People first concern themselves with meeting their basic needs only afterwards, do they pursue any higher needs.
Radio Shack is meeting the fate of many other stores that were wildly popular in the twentieth century, including record stores, comic book stores, bookstores and video stores.
An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ‘Gentlemen’ to the person with whom he is conversing.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
I said I wanted to strap guns on an El Camino. When I brought it up at a meeting, they said great. I realized there’s no adult in the room.
There were a lot of signs being thrown at me, a lot of angels I was meeting, inspiring me to get back into show business.
Then I contacted Ken, then he called me back, then we had a great meeting. Then he called and asked if I would come back to the show. Which was awesome.
If the world were an orange with 18 segments meeting at the top (the North Pole), roughly 8 of them would be in Russia, Canada would have 4, Denmark 2, and Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. just one apiece. Only a sliver of Alaska, on the Beaufort Sea, lies above the Arctic Circle.
I had a meeting with the producer of ‘Five Easy Pieces,’ which is my favorite movie. He introduced me to Francis, and I spent six months going to Napa and Buenos Aires, auditioning for Francis and doing these incredible improvisational games. It was a very bohemian audition process.
You should never meet your heroes. Paul Newman… I was so excited about meeting him, but he turned up in shell suit bottoms, slippers, and a jumper. He was just so worn out and old, he wanted to go home.
I still get excited about meeting celebrities, because I don’t think I’m a celebrity myself.
I was having trouble making ends meet, and my beginnings weren’t meeting either.
Well, basically, when you get SNL, everyone wants to take a meeting, just in case you end up being good.
Which, the first meeting with anybody is, you know, everybody is on their best behavior. It’s only after you get to know them for a while that you figure out.
Politicians are easy to attack, but frankly, we are all guilty of not meeting the needs of Africa’s young people properly.
If I meet two guys at the same time and one of them is coming on really strong and talking a lot, and the other is more quiet and reserved, I’m going to like the second one. I want someone who isn’t going to give it away in the first meeting.
So much the worse, it may be, for a particular meeting: but the meeting is the individual, which on evolution principles, must be sacrificed for the development of the race.
I developed in my head that I’m never any better than my last concert or the last time I played, so it’s like an audition each time. You get nervous just before going onstage. I still have that, but I think it’s more like concern. You’re concerned about the people – like meeting your in-laws for the first time.
Shouting down and intimidating someone from speaking their mind is not exactly a Vermont town meeting value, nor should it be an American town meeting value.
I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn’t have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it’s happening all over the world.
George Booth and I are both funny, and from afar, without meeting, admired each other’s work.
Paper is no longer a big part of my day. I get 90% of my news online, and when I go to a meeting and want to jot things down, I bring my Tablet PC. It’s fully synchronized with my office machine, so I have all the files I need. It also has a note-taking piece of software called OneNote, so all my notes are in digital form.
Sadly, I do my homework. I’ve a soft spot for the boring minutiae. I read the Charter of the United Nations before meeting with Kofi Annan. I read the Meltzer report, and then I’ll read C. Fred Bergsten’s defense of institutions like the World Bank and the I.M.F. It’s embarrassing to admit.
The office is the laboratory and meeting your users is like going into the field. You can’t just stay in the lab. And it’s not just asking users what they want, it’s about seeing what they’re doing.
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.’
Soon after the financial crisis of 2008, I was at a meeting in Washington with a group of U.S. senators. They had invited me to provide a point of view on new regulation regulation aimed at ensuring we never have to go through the events of 2008 ever again.
As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions.
I once went into a meeting, and every woman put her a million-pound bag on the table. Then I’m there with my tote bag and anorak. And I’m like, well, I’m still the most important person in the room right now.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
I’ve had to deal, a lot, with my own sense of intimidation at meeting famous people – especially actors, but really any famous people.
In college, I was a fiercely committed Democrat – a meeting with Jack Kemp, then Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, challenged my blind partisanship.
I love meeting people who’ve read my books. The prime reason to be on the planet is to make things I can show to other people: paintings, books, movies.
The new artist is meeting the general public before they meet the record company. They’re able to put the material on YouTube and have a million views before they even meet an executive at a record company, and get the deal based on that.
It’s always tricky, meeting an author you’ve admired.
No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us, – something more than we could learn for ourselves, from a book.
