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The individual self resides in the neck during dreams, but never entirely leaves the Heart. [With Ramana Maharsi; cf. Arthur Osborne 1969:24]

There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee. [Lester J. Pourciau]

Compared to what they were, rock concerts now are like business meetings. [Paul Kantner]

Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club? . . . Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam. [Alfred Whitney Griswold]

In meetings we are somewhat transformed by the new life they can generate. Perhaps you will embrace a woman and then she will give birth to new life nine months later. And then your own life will change too, is the bet.

Fifteen years ago, while I was temporarily chairing meetings of pro-life leaders, I pleaded with the angry males to say no to interviews, and instead let beautiful pro-life women become the face for the movement. [Marvin Olasky]

You may develop what you have enough control over. A husband and wife may generate such control too.

I haven't ever gone to any Mensa meetings. [Geena Davis]

Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything. [John Kenneth Galbraith]


Quips, Sayings and Outlooks, Literature  

Osborne, Arthur, ed. The Collected Works of Ramana Maharsi. New ed. London: Rider, 1969. Online, under "Teachings & Writings of Sri Ramana Maharshi" at

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