O, that it were possible, We might but hold some two days'conference With the dead!john webster: 1623 The Duchess of Malfi, act 4, sc.2.
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: 1957 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.1991In the Company ofWriters: A Life in Publishing.
"This Conference:... (3) recognises that there are among us persons who experience themselves as having a homosexual orientation. Many of these are members of the Church and are seeking the pastoral care, moral direction of the Church, and God's transforming power for the living of their lives and the ordering of relationships. We commit ourselves to listen to the experience of homosexual persons and we wish to assure them that they are loved by God and that all baptised, believing and faithful persons, regardless of sexual orientation, are full members of the Body of Christ; (4) while rejecting homosexual practice as incompatible with Scripture, calls on all our people to minister pastorally and sensitively to all irrespective of sexual orientation and to condemn irrational fear of homosexuals"peter jasper (archbishop) akinola: (Resolution 1.10 on Human Sexuality, Lambeth Conference 1988.)
How many women do we know who were continually kissed by Clark Gable, William Powell, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy and Fredric March? Only one: Myrna Loy... And to meet whom did Franklin D. Roosevelt find himself tempted to call off the Yalta Conference? Myrna Loy. And to see what lady in what picture did John Dillinger risk coming out of hiding to meet his bullet-ridden death in an alley in Chicago? Myrna Loy, in Manhattan Melodrama.lauren bacall: Hosting a Carnegie Hall tribute to Myrna Loy, as quoted in The New York Times (16 January 1985)
It is no ready made article; it has grown through the centuries as native to our country and people as the oak, ash, or thorn. It has given her people freedom and taught them the difference between freedom and licence. That is the Constitution that is threatened to-day, not quite openly yet, by the Socialist Party in their conference, tendenciously by sketching a course of action which if it takes place means the destruction of the Constitution. You may dispute that as much as you like, but in effect taking away the executive power of the House of Commons is the way every tyranny starts. It is proletarian Hitlerism and nothing else, and it can be nothing else. I want you to realize it in time.stanley baldwin: Speech in Birmingham (6 October, 1933).
The 1973 Labour Conference will have before it the most radical programme the Party has prepared since 1945.tony benn: As quoted in The Times (1 October 1973)
I knew this morning that I was going to make a speech that would offend, and even hurt, many of my friends. I know that you are deeply convinced that the action you suggest is the most effective way of influencing international affairs. I am deeply convinced that you are wrong. It is therefore not a question of who is in favour of the hydrogen bomb, but a question of what is the most effective way of getting the damn thing destroyed. It is the most difficult of all problems facing mankind. But if you carry this resolution and follow out all its implications — and do not run away from it — you will send a British Foreign Secretary, whoever he may be, naked into the conference chamber. ... And you call that statesmanship? I call it an emotional spasm.Aneurin Bevan: Speech at the Labour Party Conference, 4 October, 1957, on unilateral nuclear disarmament.
It's different now, it's different now. Now I can speak the truth. I can tell you that the one thing I really, really couldn't bear when I was an MP were my constituents. [laughter] Let's face it: the people have contempt for the politicans; it is as nothing to the contempt we have for you. [laughter] All over this country, there are politicians on their way to the Labour Party conference, coming away from the LibDem one, getting ready to go to the Conservative one, thinking "God, at last he's said it. He's said what we all feel, that happiness is the constituency in the rear-view mirror."gyles brandreth: The News Quiz series 72, episode 1 (BBC Radio 4, 24 September 2010)
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.leonid brezhnev: As quoted in Brezhnev Reconsidered (2002)by Edwin Bacon, Mark Sandle, p. 99
I want you to come with me. We'll be tested, and challenged, but we'll never give up. We'll never turn back. So let the message go out from this conference, a modern compassionate Conservatism is right for our times, right for our party — and right for our country. If we go for it, if we seize it, if we fight for it with every ounce of passion, vigour and energy from now until the next election, nothing and no one can stop us.david cameron: Speech to Conservative Party Conference (4 October 2005)
I hope we shall abolish war and settle all differences at the conference table... I hope we shall abolish all hydrogen and atom bombs before they abolish us first.charlie chaplin: In response to journalist for his views on the future of mankind at his 70th birthday (16 April 1959)
A witch is a person who hath conference with the Devil to consult with him or to do some act.edward coke: Reported in Margaret Alice Murray, The Witch-Cult in Western Europe: A Study in Anthropology (2007) p. 18.
