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RIP Stephen Hawking: His 10 inspirational quotes about life, universe and everything in between

The author of 'A Brief History Of Time', Stephen Hawking breathed his last on Wednesday.

Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 14, 2018 11:56 IST ]
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Renowned physicists Professor Stephen Hawking breathed his last on Wednesday. The scientist who shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions despite suffering from life-threatening condition, died leaving the whole world in deep shock and sadness. He was 76. His family released an official statement during early hours of Wednesday confirming his death at his residence in Cambridge.

Hawking’s children wrote, “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.

Though Stephen Hawking is not present anymore in this mortal world, he will continue to inspire everyone till the eternity of time. He is hands down one of the most inspiring and transformative personalities of the last century. On this unfortunate day, let’s remember the 10 quotes by Stephen Hawking to inspire ourselves to think bigger like he did all his life.

My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit, as well as physically.

It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.

I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.

We are all different, but we share the same human spirit. Perhaps it’s human nature that we adapt and survive.

So next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.

Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious, and however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose, and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.

I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.

Some people would claim that things like love, joy and beauty belong to a different category from science and can’t be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution.

I have no idea [what my IQ is]. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.

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