Quotations on Meetings

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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
(Keywords: Husband, Committee, 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Importance, Meetings, Opinions)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Health, People, American, Care, Meetings, President, Want)

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
(Keywords: People, Interest, Meetings, Rhetoric)

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
(Keywords: Leading, Meetings, Months, Russia)

Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings.
- Quintus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Being, Meetings, Now, Senate)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Men, God, Children, Churches, Meetings, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Religion, Beliefs, Day, Meetings, Prayer, President, Public, Religious, Right)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Agreement, Meetings, Right, Trying, 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
(Keywords: Nature, Meetings, Promise, Road)

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
(Keywords: People, Brothers, Feet, Meetings, Trying)

I've had very good meetings with Unionist leaders, Democratic Unionist Party, Ian Paisley and his team.
- Peter Hain
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Son, Meetings, Practice, School)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Difference, Meetings, Now, Talk, Trying)

I want to hold a series of meetings all over the country and get the facts before the American people.
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: People, American, Country, Facts, Meetings, Want)

Compared to what they were, rock concerts now are like business meetings.
- Paul Kantner
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Meetings, Night)

I've participated in meetings where there were concerns by ethical experts. There is no clear solution.
- Luc Montagnier
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: History, Men, Genius, Careers, Fame, First, Meetings, Nation)

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
(Keywords: People, Blind, Connection, Man, Meeting, Meetings, President, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Women, Leaders, Meetings, 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
(Keywords: Peace, Policy, Action, Meetings, Promotion, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Power, Control, Meetings, Senate)

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
(Keywords: Court, Information, May, Meetings, News, Question)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Communication, Managers, Meetings, Saying, Talk, Will)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Meetings, Pretty)

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
(Keywords: Hope, Answers, Meetings, Questions)

Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will
(Keywords: Committee, Football, Meetings, Violence)

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