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Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

Stephen Hawking

Top 10 Best Quotes

“I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street.”

“There is no way that we can predict the weather six months ahead beyond giving the seasonal average”

“The people who actually make the advances in theoretical physics don't think in these categories that the philosophers and the historians of science subsequently invent for them”

“There's a sick joke that the reason we have not been contacted by an alien civilization is that civilizations tend to destroy themselves when they reach our stage. But I have sufficient faith in the good sense of public to believe that we might prove this wrong.”

“When you're faced with the possibility of an early death, it makes you realize that life is worth living and there are a lots of things you want to do.”

“Black holes might be useful for getting rid of garbage or even some of one's friends.”

“Whatever happens on earth, the rest of the universe will carry on regardless.”

“A society in which the individual feels responsible for his or her actions is more likely to work together and survive to spread its values.”

“ is surely better to strive for a complete understanding than to despair of the human mind.”

“When you are faced with the possibility of an early death, it makes you realize that life is worth living and that there are lots of things you want to do.”

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