June 14, 2012

Commencement Mashup

A collection of notable and profound excerpts from graduation speeches by J.K. Rowling, Stephen Colbert, David Foster Wallace, Adrian Tan, and David McCullough Jr.

"The fulfilling life, the distinctive life, the relevant life, is an achievement, not something that will fall into your lap because you’re a nice person or mommy ordered it from the caterer. You’ll note the founding fathers took pains to secure your inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness–quite an active verb, “pursuit”–which leaves, I should think, little time for lying around watching parrots rollerskate on Youtube."

- David McCullough Jr.

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Posted on June 14, 2012 11:00 AM
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