Sunday, June 05, 2011

Game Over


Oh boy, isn’t this a busy time of year? In between showers, weddings, bachelorette parties and vacations – it’s also graduation season. College grads have most likely moved out and high school graduations are just taking place.

One thing I love about this time of year is reading the celebrity commencement speeches. Via The Daily Beast, here are some of my favorite quotes from this year’s celebrity speeches.

• “You can’t do it alone. As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, and spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler, Harvard Class Day


• “I had to come exactly because I might make a fool of myself. I’ve found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks”. - Denzel Washington, University of Pennsylvania


• “Don’t bring someone else down to bring yourself up,” - Chelsea Handler, Emory


And finally, from a celebrity in my eyes, West Virginia University Head Coach Bob Huggins.

“I was looking through some things trying to figure out what to say and Newton Baker – who I have absolutely no idea who the hell he is – but he said, ‘The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after,’ and I think that’s certainly true,” – Bob Huggins, West Virginia University

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