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10 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Expressed The Late Wit And Humor Of Astrophysicist

Stephen Hawking is a British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, renowned for his contributions in the field of quantum gravity but also for his works in which he popularizes science and discusses his own theories. With amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that progressed over the years until he was completely paralyzed, he passed away on Wednesday, March 14th. Despite his illness, he continued his research and inspired a large number of people with his unique vision of the world and space. A vision that is felt elsewhere in each of these 15 quotes that are all more inspiring than the others.

These quotes reveal the unique way of thinking of this true genius. They make us think about the importance of life, but also about our conditions as humans, as well as our place in the universe. Tribute to this great man who has marked the field of science forever.

1. "It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love."
"It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love."

Stephen Hawking Quotes

2. "However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up."

Stephen Hawking Quotes

3. "So remember, look at the stars and not at your feet," he spoke of curiosity.

Stephen Hawking Quotes

4. Responding to a question about whether he believed he was the most intelligent person in the world, Hawking said, "I would never claim this. People who boast about their IQ are losers."

Stephen Hawking Quotes

5. "I have already completed a zero gravity flight which allowed me to float weightless, but my ultimate ambition is to fly into space."

Stephen Hawking Quotes

6. "I have always tried to overcome the limitations of my condition and lead as full a life as possible. I have traveled the world, from the Antarctic to zero gravity. Perhaps one day I will go into space."

Stephen Hawking Quotes

7. "God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator."

Stephen Hawking Quotes

8. "The scientific account is complete. Theology is unnecessary."

Stephen Hawking Quotes

9. "My [physician assistant] reminds me that although I have a PhD in physics, women should remain a mystery." (His physician assistant is a woman.)

Stephen Hawking Quotes

10. Speaking of the actor who portrayed him in the "The Theory of Everything," Hawking said, "Unfortunately, Eddie [Redmayne] did not inherit my good looks."

Stephen Hawking Quotes

Rest in peace, Hawking. Your legacy will live on forever in the hearts of your family, the scientific community, and people all over the world whose minds you touched.
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