"I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Stephen Hawking on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Stephen Hawking on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Stephen Hawking on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Stephen Hawking on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Stephen Hawking on Helen Keller
"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."