Randy Pausch Quotes
I think that we all stand on the dartboard of life. Roughly 30,000 people a year are going to catch a dart labeled pancreatic cancer, and that's unfortunate. It's not what I would have chosen. But I in no way feel like I deserved it.
Cancer didn't change me at all. I know lots of people talk about the life revelation. I didn't have that.
Work hard. I got tenure a year early. Junior faculty members used to say to me: 'Wow, what's your secret?' I said: 'It's pretty simple. Call me any Friday night in my office at 10 o'clock, and I'll tell you.'
I don't know how to not have fun. I'm dying and I'm having fun, and I'm going to keep having fun every day I've got left.
I've decided to tell my kids things like: 'I love the way each of you tilted back your heads when you laughed.' I will give them specific stuff they can grasp.
I'm a professor. I know that people in research labs can do miraculous things if they're given the resources.
Success is measured in months for me. When my health fails, it will fail quickly. Tumors grow on an exponential curve.
Make clear that people understand what your circumstances are. And looking for pity - that's a mistake.
Pretty much any time I got a chance to do something cool, I tried to grab for it, and that's where my solace comes from.
I am going to keep having fun every day I have left, because there is no other way of life. You just have to decide whether you are a Tigger or an Eeyore.
My mother took great relish in introducing me as 'This is my son - he's a doctor but not the kind that helps people.'
We have a finite amount of time. Whether short or long, it doesn't matter. Life is to be lived.
Educators shouldn't be afraid of cliches. You know why? Because kids don't know most of them! They're a new audience. And they're inspired by cliches.
I am dying soon, and I am choosing to have fun today, tomorrow and every other day I have left.
Smelling a crayon takes you right back to childhood. When I need to go back in time, I put it under my nose and take another hit.
When men are romantically interested in you, it's really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.
Chemo days make me tired, though it's hard to say that's because of the chemo when you have kids who have inherited their dad's usual energy level.
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