I thought about this question. I answered it as best I could [at the press conference]. I felt I didn't tell [the reporter] what I really wanted to say. He thought I was Christian. And I am by birth; my parents were and my early teachings were Christian. But as I look upon the world, I feel all men know the truth. If a man was a Christian, he could know the truth and he could not. The truth itself does not have any name on it. And each man has to find it for himself, I think.john coltrane: Liner notes for Live in Japan. Impulse. GRD-4-102, 1991.
She came recommended to me as someone who was very much a Labour person but also a very clever economist so I was very much looking forward to meeting her. And then this slip of a girl raced up at party conference and said 'I'm Yvette' and when I thought of all the experience she had had and all the brains that she had, it seemed to be impossible that someone so young was that person. She is very remarkable because she combines being very, very clever without any shred of arrogance which is quite unusual in a politician, I have to say. She also combines being very steely and determined but without being macho [...] She doesn't talk in a way that excludes people, so on the GMTV sofa, she can speak to people in a way that they understand.yvette cooper: Harriet Harman on on Cooper, October, 2010.
So the HP guy comes up to me (at the Melbourne conference) and he says, 'If you say nasty things like that to vendors you're not going to get anything'. I said 'no, in eight years of saying nothing, we've got nothing, and I'm going to start saying nasty things, in the hope that some of these vendors will start giving me money so I'll shut up'.theo de raadt: quoted in Varghese, Sam (2004-10-08). "Staying on the cutting edge". The Age. Retrieved on 2007-01-10.
The establishment of order in Europe and the rebuilding of national economic life must be achieved by processes which enable the liberated peoples to destroy the last vestiges of Nazism and Fascism and to create democratic institutions of their own choice. State Department report on the Yalta Conference, in which the Big Three met in February 1945 at a resort in southern Russia, to finalize plans to defeat Nazi Germany and to begin the reconstruction of Europe . The War at Home This section does not cite its . You can help Wikiquote by introducing appropriate citations. 1941Federal Government pamphlet getting civilians involved in the war effort.
Before this year is out, it will be made known to the world in actions rather than in words that the Casablanca Conference produced plenty of news; and it will be bad news for the Germans and Italians and the Japanese.... In an attempt to ward off the inevitable disaster, the Axis propagandists are trying all of their old tricks in order to divide the United Nations. They seek to create the idea that if we win this war, Russia, England, China, and the United States, are going to get into a cat-and-dog fight.... To these panicky attempts to escape the consequences to their crimes we say all the United Nations say that the only terms on which we shall deal with any Axis government or any Axis factions are the terms proclaimed at Casablanca: ‘Unconditional Surrender.’ In our uncompromising policy we mean no harm to the common people of the Axis nations. But we do mean to impose punishment and retribution in full upon their guilty, barbaric leaders.President Roosevelt, fireside chat after returning from the Casablanca Conference with Prime Minister Churchill.
[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: Box Lunch
I have notified the speaker that I will temporarily step aside from my position as majority leader pursuant to rules of the House Republican Conference and the actions of the Travis County district attorney today.tom delay: On his indictment for conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, 2005 September 28
The parallel between 1787 and 1948 is naturally not exact. Even if it were, 1787 would have no authority over 1948. Each age must make or keep its own government and determine its own future. Nor do those citizens of the world who In 1948 desire to see a federal world government created assume that the process would have to follow the example of the United States of 1787 in the details of the new government. The Federal Convention did not follow any single example. Neither should a General Conference of the United Nations be expected to.carl van doren: Preface (The Great Rehearsal (1948))
"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: In response to Des Lynam's recent support and vote on UKIP, during the May 2013 local elections.
I don’t know why Marta Glass wasn’t allowed in here. I love you all. Keep the faith. Remember the death penalty is murder. They are taking the life of an innocent man. My attorney, Ron Kuley, will read my letter at a press conference after this is over. That is all I have to say. I love you all.Who: Robert Drew, d. August 2, 1994
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: Tribune, 1979