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“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“When it comes to men who are romantically interested in you, it’s really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.”
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“Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have. ”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“It's not about how to achieve your dreams, it's about how to lead your life, ... If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Look, I'm going to find a way to be happy, and I'd really love to be happy with you, but if I can't be happy with you, then I'll find a way to be happy without you.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Luck is where preparation meets opportunity. ”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“If I only had three words of advice, they would be, Tell the Truth. If got three more words, I'd add, all the time.”
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“When you're screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore, that means they've given up on you.”
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“It's not how hard you hit. It's how hard you get hit...and keep moving forward.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“A lot of people want a shortcut. I find the best shortcut is the long way, which is basically two words: work hard.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Too many people go through life complaining about their problems. I've always believed that if you took one tenth the enrgy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you'd be surprised by how well things can work out.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“When we're connected to others, we become better people.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Follow your passions, believe in karma, and you won't have to chase your dreams, they will come to you.”
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“Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress. When you're pissed off at someone and you're angry at them, you just haven't given them enough time. Just give them a little more time and they almost always will impress you.”
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“Find the best in everybody. Just keep waiting no matter how long it takes. No one is all evil. Everybody has a good side, just keep waiting, it will come out.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I'm a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it 'the eaten by wolves factor.' If I do something, what's the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don't worry about, because I have a plan in place if they do.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“The questions are always more important than the answers.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“You may not want to hear it, but your critics are often the ones telling you they still love you and care about you, and want to make you better. ”
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“Believe nothing a man tells you and everything he shows you"....(Taken from a farewell video from a dying father to his infant daughter on dating)”
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“A good apology is like antibiotic, a bad apology is like rubbing salt in the wound.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Its important to have specific dreams. Dream Big. Dream without fear.”
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“People are more important than things.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Don’t complain; just work harder.”
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“Are you a Tigger or an Eyore?”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

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