Quotable Quotes

Some of you may know of Randy Pausch, some may not.  Personally, I would encourage ANYONE that visits youtube to type his name and listen to his "last lecture".  It is an hour long BUT so very, very powerful and moving.  Mr. Pausch died of pancreatic cancer in April of last year, however, he left a legacy for many fans and followers.  Now, I am not a computer geek, I am not a gamer, BUT I am a fan of this guy!  His message is one of hope and inspiration.  It is one for all people, young and old to hear and apply to their lives.  Take a few minutes, listen, think about what he says and then learn, more importantly apply it to your own lives! 

These quotes came from his lecture.  Don't forget to watch for the "head fake", as he calls it, it comes at the end of the message. 

Randy Pausch quotes

A few quotes are included below but there are many inspirational and notable sayings in the lecture and you should take the time to watch the entire video.

Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough. They are there to keep out the other people.
- Randy Pausch ( 1960-2008 )

Be willing to apologize. Proper apologies have three parts: 1 ) What I did was wrong. 2 ) I’m sorry that I hurt you. 3 ) How do I make it better? It’s the third part that people tend to forget…. Apologize when you screw up and focus on other people, not on yourself.
- Randy Pausch ( 1960-2008 )

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted…. I probably got more from that dream [of playing professional football] and not accomplishing it than I got from any of the ones that I did accomplish.
- Randy Pausch ( 1960-2008 )

The best piece of parenting advice I’ve ever heard is from flight attendants. If things get really tough, grab your own oxygen mask first.
- Randy Pausch ( 1960-2008 )

Be good at something; it makes you valuable…. Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome.
- Randy Pausch ( 1960-2008 )

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