Quotes and Sayings about Meetings
"With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office."
- Louis Auchincloss
(Related: HusbCommittee, Hair, Meetings, Office, Years)
"As we take our places in the General Assembly and at the Council meetings, let us begin all our work in the name of God, for the solution of all our problems is a spiritual one."
- Warren R. Austin
(Related: Work, God, Meetings, Name, Problems, Solution, Spiritual)
"There is one criticism which cannot be leveled at interparliamentary conferences but which is applicable to a great extent to peace congresses: the meetings waste time."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Peace, Time, Criticism, Meetings, Waste)
"The aspect of congresses and such meetings generally to which I attach the greatest importance is the discussion. That is why people assemble: to hear different opinions, rather than to pass resolutions."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: People, Importance, Meetings, Opinions)
"If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.'"
- Dave Barry
(Related: Potential, Race, Reason, Will, Word)
"And I've tried to give us a higher profile. Typically, at a board meeting, we'd pass resolutions about the civil-rights issue of the day, but we'd never tell anyone. So I've instituted a policy of announcing our resolutions at the end of our meetings."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Policy, Day, End, Meeting, Meetings)
"And the annual meetings of the League's Assembly are in effect official peace congresses binding on the participating states to an extent that most statesmen a quarter of a century ago would have regarded as utopian."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Peace, Effect, Meetings, states)
"If I'm just at the White House, I have meetings in my office, I sign letters, I plan different things. Late in the afternoon, I'll quit working and wait for my husband to get home."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Home, Husband, Letters, Meetings, Office)
"We've had Town Hall meetings, we've witnessed election after election, in which the American people have taken a position on the President's health care bill. And the bottom line is the people don't like this bill. They don't want it."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Health, People, American, Care, Meetings, President, Want)
"And in another point of view, I think it is right that the address of a president should be on his own subject, and that different subjects should be thus brought in turn before the meetings."
- Arthur Cayley
(Related: Meetings, President, Right)
"Like my colleagues, I did about 10 to 15 town hall meetings on this issue; and what I found is people came with a sincere interest to learn, a sincere interest to cut through the rhetoric and understand how this Medicare bill impacts them in their daily lives."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: People, Interest, Meetings, Rhetoric)
"I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain for our athletes to compete properly, and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Talent, Athletes, Meetings)
"We've had some fairly intensive discussions leading up to these meetings between NATO and Russia, preparing for them, and it's going to be a very important six months for NATO."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Leading, Meetings, Months, Russia)
"Since I was 12 or 13, I have been taking movie meetings finding a project right for me because I wanted to try it. Craig gave us the script - it was set in Wales, it is really British humour. I just loved it."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Meetings, Project, Right)
"Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings."
- Quintus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Policy, Meetings, Public, Public policy)
"I am looking forward to a series of productive meetings in both Austria and Estonia, particularly what role organized crime plays in the Baltic drug trade."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Crime, Meetings, Trade)
"I had some wonderful dreaming meetings. I can't tell you specifically what they've been in the recent months. In the past they've been verbal kinds of messages that he needed to give me. Now they're more dreams of his presence."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Dreams, Meetings, Months, Now, Past)
"I'm used to being cut out of the conference meetings, but now they are cutting us out even before the bill's are written or either the House or Senate Acts."
- John Conyers
(Related: Being, Meetings, Now, Senate)
"We are having Internet Governance discussions and meetings and a very large number of people are discussing the future of the Internet who have no clue as to what the Internet is except that it is important and that they have to be involved."
- Steve Crocker
(Related: People, Future, Internet, Meetings)
"I'm the most out-of-work actor I know. In the last two years I've basically taken meetings for a living."
- Macaulay Culkin
(Related: Actor, Living, Meetings, Years)
"I know that those who esteem these little organised associations to be the churches of God, see nothing but mere meetings of men in every other gathering of God's children."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Men, God, Children, Churches, Meetings, Nothing)
"I haven't ever gone to any Mensa meetings."
- Geena Davis
"When we have spiritual reading at meals, when we have the rosary at night, when we have study groups, forums, when we go out to distribute literature at meetings, or sell it on the street corners, Christ is there with us."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Christ, Literature, Meetings, Night, Reading, Spiritual, Study)
"In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair. There were no public prayer meetings, no attempts to woo the Religious Right. Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Religion, Beliefs, Day, Meetings, Prayer, President, Public, Religious, Right)
"Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings. They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Flying, Meetings)
"We're talking to New Line. They've got a couple projects they're interested in me doing and I'm having meetings at MGM. There's a lot of available projects."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Meetings, Projects, Talking)
"But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam, and began to host meetings in cities and thousands and thousands of people come out."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: People, Islam, Cities, Meetings, Nation)
"When I started to sing, my mother would have me engaged to perform at the Women's Christian Temperance Union national or annual meetings. I would hate doing this because I wanted to play baseball or go off skiing."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Women, Mother, Christian, Baseball, Hate, Meetings, Play, Temperance)
"Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Agreement, Meetings, Right, Trying, Want)
"Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Meetings, Want)
"Nature is forever arriving and forever departing, forever approaching, forever vanishing; but in her vanishings there seems to be ever the waving of a hand, in all her partings a promise of meetings farther along the road."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Nature, Meetings, Promise, Road)
"And I realized, when I'd come in to the meetings with these corrugated metal and chain link stuff, and people would just look at me like I'd just landed from Mars. But I couldn't do anything else. That was my response to the people and the time."
