"Language that is appropriate and fully inclusive is a matter of life and death for so many people out there,” she said
"I love observing people. Each face tells so many stories. It lets me understand emotions, and that, in turn, helps me apply my skills as an actor," he said.
"He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul," he said of mankind
"Whatever happened to me happened because I have always been terrified of failure," he said
She concluded the speech with the hope that this is the last time one has to fight for education. "Let’s begin this ending … together … today … right here, right now. Let’s begin this ending now," she said
"My hope is that you will harness your education, your creativity, your valour, your voice, your vote—reflecting on all that you’ve witnessed and hungered for, all that you know to be true—and use it to create more equity, more justice, and more joy in the world," she said.
"The reason I know you’ll prevail is because so many others have done it before you. One hundred years ago, the class of 1920 graduated into the end of a deadly pandemic," he said
"The capital-T Truth is about life before death. It is about the real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness," he said
"It's a tough world out there. You've got to prepare yourself for politics, bad bosses, hating employees and usually when you're the absolute best, you get hated on the most," he said.
"By defining our goal more clearly, by making it seem more manageable and less remote, we can help all peoples to see it, to draw hope from it, and to move irresistibly toward it," he said.
"Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you’re not careful. And if you do, it will probably be to the detriment of your choices," he said
Speaking on her own life experiences, she inferred, "Don’t be afraid of this horrible version of you! Face it, embrace it, coddle it, write it a poem, maybe it needs a hug"
"But my fear of failure never approached in magnitude my fear of what if. What if I never tried at all?" he said
"One does not become a philosopher simply by reading a book by Plato or the Bhagavad Gita… To be a philosopher one needs to be in love with wisdom and truth," said Shraddha Shetty
"I always had an existential crisis, because I was trying to figure out ‘what does it all mean?’ he said.
Addressing all the women in the crowd, she said, "If you're a woman — and pardon me for being binary for just a second — the stage has been set. The world is yours to grab. Go out and get it, girl".
"I am dyslexic and I write, I have asthma and I run and I am a social media influencer. I talk about things that no one wants to listen to," yoga instructor Natasha Noel said
"Keep your minds and hearts open to life’s endless and unforeseeable possibilities," she said.
"Personal resilience is important but it's not the only form of resilience we need right now. We also need community resilience. That's something that this class has embodied during your time on campus," she said
It [pandemic] has woken a lot of young people up to the fact that the old ways of doing things just don’t work; that it doesn’t matter how much money you make if everyone around you is hungry and sick
Everyone wants to guide children because they think the children are the problem. No, children are not the problem
He also said that his life changed with the access to computing products. This is what he has been focussed on and contributed that as a definitive reason for his success today.
"When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense. You aren't just following dreams, you're reaching for your destiny," he added.
"Remember to believe in something. And fall in love as many times as it takes. And remember, before you do something special, just do something," he said.
"Don’t ever treat your little insanities as if they are aberrations that ought to be hidden from the rest of the world. Acknowledge them and use them to define your own way of living the only life you have," he said