100+ Best Meeting Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational meeting quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Meeting Quotes

During the course of my football and business careers, I have had the great honor of meeting and associating with many outstanding leaders. — Bart Starr

Anyone with an inbox knows what I’m talking about. A dozen emails to set up a meeting time. Documents attached and edited and reedited until no one knows which version is current. Urgent messages drowning in forwards and cc’s and spam. — Ryan Holmes

The farmers in Kansas are sorely in need of a credit system meeting their special requirements, that they may more readily obtain money on short or long time for their farming operations, or that they may become owners of farms. — Arthur Capper

I think, for a shy person – and I was very shy until my mid-20s – having been to an all-girls’ school is not brilliant on the boyfriend front later. Because when I went to university, it was definitely like meeting a new species of people. Suddenly, at age 19, I was thinking: ‘Can you speak to these people?’ I was very, very nervous. — Miranda Hart

In America, celebrities who go to see your show will come backstage and introduce themselves. Meeting Annette Bening and Ethan Hawke that way was amazing, but when Tom Hanks came, it was really special – I’ve loved him since I first saw him in ‘Big!’ — Tom Riley

Traveling around the country, meeting fans and hearing their stories in person and on my radio show has reenergized my commitment to creating honest and inspirational content that not only serves my own creative purposes but can help and touch others as well. — Nikki Sixx

I learned guitar solely for the purpose of meeting women. I’d heard it’s a great lady-catcher. — Tony Revolori

I will sit in the car on the way to a meeting and just smile. I really mean that. It helps you get through life. If you have nothing to say, smile. Look up at the sky and smile. Just be grateful. — Andre Leon Talley

When meeting difficult situations, one should dash forward bravely and with joy. — Yamamoto Tsunetomo

I think fans going to concerts expect more today in terms of meeting and things. It’s cool – I get it because of how the Internet has made things much more personal for fans to follow with Facebook, Twitter and everything – but I also think it’s kind of hindering because it takes from the music in a way. — Kellin Quinn

I actually had the pleasure of meeting David Bowie at his 50th birthday party in New York City. I handed him the cassette of ‘Eight Arms to Hold You,’ which I had just got an advance of that day. He very graciously thanked me and tucked it into his jacket pocket. — Louise Post

The whole process of being one of the 10 finalists for the ‘Vogue’ Fashion Fund award has to be my biggest achievement to date. Meeting Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, etc., has been an amazing experience that even now gives me goose bumps when I think about it. — Simon Spurr

Going home, spending time with the family, I feel they’re my friends as well, all of them. I look forward to meeting any one of them for a coffee, and when we all get together, I just love it. — Domhnall Gleeson

I hoped the dramatic power of the play would rest on that tension between elegant structure – the underlying plan is that you see the first and last meeting of every couple in the play – and inelegant emotion. — Patrick Marber

What bothers me is that there is so much emphasis on food, rather than gathering and meeting – so that there is all this effort in creating the right food, whereas the food is only a small part of whether the encounter is successful or not. — Alain de Botton

For me, personally, life in South Africa had come to an end. I had been lucky in some of the whites I had met. Meeting them had made a straight ‘all-blacks-are-good, all-whites-are-bad’ attitude impossible. But I had reached a point where the gestures of even my friends among the whites were suspect, so I had to go or be forever lost. — Peter Abrahams

I remember meeting President Obama and looking at him, thinking, ‘Damn, this dude is really our president. He really went out and did it!’ If you look at stories like that, and other stories that I’m sure you could compare to, it’s just about freeing your mind and taking those guards down. — Jamie Foxx

This work is the result of a meeting of minds from two of the most successful men in their respective fields. — Will Carling

I have a lot of great friends in football. The game was great to me. And I’ve been able to do other things in television and enjoy that, meeting those people. — Bill Parcells

The production team’s first meeting took place at my house. I had ideas and a color scheme in mind, how I wanted the movie to look, because that has to be a real collaboration. — Debbie Allen

