Committee Quotes

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

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

In most associations half the committees do all the work, whilst the other half do nothing. I am pleased to put on record that in this society it is just the reverse.

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

All committee reports conclude that “it is not prudent to change the policy. (or procedure, or organization, or whatever) at this time.”

Any simple problem can be made insoluble if enough meetings are held to discuss it.

Occasionally, perhaps twice a week, he (Winston) went to a dusty, forgotten-looking office in the Ministry of Truth and did a little work, or what was called work. He had been appointed to a sub-committee of a sub-committee which had sprouted from one of the innumerable committees dealing with minor difficulties that arose in the […]

Deliberative bodies become decreasingly effective after they pass five to eight members.

You’ll find in no park or city, a monument to a committee.

If you see a snake, just kill it – don’t appoint a committee on snakes.