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    In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: star  universe  year 
     
    I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: believe  earth  universe 
     
    I was never top of the class at school, but my classmates must have seen potential in me, because my nickname was 'Einstein.'
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: potential  school 
     
    Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: time  travel  impossible 
     
    I think we have a good chance of surviving long enough to colonize the solar system.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: chance 
     
    I can't disguise myself with a wig and dark glasses - the wheelchair gives me away.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: dark 
     
    I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don't know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: death  year 
     
    I have wondered about time all my life.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: time 
     
    Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer. The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: key  facts  die  research 
     
    'The Simpsons' appearances were great fun. But I don't take them too seriously. I think 'The Simpsons' have treated my disability responsibly.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: fun 
     
    Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: time  right  real 
     
    In my school, the brightest boys did math and physics, the less bright did physics and chemistry, and the least bright did biology. I wanted to do math and physics, but my father made me do chemistry because he thought there would be no jobs for mathematicians.
    — Stephen Hawking
    Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: questions 
     
    God not only plays dice, but also sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: god 
     
    In my opinion, there is no aspect of reality beyond the reach of the human mind.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: reality  human  opinion  mind 
     
    Only black holes of very low mass would emit a significant amount of radiation.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: black 
     
    Time can behave like another direction in space under extreme conditions.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: time  space  extreme 
     
    Some forms of motor neuron disease are genetically linked, but I have no indication that my kind is. No other member of my family has had it. But I would be in favour of abortion if there was a high risk.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: risk 
     
    We live in a bewildering world.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: live  world 
     
    What I'd really like to control is not machines, but people.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: people  control  machine 
     
    There's no way to remove the observer - us - from our perceptions of the world.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: world  perception 
     
    The universe is not indifferent to our existence - it depends on it.
    — Stephen Hawking
    We must develop as quickly as possible technologies that make possible a direct connection between brain and computer, so that artificial brains contribute to human intelligence rather than opposing it.
    — Stephen Hawking
    God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: god 
     
    Our minds work in real time, which begins at the Big Bang and will end, if there is a Big Crunch - which seems unlikely, now, from the latest data showing accelerating expansion. Consciousness would come to an end at a singularity.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: time  work  real  mind 
     
    It now appears that the way the universe began can indeed be determined, using imaginary time.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: time  universe 
     
    Theoretical physics is one of the few fields in which being disabled is no handicap - it is all in the mind.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: mind  physics 
     
    Earth might one day soon resemble the planet Venus.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: earth 
     
    I can't say that my disability has helped my work, but it has allowed me to concentrate on research without having to lecture or sit on boring committees.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: work  research 
     
    I grew up thinking that a research scientist was a natural thing to be.
    — Stephen Hawking
    My wife and I love each other very much.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: wife 
     
    The voice I use is a very old hardware speech synthesizer made in 1986. I keep it because I have not heard a voice I like better and because I have identified with it.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: speech 
     
    The human race may be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: human  race 
     
    In the past, there was active discrimination against women in science. That has now gone, and although there are residual effects, these are not enough to account for the small numbers of women, particularly in mathematics and physics.
    — Stephen Hawking
    When we understand string theory, we will know how the universe began. It won't have much effect on how we live, but it is important to understand where we come from and what we can expect to find as we explore.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: live  universe 
     
    There could be shadow galaxies, shadow stars, and even shadow people.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: people  star 
     
    Throughout history, people have studied pure science from a desire to understand the universe rather than practical applications for commercial gain. But their discoveries later turned out to have great practical benefits.
    — Stephen Hawking
    Although almost every theoretical physicist agrees with my prediction that a black hole should glow like a hot body, it would be very difficult to verify experimentally because the temperature of a macroscopic black hole is so low.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: body  black 
     
    I am in touch with a company that hopes to replicate my voice. However, they are not replicating my original voice - if they did that, I would sound like a man in his 20s, which would be very strange! They are actually trying to replicate the synthesizer that sits on my wheelchair.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: men  hope  company 
     
    As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us - aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone.
    — Stephen Hawking
    tags: work  young  gone  inspire  scientist 
     
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    stephen hawking
    Birth    : January 8, 1942
    Occupation  : Physicist