I had gone to New York with no plan at all. I did a lot of jobs – barman, teacher, security guard, postman and construction worker – and I was meeting many eccentric characters, and they were saying funny things, which I always wrote down. — Adrian McKinty

The average American returning from a trip abroad likely – and understandably – assumes the contents of his or her electronic device does not come close to meeting the threshold of ‘criminal’ activity, such as would give a government agent the right to seize and peruse their iPad just because they are returning from a vacation. — Bob Barr

The key is that your children are aware that you love them a lot, and that you are there when they really, really need you. If a kid was ill, I would simply leave a meeting and go home. — Marian Wright Edelman

I find myself more affected by music the more I do it. Particularly when you’re touring, and you’re in the bus, and you’re listening to loads of music. Life becomes far more dramatic, I guess – you’re never in the same place; you’re constantly meeting new people. You almost become more sensitized to music. — Tom Odell

I’m far from being reclusive. I have 30- or 40-year friendships that I prefer to meeting new people. I go to an occasional party, but just because I don’t go to a lot of events, and I’m not out in public all the time doesn’t mean I’m anti-social or a recluse. — Kirk Kerkorian

I appreciate the ‘Surreal Life.’ I had a really positive experience on that show, and with those people. I found some love in my heart for religion again, and had the support of a new family of friends. I wouldn’t have had the pleasure of meeting those people, if we were not all placed in that fishbowl. — Vince Neil

It’s a great meeting place, community center, art gallery, singles bar, music venue. The record store really covers a lot of ground. — Gary Calamar

You get older, you start meeting girls, you want to impress them. And if you happen to know an instrument, what you do is turn on the radio and try to figure out how to play popular songs. — Jake Shimabukuro

I love to have no plans. It is amazing where your day can turn when you have no plans: meeting people or just going to a little pub on the side of the road. — Imelda May

Solar power is going to be absolutely essential to meeting growing energy demands while staving off climate change. — Ramez Naam

My interest in theatre and storytelling began in my mother’s kitchen. It was a meeting place for my mother’s large circle of friends. — Lynn Nottage

We didn’t exist. Ronald Reagan didn’t say the word ‘AIDS’ until 1987. I’ve tried desperately to get a meeting in the White House; Gay Men’s Health Crisis is already an established organization. I have a certain presence. — Larry Kramer

Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war, millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply manifold the power of destruction. — Edward Grey

When I was a lot younger, I did some work with St. Jude’s, but then we went on a ‘Red Band’ tour across the United States, and we went to a bunch of hospitals and had the privilege of meeting kids who are suffering or going through these different situations. — Nolan Sotillo

Whatever causes you to drop your plan forward and open to your vision, your own, deeply personal vision of what your life could be at its very best, that’s what I call meeting your rhinoceros. — Martha Beck

When my father died, my mother came back from being Mrs. Birkin to being Judy Campbell. She was a stunning actress. She came out of her shell. She was herself again: this very independent, funny, intellectual lady – and was able to perform again, which was her life before meeting my father squashed it out. — Jane Birkin

From each one of them rose separate columns of smoke, meeting in a pall overhead, and through the smoke came stabbing flashes of fire as German shells burst with thudding shocks of sound. This was the front line of battle. — Philip Gibbs

I am pleased to be part of Promontory’s steady efforts to assist banks and other financial firms in meeting legal and regulatory obligations and challenges. — Laurence D. Fink

The best meeting I ever went to was a meeting in France where the talk slots were 60 minutes long, but you were told to prepare a five-minute talk. It was absolutely great because the entire talk was a conversation between the speaker and the audience. — Tim Hunt

The human world is a long way from meeting the needs of the present, and it is borrowing massively from the future – not only by piling up money debt, but also by degrading the resources from which all real wealth ultimately comes. — Donella Meadows

I’ve found that there’s a lot to invigorate in any country or destination – it’s all about how you look at it. I’ve never really had any difficulties anywhere I’ve been. As an athlete, I used to enjoy being on the road and meeting people. — Bob Beamon

