A Brief History of Time Book Quotes

“The universe doesn’t allow perfection.”

“If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?”

“Ever since the dawn of civilization, people have not been content to see events as unconnected and inexplicable. They have craved an understanding of the underlying order in the world. Today we still yearn to know why we are here and where we came from. Humanity’s deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for our continuing quest. And our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in.”

“If there really is a complete unified theory that governs everything, it presumably also determines your actions. But it does so in a way that is impossible to calculate for an organism that is as complicated as a human being. The reason we say that humans have free will is because we can’t predict what they will do.”

“The increase of disorder or entropy is what distinguishes the past from the future, giving a direction to time.”

“Only time(whatever that may be) will tell.”

“God abhors a naked singularity.”

“Any physical theory is always provisional, in the sense that it is only a hypothesis: you can never prove it. No matter how many times the results of experiments agree with some theory, you can never be sure that the next time the result will not contradict the theory.”

“What did God do before he created the universe?”

“We find ourselves in a bewildering world. We want to make sense of what we see around us and to ask: What is the nature of the universe? What is our place in it and where did it and we come from? Why is it the way it is?”

“Einstein never accepted that the universe was governed by chance; his feelings were summed up in his famous statement “God does not play dice.”

“You cannot predict the future.”

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