"It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Stephen Hawking on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Stephen Hawking on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Stephen Hawking on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Stephen Hawking on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Stephen Hawking on Abraham Lincoln
"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."