Randy Pausch Quotes

Randy Pausch Quotes from The Last Lecture

Thomas Sander, Executive Director of the Saguaro Seminar at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government wrote on his blog: “Social Capital” about the recent death of Randy Pausch from pancreatic cancer. To read all of those quotes and see video excerpts, visit the link below:

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 )

A few more Randy Pausch Sayings