Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Graduation Speech from Eclipse

“When we were five, they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our things were answers like astronaut, president, or in my case, princess… When we were ten, they asked us again. We answered - rock star, cowboy, or in my case, gold medalist… But now that we’ve grown up, they want a more serious answer. Well, how about this… Who the hell knows? This isn’t a time to make hard and fast decisions. This is the time to make mistakes. Take the wrong train and get stuck somewhere chill. Fall in love - a lot. Major in philosophy because there’s no way to make a career out of that. Change your mind. Then change it again because nothing is permanent. So make as many mistakes as you can. That way, someday, when they ask again what we want to be… We won’t have to guess. We’ll know.”

I love this. It couldn't have been said any better.

7 comments:

Zoey said...

luvd thu speech! it wuz funy & made sence! i think it wuz the perfect way 2 end ur high school years. =) =) =)

Diane said...

Well done for putting this up. Have just seen the movie and as an ex home schooling Mum (both mine are in their late teens now) I think that every young person should have this on their wall, and every pushy parent too.

teempee said...

hi, thanks for posting this. i used it as reference to my post. =)

Mefisto666 (Lestat) said...

That's an excellent speech, never though i'd found my own thoughts in a movie like that...
Thanx 4 publishing it, i wanted to hear/read it again and was hard to find it.

Amy said...

This was definitely one of the best parts of the movie! It gave me goosebumps!

Alyson said...

This is the best graduation speech ever, and the best part of the movies! <3 I felt as if she was just taking the words out of my mouth, and yes, I also had goosebumps! Now, i'm just 4 days away of school's end, at least for me. And I'm the one in charge of the poem, needless to say this speech served as a deep inspiration for it :3

Alyson said...

This is the best graduation speech ever, and the best part of the movies! <3 I felt as if she was just taking the words out of my mouth, and yes, I also had goosebumps! Now, i'm just 4 days away of school's end, at least for me. And I'm the one in charge of the poem, needless to say this speech served as a deep inspiration for it :3