Stephen Hawking Quotes

Stephen Hawking Quotes

Stephen Hawking on the occasion of his first weightless flight.
 
Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking on Thursday April 26, 2007 floated weightless on a zero-gravity jet
“It was amazing,”
– Stephen Hawking – after the flight.
“As you can imagine, I’m very excited,” “I have been wheelchair bound for almost four decades. The chance to float free in zero-g will be wonderful.”
– Stephen Hawking – before the flight.
“I want to demonstrate to the public that anybody can participate in this type of weightless experience,” Hawking said Thursday.
– Stephen Hawking
“Space, here I come,”
– Stephen Hawking – after the flight.

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Kurt is up in heaven now

Kurt is up in heaven now

I am, incidentally, Honorary President of the American Humanist Association, having succeeded the late, great science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in that totally functionless capacity. We had a memorial service for Isaac a few years back, and I spoke and said at one point, “Isaac is up in heaven now.” It was the funniest thing I could have said to an audience of humanists. I rolled them in the aisles. It was several minutes before order could be restored. And if I should ever die, God forbid, I hope you will say, “Kurt is up in heaven now.” That’s my favorite joke.

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Quotes – Famous Quotes – Contempt

The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt. 
– H. L. Mencken 1880-1956, American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

Famous Quotes

Famous Quotes
A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still. 
– Samuel Johnson 1709-1784, British Author

Abuse Quotes

Abuse Quotes

People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. 
– James Baldwin 1924-1987, American Author

Quotes – Famous Quotes – Renunciation

Quotes – Famous Quotes – Renunciation

With renunciation life begins. 
– Amelia E. Barr 1831-1919, Anglo-American Novelist

Abstinence Quotes

Abstinence Quotes
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. 
– St. Augustine 354-430, Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian