To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent.
A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
To kill time, a committee meeting is the perfect weapon.
If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings."
~Dave Barry, "Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn"
If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into committees. That'll do them in.
Our age will be known as the age of committees.
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
~Barnett Cocks, attributed
If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
A committee is an animal with four back legs.
~John le Carré, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.
A "Normal" person is the sort of person that might be designed by a committee. You know, "Each person puts in a pretty color and it comes out gray."
Football is a mistake. It combines two of the worst things about American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.
A committee is a group of the unwilling chosen form the unfit, to do the unnecessary.
If you live in a country run by committee, be on the committee.
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
We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
~Frank Moore Colby
I don't believe a committee can write a book. It can, oh, govern a country, perhaps, but I don't believe it can write a book.
There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee.
~Lester J. Pourciau
Any committee that is the slightest use is composed of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to.
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
~John Kenneth Galbraith
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.