World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.

The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

At the age of 22 Prof Hawking was given only a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease. The illness left him in a wheelchair and largely unable to speak except through a voice synthesiser.

 Here’s some of the best Stephen Hawking quotes and jokes

He may be the most brilliant mind ever, but Stephen Hawking was also quite the character

And we decided honour him by to puttin together some of his brilliant quotes to make this utterly sorrowful time a little easy.

The Best Stephen Hawking Quotes

Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny” and judging his attitude towards the life, it’s fair to say he lived by those words.

”Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking”.

”I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers”

”Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen”

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

“The downside of my celebrity is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognised. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away.” 

“The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.”

I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first… I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.

 

The Best Stephen Hawking Quotes
The Best Stephen Hawking Quotes – RIP Stephen Hawking

 

The Best Stephen Hawking Jokes

What did Stephen Hawking say when his computer crashed?

Nothing.

Did you hear that Stephen Hawking wrote a new book…it’s called “Around The House in Eighty Days.”

Why does Stephen Hawking do one-liners? Because he can’t do stand up.

What would Stephen hawking be useful for – A drone on mars

Heard Stephen Hawking is in a new movie and that the theme tune is absolutely banging- think the opening line goes something like “they see me rolling, they hating

Stephen Hawking went on a date and come back with a broken leg, I can’t believe she stood him up

It’s sad because with all these mean jokes Stephen Hawkings can’t even Stand up for himself

RIP – Stephen Hawking