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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eileen myles quote
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

debbie millman quote
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Debbie Millman

From her speech at San José State University, 2013

eileen myles quote
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Eileen Myles

From her speech at Hampshire College, 1998

Jonathan Safran Foer quote
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Jonathan Safran Foer

From his speech at Middlebury College, 2013

david foster wallace quote
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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