When I met Rachel Robinson for the first time, she is a regal woman, and she was like a grandmother in that first meeting.
I long ago suggested the hypothesis, that in the basin of the Thames there are indications of a meeting in the Pleistocene period of a northern and southern fauna.
If the concept of the Enterprise crew meeting the Legion of Super-Heroes doesn’t appeal to you, there may be something wrong with you.
Before I went to a meeting at the ‘Harvard Lampoon,’ I had no idea that there was even a comedy magazine at Harvard, let alone that you could write comedy potentially for a living.
Wherever I go meeting the public… spreading a message of human values, spreading a message of harmony, is the most important thing.
English has been this vacuum cleaner of a language, because of its history meeting up with the Romans and then the Danes, the Vikings and then the French and then the Renaissance with all the Latin and Greek and Hebrew in the background.
I’ve certainly never used my father’s name as a way of getting a meeting. And fortunately, I’ve never needed to.
Before ever meeting Priyanka Chopra, I had heard her name coming out of Bollywood and was impressed: she was beautiful, talented, had made nearly 50 movies, earned multiple awards – a massive star.
Personally, it was a big honor for me meeting so many families of the fallen soldiers and hearing their stories.
It’s about grass-roots campaigning, meeting voters face-to-face, and above all, listening to what they have to say.
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.
She says that I wore some pretty sexy leather pants to that first meeting, but I don’t remember.
New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.
In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about.
My first real break was meeting my manager, Julie Gibson. She’s the one that introduced me to Ford and Innovative and got me started.
I’ll never forget a meeting with one publisher where they said, ‘We don’t publish books for teenage boys teenage boys don’t read.’
If a Jewish group sat down with a Christian conservative group, and there was a so-called Messianic Jew at the table, that would be the end of the meeting.
If I have a meeting or need to look more done up, the thing I can always do is a cat eye.
I believe that Mexico, geographically, is located in a privileged position. We serve as the meeting point with North America and the rest of Latin America.
When I need things to happen, I need them to happen now, you know. I don’t want to be having a meeting about a meeting about a meeting, which is what can happen in Britain.
Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting, it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands what more than half a dozen are about.
I started doing flats because women would always apologize for wearing them when they met me, as if they had to be in heels when meeting a shoe designer.
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.
The first sales meeting I made was for the television movie ‘Farrell for the People.’ I walked into a conference room at NBC that I had built. It was my memorial conference room. There were 10 people at the meeting, and by habit, I sat at the head of the table.
When I go to a web video meeting and look around, at least half the show runners are women. And a lot are actors-cum-writers who are frustrated with the situation of being a woman actor in Hollywood and have decided to create their own show.
Basically, my socialization as a child didn’t come from any schooling it came from being in theater and meeting people online.
Admitting the force of these contentions, nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public assembly for the consideration of the most serious, the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost.
I wouldn’t mind meeting some of the people I’ve attempted to portray from the olden, olden days. They probably would all have really terrible skin and horrible bad breath, and I’d have to give them an Altoid.
Basically, I’m a really bad interviewer. I love meeting celebrities, but then I get a bit bored. Once you meet them you thing, ‘really, what an ordinary person’.
People imagine that actors are being offered everything and you are not. So things come in and sometimes there are things that I want and can’t get a meeting on, or go to a different actors.
Whether it’s writing songs, being on stage, being interviewed, meeting fans – I just try to be myself, which is kind of exhausting because it almost feels like it never shuts off.
SNL’ doesn’t have a traditional writer’s room. On Monday, there’s the pitch meeting with the guest, and I played that like it was stand-up.
I can remember the morning after President Nixon won re-election in 1972. His chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, called a Cabinet meeting and told the members: ‘You are all a bunch of burned-out volcanoes’ and asked for their resignations.
The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama… Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly.
We here in the North have for many years had a natural tendency to feel that when our representatives come together at an international meeting, we embark on the quest of mutual understanding and support.
All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by. religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.
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.’
From meeting Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones, teaming up, rehearsing, playing selected gigs outside of Britain, coming back into Olympic Studios to record the first album, and then going to America, which we crack open like a nut with the debut record – all that happened, literally, within months.
The phrase ‘off with the crack of the bat’, while romantic, is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before he hears the sound of the ball meeting the bat.
