Sunday Quotes: Quotes From TED Talks

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything origina — Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average. — Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

The secret to happiness is low expectations. — Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice

Maybe stories are just data with a soul. — Brené Brown

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

Portray [people with mental illness] sympathetically, and portray them in all the richness and depth of their experience as people, and not as diagnoses. — Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness — from the inside

[Facebook and Twitter] aren’t the real problems in the office. The real problems are what I like to call the M&Ms, the Managers and the Meetings. — Jason Fried

Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work

Avatars are a way to express our true selves, our most heroic, idealized version of who we might become. — Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

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

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days



  1. Thanks for reminding me of Brene Brown. I heard an interview with her last year and I was fascinated by her ideas. I had bookmarked her in my brain (which means of course I promptly forgot about her, lol).
    Hope your weather hasn’t been too hot, humid and steamy. We’re about to go into our 4th heat wave if the weather folks are right (3+ days at 90 or higher).

    1. How is this for a prompt reply. Well, it would have been prompt but I’m on the tablet and typing on the screen. Slower than the keyboard.

      It is supposed to cool down in a few days. We’ll see. The weatherman changes things each day. We have an ongoing heat and humidex advisory that does not have an end date. We are also in a drought. If they haven’t done so yet, it will only be a matter of days where we have a water advisory but most people aren’t watering their flowers and lawns anyway.

      And my bookmarking brilliance moment today? I installed Firefox on the tablet. I uninstalled it today without saving any bookmarks. 3 cheers for my brain. I blame the heatwave, it has melted my brain. 😛

      Stay cool.

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