"Among physicists, I'm respected I hope."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Stephen Hawking on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Stephen Hawking on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Stephen Hawking on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Stephen Hawking on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Stephen Hawking on Dalai Lama
"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."
"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."
"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."