- Frank Gehry
(Related: Time, People, Meetings)
"There is one crucial rule that must be followed in all creative meetings. Never speak first. At least at the start, your job is to shut up."
- William Goldman
(Related: First, Job, Meetings)
"You never know who's going to become your friend. Friends are always chance meetings."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Friend, Chance, Friends, Meetings)
"Overall, we had about 50 meetings where the brothers would say that I couldn't do any solo records, I couldn't write for other people, I couldn't do this and I couldn't do that. These guys were trying to nail my feet to the ground."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: People, Brothers, Feet, Meetings, Trying)
"I've had very good meetings with Unionist leaders, Democratic Unionist Party, Ian Paisley and his team."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Leaders, Meetings, Party)
"I take my son to school and then I drive 45 minutes to practice with my ABA team, the Florida Pit Bulls, from 10 to 1. In the afternoon, I have meetings."
- Tim Hardaway
(Related: Son, Meetings, Practice, School)
"I am disabled, so I can't travel, and I have not been to any development meetings, but Gary and the others affiliated with the film keep me updated on everything."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Travel, Development, Film, Meetings)
"When I was 4 my mother got divorced and we were very close to each other. I always wanted to be with her. She took me everywhere. When she went for dinner with friends or when they had meetings at the tennis club, I was always there."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Mother, Friends, Meetings, Tennis)
"The top players talk more now, and we have more meetings. We're just trying to get things better. But we still need somebody who could make a difference."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Difference, Meetings, Now, Talk, Trying)
"We have meetings with our record label to tell them how to market us."
- Adam Jones
"I want to hold a series of meetings all over the country and get the facts before the American people."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: People, American, Country, Facts, Meetings, Want)
"Compared to what they were, rock concerts now are like business meetings."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: Business, Meetings, Now)
"I was totally involved in Bobby's World from the time we started the idea to sitting with the artists on how he would look, to the script meetings, the music, the lyrics, the songs."
- Howie Mandel
(Related: Time, Music, Idea, Artists, Meetings, Songs, World)
"My hobby of not attending meetings about recycling saves more energy than your hobby of recycling."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Energy, Meetings, Recycling)
"I literally have meetings at eight o'clock in the morning, and I finish at nine o'clock at night. It sounds pathetic, but I don't even have time to go shopping."
- Stella McCartney
(Related: Time, Meetings, Night)
"I've participated in meetings where there were concerns by ethical experts. There is no clear solution."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Experts, Meetings, Solution)
"Facing the press is not easy, but because you have to go, you have to try to take a lot of positive things for yourself from these face-to-face meetings."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Positive, Meetings, Press)
"I was in my office when - on 9/11. I think I had a number of meetings scheduled. I was just getting to know the bureau. And somebody walked in and said the first plane had - or a plane had struck the World Trade Center, one of the towers."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: First, Meetings, Office, Trade, World)
"It's not the first time that I speak with American journalists. I've had meetings with many different newspapers and stations, and I've ha - never had a problem with meeting with American journalists."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Time, American, First, Meeting, Meetings, Newspapers)
"Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Wife, Artist, Focus, Kids, Meetings, Want, Writer)
"The meetings of the legislature at Springfield then first brought together that splendid group of young men of genius whose phenomenal careers and distinguished services have given Illinois fame in the history of the nation."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: History, Men, Genius, Careers, Fame, First, Meetings, Nation)
"Let me even say before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we are going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America."
- Barack Obama
(Related: America, Community, Country, Meetings, Presidency, states, United)
"Fifteen years ago, while I was temporarily chairing meetings of pro-life leaders, I pleaded with the angry males to say no to interviews, and instead let beautiful pro-life women become the face for the movement."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Women, Leaders, Meetings, Years)
"This meeting was like many of the meetings that I would go to over the course of two years. The only way I can describe it is that, well, the president is like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people. There is no discernible connection."
