10 Graduation Quotes That Will Seriously Inspire You

Taken from famous commencement speeches, these pieces of advice will help recent grads handle the transition into the real world. All quotes excerpted from Way More Than Luck, published by Chronicle Books, 2015.

1

Khaled Hosseini

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From his speech at Vanderbilt University, 2010


2

Tom Wolfe

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From his speech at Boston University, 2000


3

Michael Uslan

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From his speech at Indiana University Bloomington, 2006



4

Ira Glass

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From his speech at Goucher College, 2012


5

Bradley Whitford

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From his speech at University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004


6

Debbie Millman

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From her speech at San José State University, 2013



7

Eileen Myles

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From her speech at Hampshire College, 1998


8

Jonathan Safran Foer

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From his speech at Middlebury College, 2013


9

David Foster Wallace

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From his speech at Kenyon College, 2005



10

Dick Costolo 

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From his speech at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013