John Mardlin

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What is your favourite single sentence from a TED Talk?

Credit to Emily McManus for this conversation: http://www.ted.com/conversations/10/what_s_your_favorite_single_se.html

I wanted to keep it going since it really can serve as an important place to store those most succinct and powerful utterances.

I was so struck by Aaron O'Connell closing remarks from his talk in the 4th session of TED2011. Poorly recalled is would be:
"Just as quantum objects are defined by their relationships to other objects, so to are people defined by our connections to other people".

If you can better the quote please do so.

Please share your favourites from TED2011 here.

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    Nic Marks

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    Jun 6 2011: “It is a story about people, us, being persuaded to spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to impress people we don’t care about."
    Tim Jackson on how the economic system plays to our weaknesses to create profit ...
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/tim_jackson_s_economic_reality_check.html
    • Jun 7 2011: i second that..
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        Jun 11 2011: I third that....and will share it with my students, for as Emerson said: "Nothing can bring you peace [happiness] but yourself."
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      jag .

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      Jun 18 2011: ‘’When you are totally at peace with yourself, nothing can shake you’’.
      “Many answers to what you seek don’t lie “out there”. If you look inwards, you’ll find the answer has been in you all along.”
      “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
      ‘’Bad situations happen for me, not to me’’
      "You can go on changing the outer for lives and you will never be satisfied; something or other will remain to be changed. Unless the inner changes, the outer can never be perfect."
      “Be yourself, you’ve got no choice”
      “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

      ‘’The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.”
      “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha
      “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a method of travelling.”
      “Whenever you see something you dislike, it represents something you are repelling inside of you.”
      “Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” – Buddha
      ‘’Everything that irritates us (and causes us immense pain) about others can lead us to an understanding about ourselves’’. – Carl Jung
      ‘’So you have some enemies…good, that means you stood up for something!” – Winston Churchill
      ‘’If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place’’.
      ‘’The person who never made a mistake never tried anything new’’.
      “You, as much as anyone in the universe, deserve your love and respect.” – Buddha
      “Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it”
      “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
      ‘’Behaviour is the outward expression of the inner spirit. Only ignorant people try to change the outward expressi
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      Jun 20 2011: Yes. My current fave as well. See also The Story of Stuff !
    • Jun 22 2011: “It is a story about people, us, being persuaded to spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to i
      impress people we don’t care about."
      This very sentence inspired me to translate this talk into Russian
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    May 21 2011: "The miracle of your mind is not that you can see the world as it is, it's that you can see the world as it isn't."
    http://www.ted.com/talks/kathryn_schulz_on_being_wrong.html
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    May 22 2011: I have quite few of my favs as below -

    Secret of Happiness - Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it. - Dan Dennett

    In practise what is an atheist? An atheist is just somebody who feels about Yahweh the way any decent Christian feels about Thor or Baal or the golden calf. As has been said before, we are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in, some of us just go one god further. - Richard Dawkins

    You got to persist through CRAP! which means Criticism, Rejection, Assholes and Pressure. - Richard St. Johns

    When we give to the world what we want the most, we heal the broken part inside of each of us. - Eve Ensler
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      May 23 2011: You got to persist through CRAP! which means Criticism, Rejection, Assholes and Pressure. - Richard St. Johns

      It's great:)
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    lu kun

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    Jun 6 2011: Whenever you come up with something in this world that you feel is worth doing, just ask yourself two questions: if not now, then when? if not me, then who?
  • May 29 2011: "If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original" (Sir Ken Robinson, "Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity").
    • Jun 2 2011: May - I love that quote too. Elsewhere in the same talk is another of my favourite quotes, when the teacher has pointed out to the child who is trying to paint God that no one knows what They look like and the child replies "They will in a minute". This brings a smile to face nearly every day!
      • Jun 12 2011: Mike - that is also one of my all-time favorites! Sir Robinson includes that story in the introduction of his book "The Element". It really encapsulates the way young children are inherently cretive and their willingness to 'create'.
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    May 29 2011: "Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you, they are unique manifestations of the human spirit" by Wade Davis
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    May 22 2011: This went straight to my heart:

    "Beauty and seduction, I believe, is nature's tool for survival - because we will protect what we fall in love with."

