If we're all living in ourselves and mistaking it for life, then we're devaluing and desensitizing life.

Thandie Newton

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About This Quote

“Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself.” TEDGlobal 2011. Jul. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself." TEDGlobal 2011. Jul. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from actor Thandie Newton's 2011 TED Talk about identity and specifically, the importance of letting go of one's identity in order to become more connected to others. This quote means that if you are very attached to your identity and never try to broaden your perspective, then you miss out on the richness life can offer. Watch the full TED Talk here: Thandie Newton - Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself