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1. "[B]riefing is not reading. In fact it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up."
Author: Alan Bennett
2. "Current interventions in use with children include psycho-pharmacological treatments, play therapy, psychological debriefing and testimony therapy, but this was Nazi Germany in 1945!"
Author: Alfred Nestor
3. "Author has developed a routine of daily emotional debriefing with his kids as he tucks them in at night. To encourage the habit of keeping uncluttered, open heart, he starts with basic questions asking whether anyone has hurt them or made them angry to help them process at an age-appropriate depth. As they mature, he will add questions."
Author: Andy Stanley
4. "Political reporters no longer get to decide what's news. The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents, and thereby dictated the next day's headlines, are over. Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting. If enough of them are tickled then, bingo, you're news."
Author: Daniel Hannan
5. "The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves."
Author: David Letterman
6. "[Artemis] returned to the aft bay for Mulch's version of a briefing. The dwarf had drawn a crude diagram on a backlit wall panel. In fairness, there were more artistic chimpanzees. And less pungent ones. Mulch was using a carrot as a pointer, or more accurately, several carrots. Dwarfs liked carrots. 'This is Koboi Labs,' He mumbled around a mouthful of vegetable. 'That?' exclaimed Root. 'I realize, Julius, that it is not an accurate schematic.'The Commander exploded from his chair. 'An accurate schematic? It's a rectangle for heaven's sake!'Mulch was unperturbed. 'That's not important. This is the important bit.' 'That wobbly line?' 'It's a fissure,' pouted the dwarf. 'Anybody can see that.''Anybody in kindergarten maybe. So it's a fissure, so what?''This is the clever bit. Y'see that fissure is not usually there.'Root began strangling the air again. Something he was doing more and more lately."
Author: Eoin Colfer
7. "I can grow cameras!" she had shrieked at the Brill brothers during one briefing. "Who's to say that despicable centaur Foaly hasn't succeded in splicing surveillance equiptment to plants? So get rid of all the flowers. Rocks, too. I don't trust them. Sullen little blebers."
Author: Eoin Colfer
8. "Vigorous public ball scratching is common in the combat-arms side of the Marine Corps, even among high-level officers in the midst of briefings."
Author: Evan Wright
9. "The Ambassador and the General were briefing me on the....the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice."
Author: George W. Bush
10. "All my stories were usually titled, 'White House Says,' 'President Bush Wants,' and I relied on transcripts from the briefings. I relied on press releases that were sent to the press for the purpose of accurately portraying what the White House believed or wanted."
Author: Jeff Gannon
11. "I was given a White House - well, you will have to ask the White House that. But I asked to attend the White House briefing because I was, you know, because I wanted to report on the activities there."
Author: Jeff Gannon
12. "The more important the briefing, the fewer the people in the room, toward a limit of -8"
Author: John Alejandro King
13. "Never tell a warm-up joke before giving an intelligence briefing – just start the briefing so you can get straight to the really big laughs."
Author: John Alejandro King
14. "Except for briefings after lunch, CIA does not practice torture."
Author: John Alejandro King
15. "What do you hope to get out of this meeting? - CIA Counterintelligence official, polling the audience before the start of a briefing on CIThat's what I hope to get: out of this meeting. - The Covert Comic"
Author: John Alejandro King
16. "Despite claims by some to the contrary, we have heard numerous times in hearings and briefings by experts that existing technologies do not fully or effectively detect nuclear material."
Author: John Linder
17. "Well my briefing was that Honduras was a small and vulnerable country just back on the path towards democracy it was about to have just before I arrived, the first elections for a civilian president in more than 9 years."
Author: John Negroponte
18. "The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all."
Author: Kingman Brewster Jr.
19. "The real power in Ottawa, as in Washington, is in the executive branch. At the White House, there are daily briefings for reporters. In Ottawa, there is no such daily access. The media doesn't demand it, and as a result, major powerbrokers remain virtually anonymous."
Author: Lawrence Martin
20. "The press briefing today I believe has lost much of its usefulness."
Author: Marlin Fitzwater
21. "I'm a career Air Force officer. We have a saying in the Air Force: 'If you want people to be with you at the crash, you've got to put them on the manifest.' And so I was always of the view to almost leave no stone unturned when you're up there briefing the Hill."
Author: Michael Hayden
22. "I'm not asking much,' he said. 'Only a miracle. Can you do this?'Wong looked down at the briefing papers in front of him for a moment. Then he looked at Tambi in the eye. 'Miracles we have fifteen per cent extra surcharge. Is it okay?"
Author: Nury Vittachi
23. "N.S.C. briefing. Castro is very nervous. We'll try to keep him that way."
Author: Ronald Reagan
24. "As press secretary, I spent countless hours defending the administration from the podium in the White House briefing room."
Author: Scott McClellan
25. "In due course, following an additional debriefing, the FBI confirmed to me and to my former counsel, Tom Carter, that I was not a suspect in this case. I assumed that my involvement in the investigation was over."
Author: Steven Hatfill
26. "Andy Hertzfeld joined the Macintosh team, he got a briefing from Bud Tribble, the other software designer, about the huge amount of work that still needed"
Author: Walter Isaacson
27. "Debriefing-style counseling after a trauma often aggravates a victim's stress-related symptoms, for example, and 4 in 10 bereaved people do better without grief therapy."
Author: Winifred Gallagher

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