Meeting the body’s micronutrient needs helps to suppress food cravings, and high-nutrient foods do not produce dangerous, addictive craving.
I’ve had great pleasure meeting the likes of Newt Gingrich and having a chat with the fellow on a staircase. I found him completely dishonest and totally likeable, because he doesn’t care! He knows what a politician is, and he’s a perfect embodiment of one.
Now, when an American has an idea, he directly seeks a second American to share it. If there be three, they elect a president and two secretaries. Given four, they name a keeper of records, and the office is ready for work five, they convene a general meeting, and the club is fully constituted.
I never think it’s right to chew gum in front of other people, but a lot of times I’ll come in for a meeting chewing gum and I’ll forget I’m chewing it. Then you don’t want to swallow it because it stays in your system for seven years or something, so I’ve asked to throw it away. I’ve started to wonder if that’s why I didn’t get certain movies.
Puerto Rico is the perfect meeting place between Spain, the country I come from, and America, the country where I now belong. The meeting point of two worlds where magic can happen.
There’s something that goes on in a new-business meeting that’s wonderful to watch. It’s like showtime. There are people who are nervous, and there are people who are jittery, and there’s so much drama and so much at stake.
I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin. He spoke of his faith. He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism, for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people.
I love ‘Star Wars,’ you know, and I can’t remember the last story meeting I’ve been in where ‘Star Wars’ wasn’t referenced. It’s so perfect in so many ways.
Meeting Perry Farrel was kind of cool. He’s such an icon, and I was such a fan of Jane’s Addiction.
I’m a great believer in the novelist being ‘on the scene,’ reporting, traveling, meeting all sorts of people.
Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed. He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat, in the process of winning the race.
I want you to know that I don’t have any right, Malawi has no right to stop any president from coming to an African Union summit because that is an African Union meeting.
One Saturday in 1984, I walked into my first AA meeting. I went regularly for six years and only stopped when I came to realize my underlying problem was not genuine alcoholism, but depression.
In the summer of 2007, Roger Goodell, the new NFL commissioner, convened a meeting in Chicago for the first league-wide concussion summit. All thirty-two teams were ordered to send doctors and trainers to the meeting.
Obviously, you make preparations before you engage in any meeting.
An external electric field, meeting it and passing through it, affects the negative as much as the positive quanta of the atom, and pushes the former to one side, and the latter in the other direction.
With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon.
I’ve gone to readings to see authors after meeting them on Twitter. And while there, I’ve found myself sitting next to still more writers who I met on Twitter, too.
At the first general meeting of this Corporation in 1820, his Lordship presided a circumstance, which may well be considered an era in the history of the Church of Upper Canada.
The black comedians meeting? Oh yeah, we hold one every year at Eddie Murphy’s house.
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.
The electronic media introduced this idea to the larger audience very, very quickly. We spent years and years and years meeting with activists all over Europe to lay the groundwork for a political response, as we did here.
The days I’m not doing videos, I always have random stuff. We do production meeting stuff. Those are so stupid. Everyone’s like, ‘We like you we don’t know what to do with you.’ I’m like, ‘Cool.’
I don’t think of it so much as the shows I did or the film sets. I mean, sometimes you’ll get a nice location, but it’s more, ‘Who am I meeting on a day-to-day basis?’ Often the rehearsals are a lot more fun than the show itself.
In fact, I have the privilege of traveling around our country and meeting people all over the country who are making a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors and themselves. That’s what I’m really fortunate to be able to do.
At a party recently I was introduced to Meryl Streep, and it took me a second to get my head around it. You know, that I’m meeting these people now. I’m doing it.
I like conventions. I like meeting and greeting. I’m perched on that edge where I’m getting more attention than I quite know what to do with, though.
Well, it was a typical meeting with the President. He was very gracious, very outgoing.
When you’re warm and approachable, you don’t have to go up and talk non-stop to someone in a social situation. You just have to be open to the conversations you’re already having – and warm and receptive to the people you’re meeting.
I was quite nervous about meeting William’s father, but he was very, very welcoming, very friendly, it couldn’t have gone easier really for me.
I hate politics, hate deals, and deal-making, hate meeting with attorneys and agents.
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.
