Bill Watterson's Commencement Speech


“The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.”

On May 20, 1990, American cartoonist and the author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson, delivered an inspiring and thought-provoking speech at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, the 1990 graduating class.

To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.

Bill Watterson’s 1990 Kenyon College Commencement Speech Transcript: