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" I believe there are no questions that science can't answer about a physical universe. "
" It was Einstein's dream to discover the grand design of the universe, a single theory that explains everything. However, physicists in Einstein's day hadn't made enough progress in understanding the forces of nature for that to be a realistic goal. "
" Most people don't have time to master the very mathematical details of theoretical physics. "
" I was never top of the class at school, but my classmates must have seen potential in me, because my nickname was 'Einstein.' "
" My first popular book, 'A Brief History of Time,' aroused a great deal of interest, but many found it difficult to understand. "
" Throughout history, people have studied pure science from a desire to understand the universe rather than practical applications for commercial gain. But their discoveries later turned out to have great practical benefits. "
" 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. "
" There is no unique picture of reality. "
" If I had a time machine, I'd visit Marilyn Monroe in her prime or drop in on Galileo as he turned his telescope to the heavens. "
" I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. "
" Although September 11 was horrible, it didn't threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do. "
" I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that the Higgs particle wouldn't be found. "
" Some scientists think it may be possible to capture a wormhole and enlarge it many trillions of times to make it big enough for a human or even a spaceship to enter. "
" We are the product of quantum fluctuations in the very early universe. "
" Although almost every theoretical physicist agrees with my prediction that a black hole should glow like a hot body, it would be very difficult to verify experimentally because the temperature of a macroscopic black hole is so low. "
" I'm an atheist. "
" It's time to commit to finding the answer, to search for life beyond Earth. Mankind has a deep need to explore, to learn, to know. We also happen to be sociable creatures. It is important for us to know if we are alone in the dark. "
" As Irving Good realised in 1965, machines with superhuman intelligence could repeatedly improve their design even further, triggering what Vernor Vinge called a 'singularity.' "
" I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don't know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy. "
" The Planck satellite may detect the imprint of the gravitational waves predicted by inflation. This would be quantum gravity written across the sky. "
" Computers double their performance every month. "
" My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically. "
" Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world, especially in my field. "
" I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so. "
" We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain. "
" I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing. "
" I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. "
" My three children have brought me great joy. "
" Up until the 1920s, everyone thought the universe was essentially static and unchanging in time. "
" I don't care much for equations myself. This is partly because it is difficult for me to write them down, but mainly because I don't have an intuitive feeling for equations. "
" A zero-gravity flight is a first step toward space travel. "