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“Don’t finish someone’s sentences. And talking louder or faster doesn’t make your idea any better.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“When you use money to fight poverty, it can be of great value, but too often, you're working at the margins. When you're putting people on the moon, you're inspiring all of us to achieve the maximum of human potential, which is how our greatest problems will eventually be solved.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture - Lessons In Living
“It’s not how hard you hit. It’s how hard you get hit ...and keep moving forward.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“If you wait long enough,” he said, “people will surprise and impress you.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“When you’re frustrated with people, when they’ve made you angry, it just may be because you haven’t given them enough time.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Now matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“people will show you their good side. Almost everybody has a good side. Just keep waiting. It will come out.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“I mean, I don’t know how not to have fun. I’m dying and I’m having fun. And I’m going to keep having fun every day I have left. Because there’s no other way to play it.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“but he just keeps showing up in my head, forcing me to work harder whenever I feel like quitting, forcing me to be better.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“(It’s easy to look smart when you’re parroting smart people.)”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Dance with the one who brung you.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“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
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“It just proves that if you can find an opening, you can probably find a way to float through it.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“The sane universities never went near this stuff, but Carnegie Mellon gave us explicit license to break the mold.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Meet people properly: It all starts with the introduction”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“S HOWING GRATITUDE is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Almost everybody has a good side.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“You can’t get there alone. People have to help you and I do believe in karma. I believe in paybacks. You get people to help you by telling the truth. Being earnest. I’ll take an earnest person over a hip person any day, because hip is short term. Earnest is long term.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“As I see it, if you work more hours than somebody else, during those hours you learn more about your craft. That can make you more efficient, more able, even happier. Hard work is like compounded interest in the bank. The rewards build faster. The same is true in your life outside of your job.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Postoje akademske formalnosti koje se ne mogu zapostaviti, čak i kad je čovjek zauzet drugim stvarima, kao što je pokušaj da ostane živ.”
Randy Pausch , The Last Lecture
“Self-esteem? He knew there was really only one way to teach kids how to develop it: You give them something they can’t do, they work hard until they find they can”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Zašto mi je taj govor bio toliko važan? Jesam li time želio pokazati sebi i drugima da sam još i te kako živ? Da još uvijek imam snagu za nastup? Je li to možda želja nekoga tko voli javnu pozornost da odigra posljednju predstavu? Odgovori su bili potvrdni. — Ranjeni lav želi doznati može li još uvijek rikati - rekao sam Ja. - Radi se o dostojanstvu i samopoštovanju, a to nije isto što i taština.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Kada je konobarica donijela jelo, čestitao sam joj na trudnoći. - Mora da ste presretni - rekao sam.
- Ne baš - odgovorila je. - Bila je to slučajnost. Kada je otišla, ostao sam pogođen njezinom iskrenošću. Ta usputna primjedba podsjetila me na brojne slučajnosti koje igraju ulogu u našem dolasku u život... i našem putovanju ka smrti. Tu je žena koja je slučajno zanijela dijete, ali će ga zasigurno voljeti. Ja ću pak, slučajnošću zvanom rak, ostaviti troje djece koja će odrastati bez moje ljubavi.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Dok sam petljao oko rekvizita, primijetila je da se nisam usudio pogledati ni u koga. Pomislila je da ne želim gledati u ljude kako ne bih vidio nekog prijatelja ili bivšeg studenta, što bi moglo uzburkati moje emocije.
Prije nego sam započeo, razabrao se žamor među slušateljima. Oni koji su došli samo da bi vidjeli kako izgleda netko tko umire od raka gušterače vjerojatno su se pitali je li ovo moja prava kosa (da, tijekom kemoterapije nisam izgubio kosu) i hoće li oni osjetiti koliko sam blizu smrti dok budem govorio (moj odgovor: samo gledajte!«).”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Tenacity is a virtue, but it's not always crucial for everyone to observe how hard you work at something.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Just because you’re in the driver’s seat,” he’d say, “doesn’t mean you have to run people over.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Brick walls are there for a reason. And once you get over them—even if someone has practically had to throw you over—it can be helpful to others to tell them how you did it.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“When you use money to fight poverty, it can be of great value, but too often, you’re working at the margins. When you’re putting people on the moon, you’re inspiring all of us to achieve the maximum of human potential, which is how our greatest problems will eventually be solved.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
“Kada me konačno pustio, prišao mi je jedan od pomoćnih trenera pokušavajući me utješiti. - Graham te je prilično izgnjavio, je li? — rekao je.
Jedva sam izustio »da«.
— To je dobar znak — naglasio je on. — Kad nešto zezneš, a nitko ti ništa ne kaže, to znači da su od tebe odustali.
Tu lekciju sam zapamtio za čitav život. Kada si svjestan da činiš nešto loše, a nitko se više ne trudi da te opomene, stvari ne stoje kako valja. Ako ih i ne želiš slušati, tvoji kritičari su najčešće oni koji ti žele reći da te još uvijek vole, da se brinu za tebe i da žele tvoj napredak.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture