To me, Stephen Hawking has been an inspiration most for his use of alternative communication, which lead me to work in a field where I now work with others with similar communication difficulties.
Pink Floyd’s 1994 song Keep Talking was a bit of a collaboration with him, based on this bit below:
One of the most simple, yet powerful, remarks.
Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking And its greatest failures… by not talking It doesn’t have to be like this
I can’t think of a more appropriate thing to remember.