I am saddened to have learned of the passing of someone I admire: Stephen Hawking. May your beautiful soul rest in peace amongst the constellations and galaxies.
“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.” — Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, 2010
“I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.” — Response upon being questioned as to his IQ, in interview with Deborah Solomon “The Science of Second-Guessing”, The New York Times (12 December 2004).
“The victim should have the right to end his life, if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.” — On voluntary euthanasia as quoted in People’s Daily Online (14 June 2006)
~Stephen Hawking, January 8, 1942 – March 14, 2018