"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Stephen Hawking on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Stephen Hawking on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Stephen Hawking on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Stephen Hawking on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Stephen Hawking on Maya Angelou
"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."