"It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Stephen Hawking on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Stephen Hawking on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Stephen Hawking on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Stephen Hawking on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Stephen Hawking on John Lennon
"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."