18 Best Randy Pausch time management quotes

Randy Pausch time management quotes

If you have come here looking for Randy Pausch time management quotes than this is the right place for you.

In this post, I have listed down the best quotes by Randy Pausch on time management. So let’s read them.

top Randy Pausch Quotes on time management

“I truly do believe that time is the only commodity that matters.”

“People waste their time, and it just always fascinates me.”

“Start thinking about your time and your money almost as if they are the same thing.”

“What you will never do is get the two years of your life back.”

“I want to maximize use of time, but really that’s the means not the end.”

“I think it’s very dangerous to focus on doing things right. I think it’s much more important to do the right things.”

“Experience comes with time, and it’s really, really valuable, and there are no shortcuts to getting it.”

“One of the time management cliches is failing to plan is planning to fail.”

“The key thing with to-do-list, is you have to break things down into small steps.”

Randy Pausch quotes on time management

“If you have got a bunch of things to do, do the ugliest thing first.”

“Keep your desk clear. One of the mantras of time management is touch each piece of paper once.”

“You do not find time for important things, you make it. And you make time by electing not to do something else.”

“The bad thing about doing something that isn’t very valuable is not isn’t a bad thing to have done it. The problem is that once you spend an hour doing it, that’s an hour you can never again spend in any other way, and that’s important.”

“Time is the commodity, you better find out where your time is going.”

“It’s not about efficiency, it’s about effectiveness and best overall outcome.”

“Doing things at the last minute, is really expensive. And it’s just more expensive than doing it just before the last minute.”

“You can accomplish a lot more when you have help.”

“Time is all we have, and you may find one day, you have less than you think.”


Randy Pausch was a great personality, a true hero. After learning about the pancreatic cancer he did not stopped. He gave lectures and lived the remaining life to its fullest.

These quotes on time management by Randy Pausch are said by him during his lecture[1] given on time management.

For more quotes on time management you can go to my article: Randy Pausch time quotes.



about randy pausch

Randolph Frederick Pausch was an American educator. He was a professor of computer science at the Carnegie Mellon University.

Randy was known for his Last lecture titled “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” which he gave after he got to know about pancreatic cancer in his body. This lecture became very popular.

Despite knowing about the limited time left with him, he did not get demotivated and spent the remaining days lecturing and teaching.


  1. https://youtu.be/oTugjssqOT0

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