March 14, 2018

Famous Stephen Hawking Quotes to Commemorate a Scientific Hero

The saddest way to start Pi Day is learning about the death of Stephen Hawking. Today we're honoring the famed theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author with some of our favorite famous Stephen Hawking quotes.

We also think Mr. Hawking would likely approve of our current fundraising efforts. As we shared last week, we're currently raising money for 314 Action. 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters, and political activists who believe in science. 314 Action is committed to electing more candidates from STEM backgrounds to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, poverty, education, and fighting the Trump administration's attacks on science. Between now and March 31st we're donating $1 to 314 Action for every one of our science or political shirts sold.

All of that said, here are six clever famous Stephen Hawking quotes we love:

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.

Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.


Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion.


 I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these 'how' and 'why' questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.


I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.


I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.