The last day of “The Last Lecture” Professor

The last day of “The Last Lecture” Professor

  • “The brick walls are not there to keep us out,
  • the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something,” he said.
  • “Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.
  • They’re there to stop the OTHER people.”

PITTSBURGH, July 26 – Randy Pausch said obstacles serve a purpose: They “give us a chance to show how badly we want something.” Confronted with incurable cancer, he devised a last lecture that became an Internet sensation, a best-selling book and a celebration of a life spent achieving his dreams.

Ten months after giving the lecture, Pausch died yesterday at his home in Chesapeake, Virginia, said Jeffrey Zaslow, the Wall Street Journal writer who co-wrote Pausch’s book “The Last Lecture.” Pausch was 47.

Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September 2006. A year later, he gave the popular 76-minute speech titled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.”

The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch

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