Randy Pausch Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old randy pausch quotes, randy pausch sayings, and randy pausch proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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.      

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Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.     

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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.     

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Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something     

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Its important to have specific dreams. Dream Big. Dream without fear.     

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No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.     

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Proper apologies have three parts: 1) What I did was wrong. 2) I feel badly that I hurt you. 3) How do I make this better?     

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Until you got ice cream spilled on you, you're not doing field work.     

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The best way to teach somebody something is to have them think they're learning something else.     

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When there's an elephant in the room introduce him.     

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Anything is possible, and that's something we should not lose sight of. The inspiration and the permission to dream is huge.     

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No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.     

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Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you.     

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Your patience will be both appreciated and rewarded.     

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

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

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

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Brick walls let us prove how badly we want our dream and they stop those who don't want it enough. Brick walls let us show our dedication.     

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Respect authority while questioning it.     

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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.     

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It's a thrill to fulfill your own childhood dreams, but as you get older, you may find that enabling the dreams of others is even more fun.     

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Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls aren't there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want things.     

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A lot of people want a shortcut. I find the best shortcut is the long way, which is basically two words: work hard.     

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Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.     

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Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude... Don't complain; just work harder... Never give up.     

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I will take an earnest person over a hip person every day, because hip is short-term, earnest is long-term.     

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One key factor in the downward spiral in our educational system is that there is too much stroking and too little real feedback.     

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Fuel your kids' dreams. Sometimes, that means letting them stay up past their bedtimes.     

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We all stand on the dart board and very few of us catch the darts. Do not think it is unfair. It is fair but you are unlucky     

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