"I learned a hard but profound lesson last year and I'd like to share it with you. In 2000, I told graduates "Don't be afraid to fail." Well now I'm here to tell you that, though you should not fear failure, you should do your very best to avoid it. Nietzsche famously said "Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger." But what he failed to stress is that it almost kills you. Disappointment stings and, for driven, successful people like yourselves it is disorienting. What Nietzsche should have said is "Whatever doesn't kill you, makes you watch a lot of Cartoon Network and drink mid-price Chardonnay at 11 in the morning.""
"Your path at 22 will not necessarily be your path at 32 or 42. One's dream is constantly evolving, rising and falling, changing course"
during his address to the class of 2011 at Dartmouth College
My two favorite quotes from Conan O'Brien's address to graduates at Dartmouth College. Here's a link to the text of his speech HERE as well as a video. If you're a fan...it's entertaining...hey, maybe if you're not even a fan, it'll entertain you too.