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.

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From her speech at Hampshire College, 1998
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Khaled Hosseini

From his speech at Vanderbilt University, 2010

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Tom Wolfe

From his speech at Boston University, 2000

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Michael Uslan

From his speech at Indiana University Bloomington, 2006

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Ira Glass

From his speech at Goucher College, 2012

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Bradley Whitford

From his speech at University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

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Debbie Millman

From her speech at San José State University, 2013

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Eileen Myles

From her speech at Hampshire College, 1998

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Jonathan Safran Foer

From his speech at Middlebury College, 2013

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David Foster Wallace

From his speech at Kenyon College, 2005

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Dick Costolo 

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