    -Louie Schwartzberg
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    Mar 9 2011: "They will in a minute." Ken Robinson
    (Girl drawing a picture of God.)
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    Jun 6 2011: "If you have democracy, people will vote for washingmachines...they love them!"
    -Hans Rosling
    http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_and_the_magic_washing_machine.html
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      Jun 13 2011: If Hans Rosling weren't already a favorite speaker of mine, that quote alone would have piqued my curiosity. The speech is as brilliant as every single other one by him. Thank you for linking and quoting it, Andrew :)
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      Jun 16 2011: As entertaining as it is...I think it's not as powerful as his :

      "Let the data set change your mindset."
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    Jun 1 2011: Few of my favs as quoted by speaker in the talks -

    My longing had no time when it ceases - from Poem on Love by Eighth century Japanese Poet, quoted by Helen Fisher talk on 'brain in love" at TED.

    Hope does not consist of the expectation that things will come out exactly right, but the expectation that they will make sense regardless of how they come out - Vaclav Havel, in book "Breaking the Peace"

    Better to have your enemies inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in. - Lyndon Johnson

    Everyone is broken by life, but some people are stronger in the broken places. - Ernest Hemingway

    We are most certainly the only animals that makes conscious choices that are bad for our survival as species. - Dr. Richard Leakey
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    May 22 2011: if we take man as he is, we make him worse. But, if we take man as he should be, we make him capable of what he CAN BE.
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    May 17 2011: "The purpose of influence is to give influence to those who have none"

    -Rick Warren, on living a meaningful life
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    Jun 11 2011: "The power of the people is much stronger than the people in power"

    From Talk Wael Ghonim: Inside the Egyptian revolution
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    Jun 4 2011: From Sir Ken Robinson quoting the famous artist Pablo Picasso: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
  • May 13 2011: "The power of the people is much stronger than the people in power." Wael Ghonim on the Egyptian Revolution

    http://blog.ted.com/2011/03/04/inside-the-egyptian-revolution-wael-ghonim-on-ted-com/
  • Jun 14 2011: As a Cancer Dr, Im looking forward to being out of a job. By Daniel Kraft
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    Jun 3 2011: "A good man takes responsibility, others simply take"
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    Jun 1 2011: I loved this from Simon Sinek and his Start with Why concept: "They key is not to find people who need what you offer; the key is to find people who believe what you believe." Radically altered the way I go about promoting my services.
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    Jun 1 2011: My recent favs -

    The pain of childbirth is not remembered, it's the child that's remembered. - Freeman Dyson

    Discovery consists of seeing what everyone has seen and thinking what no one has thought. - Albert Szent-Gyorgi

    If you need to go quickly, go alone. If you need to go far, go together. We need to go far, quickly! - Al Gore

    The miracle of your mind is not that you can see the world as it is, it's that you can see the world as it isn't. - Kathryn Schulz

    We see things not as they are but as we are. - John Milton
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    May 18 2011: "I collect bad wines, because if the wine is ready and the person is there...I'm opening it" - Rick Elias, 3 things I kerned while my plane crashed.
  • May 18 2011: "If you need to go quickly, go alone. If you need to go far, go together. We need to go far, quickly!" -Al gore
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    Mar 16 2011: "Discovery consists of seeing what everyone has seen and thinking what no one has thought."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgi
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    Jun 20 2011: "Vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, gratitude and creativity." - Brene Brown
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    jag .

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    Jun 18 2011: ‘’When you are totally at peace with yourself, nothing can shake you’’.
    “Many answers to what you seek don’t lie “out there”. If you look inwards, you’ll find the answer has been in you all along.”
    “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
    ‘’Bad situations happen for me, not to me’’
    "You can go on changing the outer for lives and you will never be satisfied; something or other will remain to be changed. Unless the inner changes, the outer can never be perfect."
    “Be yourself, you’ve got no choice”
    “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

    ‘’The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.”
    “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha
    “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a method of travelling.”
    “Whenever you see something you dislike, it represents something you are repelling inside of you.”
    “Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” – Buddha
    ‘’Everything that irritates us (and causes us immense pain) about others can lead us to an understanding about ourselves’’. – Carl Jung
    ‘’So you have some enemies…good, that means you stood up for something!” – Winston Churchill
    ‘’If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place’’.
    ‘’The person who never made a mistake never tried anything new’’.
    “You, as much as anyone in the universe, deserve your love and respect.” – Buddha
    “Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it”
    “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
    • Jun 23 2011: “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”

      Please tell me what this is from. I'd love to know.
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    jag .

