Quotes by structure
Quotes 1 till 15 of 84.
American violinist, singer and composer 1982-
'Partita' is a simple piece. Born of a love of surface and structure, of the human voice, of dancing and tired ligaments, of music, and of our basic desire to draw a line from one point to another.
American developmental biologist 1944-
Epigenetics doesn't change the genetic code, it changes how that's read. Perfectly normal genes can result in cancer or death. Vice-versa, in the right environment, mutant genes won't be expressed. Genes are equivalent to blueprints; epigenetics is the contractor. They change the assembly, the structure.
C. Northcote Parkinson
British naval historian and author 1909-1993
A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
Hungarian biochemist 1893-1983
A living cell requires energy not only for all its functions, but also for the maintenance of its structure.
American politician and environmentalist 1948-
A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government.
British food writer, journalist and historian
A recipe is not an exact formula, but it does need a certain structure. When the bones are right, you can dress it in many ways.
Senegalese politician 1926-
A small child from a developing country has the advantage, from a very early age, of having access to toys which structure his mind, which constitute a sure advantage over the little African child who has never even held a modern toy.
French poet, criticus 1880-1918
A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.
French semiologist 1915-1980
All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually repeat the same structure, the same meaning, often the same words: the stereotype is a political fact, the major figure of ideology.
An impersonal and scientific knowledge of the structure of our bodies is the surest safeguard against prurient curiosity and lascivious gloating.
American academic and social critic 1947-
And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist 1951-
And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure.
Annie Jump Cannon
American astronomer 1863-1941
Classifying the stars has helped materially in all studies of the structure of the universe.
American businessman 1942-
Companies like GE and Procter & Gamble have been in business for a long time. Over decades or a century you're bound to figure out a management structure that works.
A. R. Ammons
American poet 1926-2001
Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.Source: Set in motion: essays, interviews, and dialogues (1996 edition), Univ of Michigan Pr