If you carry this resolution, you will send a Foreign Secretarywhoever
he may benaked into the conference
chamber.You call that statesmanship. I call it an emotional spasm.
Aneurin Bevan Labour Party conference speech against unilateral disarmament, Oct.
No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have
died there. F(rancis) Scott Key Fitzgerald Note Books, E, in
Edmund Wilson (ed) The Crack-Up (1945).
Nowadays a sales conference resembles a Passion play: everybody is
invited to participate and marvel at the drama. Charles,Jr Scribner In the Company ofWriters: A Life in Publishing.
O, that it were possible, We might but hold
some two days'conference With the dead! John Webster The Duchess of Malfi, act 4, sc.2.