"Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Stephen Hawking on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Stephen Hawking on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Stephen Hawking on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Stephen Hawking on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Stephen Hawking on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it."
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."
"In Britain, like most of the developed world, stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn't change policy."
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."
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