Meetings Quotes

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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

Amit Kalantri
“A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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

Steve 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

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

Jason Medina
“Whatever happens, I’m glad we met. You’ve made the past few days more bearable for me. Thank you.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

“Meetings are never by chance.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“We're all stumbling in the dark and that makes for some very interesting collisions.”
Marty Rubin

Emily M. Axelrod
“In their desire to make their point, presenters miss the point.”
Emily M. Axelrod, Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done

Emily M. Axelrod
“Don't do for a group what a group can do for itself.”
Emily M. Axelrod, Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done

Emily M. Axelrod
“How you enter a space and how you leave a space is as important as what happens in the space.”
Emily M. Axelrod, Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done

Emily M. Axelrod
“Having clear decision rules saves heartburn later.”
Emily M. Axelrod, Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done

Emily M. Axelrod
“Because meetings involve people, things can and will go wrong. Provide first aid when necessary.”
Emily M. Axelrod, Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done

Emily M. Axelrod
“No matter what role you play in a meeting, how you show up in that role is critical to the meeting’s success.”
Emily M. Axelrod, Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done

“Meetings! Meetings! Meetings!
Do they ever achieve anything or do they just let a lot of hot air out of an already over inflated balloon?”
Anthony T.Hincks

Napoléon Bonaparte
“The inevitable fate of large groups is to perish because of lack of unity.”
Napoléon Bonaparte, Aphorisms and Thoughts

Adam Gopnik
“We had moved in a single November night from ideology to politics—from what you _want_ to what you do—with the usual disappointing results. /284”
Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon

Daniel José Older
“Han hated planning. He also hated preparing. But what he really hated above everything else, besides maybe the Empire itself, was meetings.”
Daniel José Older, Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel

D.L. Hess
“I look around, hoping I can postpone the indignity of stuttering like a lunatic in front of the sexiest man alive – according to People magazine, twice – while giving him crazy eyes. Of course, everyone looks like they’re taken care of. Except for Mr. Sexypants, major Hollywood actor, Nathanial Stone, Sir.”
D.L. Hess, Sir

Marcia W. Blenko
“If managers suddenly realize that they’re spending less time sitting through meetings wondering why they are there, that’s an early signal that companies have become better at making decisions. When meetings start with a common understanding about who is responsible for providing valuable input and who has the D, an organization’s decision-making metabolism will get a boost.”
Marcia W. Blenko, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The person you are mad at for being late could be dead.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“You become void of products when you waste your time in religious meetings every day.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

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