That one thing you do give up when you get married is that magic moment of meeting someone, and the sparks and the spontaneity.
I love team environments, like the Celtics, the Bruins. I love going into the locker room and meeting these guys.
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.
I never really planned a career. I’ve tried to avoid it. I’ve tried to do this stuff I felt for, the stuff I like. So, I’ve just been meeting these fantastic directors who’ve offered me a variation of different parts and different films.
It hurts a lot when you cannot really comprehend what a person is saying in a meeting, or you don’t even understand what you’re reading in your contract.
Directing is like meeting a woman. You don’t know her, but something strikes you, and then you just have to go into it.
I love interviews, meeting fans, teaching workshops, giving speeches… all of it.
The Prime Minister of India, at a meeting that I co-chaired a few months ago, stated that any development that is not sustainable is not development.
Moby Dick – that book is so amazing. I just realized that it starts with two characters meeting in bed that’s how my book begins, too, but I hadn’t noticed the parallel before, two characters forced to share a bed, reluctantly.
Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long.
I keep meeting directors that are so irresistible. I only do irresistible films, because I don’t need to act to feel myself alive.
I think every responsible public board at every board meeting should be discussing succession. And, of course, Walmart has a very mature board: our chairman Rob Walton and other members. So succession is an ongoing. I think when I first joined the board of directors, it was discussed then. And it’s discussed at every board meeting continually.
When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
I’ve been trying to get into comedy for years. I had a meeting with one of the networks a couple years ago, a general meeting, and when they asked what I was looking for and I told them I’d prefer to do comedy, it was as if I had two heads.
I blush easily. I have difficulty meeting people’s eye, difficulty with public speaking, the normal afflictions of the shy, but not to a paralysing degree.
When I was in South Africa, I was meeting with people who never heard of Lego bricks. And yet, when I was like, ‘Here they are,’ they immediately got it. They saw the appeal, were snapping bricks and creating their little creations right there immediately.
After ‘Kidulthood,’ I was called in to a meeting and told that I didn’t write women very well. I was very annoyed.
Meeting someone you admire, and then that person’s like, ‘I’m a fan of your work’ – it’s a really neat feeling.
The idea of a stag hunt evokes chivalry – knights in jerkins and hose, ladies on sidesaddles with wimples and billowing dresses, a white stag symbolizing something-or-other, and Robin Hood getting in the way. An actual stag hunt is more like a horseback meeting of a county planning commission.
American society was economically ill-run in the 1980s. Our society has been on a consumption binge. If the American people had a town meeting and said, ‘What do we care about posterity? Posterity hasn’t done anything for us we’re going to whoop it up now,’ that is a rational judgment. But nobody ever did that.
The green-light meeting, when I first started at Paramount, would consist of maybe three or four of us in a room. Perhaps two or three of us would have read the script under discussion.
It’s always been easy with Mark, he’s a rock fan and we speak the same language. He’s a big Beatles fan too. We worked a lot via CLI calls, though only meeting up once every couple of months.
A few years back I was asked if I would go and meet a director and his various acolytes, and it occurred to me halfway through the meeting that what I was doing was auditioning. And I thought, ‘Well, hang on buddy. I’ve done half a century of this.’
From its conception and that one and only meeting, ‘HITNRUN’ took about 90 days to prepare its release. If that’s what freedom feels like, ‘HITNRUN’ is what it sounds like.
Probably the geekiest attribute that I have of them all is that I’ve always had a hard time meeting friends. Like no matter where I grew up and I moved around, I always had a hard time.
I see something happening in the world, and I want to share it. It’s why, during 9/11, I wrote every few minutes what I saw happening. It’s why I write about meeting Steve Wozniak or Bill Gates or Larry Page.
I find it inconceivable that we’re meeting for five and a half days, and there isn’t one moment on the agenda to deal with the greatest crisis we’ve ever had in the church since 1789.
Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
As a woman, I find it very embarrassing to be in a meeting and realize I’m the only one in the room with balls.
No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it’s in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.
I don’t like the process of meeting someone and you make a film and that’s it. You think you’re just getting started, and then it’s over.
My district includes the two urban centers of Charlotte and Fayetteville, as well as large rural areas. Obviously, these diverse segments of North Carolina require different approaches to meeting current and future transportation demands.
