Quotes: committee

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  • A camel is a horse designed by committee.
  • Milton Berle
    Milton Berle
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    A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
    Elbert Hubbard
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    A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
  • John Le Carre
    John Le Carre
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    A committee is an animal with four back legs.
  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    British naval historian and author 1909-1993
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    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.
  • And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
  • Katharine Whitehorn
    Katharine Whitehorn
    British journalist, writer, and columnist 1928-
    Katharine Whitehorn
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    Any committee that is the slightest use is composed of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
    George F. Will
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    Football combines the two worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
    George F. Will
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    Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings.
  • Anita Hill
    Anita Hill
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    I have no personal vendetta against Clarence Thomas. I seek only to provide the committee with information which it may regard as relevant.
  • If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
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    If I am confirmed, I am confident that my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee and I will maintain the focus on long-term price stability as monetary policy's greatest contribution to general economic prosperity and maximum employment.
  • Barney Frank
    Barney Frank
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    If people knew of ethics violations, they should have sent them to the Ethics Committee. If you think there was serious ethics violation that ought to be looked at, you don't hold it back for retaliatory purposes.
  • Bill Frist
    Bill Frist
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    If Senator Reid had come to me and said, 'This is a problem,' which he never did, I would have said, 'Let's talk about it.' I would have said, 'Let's bring in the Intelligence Committee or the leaders, and let's talk about it in a civil, a dignified, a respectful way.
    Source: Senate Goes Into Rare Closed Session, Fox News, November 1, 2005.
  • Charles F. Kettering
    Charles F. Kettering
    American inventor 1876-1958
    Charles F. Kettering
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    If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
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