Randy Pausch, fully Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch

Randy
Pausch, fully Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch
1960
2008

Computer Science Professor and Human-Computer Interaction, gave upbeat lecture and wrote book called "The Last Lecture" when diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer

Author Quotes

Your critics are the ones telling you they still love you and care. Worry when you do something badly and nobody bothers to tell you.

Your patience will be both appreciated and rewarded.

You've got to get the fundamentals down because otherwise the fancy stuff is not going to work.

Whether you think you can or can?t, you?re right.

While I was messing around props, she noticed that I did not dare look at anyone. She thought she does not want to look at people as I saw some friends or former student, which could stir my emotions.

Who come out limp often have the most trouble. But the ones who come out all pissed off and full of noise,

Why are there brick walls? To keep out those who don't want it as much.

Why don't you get a job on Tuesday nights and skip yoga for a while? I suggested.

Why was this speech was so important? Am I therefore wanted to show myself and others that I am still very much alive? I still have the strength to swim? Could this be the desire of someone who loves the attention of the public to play a last show? The answers were the check. - Wounded lion wants to know can you still roar - I said I did. - It's about dignity and self-respect, and it's not the same as vanity.

Work hard. I got tenure a year early. Junior faculty members used to say to me, wow, you got tenure early. What's your secret? I said, it's pretty simple. Call me any Friday night in my office at ten o'clock and I'll tell you.

Worry about. We watched him walk over to his knapsack and pull something.

Years ago, I dated a lovely young woman who was a few thousand dollars in debt. She was completely stressed out about this. Every month, more interest would be added to her debts.

You can almost always find something in common with another person, and from there, it's much easier to address issues where you have differences. Sports cut across boundaries of race and wealth. And if nothing else, we all have the weather in common.

When you see yourself doing something badly and nobody?s bothering to tell you anymore, that?s a bad place to be. 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.

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.

When you?re only doing it for one play and you?re just not where you?re supposed to be, and freedom?s just another word for nothing left to lose, boy are you going to clean somebody?s clock for that one play.

You don?t find time for important things, you make it.

When you?re screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore that means they?ve given up on you? 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.

You don't beat the grim reaper by living longer; you beat the grim reaper by living better.

When you?ve had something for ten years that you hold so precious, it?s the toughest thing in the world to hand it over. And the only advice I can give you is, find somebody better than you to hand it to.

You will need find your passion. Many of you have already done it, many of you will later, many of you may take to your thirties or forties, but don't give up on finding it. Right, then all you are doing is waiting for the reaper. Find your passion and follow it. And if there is anything that I have learned in life, you will not find that passion in things. And you will not find that passion in money. Because the more things and the more money you have, the more you will just look around and use that as the metric ? and there will always be someone with more. Your passion must come from the things that fuel you from the inside. And honors and awards are nice things, but only to the extent that they regard real respect from your peers. And to be thought of well by people you think of more highly up is a tremendous honor I've been granted. Find your passion, and in my experience, no matter what you do at work or what you do in in official settings, that passion will be grounded in people. It will be grounded in the relationships you have with people and what they think of you when your time comes.

When you're eight or nine years old and you look at the TV set men are landing on the moon ? anything is possible. And that is something we need to not lose sight of, is that the inspiration and permission to dream is immense. ? It's important to have specific dreams.

You?re only as good as your word.

When you're frustrated with people, when they've made you angry, it just may be because you haven't given them enough time.

You?ve got to get the fundamentals down, because otherwise the fancy stuff is not going to work.

Author Picture
First Name
Randy
Last Name
Pausch, fully Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch
Birth Date
1960
Death Date
2008
Bio

Computer Science Professor and Human-Computer Interaction, gave upbeat lecture and wrote book called "The Last Lecture" when diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer