2014

On popularity…

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On the possibility of contact in between humans and aliens…

❝ I think it would be a tragedy. The extraterrestrials would probably be significantly in advance of us. The history of superior races meeting more primitive individuals on this planet is not very happy, and so they were the same species. I think we ought to keep our heads low❞ — In Naked Technology: Alien Contact, the National Geographic Channel, 2004

On space colonies…

❝ I don’t believe the human race will survive the following 1, 000 years, unless we all spread into space. There are a lot of accidents that can befall life on one planet. But I’m an optimist. We will reach out to the stars❞ — Interview, the Every day Telegraph, October 2001

On the end of the galaxy…

❝ It will require about a thousand million million mil million years for the Earth to operate into the sun, so there’s no instant cause for worry! ❞ : A Brief History Of Time, released 1988

On being diagnosed with motor neurone disease…

❝ My expectations were reduced in order to zero when I was 21. Almost everything since then has been a bonus❞ – Interview. New York Times, Dec 2004

On death…

❝ I have lived with the customer of an early death for the last forty-nine years. I’m not afraid of loss of life, but I’m in no be quick to die. I have so much I would like to do first❞ – Interview, the Guardian, May last year