The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture

Logan is Randy’s second son, who Randy describes as “the ultimate Tigger”—he’s always making everything he does into an adventure, and he’s constantly smiling and never stops moving. Logan is also enamored with his older brother Dylan; the best and worst parts of his day are usually “playing with Dylan.”

Logan Quotes in The Last Lecture

The The Last Lecture quotes below are all either spoken by Logan or refer to Logan. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Hyperion edition of The Last Lecture published in 2008.
Introduction Quotes

Under the ruse of giving an academic lecture, I was trying to put myself in a bottle that would one day wash up on the beach for my children.

Related Characters: Randy Pausch (speaker), Dylan, Logan, Chloe
Related Symbols: The Head Fake
Page Number: xiv
Explanation and Analysis:

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Chapter 4 Quotes

…kids—more than anything else—need to know their parents love them. Their parents don’t have to be alive for that to happen.

Related Characters: Randy Pausch (speaker), Randy’s Dad, Dylan, Logan, Chloe
Page Number: 26
Explanation and Analysis:

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Chapter 21 Quotes

At Christmas, I had made an adventure out of putting the lights on the tree. Rather than showing Dylan and Logan the proper way to do it—carefully and meticulously—I just let them have at it haphazardly. However they wanted to throw those lights on the tree was fine by me. We got video of the whole chaotic scene, and Jai says it was a “magical moment” that will be one of her favorite memories of our family together.

Related Characters: Randy Pausch (speaker), Jai, Dylan, Logan, Chloe
Page Number: 100
Explanation and Analysis:

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Chapter 59 Quotes

…my dreams for my kids are very exact: I want them to follow their own path to fulfillment. And given that I won’t be there, I want to make this clear: Kids, don’t try to figure out what I wanted you to become. I want you to become what you want to become.

Related Characters: Randy Pausch (speaker), Dylan, Logan, Chloe
Page Number: 198
Explanation and Analysis:

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Logan Character Timeline in The Last Lecture

The timeline below shows where the character Logan appears in The Last Lecture. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 37: Watch What They Do, Not What They Say
Attitude and Positive Behavior Theme Icon
...to his advice, and that it could come in handy for his boys Dylan and Logan, too. (full context)
Chapter 59: Dreams for My Children
Obstacles as Opportunities Theme Icon
Attitude and Positive Behavior Theme Icon
...to tell his children, but right now they’re too young to understand. Dylan is six, Logan three, and Chloe eighteen months. He wants them to know who he is, what he... (full context)
Obstacles as Opportunities Theme Icon
Attitude and Positive Behavior Theme Icon
Every night, Randy asks Logan the best and worst parts of his day, and to both he always answers “Playing... (full context)
Attitude and Positive Behavior Theme Icon
Logan “makes everything into an adventure.” From the moment he was born, it took two doctors,... (full context)
Dreams in Reality Theme Icon
Teaching, Learning, and Feedback Loops Theme Icon
Attitude and Positive Behavior Theme Icon
...to become. Randy says he’s not even sure if he should’ve made that comment about Logan becoming social chair of a fraternity, as he doesn’t want Logan to think Randy expected... (full context)
Chapter 61: The Dreams Will Come to You
Teaching, Learning, and Feedback Loops Theme Icon
...last slide, which is a picture of Randy standing by the swing set, smiling with Logan and Chloe in each arm, and Dylan sitting happily on his shoulders. (full context)