The person who knows only success can be more oblivious to all the pitfalls.” “The questions are always more important than the answers.” “There’s a lot of talk these days about giving children self-esteem.It’s not something you can give; it’s something they have to build.” “Time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think.” “Too many people go through life complaining about their problems.Randy Pausch was an American professor of Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction.As the creator of the Alice software project and his number one bestselling book, Pausch was taken in 2008 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.Now it turns out that the lecture will not be the final public words of the 47-year old academic, who is dying of pancreatic cancer.Hyperion, Walt Disney's publishing wing, is understood to have agreed a .75 million (£3.3 million) deal to publish "The Last Lecture" by Prof Pausch and Jeff Zaslow, the Wall Street Journal reporter who first brought the September address at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to public attention."Remember, the brick walls are there for a reason," he said.
And finally, he imparted the lessons he had learned in life from his parents, mentors, students and colleagues.
I find the best shortcut is the long way, which is basically two words: work hard.” “All my adult life I’ve felt drawn to ask long-married couples how they were able to stay together.
All of them said the same thing:”We worked hard at it.” “Be good at something. Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome.” “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)” “Complaining does not work as a strategy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals.
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But Randy Pausch's inspiring, upbeat and often humorous talk rapidly became an internet sensation.