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Structure is more important than content in the ...
by Abbie Hoffman

Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.
- Abbie Hoffman

The key to organizing an alternative society is to
organize people around what they can do,
and more importantly, what they want to do.
- Abbie Hoffman

Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life.
Make war on machines.
And in particular the sterile machines of corporate
death and the robots that guard them.
- Abbie Hoffman

The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap,
sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.
- Abbie Hoffman

 

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
- Abbie Hoffman

Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
- Abbie Hoffman

Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
- Abbie Hoffman

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I believe in compulsory cannibalism.
If people were forced to eat what they killed,
there would be no more wars.
- Abbie Hoffman

Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.
- Abbie Hoffman

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents,
not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
- Abbie Hoffman

A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
- Abbie Hoffman

I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.
- Abbie Hoffman

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
- Abbie Hoffman

Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.
- Abbie Hoffman

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology,
nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade.
It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
- Abbie Hoffman

Understand that legal and illegal are political,
and often arbitrary, categorizations;
use and abuse are medical,
or clinical, distinctions.
- Abbie Hoffman

The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.
- Abbie Hoffman

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
- Abbie Hoffman

Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.
- Abbie Hoffman

To steal from a brother or sister is evil.
To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars
of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
- Abbie Hoffman

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is where our loved ones are.
Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable,
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
A palace is not a home without loved ones.
A shack or an open field can be paradise
when shared with a loving family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Belief transcends ritual, structure and societal expectation.
It is an enlivening, intensely personal
core to our being. Our way of being.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture.
It is not the physical statement of the structure so
much as what it contains that moves us.
- Arthur Erickson

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be
until you are what you ought to be.
This is the interrelated structure of reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A woman can take care of the family.
It takes a man to provide structure,
to provide stability.
- Tom DeLay

Beware of over-confidence; especially in matters of structure.
- Cass Gilbert

A World is not an ideology nor a scientific institution,
nor is it even a system of ideologies;
rather,
it is a structure of unconscious relations and symbiotic processes.
- William Irwin Thompson

I'd rather fight 100 structure fires than a wildfire.
With a structure fire you know where your flames are,
but in the woods it can move anywhere;
it can come right up behind you.
- Tom Watson

In the domain of cops and robbers, an interdiction
serves to structure a black market and a shadow economy.
- William Irwin Thompson

I am suspicious of the idea of a new paradigm,
to use that word, an entirely new structure of the economy.
- Paul A. Volcker

You want to balance the budget in this country? We
change the salary structure for Congress and the President.
Every year they don't balance the budget,
we don't pay them.
- Daniel Keys Moran

With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed
inflammation of the sentence structure and definite
hardening of the paragraphs.
- James Thurber

Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout
the world and throughout history.
It's something that has provided permanence and stability
for our very social structure.
- David Vitter

On my return to Pittsburgh, I resolved to go back to
the fundamental problems of electronic structure that
I had contemplated abstractly many years earlier.
- John Pople

To speak about notation as the only way that you can
guarantee structure of course is already very suspect.
- Evan Parker

I believe that all my work explores the human desire
or obsession for utopias,
and the structure of all my works is the search for
utopias lost and rediscovered.
- Marguerite Young

I'm terrible at story and structure,
but I'm not so bad at writing dialogue.
- Steve Buscemi

Don't try to tear down other people's religion about their ears,
Build up your own perfect structure of truth,
and invite your listeners to enter in and enjoy it's glories.
- Brigham Young

But the best teams I've encountered have one important thing in common:
their team structure and processes cover a full range
of distinct competencies necessary for success.
- Jesse James Garrett

Because of the structure of the contemporary American party system,
every president is polarizing.
- Larry J. Sabato

I strongly believe that a federal structure based on
administrative and geographic lines with strong powers
for the federated states will be the best solution for Iraq.
- Ahmed Chalabi

It amazes me sometimes that even intelligent people
will analyze a situation or make a judgement after
only recognizing the standard or traditional structure of a piece.
- David Bowie

And as far as the Disney Concert hall is concerned,
it is a wonderful modern structure and I am extremely
honored that I had this opportunity to have a concert here.
- Nobuo Uematsu

I'm not interested in possible complexities.
I regard song structure as a graph paper.
- Brian Eno

Films must all have the same structure.
All of this to guarantee box office bonanza,
which of course it never does, but that's another discussion entirely.
- Dirk Benedict

There is a European Central Bank, of course,
established and it has the structure similar to the Federal Reserve system,
not precisely the same but similar.
- Robert C. Solomon

The UN structure is one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I wanted some family structure and stability,
and that's what The Partridge Family afforded me,
not only financially but in the fact that I could be at home with my kids.
- Shirley Jones

That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression.
- Geddy Lee

My voice is my improvisational instrument,
the melody instrument.
The guitar is harmonic structure.
I'm not a good enough guitarist to improvise on it.
- Paul Simon

Morality, like language, is an invented structure for
conserving and communicating order.
And morality is learned, like language,
by mimicking and remembering.
- Jane Rule

I am convinced that the modular structure of the Mir
will be the main trend in manned orbital stations development in the next century.
- Valentina Tereshkova

A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very
structure of our government.
- Al Gore

We have a training period; we have certain guidelines and structure.
You can't hire talented people and stifle them.
That's not the way it works anymore.
- Todd English

Thus, in general, in the first instance,
the direction of interest in empirical fact will be
canalised by the logical structure of the theoretical system.
- Talcott Parsons

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but
using the concept of order just the same are evident
if one examines the present terminology of information theory.
- Rudolf Arnheim

I was unwilling to - without getting too philosophical about it -
I was unwilling to structure my spirituality in the
way that the church wanted me to structure it.
- Peter Jurasik

The problem with interest rates are that you are not
modeling a single number,
you are modeling a whole term structure,
so it is a sort of different type of problem.
- John Hull

I go to make art as who I am as a person.
The fact that I am a woman comes into play maybe in
the kinds of things I'm interested in or in the way I structure a canvas.
- Judy Chicago

Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together.
When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles.
This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.
- Connie Mack

No naturalist has devoted more painstaking attention
to the structure of the barnacles than Mr. Darwin.
- Richard Owen

Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology,
which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure.
- Christopher Lasch

A wrong concept misleads the understanding;
a wrong deed degrades the whole man,
and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Classifying the stars has helped materially in all
studies of the structure of the universe.
- Annie Jump Cannon

I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable
of shaking the entire structure of government,
where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
- Vaclav Havel

Special emphasis should be laid on this intimate interrelation
of general statements about empirical fact with the
logical elements and structure of theoretical systems.
- Talcott Parsons

If you wanted to dissect the structure of living cells,
genetic analysis was an extremely powerful method,
so my interest turned to that.
- Joshua Lederberg

What we observe as material bodies and forces are nothing
but shapes and variations in the structure of space.
- Erwin Schrodinger

You have your structure, but within it,
it gets fuller and you can highlight other parts of the performance.
- Marisa Tomei

Power, as in the power structure, is why we are still using gas in cars.
- Alexandra Paul


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