One thing I miss as I get older is the marking of time passed and lessons learned that is graduation. Seems like there should be graduation ceremonies for other times besides college - maybe one when you turn 40? Lacking a graduation of my own this year, I turn to graduation speeches. Here's what this year's looked like.

"In an era of less rigid career and life expectations, the speeches are peppered with exhortations to take risks." ~ The New York Times

"Not only can you not plan the impact you’re going to have, you often won’t recognize it even while you’re having it." ~ Richard Costolo, CEO of Twitter

"It’s true, you are not in school anymore. But now, the school is in you." ~ Laura Linney, Actress

"If you must find your own path, and we have left you no easy path, then decide now to choose the hard path that leads to the life and the world you want." ~ Stephen Colbert, Political Satirist