Top 80 Organizing Quotes

In this post, you will find great Organizing Quotes from famous people, such as Bruce Lipton, Paul Wellstone, Abbie Hoffman, Tim Sweeney, Laura Ingalls Wilder. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

We keep thinking that the human is evolving. No, the hu

We keep thinking that the human is evolving. No, the human has evolved to its extent. What’s happening now is the organization of humans: just like cells organize to form people, people are organizing to form humanity.
There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics.
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
Augmented reality will drive all things like chat, social networking, photos, videos, organizing data, modeling, painting, motion capture, and visual programming. Every form of computing will be combined together and unified in a single platform.
The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they’re organized for.
I was born trying to figure out why other kids were just playing in a circle. What are you doing in the circle? Duck, Duck, Goose? What is the goose supposed to do? You could be organizing; you could be producing products that are for sale. You have a circle, but how are you utilizing it?
Navigating a battle between partisan, progressive organizing and decentralized petition drives is, at bottom, like trying to choose between the Democratic Party and democracy. The ideas are on different planes.
Today, it is clear that Internet organizing is vital to our future success.
Martin Frost
My father joined the NAACP when he was 12, in the ’50s. He was part of the organizing efforts that led to some of the first sit-ins in North Carolina.
Economics for Everybodybegins with understanding God‘s principles for organizing His creation and what that means for us as creatures and stewards.
R. C. Sproul
Grassroots organizing tends to be most available to big campaigns, but it’s actually most useful to small ones. You can’t win a presidential campaign without going on TV, but you can win a local election simply by organizing your community. NationBuilder levels the playing field.
I have my chops in organizing, and I know how to create political space through movement building.
Religion as a whole specializes in sin management. It’s all about organizing humanity in such a way that we cause as little damage as possible.
Public service and community organizing and movement building is such a part of my DNA that it’s really hard to separate it.
Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers – organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative – if we don’t solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
I think the challenge for anyone in a visible industry, whether it’s media, government, or political organizing, is to take serious criticism seriously and not to live in the shadows of the noise and the concern trolls.
Culture cannot be separated from politics. The arts, philosophy and metaphysics, religion and the sciences, constitute culture. Politics are the science or art of organizing our relationships to allow for the development of life in society.
I had fun doing it, but acting ain’t really my thing. I am more of a production/director type. I would rather be behind the scenes and organizing and putting things together like that.
There is strength in numbers, but organizing those numbers is one of the great challenges.
One of the tangible benefits of the merger is that we are not vying with each other for work. We can now focus on organizing work in one place. There is no SAG, no AFTRA, only SAG-AFTRA.
For nearly as long as civilization has existed, patriarchyenforced through the rights of the firstborn son – has been the organizing principle, with few exceptions.
Changes like the telephone and telegraphy, which tend to reduce the cost of organizing spatially, will tend to increase the size of the firm.
Ronald Coase
I won‘t say that I’m an agnostic, since agnosticism maintains that one cannot know… but I’m not averse to the idea of some intelligence or some organizing force that set up the initial conditions of the universe in such a way that ultimately generated stars, planets and life.
I’ve done community organizing my whole life and I think to myself, as an organizer, we don’t wait for people to come to us and say, ‘Help us organize something.’ We go out into the community, and we bring the skills to a group of people to organize themselves.
Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he’ll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
David Broder
I’m an inveterate note taker – I scribble all these things down on pieces of paper. I wanted to create some way of organizing all of them.
I thought my parents were always having card parties – and they were – but they were actually also having meetings to organize people. My older sister would be part of youth organizing, and she‘d have dance parties. People would be dancing and talking about how to improve their neighborhood.
We’ve organized ourselves as cultures, to a large degree, around what we agree we know. And when you have multiple ways of knowing, multiple ways of organizing, the society loses one of its deepest organizational principles.
David Weinberger
We need to shift from an economic organizing principle for human civilization, to a humanitarian organizing principle. Making money more important than your own children is a pathological way for an individual to run their affairs, and it’s a pathological way for a society to run its affairs.
It’s not just organizing that demands affordable and fast mobile internet access. Small business owners depend on equal and fair online access for their livelihoods.
Having photographed the landscape for a number of years and specifically working with trees and in the forest I found, without consciously thinking about it, that it was a great learning experience for me in terms of organizing elements.
I find any kind of 'organizing' very difficult. And tha

I find any kind of ‘organizing’ very difficult. And that has irksome consequences when it comes to books, since I’ve often wound up buying books twice because I couldn’t find what I already have in all my mess.
Theme is great for people who like to approach stories that way, but it’s an organizing principle that helps us write a story that has some weight; it’s not something that all readers have to care about.
I think we are definitely suffering from an information overload, but I believe that there is going to be better and better ways of organizing that information and processing it so that it will enhance your daily life.
I’m a working mom, so I know that getting the job done, feeding the kids, organizing family get-togethers, and putting the finishing touches on sixth-grade projects all take precedence over exercise.
I’m a mess, and I’m messy. I’m very, very bad at organizing myself.
Politically, we have seen the impact of social media organizing people through the Arab Spring.
The Occupy movement needs an organizing principle, and – just as the Tea Party did – it needs some actual measures of success. Choose one candidate whose agenda is squarely within that of the movement and make his or her electoral success a focal point.
Baltimore is a beautiful city. I started doing a lot of community organizing back in 1999 and met so many great people in neighborhoods all across the city. And that was an invaluable experience.
I do not have, nor do I believe I have seen, a vision capacious and convincing enough to propound as an organizing principle for the next phase in the law of our Constitution.
Laurence Tribe
One of the core organizing principles of my life is that success comes through a delicate balance between making things happen and letting things happen.
I was a real serious kid, real intense, and there were a lot of things that I was doing by myself I took seriously, like organizing little pieces of paper, cutting out things from magazines, and filing them away.
I value public service and I’m relatively good at organizing political causes.
Bob Kerrey
The reason that I started the Black Futures Lab is because I have some clarity about what I think needs to happen in relationship to electoral organizing. It’s not a destination. It is a set of tools that we use to engage people that we care about, en masse, around issues that are important to us.
Something big is going on. I’m talking about a society that refuses to allow injustice just to persist without making our voices heard and without organizing to bring about effective change through our voting system.
Only together do Europe and the U.S. stand a chance of keeping liberal democracy as the central doctrine for organizing world affairs.
If the real radical finds that having long hair sets up psychological barriers to communication and organization, he cuts his hair. If I were organizing in an orthodox Jewish community, I would not walk in there eating a ham sandwich unless I wanted to be rejected so I could have an excuse to cop out.
The Occupy Wall Street protests at last suggest that America’s wealth gap is once again becoming an organizing political principle in the country.
My day goes by coordinating things like transport for migrant workers, taking government permissions, organizing food among other things. And I feel very happy and satisfied. If I was shooting, I wouldn’t have had all the time in the world. Now, that I have all the time, it is important to give that to the needy.
People think that we’re engaged with identity politics. The truth is that we’re doing what the labor movement has always done – organizing people who are at the bottom.
Before running for the Washington State Senate in 2014, I had spent 20 years as an activist. I had always believed that we needed to push for change on the outside, through community organizing and advocacy.
Either I’m really into the organizing, or I’m really into the music. As I’ve been going, I’ve been able to figure out ways to even it out a little more.
Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?
Frederic Bastiat
Organizing gives workers the power to lift themselves out of poverty and build a better future.
I know that for me, whenever I’m in a situation where there’s death or sickness, my personality is to come in and do whatever I can to ease anything I can, in terms of offering to take care of things. Cooking, organizing, things like that.
Elizabeth Rodriguez
I’ll tell you what makes me feel worthwhile: organizing and solving other people’s problems. It makes me feel good to go to Mexico City and figure out theories on how you can reorganize and reduce crime. To me, it’s one of the more fulfilling ways to spend a day.
BSP does not believe in organizing violent protest. It’s a disciplined party and follows democratic process to oppose anti-people policies of government.
The current nation-state model is the product of thousands of years of political, social, and cultural evolution. I mean, it was only recently – in, like, the last few decades – that people have tried to create an organizing principle larger than the nation-state.
There’s the chaos surrounding the practical day-to-day – playdates, doctorsappointments, packing and unpacking, and organizing mealtimes.
Film production is not rocket science. It’s about organizing resources and pooling in funds.
Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement.
Hockey wasn't invented but discovered. The game, and th

Hockey wasn’t invented but discovered. The game, and the large organizing idea behind Stephen Smith‘s deeply personal ‘Puckstruck,’ sleeps in ponds and in the crooked limbs of trees overhead; we merely pluck a stick from the sky and skate over the frozen world to find ourselves and each other.
The crisis that the world finds itself in as it swings on the hinge of a new millennium is located in something deeper than particular ways of organizing political systems and economies.
Intersectional organizing is the new agenda. And if we’re gonna lose, we’re gonna lose together. If we win, we’re gonna win together.
I realized early on that I was pretty good at organizing. A lot of it was about control. While my friends were out getting hammered at concerts, I was making money. I am a control freak.
Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.
A woman with organizing skills can run a construction company without ever picking up a hammer and nail.
I can’t understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that’s not religion, that’s not helping humanity, that’s organizing an army to defeat somebody.
Mojo Nixon
That being said, I often write into recipes techniques I learned in the restaurant kitchen. There are ways of organizing your prep and so on that are immensely useful. Those are woven into all the recipes I do.
I was very active in the Parks and Recreation department. I recall a lot of the things we had to do, from the trips for the department to organizing a Little League, those sorts of things.
Mike Scully
Voter turnout comes down to organizing, educating, activating.
You have to understand when you’re organizing with women of color, you can’t use words like ‘marginalized‘ and ‘second-class citizenloosely.
A phone tree isn’t an ancient form of political organizing, but you have to call every person.
Words are capable of making experience more vivid, and also of organizing it. They can scare us, and they can comfort us.
It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.
Alan Perlis
What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves.
You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.
3D is a way of organizing things, particularly as we’re getting much more media information on the computer, a lot more choices, a lot more navigation than we’ve ever had before.
The obvious rule of efficiency is you don’t want to spend more time organizing than it’s worth.