This book blew me away. I teared up numerous times while reading “The last Lecture”. Absolute brilliance.
I will not write an elongated review because I don’t have a single thing to criticize about. So, here is the collection of my favorite quotes from this book.
“The brick walls are there for a reason. 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. 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.”
2. “Luck is where preparation meets opportunity. ”
“Too many people go through life complaining about their problems. I’ve always believed that if you took one tenth the enrgy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you’d be surprised by how well things can work out.”
4. “You can always change your plan, but only if you have one.”
“Want to have a short phone call with someone? Call them at 11:55 a.m., right before lunch. They’ll talk fast. You may think you are interesting, but you are not more interesting than lunch.”
6. “When U’re screwing up & nobody says anything to you, it means they’ve given up on you.”
“Throughout my academic career, I’d given some pretty good talks. But being considered the best speaker in the computer science department is like being known as the tallest of the Seven Dwarfs.”
8. “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted .”
“What is the most appropriate thing to say to a friend who was about to die. He answered:”tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Whenever he goes, you also g. He will not be alone.”
10. “Give yourself permission to dream.”
I do recommend that everyone should read this book.