In tribute to the utterly exceptional Stephen Hawking, we’ve pulled together just a few of our favourite quotes:
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.”
“However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”
“Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking…with the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”
“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.”
“I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.”
“My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part.”
“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny”
Let us know if we’ve missed any of your favourites!
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The Boomerang Team.