Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame.
I am convinced that in the arts, committees are useless.
Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.
If you see a snake, just kill it - don't appoint a committee on snakes.
I will not be making appointments to a committee that is not bipartisan.
A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
A camel is a horse designed by committee.
Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them.
I've never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party.
In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization.
Out of the agony and travail of economic America the Committee for Industrial Organization was born.
A surprising number of government committees will make important decisions on fundamental matters with less attention than each individual would give to buying a suit.
During the presidential primaries of 1940, I received a request from the Democratic National Committee to sing God Bless America before the speeches.
I'm pleased the committee recommended no action, as I know I did nothing wrong.
If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
As the first Member of Congress from western Washington to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years, I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community.
Tonight, I am pleased to announce that I have secured $1 million from the Convention Host Committee to fund the beautification of Boston's neighborhoods.
We have a lot of rule changes. I am part of the competition committee. We spent a lot time evaluating the game, how do we make the game better for our fans.
You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own.
As a result of this article, I was invited to testify in the Senate Judiciary Committee on privacy law.
Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.
A "Normal" person is the sort of person that might be designed by a committee. You know, "Each person puts in a pretty color and it comes out gray."
By the time we got to MGM, and Lions Gate the movie was done there was nothing else to say. It was done. Just as at Universal, it was art by committee.
Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!
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