Almost every time Randy runs up against an obstacle, he refers to it as a ‘brick wall.’ However, rather than letting these brick walls keep him from what he wants, Randy uses the walls as opportunities to show how badly he wants whatever it is that they’re blocking. Brick walls try to stop Randy from getting accepted to Brown University, floating in NASA’s zero gravity machine, becoming a Disney Imagineer, and getting his future wife, Jai, to fall for him. In each case, Randy is undeterred by the obstacles keeping him from his dreams, and, in fact, when reflecting on his life, he believes that each of these brick walls was “there for a reason” because they “give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”
Brick Walls Quotes in The Last Lecture
The brick walls are there for a reason. They’re not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.