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.