Clichés for sale

The quote “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” in yesterday’s blog was one of the clichés quoted by Randy Pausch in his book “The Last Lecture”. Randy Pausch believed that “the reason why clichés are repeated so often is because they’re so often right on the money”.

The other clichés he quoted are:
"Dance with the one who brung you.”
"Whether you think you can or can’t you’re right.”
"Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?”

The wisdom from these lines, and elsewhere in Randy Pausch’s book, is meant for his three children, whose growth he couldn’t get to see or support because of his death resulting from cancer. It is the legacy he would like to leave to them.

Maybe to us as well?

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