Stephen Hawking

credits @ Michael Sauers

For philosophical reasons I do not like to cry rivers over dead people, and I actually find it quite weird to send “thoughts and prayers” after someone we didn’t even really know.
If there ever was a human being, as small as one human being is, that is worth remembering and be inspired by, he started his long process to returning to star dust last night.
Your field of expertise is irrelevant: the will to overcome all odds, the curiosity, the (self-)irony, these are qualities we should all humbly pursue, as this Giant did in his lifetime.

Let the body do what it wants. I am not the body: I am the mind.

Rita Levi Montalcini