“Quiet People have the Loudest Minds”

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

-Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge

Photo from Flickr by NASA HQ Photos

Photo from Flickr by NASA HQ Photos

For any of our readers who, like me, are interested in the study of the universe, black holes, and quantum mechanics, Stephen Hawking is a rock star. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.

It the early 60s he contracted Motor Neuron Disease and was given only two years to live, which thankfully was proven wrong, given his distinguished career and great contributions to science.

In spite of his almost total paralysis and inability to speak without a speech generating device, Hawking has had one of the loudest minds of our time, and resoundingly gets his message across, making a considerable dent in our understanding of the universe.


If you are a quiet individual, or if you have quiet people in your professional or personal life, how can you more fully capture and appreciate the volume and value of this quiet inner world?