"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."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Stephen Hawking on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Stephen Hawking on Joseph Campbell
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Stephen Hawking on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Stephen Hawking on Bill Gates
"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done."Stephen Hawking on Andy Rooney
"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."