The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one. — George Gissing

Contrary to popular mythology, the best and most durable relationships are based not on vulnerability or passion but on a conjugation of positive attributes, a meeting of mind, body and soul that is all the more powerful as it is not weighed down with neediness and unreasonable expectation. — Mariella Frostrup

I loved everything about show business, meeting the stars, the whole ambience. I was living every young kid’s dream. I was told a pop singer’s life was three years, but I was still making money seven years later. — Cilla Black

Too often, as a global community of humanitarians, we meet the needs of the same families, the same individuals, the same communities crisis after crisis, when we are focused on meeting crisis needs but not on building resilience. — Ertharin Cousin

I’ve had the fortune of meeting most of the ‘Kids in the Hall.’ One meeting was special in particular because this was before I had gotten anything, before anything was clicking, and I just found myself hanging out with Scott Thompson. — Thomas Middleditch

My favorite part of touring is when I see girls that I’ve been talking to on my site and then meeting them in person. I can’t believe how well the fans get along together. Everyone just seems to be really cool. — Tyler Hilton

Believe it or not, the first spark for everything I’ve done today came down to me meeting one person in college who changed my life. A student named Anthony Adams who lived across the hall from me in our freshman dorm showed me what it meant to be an ‘entrepreneur’ when I saw him launch his own start-up company. — Elliott Bisnow

Everything has happened so fast for me that I sometimes can’t take it all in. I’m a huge ‘Friends’ fan, and meeting Matthew Perry in L.A., where he was as keen to talk to me about ‘Extras’ as I was to him about ‘Friends,’ was amazing. — Ashley Jensen

In 2001, Texaco was bought by Chevron, and during deliberations concerning that sale, an 800 page document listing the problems and liabilities connected to Texaco was brought forward at their stockholder meeting by Amazon Watch, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the Amazon. — Peter Coyote

I lived in London for a long time, and that’s a pretty white town. In Toronto, I just ended up in this circle of indie rock kids who happened to be white, too… Really, it was just when I started getting out there and meeting more people and seeing more fans that I went, ‘Oh, actually, I’m not white.’ — Bryan Lee O’Malley

I wanted to be a Priest at one point. I was pretty religious. I was an altar boy, and I was good at it. Then, I started meeting girls and I’m like ‘You know, maybe I shouldn’t be a Priest.’ — Jimmy Fallon

My feeling about seeing the world is that it’s going to change you necessarily, just the very fact of being out there and meeting people from different cultures and different ways of life. — Ewan McGregor

I started doing comedy with no plan to do voice work. Voice work came as a function of doing comedy and meeting people who eventually develop shows like that. I didn’t seek out from an early age to be on cartoons. — H. Jon Benjamin

There’s a book called ‘The Shack’ – it had a lot to do with me coming full circle, meeting my birth mother. Awhile back, my birth mom and my adopted mom came to my show together, and it was pretty surreal. — Rodney Atkins

I love meeting up with friends and just doing ‘normal’ stuff like going to the cinema. — Kimberley Nixon

The work must be its own reward. I got that early on. And I’m blessed by meeting my own standards of excellence. — Al Jarreau

I’ve got mates who have got married through meeting on Internet dating sites, so it really can work out – even if sometimes it does go disastrously wrong. — Sheridan Smith

I remember my first meeting with my management team when I became Indonesia’s Minister of Finance. I was the youngest person and the first woman ever to hold that job. Everybody else in the room was male. I knew then that I had to work harder than any man to prove to them that I was capable. — Sri Mulyani Indrawati

I do my workouts in the morning, and often I’ll take someone from my team. The person I’m meeting with can pick the class, whether it’s a spin or barre class, or going for a power walk. It’s hard to run and talk – I haven’t mastered that yet. — Alexa Von Tobel

No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us, – something more than we could learn ourselves, from a book — Cyril Connolly

I am always acting, be at a party, at work or in office. My attitude changes from meeting to meeting, from being serious to intense to funny, depending on who is in the room. — Karan Johar

