Committees Quotes

You really don’t want a president who is a football fan. Football combines the worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
– George F. Will

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.”
– Alan Sherman

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.
– H.L. Mencken

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.
– Katharine Whitehorn

Football is a mistake. It combines two of the worst things about american life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
– George Will

I don’t believe a committee can write a book. It can, oh, govern a country, perhaps, but I don’t believe it can write a book.
– Arnold Toynbee

We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
– Frank Moore Colby

Committee a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
– Fred Allen

To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent.
– Robert Copeland

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.
– Laurence J. Peter

And in that confirmation process, I sat for 17 hours in front of a senate judiciary committee.
– Stephen Breyer

Football features two of the worst aspects of American life, violence and committee meetings.
– George F. Will

If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee that will do them in.
– Bradley’s Bromide

A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.
– Fred Allen

Even better, there were established two separate committees deciding on state film funding.
– Andrzej Wajda

To get something done a committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent.
– Anonymous

A committee is a group of the unwilling, chosen from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.
– Anonymous

If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
– Charles F. Kettering

A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
– Elbert Hubbard

Whiskey is carried into committee rooms in demijohns and carried out in demagogues.
– Mark Twain