Quotes About Meetings

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Dave Barry
“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

William Shakespeare
“Journeys end in lovers meeting.”
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

A.A. Milne
“His dress told her nothing, but his face told her things which she was glad to know.”
A.A. Milne, Once on a Time

Anna Akhmatova
“We learned not to meet anymore,
We don't raise our eyes to one another,
But we ourselves won't guarantee
What could happen to us in an hour.”
Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Nadia Scrieva
“Each meeting occurs at the precise moment for which it was meant. Usually, when it will have the greatest impact on our lives.”
Nadia Scrieva, Fathoms of Forgiveness

Anna Akhmatova
“How the miracle of our meeting
Shone there and sang,
I didn't want to return
From there to anywhere.
Happiness instead of duty
Was bitter delight to me.
Not obliged to speak to anyone,
I spoke for a long while.
Let passions stifle lovers,
Demanding answers,
We, my dear, are only souls
At the limits of the world.”
Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova
“You invented me. There is no such earthly being,
Such an earthly being there could never be.
A doctor cannot cure, a poet cannot comfort—
A shadowy apparition haunts you night and day.
We met in an unbelievable year,
When the world's strength was at an ebb,
Everything withered by adversity,
And only the graves were fresh.
Without streetlights, the Neva's waves were black as pitch,
Thick night enclosed me like a wall ...
That's when my voice called out to you!
Why it did—I still don't understand.
And you came to me, as if guided by a star
That tragic autumn, stepping
Into that irrevocably ruined house,
From whence had flown a flock of burnt verse.”
Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Steven Gary Blank
“My advice was to start a policy of making reversible decisions before anyone left the meeting or the office. In a startup, it doesn’t matter if you’re 100 percent right 100 percent of the time. What matters is having forward momentum and a tight fact-based data/metrics feedback loop to help you quickly recognize and reverse any incorrect decisions. That’s why startups are agile. By the time a big company gets the committee to organize the subcommittee to pick a meeting date, your startup could have made 20 decisions, reversed five of them and implemented the fifteen that worked.”
Steven Gary Blank, The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Startups That Win

Anna Akhmatova
“The celebrations
Of secret nonmeetings are empty,
Unspoken conversations,
Unuttered words.
Glances that don't intersect
Don't know where to come to rest.
And only the tears rejoice
Because they can flow and flow.
Sweetbrier around Moscow,
Alas! Somehow it is here ...
And all this they will call
Love eternal.”
Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Jarod Kintz
“If I had a hand for a penis, would a hand job be appropriate in place of a handshake at business meetings?
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

Jonah Goldberg
“I think there needs to be a meeting to set an agenda for more meetings about meetings.”
Jonah Goldberg

Santosh Kalwar
“Life is a series of meetings and separations.”
Santosh Kalwar, That's My Love Story

Jarod Kintz
“I devour buttered handshakes like other people scarf down popcorn. I like eating meetings.”
Jarod Kintz, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You

Ryan Lilly
“Be a pro at what you do. No one shows-up to meetings of the Unsuccessful Skydivers Club.”
Ryan Lilly

William Shakespeare
“The sauce to meat is ceremony; Meeting were bare without it.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Ursula K. Le Guin
“It is hard to meet a stranger. Even the greatest extravert meeting even the meekest stranger knows a certain dread, though he may not know he knows it. Will he make a fool of me wreck my image of myself invade me destroy me change me? Yes, that he will. There's the terrible thing: the strangeness of the stranger.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind's Twelve Quarters

Alain de Botton
“Most business meetings involve one party elaborately suppressing a wish to shout at the other: 'just give us the money'.”
Alain de Botton

Oliver North
“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”
Oliver North, Counterfeit Lies

“When they arrive at the English meeting at 2:50 on a Monday, people look generally disgusted. At the end of the meeting, they look specifically disgusted.”
Patricia Maier

“A meeting consists of a group of people who have little to say - until after the meeting.”
P.K. Shaw

“(If you'd like to see it, I've been keeping a log of department meetings ranked according to level of trauma, with a 1 indicating mild contentiousness, a 3 signifying uncontrolled shouting, and a 5 leading to at least one nervous breakdown and/or immediate referral to the crisis center run by the Office of Mental Health.)”
Julie Schumacher Dear Committee Members

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