TEDGlobal 2011: Notable Quotables
(Photo: the awesomest Duncan Davidson for TED Conferences)
Hello from Edinburgh, Scotland. It's day 3 of 7 here at TEDGlobal event. It's been 24/7 non-stop work so far. Haven't seen much of the town yet but I did see a lot of the talks this time around.
Here is a collection of some notable quotes:
"You fear what you don't know and you hate what you fear." - Nadia Al-Sakkaf
"The future is no power plants, no grid. Electricity is free. How? By gaining control of the simple electron" - Justin Hall-Tipping
"The left has not saved us from poverty; the right has not delivered us into prosperity" - Phillip Bond
"If Americans want to live the American dream, they should move to Denmark." - Richard Wilkinson
"Men tells twice as many lies as women" - Marco Tempest
"How attractive you find someone rests critically on who you think you're looking at" - Paul Bloom
"Race has no basis in biological or scientific fact ... Race is an illegitimate concept which comes from our sense of self." - Thandie Newton
"Who is a Professional? A professional is someone with a combination of confidence, competence and belief." - Bunker Roy
Top favorites talk so far:
Alain De Button
Learning about the art of making a bolognese sauce.
Coffee Commons (every cup)
Chatting with Saeed about his documentary on Western Saharan ultra-marathoners.
Spotting a princess at the bar. huh?