13 Quotes By Stephen Hawking That Inspire People to Pursue Their Dreams
We all know Stephen Hawking, the most famous, admired, and recognizable scientist ever. He suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but that did not stop him from producing some of the most innovative scientific theories during the last several centuries.
Stephen Hawking wanted to understand the work of the Universe. So, he dedicated his life to “The Theory of Everything.” His body may have been disabled, but his mind was brilliant.
Since he was one of the most inspiring human beings, here are thirteen of his quotes to inspire you to be ambitious.
“My advice to other disabled people would be, to concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you from doing well and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit, as well as physically.”
“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.”
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
“I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”
“We are all different, but we share the same human spirit. Perhaps it’s human nature that we adapt and survive.”
“So next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”
“Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious, and however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”
“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose, and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there, and don’t throw it away.”
“I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.”
“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”
“Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.”
“Some people would claim that things like love, joy, and beauty belong to a different category from science and can’t be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution.”
“It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”
Extra quote: “I have no idea [what my IQ is]. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”
As you can see, Stephen was an extremely intelligent person, so we hope his quotes will inspire you to pursue your dreams.