"The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?"
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Stephen Hawking on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Stephen Hawking on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Stephen Hawking on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Stephen Hawking on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Stephen Hawking on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."