4 Graduation Quotes & Speeches by Extraordinary Women That You Should Play in Endless Loop
It's graduation season. As a graduate, you are busy wrapping up school paperworks, planning your amazing Europe trip, new job interviews, farewell parties, cross-country moves and whatever exciting agenda ahead of you for the next few months. So you may not actually be taking the keynote speech at your commencement at heart.
Looking back, I wish I had slowed down and listened to the commencement speeches and absorbed the wisdom buried within. May be this is something that resonates with me more having been in the "real world" for a while.
So to celebrate graduation season, here are my favorite commencement speeches and graduate quotes by four incredible women that I hope will serve you well in your next chapter of life beyond school.
Even if you are not a graduate, these speeches are just priceless and worth re-watching every year to as life takes you to different places.
Tip: Hit the repeat button!
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default."
J. K. Rowling at Harvard University, 2011
"Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer."
Shonda Rhimes at Dartmouth, 1991
“Be true to yourself and everything will be fine.”
Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane University, 2009
“When life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, find the surface and breathe again.”
Sheryl Sandberg at UC Berkeley, 2016
Do you have a favorite graduation speech that has impacted you most?
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Wishing all proud graduates and parents a wonderful gradation season and bright future!
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Posted on 24 May 2017