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    Jun 18 2011: Bill Gates' (mom) 'To those who much is given, much is expected'
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    Jun 16 2011: Do we really believe most students studying math right now think it's anything other than fairly mindless? Most of the time what they're actually doing is running through a bunch of calculating processes they don't understand for reasons they don't get
    Conrad wolfram
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    Jun 16 2011: Oi... single is a wicked constrain.

    But if I must, I'd go with :
    "When we numb vulnerability we numb everything." - Brene Brown
  • Jun 15 2011: If not you.. who?, if not now.. when?
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    Jun 11 2011: This one I shared with my former students via a news flash as school is out as well as on FB, and I STILL cannot get it out of my mind, for it will be my guiding light. It was taken from a talk by an ordinary, everyday person who did something totally extraordinary due to one life changing event (which of course happens a lot!).

    Shelene Bryant ended her talk with this as she looked out into the audience: " I am not concerned that anyone in this room will fail at anything.... My concern is that you're gonna succeed at something that didn't matter."

    Here is her whole talk: :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGlzSuZDQm0&feature=share
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    Jun 6 2011: "All evil starts with 15 volts"
    Philip Zimbardo TED 2008

    http://bit.ly/k6UEmz
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      Jun 6 2011: That's a really great one!
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      Jun 13 2011: Philip Zimbardo spoke at a TED conference?! Must...watch...one...more...video...
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    Jun 2 2011: "If you love something, give it away"

    Itay Talgam, TED Global 2009

    last sentence of his Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/itay_talgam_lead_like_the_great_conductors.html
  • May 31 2011: "I will not say anything that could not stand as the last thing I ever say."
    -Benjamin Zander

    Undoubtedly one of the most inspiring and frustrating quotes: trying to live up to such an idea is a challenge each and every day.
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    May 18 2011: "Not every day is going to offer us a chance to save somebody's life, but every day offers us an opportunity to affect one. So get in the game..." (Mark Bezos)

    http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_bezos_a_life_lesson_from_a_volunteer_firefighter.html
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    May 18 2011: "Good afternoon, good evening, whatever. We can go, jambo, guten abend, bonsoir, but we can also go - - ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh. That is the call that chimpanzees make before they go to sleep in the evening."

    Jane Goodall helps humans and animals live together
    http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_goodall_at_tedglobal_07.html
  • May 13 2011: "Dont wait... if you have something to give, give it now. Not everyday is going to offer us a chance to save someone’s life, but everyday offers us an opportunity to affect one" - Mark Bezos
    Watch the talk here: http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_bezos_a_life_lesson_from_a_volunteer_firefighter.html
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    Jun 28 2011: Okay so this is my first post, recently joined and while I have not yet had the opportunity to go through the Ted Talks. I thought I'd add add some extracted notes from a previous read; The Power of Positive Thinking. I hope nobody mines that its not a Ted Talk?

    You mentally visualize and affirm and re-affirm your assets and keep your thoughts on them, emphasizing them to the fullest extent, you will rise out of any difficulty regardless of what it may be.

    Thoughts create words, for words are the vehicles of ideas. but words also affect thoughts and help to condition if not create attitudes.

    How foolish to manufacture personal unhappiness to add to all the other difficulties over which you have little or no control!

    The way to happiness; keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, except little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget yourfself, think of others. Do as you would be done by.

    "According to your faith be it unto you" (Matthey ix. 29.)

    Results do not yield themselves to the person who refuses to give himself to the desired results.