- Paul O'Neill
(Related: People, Blind, Connection, Man, Meeting, Meetings, President, Years)
"As for the promotion of peace congresses we have had our meetings and assemblies, but the promotion through them of the determined and effective will to peace displaying itself in action and policy remains to be achieved."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Peace, Policy, Action, Meetings, Promotion, Will)
"I have worked in a very close and cordial way with Norwegian representatives at many international meetings, and the pleasure I felt at those associations was equaled only by the profit I always secured from them."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Meetings, Pleasure, Profit)
"We used to hold those secret meetings at her house."
- Charles Phillips
"John and I had a few meetings about what direction the sequel should take. I made some real insane suggestions. True to what you'd expect, he ignored them all and just picked up Halloween II where the original left off."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Direction, Meetings)
"Life with a scientist who is often changing jobs and is frequently away at meetings and on lecture tours is not easy. Without a secure home base, I could not have made much progress."
- John Pople
(Related: Home, Life, Progress, Jobs, Meetings)
"It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings, as my parents had not much faith in and were never so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Faith, Meetings, Parents, Religious)
"I spend a great deal of time with the President. We have a very close, personal, loyal relationship. I'm not, as they say, a potted plant in these meetings."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Time, Meetings, President)
"The thing is, if you control the Senate meetings, you control the gavel. And the gavel is a very important instrument... an instrument of power. An instrument that establishes the agenda."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Power, Control, Meetings, Senate)
"I make decisions based on my work, not based on meetings with my business managers, who I don't like to meet."
- Chris Robinson
(Related: Business, Work, Decisions, Managers, Meetings)
"At the beginning of each year, we have conceptual meetings. How are we going to challenge ourselves this year? So we suggested a transsexual or transgender. And to be honest, I am shocked they let us do it."
- Jai Rodriguez
(Related: Beginning, Challenge, Meetings)
"This consists of a series of meetings that may last several days through which information is provided that may include reviewing documentaries, news programs, court records and certain reports about the group in question."
- Rick Ross
(Related: Court, Information, May, Meetings, News, Question)
"I don't think I'll ever be a producer who's into taking the meetings and fighting the big fights with studios. I really don't like that part. I'm much more interested in the material."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: Fighting, Meetings)
"We are all representatives of the American people. We all do town hall meetings. We all talk to our constituents. And I've got to tell you, the American people are engaged. And if you think they want a government takeover of health care, I would respectfully submit you're not listening to them."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, Health, People, American, Care, Listening, Meetings, Talk, Want)
"People aren't going to talk about it except me and that is communication and the visits I have personally had in our meetings with our store managers saying if you do these things you will be terminated, period."
- Lee Scott
(Related: People, Communication, Managers, Meetings, Saying, Talk, Will)
"Even while we busily attend meetings, contribute money and perform our assigned tasks, we suspect that we may be helping to create a force that is inimical to many values we hold dear."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Money, Values, Force, May, Meetings)
"People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: People, Meetings)
"The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: People, Meetings)
"I think it was one of the better meetings that I've had with those guys, because I was honestly able to say everything I wanted to say, and I pretty much aired out the dirty laundry. So from that point on, I thought all of that was behind us."
- Latrell Sprewell
(Related: Thought, Meetings, Pretty)
"We had some very distinguished fans: I know one chancellor of a major university who used to schedule his meetings around Star Trek. We were thrilled to discover that Frank Sinatra was a big fan."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Meetings, University)
"These meetings all have excited great attention, and have been of an exceedingly interesting character."
- Lewis Tappan
(Related: Character, Attention, Meetings)
"The West German population would protest passionately if it knew what secret meetings between the federal chancellor, McCoy, and foreign and Nazi generals are planning."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Meetings, Planning, Population, Protest)
"At least believe this many humans, who are interested obviously in this topic. Many of them visited me after lectures and meetings, in hope that I can give concrete answers to their questions. For it was clear: If that does not know it, who is to then know it?"
- Ulrich Walter
(Related: Hope, Answers, Meetings, Questions)
"We bring together the best ideas - turning the meetings of our top managers into intellectual orgies."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Ideas, Managers, Meetings)
"Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings."
- George Will
(Related: Committee, Football, Meetings, Violence)
"I'm closer to being happy. I'm doing things that make me happy. In football I loved to practice and I loved to play, but I hated to be in meetings, hated to talk to the media, hated to have cameras in my face, hated to sign autographs. I hated to do all those things."
- Ricky Williams
(Related: Being, Football, Media, Meetings, Play, Practice, Talk)
"I then wrought at my trade as a tailor; carefully attended meetings for worship and discipline; and found an enlargement of gospel love in my mind, and therein a concern to visit Friends in some of the back settlements of Pennsylvania and Virginia."
- John Woolman
(Related: Love, Discipline, Concern, Friends, Meetings, Mind, Trade, Visit, Worship)