Stephen Hawking, Modern Cosmology’s Brightest Star Is No More

Stephen Hawking, A Star Who Brightened Up Our Planet Is No More

Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge University physicist and best-selling author who gave all the insight on the cosmos from a chair of purpose, is no more. The origin of universe and his quest to know it all got us all engaged in his curiosity. The man who inspired millions died on 14 March, 2018 at his home in Cambridge, England at the age of 76.

The man never let his physical limitations hinder his journey. When doctors told that he would not live beyond 23, he beat all theories and survived. Hawking’s theories on black holes, space-time and the Big Bang may require more than an elementary interest in physics to grasp, but here is a selection of the best Stephen Hawking quotes that will continue to urge us to find answers for generations to come-

“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.”

“It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.”

“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.”

“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”

“[In the Universe it may be that] Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.”

“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”

“The idea of 10 dimensions might sound exciting, but they would cause real problems if you forget where you parked your car.”

“It is said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But the universe is the ultimate free lunch.”

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”

“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.”

“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.”

“Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.”

“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.”

“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… I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”

His mind will forever roam in the cosmos…

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