I no longer want to postpone anything in life. That urgency, that purpose, has really changed my life.

Ric Elias

Quotation #18077

About This Quote


Source: "3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed." TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by entrepreneur Ric Elias is from Elias' 2011 TED Talk about how a near death experience -- being aboard Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in New York's Hudson River in January 2009 -- transformed his life. In this quote, Elias is saying that one of the ways that the plane crash changed his life is that he no longer wants to put important things off to the future, since he now realizes that life could end at any moment. Watch Elias' brief but inspiring TED Talk here: Ric Elias - 3 Things He Learned While My Plane Crashed