25 Quotes Every Event Planner Should Know

by Feb 7, 2016

I’m a lover of quotes, especially those that hit home what I do every day. Quotes can hide nuggets of truth that can impact you. Quotes can also be extremely personal especially when you understand the the person behind the quote. As event professionals, little quotes can get us past the bumps in the road. Here 25 quotes that you can use in your day to day world of event planning.

“Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.”

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Always, Always have a plan.”
Rick Riordan

“Failing to plan is planning to fail”
Alan Lakein

“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower


“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
― Gloria Steinem

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
― Nelson Mandela

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Details create the big picture.”
Sanford I. Weill

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
― Jonathan Swift

“You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events.”
― John Berger

“It’s all in the details.”
― unknown

“It takes real planning to organize this kind of chaos.”
Mel Odom

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
Alan Lakein

“When event planning gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
― Dale Carnegie (original quote modified)



“It is not how many ideas you have, it is how many you make happen.”
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“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.”
Maya Angelou


“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure if you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.”
Richard Bramson


“Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making plans”
― John Lennon


“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”


“Life is trying things to see if they work.”
Ray Bradbury


“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.


“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”
Napoleon Hill


Do you have a quote that resonates with you? Would love to hear them in the comments below!



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