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
No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.Note Books, E, in Edmund Wilson (ed) The Crack-Up (1945).
Could Hamlet have been written bya committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club? Could the NewTestament have been composed as a conference report?Alfred Whitney Griswold
Nowadays a sales conference resembles a Passion play: everybody is invited to participate and marvel at the drama.1991In the Company ofWriters: A Life in Publishing.
[An anti-abortion conference goer] says, "Well, don't you believe that life begins at inception?" I say, "No. I believe that life begins when you mind your own fucking business!"lea delaria
"I am delighted at Des's support in these elections. And thank him for his rewrite of the lyrics of Send in the Clowns which we are planning to sing at our South East conference."nigel farage
What is needed is a strong shift leftwards. This party in Parliament ought to start the process, and if it won't, the party conference will do it for themmichael foot
"I tell you," he [Milosevic] continued, "Izetbegovic has earned Sarajevo by not abandoning it. He's one tough guy. It's his". These words were probably the most astonishing and unexpected of the conference.richard holbrooke
Only the scenario writers are exempt. These are tied between the tails of two spirited Caucasian ponies, which are then driven off in opposite directions. This custom is called "a conference".s. j. perelman
I have always said that a conference was held for one reason only, to give everybody a chance to get sore at everybody else. Sometimes it takes two or three conferences to scare up a war, but generally one will do it.will rogers
The United States never lost a war or won a conference.will rogers
I think that it is a fallacy to suppose that helpful cooperation in the future will be assured by the attempted compulsion of an inflexible rule. Rather will such cooperation depend upon the fostering of firm friendships springing from an appreciation of community ideals, interests, and purposes, and such friendships are more likely to be promoted by freedom of conference than by the effort to create hard and fast engagements.charles evans hughes
If anyone wants to know why we must conduct ourselves [with commonsense and realism], just remember at all times, with all temptations, how you, each and every one of you sitting in this hall, each and every Labour worker watching this conference, each and every Labour voter, yes, and some others as well, remember how you felt on that dreadful morning of the tenth of June. Just remember how you felt then, and think to yourselves: 'June the ninth, 1983, never ever again will we experience that.'neil kinnock
That's the attraction of the conference circuit: it's a way of converting work into play, combining professionalism with tourism, and all at someone else's expense. Write a paper and see the world! I'm Jane Austen – fly me!david lodge
If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and aeroplanes.joseph stalin
This conference was worse than a Rorschach test: There's a meaningless inkblot, and the others ask you what you think you see, but when you tell them, they start arguing with you!Richard Feynman in Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, in the chapter "Is Electricity Fire?"
I am the last man in the world to say that the succor which is given us from America is not in itself something to rejoice at greatly. But I also say that I can see more in the knowledge that America is going to win a right to be at the conference table when the terms of peace are discussed…. It would have been a tragedy for mankind if America had not been there, and there with all her influence and power.D. Lloyd George, speech, at the Meeting of American Residents in London (April 12, 1917); reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 917.
When the Lord of the Wedding Rings held his no-questions-asked press conference, he said he was sorely "troubled." At last, I thought, an admission. But no, he wasn't talking about his mental condition.Wedded to the Republicans
Genuine disarmament will not come on its own or by platitudes at special sessions of the United Nations on disarmament, although, I was among the first to propose such a conference eighteen years ago.Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, letter to his daughter, Benazir Bhutto (June 21, 1978), as published in My Dearest Daughter : A letter from the Death Cell (2007), p. 28.
The delegates of the annual conference are decidedly opposed to modern Abolitionism, and wholly disclaim any right, wish, or intention to interfere in the civil and political relation between master and slave as it exists in the slave states of the union.Methodist Episcopal Church. General Conference, Ohio Anti-slavery Society, Debate on "modern abolitionism": in the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, held in Cincinnati, May, 1836. p. 5
This conference was worse than a Rorschach test: There's a meaningless inkblot, and the others ask you what you think you see, but when you tell them, they start arguing with you!Richard Feynman in Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, in the chapter Is Electricity Fire?
Detente is a readiness to resolve differences and conflicts not by force, not by threats and sabre-rattling, but by peaceful means, at the conference table.As quoted in Brezhnev Reconsidered (2002)by Edwin Bacon, Mark Sandle, p. 99
"But the two head coaches bring vastly divergent philosophies to the table, and it seems to be a pivotal reason that OU has won four conference titles in Stoops' previous eight seasons, while Texas has won just one in Brown's nine. Stoops calls a spade a spade. Mack calls it an elongated tool for digging soil."Bohls, Kirk on the coaching philosophy of Mack Brown and Bob Stoops. Bohls, Kirk (2007-10-05). "Stoops, Brown polar opposites : One demands accountability; other pats backs". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved on 2007-10-05.
It seems a shallow observation, but… the Tory conference are not an attractive lot, are they? I mean, if all those people were born in the same village, you'd blame pollution, wouldn't you?jeremy hardy
Waldorf education places the development of the individual child in the focal point, convinced that the healthy individual is a prerequisite for a healthy society.The International conference on Education of UNESCODr. Warren B. Eickelberg, Professor of Biology and Director of Premedical Curriculum, Adelphi University
[Lloyd George] then when on to say that the Imperial conference had had a meeting that morning, and that he, Smuts , Hughes and Massey did not intend to allow the British Empire to take a back seat. Gt Britain had won the war. She had made enormous sacrifices in men and money, and they were quite determined that she should not be overshadowed by America.david lloyd george
At its 10th December conference in Geneva the Future of Human Rights Forum endorsed new structures and mechanisms to advance the realization of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the General Assembly 65 years ago. Among important initiatives discussed by a high level panel was the creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly aimed at empowering world citizens and giving them direct participation in the political processes that affect them. Democracy lives from consultation and participation and a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly can meaningfully advance this goal.alfred de zayas
Waldorf education places the development of the individual child in the focal point, convinced that the healthy individual is a prerequisite for a healthy society. The International conference on Education of UNESCODr. Warren B. Eickelberg, Professor of Biology and Director of Premedical Curriculum, Adelphi University
At its 10th December conference in Geneva the Future of Human Rights Forum endorsed new structures and mechanisms to advance the realization of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the General Assembly 65 years ago. Among important initiatives discussed by a high level panel was the creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly aimed at empowering world citizens and giving them direct participation in the political processes that affect them. Democracy lives from consultation and participation and a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly can meaningfully advance this goal.2013 Future of Human Rights Forum 
[That was the beginning of the 60s]. In those days, Sangeet Natak Akadem conferences deemed only four Indian styles as classical dances, and Kuchipudi was not one of them. Owing to the profusion of dance masters who were Kuchipudi trained, Kuchipudi was termed as a "filmy dance" or Koothu . However, in the 1958 Natya Kala conference under the leadership of Banda Kanakalingeswara Rao, Vissa Appa Rao and others, Kuchipudi was just beginning to get some amount of recognition.By Yamini Krishnamurthy in "Yamini Krishnamurthy: The Prima Donna of Indian classical dance:Exclusively on her Kuchipudi journey". Narthaki.com. 18 July 2010. Retrieved on 15 January 2014.