Quotes of committee

  1. We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems. – Alvar Aalto
  2. A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary. – Fred Allen
  3. A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours. – Milton Berle
  4. A committee is an animal with four back legs. – John le Carre
  5. The vast amount of waste and sheer stupidity in government- from the Pentagon to the Food and Drug Administration- could fill committee agendas for years. – Tom Coburn
  6. I only knew a few people, literally a handful of people, al of whom had been in the Party long before I was, all of whom were known by the FBI and were known to the Committee – Edward Dmytryk
  7. I have had national security background, 10 years on the Intelligence Committee the last two years as chair. – Bob Graham
  8. Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame. – Lady Bird Johnson
  9. As southeast Texas's only Member of the House Transportation Committee I'm especially proud of being able to help bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the region to create jobs and improve the area infrastructure. – Nick Lampson
  10. This is true only because the purposes and objectives of the Committee for Industrial Organization find economic, social, political and moral justification in the hearts of the millions who are its members and the millions more who support it. – John L. Lewis
  11. The Republican National Committee hired me, and they hired me because they wanted someone who could look members straight in the eye and tell them the truth. – Frank Luntz
  12. 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. – Thomas Menino
  13. To do so, we are creating a Fairness for Switzerland Committee that will not only disseminate some of the facts, but also protect a relationship that is important to all of us in North America. – Peter Munk
  14. They sit there in committees day after day, And they each put in a color and it comes out gray. And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty, That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee – Allan Sherman
  15. Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings. – George Will

Usage examples for committee

  1. The record of each man's speech will be sent to his central committee and we shall know how to treat him in the future. – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  2. As I have not the honor of being a member of the committee which your majesty has appointed to take the condition of France into consideration, I was unable to hear the speeches delivered at the meeting. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  3. Then the committee came back, almost as silently as it had come last night. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  4. I'm the committee and I decide things. – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  5. Got a Reform Committee meeting at five- thirty. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  6. I did not want to have Gorman killed before I heard his opinion about the Ulster situation and I disliked the thought of having to explain the circumstances of his death to the club committee afterwards. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  7. All this and more was stated in an address by the Earl of Jersey, Chairman of the Reception Committee – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  8. Your Committee wants facts. – Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana by Durham, Andrew Everett
  9. He's been writin' to the Poketown committee – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  10. Both were responsible to the Committee of Public Safety. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  11. I hope I made it convincin' about his being called before a Senate Committee and how he was hoping to get back before she showed up. – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
  12. The committee rose and reported their resolution to the House. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  13. Finally, he lit on a letter from one of his colleagues on the Central Modernist Committee – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  14. Herbert did not once leave the house, having begged Mr. Somers to make his excuse at a Relief Committee which it would have been his business to attend. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  15. In the committee room Mr. Farrington was in the chair. – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  16. We'd better form a reception committee right here. – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  17. My company is one of those chosen by the Committee of Safety to go north. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  18. You argue like the committee which waited upon me. – The Opinions of a Philosopher by Robert Grant
  19. After a select committee has fulfilled the immediate purpose for which it was constituted it passes out of existence. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  20. The arms were taken to the Committee Rooms, and the building left under a strong guard. – A Sketch of the Causes, Operations and Results of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856 by Stephen Palfrey Webb

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