British physicist Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14, leaving behind a wealth of knowledge that us mere mortals can only begin to comprehend. Fans were quick to take to social media to break down his legacy into digestible nuggets: through his most memorable quotes. From his take on the human spirit to his lack of fear toward death, Hawking certainly has some lines that will stand the test of time. Read on for some of the visionary physicist's most profound quotes.
Very sad to hear Stephen Hawking has passed away. He lived with the prospect of death for half a century, yet never feared it. A truly inspiring human.— Joe 💉=👍 Hanson (@DrJoeHanson) March 14, 2018
“We are all different - but we share the same human spirit.“
“It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination. Its a crazy world out there. Be curious.” RIP Stephen Hawking— Amelia Womack, Co-leader Candidate for Green Party (@Amelia_Womack) March 14, 2018
"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." – Stephen Hawking to his kids— Ryan Sarver (@rsarver) March 14, 2018
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” Stephen Hawking— Kathryn Murdoch (@KathrynAMurdoch) March 14, 2018
“It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love."— Robyn O'Brien (@RobynOBrienUSA) March 14, 2018
"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,"— 𝔹𝕠𝕓 𝕋𝕠𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕪 (@bob_toomey) March 14, 2018
- Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018)
Stephen Hawking once said, "I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first." RIP Professor Hawking, and may we all strive to live as fully as he did.— Andrew Ng (@AndrewYNg) March 14, 2018
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” - Stephen Hawking— Alex Shibutani (@AlexShibutani) March 14, 2018
«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»— Carles Puigdemont (@KRLS) March 14, 2018
Thank you for an exemplary life.
inspiring the world. pic.twitter.com/VpNv7LAwXm
“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”— Pegg News (@simonpegg) March 14, 2018
“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” Rest In Peace #StephenHawking, I hope u have just learned everything. 💫✨☀️ pic.twitter.com/K5knAo2Rwc— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) March 14, 2018
I was talking with a friend about A Brief History of Time and Into the Universe tonight when I got the notification... RIP Stephen Hawking. "Life would be tragic if it weren't funny"
— Hayley Erin (@HayleyErin) March 14, 2018
"I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers." – Stephen Hawking, when asked about his IQ.
— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) March 14, 2018