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.'
Observe any meetings of people, and you will always find their eagerness and impetuosity rise or fall in proportion to their numbers.
The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.
Every day is like that, eight successive meetings on eight different topics, every one really important and interesting.
A meeting moves at the speed of the slowest mind in the room. (In other words, all but one participant will be bored, all but one mind underused.)
You should never go to a meeting or make a telephone call without a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve.
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.
Journeys end in lovers meeting.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.
A collection of a hundred great brains makes one big fathead.
Our meetings are held to discuss many problems which would never arise if we held fewer meetings.
The real process of making decisions, of gathering support, of developing opinions, happens before the meeting or after.
Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.
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.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
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.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
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