    "Throw your heart over the bar and your body will follow"

    Fire the heart with where you want to go and what you want to be. Get it so deeply fixed in your unconscious that you will not take no for an answer, then your entire personality will follow where your heart leads. "Throw your heart over the bar" means to throw your faith over your difficulties, throw your affirmation over every barrier, throw your visualization over your obstacles. In other words, throw the spiritual essence of you over the bar and your material self will follow in the victory groove thus pioneered by your faith-inspired mind. Expect that best, not the worst, and you will attain you heart's desire. It is what is in the heart of you, either good or bad, strong or weak, that finally comes to you.
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    Jun 27 2011: "A small advantage at some place in life can yield tremendous results in some other place" - Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes
  • Jun 27 2011: 'NOTHING is disposable, not trash, not air, not water, not people.'
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    Jun 26 2011: Emily and John, thanks for this thread and the continuation. Reminds me of the "TED Talks in one line" blog that some of us started pre Twitter. I'm enjoying reading everyone's favorite picks and learning from the variation. Here's one of my favorites from TED2011:

    "You've given the lectures, so now what do we do ... what I do is I assign the lectures for homework...and what used to be homework, I now have the students doing in the classroom." (Sal Khan).

    I like it because the idea of this "flipping" is so fundamental to the Khan academy's achievement.
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    Jun 26 2011: "Danger of Single Story" by Chimamanda
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    Jun 25 2011: "You are witnessing a birth of new era, ... the beginning of a magnificent era - the future we were dreaming for has...arrived," Al Jazeera's Director-General Wadah Khanfar, speaking about the Arab Uprisings at TED2011.
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    Jun 25 2011: "The richest and fullest lives balance work, love and play.  All three must be pursued with equal dedication."
    - Erik Erikson, as quoted by Doris Kearns Goodwin, TED 2008.
  • Jun 23 2011: TED x MVD by Pablo Casacuberta, something like this (and in Spanish, here is my humble translation): "Let´s do not think about the length of life but about its width".
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    Jun 23 2011: "Being absolutely true to yourself, is freedom"
    Caroline Casey: Looking Past Limits
    http://www.ted.com/talks/caroline_casey_looking_past_limits.html
  • Jun 23 2011: Beyond the age of information is the age of choices.

    - Charles Eames
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    Jun 22 2011: I have two

    1. "It is the voice of life that calls us to come and learn"

    2. "Mocking Birds are Bad-Ass!"
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    Jun 20 2011: Benoit Mandelbrot- Concerning Fractals and First Principles: "Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules, which are repeated without end."
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    Jun 20 2011: I wish I could write a sentence from the music sheet of the duet on "Passacaglia" http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_gupta_and_joshua_roman_duet_on_passacaglia.html, after all music is the universal language.My favorite sentence would be at 5.25...:)
  • Jun 20 2011: “It is a story about people, us, being persuaded to spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to impress people we don’t care about." Tim Jackson on shifting away from the "growth model" of economics.
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    Jun 18 2011: Caroline Casey: "Being absolutely true to yourself is freedom.... and if you truly believe, and I mean believe from the bottom of your heart, you can make change happen."
  • Jun 16 2011: Step 1-say i can -sara kay
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    Jun 14 2011: "Data is the new soil" - David McCandless
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    Jun 13 2011: "I tried and I did it" William Kamkwamba
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/william_kamkwamba_on_building_a_windmill.html

    I love the simplicity of it... Although he said later that it was because he was nervous and English had left him but I still love it!
    (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/william_kamkwamba_how_i_harnessed_the_wind.html)
  • Jun 13 2011: "(Leadership)...is voluntary. Heroism doesn't happen when someone scratches a mark on your forehead. It comes from within. It's about following your own dreams uninvited, UNINVITED, and then working with others to make those dreams come true." Dave Meslin, Toronto Artist and Organizer
  • Jun 7 2011: "There's nothing more powerful than a made-up mind." -Lewis Pugh's mind-shifting Everest swim
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/lewis_pugh_s_mind_shifting_mt_everest_swim.html

    Real security is not knowing something when you don't know it. Real security is hungering for connection rather than power. it is deeper, it is a process, it is acute awareness that we are all utterly inter-bended, and one action by one being in one tiny town, has consequences everywhere. -Eve Ensler on security
    http://www.ted.com/talks/eve_ensler_on_security.html
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    Jun 7 2011: "Tragic art, as it developed in the theaters of ancient Greece, in the Fifth Century B.C., was essentially an art form devoted to tracing how people fail. And also according them a level of sympathy. Which ordinary life would not necessarily accord them." from Alain de Botton "A kinder, gentler philosophy of success" at TED
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    Jun 6 2011: "My dream is to drive a virus powered car."
    -Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries
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    Jun 4 2011: Paul Nicklen : "We are a magazine, we publish pictures, not excuses" about the reaction of National Geographic if he would come back without any good pictures.
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    Jun 3 2011: "It is the voice of life that calls us to come and learn" Rives remixes Ted 2006
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    Jun 3 2011: "Selfishness and altruism are things that I can present you with an image of a symbolic tree, where the root of the tree sucks everything but everything from the soil, that feeds him, in order to share this in his canopy."