On Friday I was in Washington for a meeting with Administration officials. In the course of that meeting, they requested that I ‘step aside’ as CEO of GM, and so I have.
I remember in 1978 meeting two Ugandan captains in the hotel talking Russian. They had been educated in Moscow and since they came from different Ugandan peoples, it was the only way they could understand one another.
While the meeting I participated in turned out to be a ruse, I made statements during the course of the meeting that are counter to NPR’s values and also not reflective of my own beliefs. I offer my sincere apology to those I offended.
It’s a terrific… you can’t put it down. So I phoned him back and I said I’d love to do it. I went over to Paris for a meeting, and we just talked very generally about the approach.
I only met Margaret Thatcher twice. The thing that I thought about meeting her was how extraordinarily intelligent she was. You really had to be on your game otherwise, she’d make mincemeat of you.
Meeting actors and TV personalities is one thing, but I just feel like meeting musicians is the coolest.
Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time… its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission.
For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation.
All too often, a corporate innovation initiative starts and ends with a board meeting mandate to the CEO followed by a series of memos to the staff, with lots of posters and one-day workshops. This typically creates ‘innovation theater’ but very little innovation.
When it’s a sharing and improvisational meeting, where you’re riffing off other people’s ideas, that actually can be productive.
As CEO, I had a standing 30-minute meeting every Monday to greet and connect with new hires.
Hold at least one all-hands meeting every quarter and, to underscore the startup’s team concept, make sure at least one additional executive joins you in leading the meeting.
We are meeting with Sony, and we have a couple of other labels that suddenly have interest and that’s really great because none of them have actually heard our stuff.
How much of our lives is consumed with meeting people, attracting people, keeping people and missing people? Usually, when everything is resolved romantically in one of my books, the characters stop talking in my head, and I stop telling the story.
We were all thrown together on this show very rapidly, there was casting then a few days later a meeting where we all got to read the scripts and meet each other. Literally days after that we were on our way to Dallas.
I’m a fan of meeting readers face to face, at reader events, where we’re able to sit down and take some time to talk.
The least-crowded channel for meeting high profile bloggers is in person. Email is the most difficult, the most crowded… I’m a top 1,000 blogger, not a top 100 blogger, and I get hundreds of pitches by email every week. Most of them I don’t even see because my assistant declines them.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
If I had a choice about going to a meeting at a studio or changing a nappy, I’d choose the nappy.
Coming from Britain, I was terrified of meeting all these other artists, because artists over there tend to fight with each other a lot, the premise being that there’s not enough room for everybody.
There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.
I loved planning ‘The Tyra Show’ more than actually having to do it. I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and crafting it. I’m more excited being in a meeting than being on TV.
I started out with a dream to make a star in a jar in my garage, and I ended up meeting the President of the United States!
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.
J. Edgar Hoover very famously denied the existence of organized crime up until the Appalachian Meeting, I think, in 1957. It was interesting to me that he clearly had to know that there was such a thing as organized crime and organized criminals as far back as the ’20s.
I was talking recently with a friend of mine who’s determined to never meet her heroes, and I have another friend who’s been horribly disillusioned a couple of times. But I’ve had a wonderful ride with meeting people who have been my North Stars, and Bowie’s definitely one of them. He feels like my cousin like the cousin I never had.
If you want to pray at a town hall meeting or a school board meeting or in the halls of Congress, that ought to be acceptable in the United States.
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!’
And I’m auditioning right now for a movie, and then I have a script that I’m reading right now for a horror film, and I’m meeting for a couple of television shows that I just had yesterday, and pretty much was offered one of them.
The first temptation, upon meeting an old friend after many years, is always to – look the other way.
Since the turn of the 20th century, members of the Jewish community in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia have been meeting together to celebrate and worship.
Meeting all walks of life, it broadened your horizons, let’s say that.
When I first joined Google in October of 2005, I was warned that I shouldn’t be offended if people were doing their e-mails while a meeting was going on.
Books are something social – a writer speaking to a reader – so I think making the reading of a book the center of a social event, the meeting of a book club, is a brilliant idea.
Japan is the largest creditor country in the world, so we have made contributions to the stability of international markets and we want this IMF meeting to confirm that we will continue to contribute.
When meeting difficult situations, one should dash forward bravely and with joy.