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" I can't say that my disability has helped my work, but it has allowed me to concentrate on research without having to lecture or sit on boring committees. "
" My ideal role would be a baddie in a James Bond film. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part. "
" I don't have much positive to say about motor neuron disease, but it taught me not to pity myself because others were worse off, and to get on with what I still could do. I'm happier now than before I developed the condition. "
" It now appears that the way the universe began can indeed be determined, using imaginary time. "
" If we want to travel into the future, we just need to go fast. Really fast. And I think the only way we're ever likely to do that is by going into space. "
" I used to think information was destroyed in black hole. This was my biggest blunder, or at least my biggest blunder in science. "
" I was not a good student. I did not spend much time at college; I was too busy enjoying myself. "
" The voice I use is a very old hardware speech synthesizer made in 1986. I keep it because I have not heard a voice I like better and because I have identified with it. "
" With genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race. But it will be a slow process, because one will have to wait about 18 years to see the effect of changes to the genetic code. "
" It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics. "
" I want my books sold on airport bookstalls. "
" 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. "
" I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to choose to end their own life, and those that help them should be free from prosecution. "
" Theology is unnecessary. "
" It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. "
" We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet. "
" I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming. "
" In the past, there was active discrimination against women in science. That has now gone, and although there are residual effects, these are not enough to account for the small numbers of women, particularly in mathematics and physics. "
" Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer. The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway. "
" 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. "
" The human race may be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy. "
" I think the human race doesn't have a future if it doesn't go into space. "
" The universe is not indifferent to our existence - it depends on it. "
" 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. "
" If you understand the universe, you control it, in a way. "
" Nothing cannot exist forever. "
" 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 live in a bewildering world. "
" A zero-gravity flight is a first step toward space travel. "
" There's no way to remove the observer - us - from our perceptions of the world. "
" I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time. "