    http://dotsub.com/view/c67935cf-081b-42d4-b9a8-86b00fa170aa
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    Jun 3 2011: "It is the voice of life that calls us to come and learn."
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    Jun 3 2011: "It's one of the characteristics of a leader that he not doubt for one moment the capacity of the people he's leading to realize whatever he's dreaming. Imagine if Martin Luther King had said "I have a dream. Of course, I'm not sure they'll be up to it." Benjamin Zander on music and passion
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    Jun 3 2011: I LOVE SCHOOL....Chris Lehmann- TedxNYED & TEDxPhilly
  • Jun 3 2011: "...Thank you..."; which is how all the speakers ended their talks.
  • Jun 2 2011: "the courage to be imperfect" Brene Brown
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    Jun 1 2011: I have loved the quotes that others have submitted here and they are far more profound than the one I am about to share but after watching almost all of the TED talks this phrase is one of the catchiest and makes me smile:

    'Its a place where women run the show, have sex to say hello and where play rules the day."

    Isabel Behncke Izuierdo on wild bonobos
  • May 30 2011: If not now, then when?
    If not me, then who?
  • May 30 2011: I have to go with your choice on the previous list, John.
    Feb 15 2011: Stewart Brand: "We are as gods (on the earth) and we have to get good at it"
    Things that were once fantastic sci-fi have already been surpassed and technology develops at an amazing rate, yet we still randomly pollute and mutate the natural world and wonder why we get sick. The human mind is truly amazing, and so often wasted.
  • May 29 2011: There are many that i like, but this one captures the notion of being human.
    "Reasons are often weak but sentiments are strong".
    David Brooke
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    May 29 2011: Smile is Contagious -Ron Gutman-

    Smile when you are happy, sad, angry, hate and you will live in others heart
  • May 27 2011: "People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it" - SImon Sinek
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    May 26 2011: “some days I’m as shallow as a baking pan but I still stretch miles in all directions”
    and
    “If I ran the web. You could email dead people……………they would not email you back.”
    Rives (rives controls the internet)

    His presentation and way with words I try to imitate while teaching my students.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/rives_controls_the_internet.html
  • May 26 2011: “Your job is not to be a perfect but to be a human” Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion
  • May 25 2011: "We are educating people out of their creative capacities" - sir ken robinson
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    May 25 2011: "Let us celebrate diversity. Mind your language... use it to spread great ideas". Patricia Ryan.
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    May 22 2011: "You can lose when you outscore somebody in a game, and you can win when you're outscored."

    http://www.ted.com/talks/john_wooden_on_the_difference_between_winning_and_success.html
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    May 19 2011: Passion!

    (Isabel Allende)
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    May 19 2011: Peace of mind attained only through self satisfaction in knowing that you made the effort to the best that you are capable of.
    Never be late.
    No profanity.
    Never criticize your team mate.
    (John Wooden, one of the legendary basketball coaches in USA during his talk winning and success, TED 2001)
    http://www.ted.com/talks/john_wooden_on_the_difference_between_winning_and_success.html
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    May 18 2011: "Because we are the environment, and how we treat each other is really how we’re going to treat the environment. Thank you for being here. " From John Francis walks the Earth.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/john_francis_walks_the_earth.html
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    May 18 2011: " So, let's never forget, whether at TED, or anywhere else, that whatever brilliant ideas you have or hear, that the opposite may also be true."

    It's not from TED 2011, but I want to share.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/derek_sivers_weird_or_just_different.html
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    May 13 2011: "Not every day is gonna offer us a chance to save somebody's life. But every day offers us un opportunity to affect one."
    (Mark Bezos)
    http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_bezos_a_life_lesson_from_a_volunteer_firefighter.html
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    Mar 7 2011: "If you do not care, you do not act." Bill Liao
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    Jun 23 2011: "Just as quantum objects are defined by their relationships to other objects, so too are people defined by our connections to other people".

