Photo: Outliers' writer Malcolm Gladwell while he was speaking at TED
As my social media followers may know that i’m a TED talks addict. Nearly i have watched more than 1000 TED talks. if you ask me, whats the point of TED, in case of learning the new and original they are really inspiring, encouraging, beautiful and informative talks from trustworthy and pioneer people all over the world.
Throughout my TED watching experience i have stumbled upon a lot of beautiful quotes and i highlighted 40 of them. Here is the 40 quotes which i selected from TED talks. By the way headers are mine.
Feel free to comment with your agreeing or disagreeing.
We are on a planet of seven billion people, five billion mobile subscriptions. — Paul Conneally
There is zero correlation between IQ and emotional empathy. … They’re controlled by different parts of the brain. — Daniel Goleman
BURGER KING with STARBUCKS
The American way, to quote Burger King, is to ‘have it your way,’ because, as Starbucks says, ‘happiness is in your choices. — Sheena Iyengar
In the last 10 years, children have been locked inside their rooms, glued to their PCs. … But now with mobile technology, we can actually take our children outside into the natural world with their technology.
— Shilo Shiv Suleman
Let’s never forget that whatever brilliant ideas you have or hear, that the opposite may also be true. — Derek Sivers
PLAY WITH &
It’s not an ‘either/or,’ it’s an ‘and.’ You can be serious and play. — Tim Brown
CHECKING THE BOX
When you get your driving license [in Austria], you check the box if you do not want to donate your organ. Nobody checks boxes. That’s too much effort. One percent check the box.
— Shlomo Benartzi
Stop with the labels … because we are not jam jars; we are extraordinary, different, wonderful people. — Caroline Casey
STATISTICS & PROBABILITY ROCKS!
I think if our students, if our high school students — if all of the American citizens — knew about probability and statistics, we wouldn’t be in the economic mess that we’re in today. — Arthur Benjamin
If you really want to know about the future, don’t ask a technologist, a scientist, a physicist. No! Don’t ask somebody who’s writing code. No, if you want to know what society’s going to be like in 20 years, ask a kindergarten teacher.
— Clifford Stoll
Color is powerful. It is almost physiologically impossible to be in a bad mood when you’re wearing bright red pants.
— Jessi Arrington
THE HUMAN MOMENT
The Harvard Business Review
recently had an article called ‘The Human Moment,’ about how to make real contact with a person at work: … The fundamental thing you have to do is turn off your BlackBerry, close your laptop, end your daydream and pay full attention to the person.
— Daniel Goleman
By slowing down at the right moments, people find that they do everything better: They eat better; they make love better; they exercise better; they work better; they live better.
— Carl Honore
When we numb [hard feelings], we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness. — Brené Brown
Significance in life doesn’t come from status, because you can always find somebody who’s got more than you. It doesn’t come from sex. It doesn’t come from salary. It comes from serving. — Rick Warren
WAS THALES WRONG?
The miracle of your mind isn’t that you can see the world as it is. It’s that you can see the world as it isn’t. — Kathryn Schulz
Don’t wait until you make your first million to make a difference in somebody’s life. If you have something to give, give it now. — Mark Bezos
When you smile you don’t only appear to be more likable and courteous, you appear to be more competent.
— Ron Gutman
Repeated psychology tests have proven that telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen. — Derek Sivers
[We are] persuaded to spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need to create impressions that won’t last on people we don’t care about. — Tim Jackson
LOVE IS A PROCESS
You’re not allowed to chart love. The reason … is because we think of love as a binary thing: You’re either in love, or you’re not in love. You love, or you don’t love. I think the reality is that love is a process.
— Rufus Griscom + Alisa Volkman
TRY SOMETHING NEW FOR 30 DAYS
The next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not, so why not think about something you have always wanted to try and give it a shot for the next 30 days?
— Matt Cutts
The good news is you don’t need to be brilliant to be wise. The bad news is that without wisdom, brilliance isn’t enough. — Barry Schwartz
TEENAGER LEARNING WAY
Teenagers learn best by doing things, they learn best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real — all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does.
— Geoff Mulgan
DREAM versus PLAN
If Americans want to live the American dream, they should go to Denmark. — Richard Wilkinson
If you want to live a life free of regret, there is an option open to you. It’s called a lobotomy. — Kathryn Schulz
WHAT DO, WHAT DO NOT
Don’t persuade, defend or interrupt. Be curious, be conversational, be real. And listen. — Elizabeth Lesser
ALL WE WANT IS
Connection and love: … We all want it. Most people settle for connection because love’s too scary. — Tony Robbins
Very many people go through their whole lives having no real sense of what their talents may be, or if they have any to speak of. — Ken Robinson
The next time you’re faced with something that’s unexpected, unwanted and uncertain, consider that it just may be a gift. — Stacey Kramer
Beauty and seduction, I believe, is nature’s tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with. — Louie Schwartzberg
WHAT PEOPLE BUY
People don’t buy what you do; people buy why you do it.
— Simon Sinek
The first follower is actually an underestimated form of leadership in itself. … The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader. — Derek Sivers
It takes a good crisis to get us going. When we feel fear and we fear loss we are capable of quite extraordinary things.
— Paul Gilding
I finished my 20s with a PhD in fusion energy, and I discovered I was useless. — Marcin Jakubowski
What’s it like to be a baby? It’s like being in love in Paris for the first time after you’ve had three double espressos.
— Alison Gopnik
A snob is anybody who takes a small part of you and uses that to come to a complete vision of who you are. (Alain de Botton)
How To Be Original
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. — Ken Robinson
There are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.