Randy Pausch Quotes



Best 15 Quotes by Randy Pausch

“A good apology is like antibiotic, a bad apology is like rubbing salt in the wound.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome.”

“Just because you're in the driver's seat, doesn't mean you have to run people over.”

“Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.”

“Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others.”

“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.”

“The size of your audience doesn't matter. What's important is that your audience is listening.”

“Time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think.”

“Want to have a short phone call with someone? Call them at 11:55 a.m., right before lunch. They'll talk fast. You may think you are interesting, but you are not more interesting than lunch.”

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”

“When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him.”

“You can always change you plan, but only if you have one.”

“You will need to find your passion. Don't give up on finding it because then all you're doing is waiting for the Reaper.”

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