    John, my long suspicion is this: the scientific bond of our humanity is in the quantum nature of our hearts and minds and the possibility of its existence in another dimension.

    I think that since we don't have a complete knowledge of quantum mechanics yet and hence our knowledge of these matters is still a fringe of science, we can however think of the possibilities. I'm not a scientist so maybe a fellow tedster can help me here:

    1. Quantum Mind Theory - http://bit.ly/QuantumMIndTheory
    2. NDE research - http://bit.ly/NDEresearch
    3. Quantum Teleportation - http://bit.ly/QuantumTeleportation
    4. The nature of neutrino being able to pass through ordinary matter almost unaffected
    5. Our common ability to feel the emotion of our loved ones living in distant places
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    Jun 23 2011: "Our righteous minds were designed to unite us into teams, divide us against other teams and blind us to the truth ... we need to step out of the moral matrix and cultivate moral humility.. we are passionately involved to improve our world but we are also passionately committed to the truth ... and use our passionate commitment to the truth and turn it into a better future for us all."

    - Jonathan Haidt - Author,"Happiness Hypothesis" (TED talk on moral roots of liberals and conservatives)
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    Jun 23 2011: Rodrigo Arbodela on TedxKidsBrussels : Children: A mission, not a market!
  • Jun 22 2011: It's from 2008 but this is the best sentence ever By Susan Blackmore on memes and "temes" : " If you have variation, selection and heredity you must get evolution or DESIGN OUT OF CHAOS WITHOUT THE AID OF MIND ."
  • Jun 22 2011: " Western science is a major responce to minor needs. "
    Matthieu Ricard
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    Jun 20 2011: My favorite is the talk by Ellen Dunham because of its transformative power:
    "urbanism is doing its job. the fact that a protest is happening, does mean that the layout of the city is a great thing"
    http://www.ted.com/talks/ellen_dunham_jones_retrofitting_suburbia.html
  • Jun 7 2011: Well, I haven't watched that video yet, but must admit this quoteis terifFic!!!
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    Jun 7 2011: "I'm thinking baboons today for some reason." --Robert Sapolsky
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      Jul 7 2011: not so far cheap as it enriches our deep convictions or let us fly with true perspectives.
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    Jun 4 2011: - Jeff Hawkins on how brain science will change computing -
    “We have an intuitive strongly held but incorrect assumption that has prevented us from seeing the answer. There is something we believe that is obvious but its wrong.”
    • Jun 7 2011: "Empirical knowledge is only one kind of knowledge. It's not truth. Even with microscopes, what we see with our eyes is only a narrow spectrum of light between red and violet. We see only five percent of the 'real' world. Most of what's out there remains hidden." -Ian Baker "The Heart of the World"
  • Jun 3 2011: Sir Ken Robinson "It's been great hasn't it?" "Well I've been blown away" "As a matter of fact I'm leaving"
    Why it's funny is that he said it soon as he walked out on the stage....
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    • Jun 3 2011: I can't speak for my Father or the Holy Spirit, but I do enjoy the feed-back. Thanks for asking.

      J
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      Jun 3 2011: Sergio!
      Is that a quote or do you find this conversation to be "unimportant"?
  • Jun 1 2011: "I'm not going to talk about that." ~ Clifford Stroll

    Also, "This is the Kline bottle wine bottle"
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    May 30 2011: "We can change everything"
    Heard it quite some times!
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    May 28 2011: Gregory Stock quoting shakespeare: "And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, And then from hour to hour we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale"
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    May 26 2011: "Mycelium Is The Earths Natural Internet." Paul Stamet
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    May 22 2011: It's as below

    'Honour The Treaties, Give Back The Black Hills , It's Not Your Business What They Do With That"

    Aaron Huey

    http://video.ted.com/talks/podcast/AaronHuey_2010X.mp4
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    May 20 2011: got this one from a different conversation
    http://www.ted.com/conversations/8/what_s_the_best_hidden_gem_in.html
    and it totally stuck out to me:

    "I'm a mathematician and want to stand on your roof" Ron Eglash

    http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_eglash_on_african_fractals.html
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    May 20 2011: This is broken! (Seth Godin)