TEDIndia in 10 quotes

Its an impossible task to adequately summarize all the ideas and inspiration of this last week at TEDIndia in Mysore. Here are ten quotes – in no particular order – from various talks (attributed where I remember who said it) that stuck in my mind and are worth sharing.

“Getting more, from less, for more” – R.A. Mashelkar

“Being a girl is so powerful that we’ve had to train everyone not to be that.” – Eve Ensler

“Write your obituary. If you don’t like the way it reads, change your life, now.”

“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” – Lakshmi Pratury

“It’s not charity. It is ourselves we are helping. It’s ourselves we are healing.” – Thulasiraj Ravilla

“We develop grand concepts of happiness, but there are little symbols of happiness in the breath we take.” – His Holiness the Karmapa

“To understand different viewpoints, we have to understand the myths and stories that shape them.” – Devdutt Pattanaik

“‘I do not know’ is the engine that powers the longing to know.” – Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

“Minds on the margin are not marginal minds.” – Anil Gupta

“We don’t enter the future, we create it. And we create what we imagine.” – Ramachandra Budihal

I’m sure there are several great quotes I’ve missed here, so feel free to leave them in the comments.


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  4. Chipo says:

    Hi Peter,

    Here are a few more:

    1) “I don’t divide the world between material & spiritual. If someone has a Nano, they can reach the temple faster & meditate” – Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

    2)”Theres a great importance to the feminity of feminisim” – Kavita Ramdas

    3) “Don’t live a life that is mediocre, be spectacular. Live like Greek heroes” – Devdutt Pattanaik

    4)”We should all be billionaires of moments” – Lakshmi Pratury

    p.s. can’t wait till the talks come out!

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