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.'
The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.
Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.
Observe any meetings of people, and you will always find their eagerness and impetuosity rise or fall in proportion to their numbers.
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.
Journeys end in lovers meeting.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
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.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
I've tended to avoid meeting my heroes. They aren't necessarily the nicest people anyway. The exception was George Harrison, one of the loveliest men I've ever met. He lent me his home studio to make Hormonally Yours.
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.
A collection of a hundred great brains makes one big fathead.
Every day is like that, eight successive meetings on eight different topics, every one really important and interesting.
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.
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.
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