At the beginning of each week at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ we have a full cast meeting where Lorne Michaels introduces the upcoming host. — Bill Hader

A few words about Sarah Palin: She is one of the most fascinating women I have ever met. She crackles with energy like a live electrical wire and on first meeting gets about three inches from your face. — Mark McKinnon

I think that young Australians ought to be taking language education much more seriously. I mean, you know, every day I’m meeting people with expertise, ability and talent in fields where I want to learn so much more; science, for example. — Quentin Bryce

I don’t want to stand in front of a whole lot of fakeys. If I’m going to meet someone and say hello, I want to feel like I’m really meeting that person, not a masked version. I want to give that to people when they meet me. You don’t have to like it. I’m not looking for you to like it; I’m looking to be myself. — Damien Rice

When you start in life, if you find you are wrongly placed, don’t hesitate to change, but don’t change because troubles come up and difficulties arise. You must meet and overcome and conquer them. And in meeting and overcoming and conquering them, you will make yourself stronger for the future. — Charles M. Schwab

The nice way to meet a guy is through getting to know them first. Then you can really judge their personality. What I can’t take is meeting someone, going on a date, getting to know them, then finding out they’re a complete psycho – ‘Great, I’ve just wasted all this time on you!’ — Katy B

The first weekend after the attacks of September 11, George W. Bush had a meeting at Camp David with his top advisors, including Colin Powell, the secretary of state. And there was a lively debate about Iraq policy, in which some people from the Pentagon were arguing that the war against terrorism should include Saddam Hussein. — Elaine Sciolino

I wake up every morning, and life is different. I’ve got a gig or a shoot. Flying here, flying there. Meeting wicked people. Going to amazing places. I’m relishing it. — Ella Eyre

I lived for going down the rabbit hole of meeting weird people. Of course, come Monday I would be tallying up all the different situations, and each one was progressively more dangerous. I got lucky in that I didn’t go to jail. — Dax Shepard

I like to have a sense of accomplishment through work. I’m busy golfing and attending activities, but I think of holding a meeting as playing golf. I think my approach is very good. I don’t feel I lose a lot of fun things in life even though I am busy all day. — Liang Wengen

When I’m writing, I write all day. Other days, I sit around thinking. Or I run around from one meeting to another, out in the world. It varies, and I like that. — Alain de Botton

There is no situation like the open road, and seeing things completely afresh. I’m used to traveling. It’s not a question of meeting or seeing new faces particularly, or hearing new stories, but of looking at life in a different way. It’s the curtain coming up on another act. — James Salter

I went to see President Nixon at the White House. It wasn’t difficult to get a meeting because I was heavyweight champion of the world. So I came to Washington and walked around the garden with Nixon, his wife and daughter. I said: I want you to give Ali his licence back. I want to beat him up for you. — Joe Frazier

I see the role of the writer as creating a room with big windows and leaving the reader to imagine. It’s a meeting on the page. — Kevin Crossley-Holland

My first meeting as a senator, my first day, they were already talking about the next election. Part of that’s the permanent campaign, part of that’s a word I’ve been using more frequently, ‘tribal.’ Our politics has become tribal: It’s us versus them. — Evan Bayh

My best friend Jerry started a boat-washing business, and it was one of the most critical experiences of my life. I got to meet a lot of people who were entrepreneurs. My parents were schoolteachers, and I was now meeting people who owned companies. I realized that if this guy can do it, why can’t I? — Bill Rancic

That first meeting – the one where the hero and heroine start the slow burn that takes the whole story to turn into true love – is the single most important part of the whole book. Nail it, and you’ve won yourself readers. — Sarah MacLean

Moral persuasion over a period of time makes a difference, but we shouldn’t be naive to think that just because we raise it in a meeting it will make all those problems go away. It won’t and it doesn’t. — John Key

