Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Last Lecture

"[The brick walls in life] are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. 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 (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008)

The above quote comes from The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch who has inspired millions around the world by attitude towards death and celebration of life. He was an inspiration throughout his life, but particularly in the face of terminal pancreatic cancer, which left him at the time of diagnosis with only 3 to 6 months to live. Check this site for a 3 minute audio clip (top of page) or the full video of his 76 minute talk: The Last Lecture: Really Acheiving Your Childhood Dreams.

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