Where you live matters. Whatever you’re doing, there’s usually only one place where the top people go. You should go there. Don’t settle for anywhere else. Meeting my heroes and learning from them gave me a huge advantage. Your heroes are part of your circle, too – follow them. If the real action is happening somewhere else, move. — Drew Houston

My high school years were fun and frustrating, typical of the teen years. The most important accomplishment was meeting my wife, Ruth. — Alan J. Heeger

One of the things that I’ve always loved to do is brainstorm ideas with friends and get together and talk about what they’re building… Essentially, my day-to-day is just going around and meeting entrepreneurs and talking to them about what they plan on launching. — Kevin Rose

Sonny and another Hells Angel who was at the meeting thought they were beyond a little patch so they headed down to a local tattoo shop in Oakland and were the first to get the famous One Percent tattoos. — Chuck Zito

People really are looking for this perfect sort of dream person, but it’s hard to go out every night or make the effort to meet people in your hometown, if you haven’t already met them all. Online there’s this infinite possibility of meeting this person who, no matter where they live, you’re meant to be with. — Nev Schulman

It’s hard because people often don’t recognise shyness; they think it’s just someone being rude. I have had to work to overcome that, especially if I’m meeting my readers at author events, because I don’t want them to think I’m snooty or rude. — Karin Slaughter

What works for me is a little bit of training and sensible eating. You know, the Cameron Diaz’s of the world put a lot of effort into it! But you can’t have it all – I like going out for dinner with my husband; I like meeting my mates at Starbucks! — Louise Nurding

When people start talking about venture capital and finances and how to create this and do that, a lot of it, I swear, it’s like sitting in an escrow meeting when all you want to do is buy a house, and you’re signing 50 pieces of paper, but you have no idea what they’re talking about. — Tony Hawk

What I call my ‘self’ now is hardly a person at all. It’s mainly a meeting place for various natural forces, desires, and fears, etcetera, some of which come from my ancestors, and some from my education, some perhaps from devils. The self you were really intended to be is something that lives not from nature but from God. — C. S. Lewis

I decided to host a couple of the ‘In The Life’ programs. And I did that really as a result of meeting a lot of young gay people in the Midwest who really had nothing to relate to. At least I felt this program is presenting them with some options. — Lesley Gore

‘Narnia’ has opened my eyes to a lot of things. I feel lucky that I’m able to travel; I’m not stuck in my hometown, meeting the same kind of girls and saying hi to the same people, week after week. There are so many interesting, intelligent girls out there. — William Moseley

Meeting Oprah Winfrey, I cried like a baby. Meeting Steven Spielberg, I cried like a baby. Meeting Denzel Washington, I gushed like a crazy woman. If I don’t get excited or star struck by someone I’ve been dying to meet, it’s time to retire. — Octavia Spencer

I don’t think anything’s ever simple. Everyone’s just trying to understand each other, and whether that’s because you’re in a relationship or because you’re meeting their friends or because their meeting your brother or whatever it is, nothing like that is ever smooth running. — Imogen Poots

I have a few uniforms – depending on whether I’m going to a college campus or meeting a head of state. But clean and easy works best for me. — Nancy Pelosi

My mom doesn’t post on Facebook, but she’ll tell anyone within about the first five minutes of meeting them about my sister and I, in whatever way she can. — Maria Bamford

If you’re entering a room for the first time, do it the way you would in life – look around; see how they have the furniture arranged. If your character is meeting another character for the first time, meet them the way you would in life. — Charles Nelson Reilly

There are a lot of musicians I’ve met on Twitter where it was like, ‘Hey, I like your music’ – and then I ended up meeting them and it turned into a friendship. — Grimes

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been one of my good friends in the House of Representatives. When she was brutally shot, Gabby was out doing what she loved to do – meeting with her constituents in a local setting, allowing people to speak to her directly about the issues that concerned them. — Chellie Pingree

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them. — Phyllis Bottome

I’m really not a party person. I’m in the business of working with 100 people every day, so I don’t revel in meeting a roomful of people in my leisure time. — Zubin Mehta

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