Influence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Influence

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Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
~By David Hume ~


On the other hand, at some level the mass of unresolved issues in Northern Ireland does influence the fact that there are so many good writers in the place.
~By Paul Muldoon ~


People under the influence of cults is similar to that we observe in addicts. Typical behaviour for both includes draining bank accounts, neglecting children, destroying relations with family and losing interest in anything except the drug or cult.
~By Keith Henson ~


I felt that I had been influenced by being in the city enough and I wanted to go off by myself to see what was going on. I remember going out there and looking in the mirror and thinking I wasn't anything.
~By Roscoe Mitchell ~


I think Henry Miller has had huge influence not because he wrote about sex, but because the memoir or the nonfiction novel has become such a monumental force in American publishing, if not in literature.
~By Leslie Fiedler ~


I don't have any influences, any heroes, it's just me.
~By GG Allin ~


There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
~By Booker T. Washington ~


Billy Wilder is really is a heavy influence on Bound. We felt that film noir was a genre where you could create a really contained story. We wanted to be on a set as much as we could to get the kind of style level we were looking for.
~By Larry Wachowski ~


I've always been the first to admit that Jimi was a very big influence on my early stuff.
~By Robin Trower ~


There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.
~By Philip Knight ~


I'm mostly influenced by life, what's around me, and my own childhood.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


It's inevitable your environment will influence what you do.
~By Duncan Sheik ~


I came from a broken home, so my mom was a major influence in my life.
~By Julius Erving ~


I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences in the creation of good advertising.
~By Leo Burnett ~


I influenced the BG style by not being able to draw perspective. The BG artists developed cool graphic painting styles to make my bad backgrounds look like they were that way on purpose.
~By John Kricfalusi ~


Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words.
~By Eileen Caddy ~


I think Stalin was afraid of Roosevelt. Whenever Roosevelt spoke, he sort of watched him with a certain awe. He was afraid of Roosevelt's influence in the world.
~By W. Averell Harriman ~


I was influenced by European movies, old Fellini, old Kurosawa - any sort of foreign film.
~By Ted Demme ~


When Picasso painted in Paris, was he a Spanish or a French painter? It does not matter, he was Picasso, whatever the influences surrounding him. He simply chose Paris because it was the ideal place for him to sell his creation.
~By Jean-Jacques Annaud ~


Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye.
~By Jacopo Sannazaro ~


I buy records from all across the board. I get kind of a hybrid of influences in my own music.
~By Jason Mraz ~


My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians.
~By Walter Becker ~


My fiction has been influenced by the visual arts, though not in obvious ways, it seems to me. I don't offer tremendous amounts of visual information in my work.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce. I said, That's what I want to do in life. He was definitely the main influence.
~By Geezer Butler ~


The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
~By Herodotus ~


Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.
~By Ulysses S. Grant ~


What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
~By Henri Matisse ~


The Bee Gees were always heavily influenced by black music. As a songwriter, it's never been difficult to pick up on the changing styles of music out there, and soul has always been my favourite genre.
~By Robin Gibb ~


Benny Goodman was one of the big influences as a clarinet player. That's why I wanted the clarinet.
~By Lee Konitz ~


Research shows that parents are the single biggest influence on children - if you are worried about your teen and drugs, talk to them.
~By John Walters ~


The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger. He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and, though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence felt by everybody about the place.
~By Kenneth Grahame ~


In my opinion, Lenny Bruce was more of an influence on Zappa's satirical lyric's than anyone that I know of.
~By Jimmy Carl Black ~


In addition to their power over government based on government financing and personal influence, bankers could steer governments in ways they wished them to go by other pressures.
~By Carroll Quigley ~


The commercial broadcasters have tremendous influence in Washington, D.C., for a couple of reasons. First, they're extremely rich and they have lots of money and they have had for a long time, so they can give money to politicians, which gets their attention.
~By Robert McChesney ~


However, it does seem now that the international community, more importantly the powers that have influence, and, even more importantly, Afghanistan's neighbors realize that it is high time that they work together, and not against one another.
~By Lakhdar Brahimi ~


I'd pick a young white guy over an old white guy for president anytime because the younger guy is more likely to have been influenced by the great social changes of the '60s and '70s.
~By D. L. Hughley ~


The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
~By Deepak Chopra ~


My father was my main influence. He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher, and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a teacher.
~By David Soul ~


I am constantly being told that I have been a big influence for many people, including other musicians.
~By Joan Armatrading ~


OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
~By James Nasmyth ~


Alliances and international organizations should be understood as opportunities for leadership and a means to expand our influence, not as constraints on our power.
~By Chuck Hagel ~


I put together the influences of my life in as clear a way as I possibly can, in the same way that Beethoven or Schoenberg or Bach put their influences together.
~By John Zorn ~


As a songwriter, I was influenced by David Bowie - a great writer. A class above everybody in so many ways. Lennon and McCartney, of course. Class stuff. David Cousins was my favorite lyricist.
~By Rick Wakeman ~


It's like this - these five members have been influenced of course by other groups, because that's where this generation's groups came from - an environment like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, and The Who. People like that.
~By Alice Cooper ~


The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the 500, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
~By Brooks Adams ~


My biggest musical influences are probably my parents.
~By Bobby McFerrin ~


This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case.
~By Albert Claude ~


Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


Influence is like a savings account. The less you use it, the more you've got.
~By Andrew Young ~


I was influenced when I was younger by the cartoon movies that Disney put out, like Cinderella and what not. I watched those movies over and over when I was younger and the music is ingrained into my head. Nowadays, I'm still humming the tunes. It taught me the fundamentals.
~By Zac Efron ~


But, for instance, when I was awfully young, I read all the Oz books. They were an enormous influence on me.
~By Jack Vance ~


The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination. But growing up, Lincoln wasn't a small town. It was a college town. It had record stores and was a liberal place.
~By Matthew Sweet ~


The fact that Stravinsky used the classics as a major influence is obvious. What is interesting is how he used them, how he turned Bach into Stravinsky.
~By Lukas Foss ~


Anybody is influenced by where and how he lives.
~By Imogen Cunningham ~


For both reasons, owing to the thermal motion and to the working together of various wavelengths, factors arise which, in a similar manner to the structural factor, exert some influence upon the brightness of the interference points but not upon their location.
~By Max von Laue ~


I should think just about every young writer - which I was at the time - would be influenced by HPL. As an American writer of weird fiction, he was at the top of the class.
~By Brian Lumley ~


Meanwhile the Church more and more provided for the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, by practically chaining His influence to the hierarchy and the sacraments.
~By Robert Rainy ~


I have always thought that my ear is also very influenced by my eyes.
~By Emanuel Ax ~


There was a writer in the '20s called Christopher Morley, who I remember a little bit of, who had some influence on me, but I couldn't tell you what it was.
~By Jack Vance ~


And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them.
~By Henri Bergson ~


To the extent that the United States has, I don't like the word hegemony, the United States has influence around the world, I don't think that's based on to any significant degree on the fact that countries use the dollar as their major reserve.
~By Robert C. Solomon ~


Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom, will in such circumstances lose all their influence, and others will get influence who may become dangerous to all established interests whatsoever.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle, and morality.
~By Dee Hock ~


I loved nearly all my teachers; but it was not till I went home to live at Oxford, in 1867, that I awoke intellectually to a hundred interests and influences that begin much earlier nowadays to affect any clever child.
~By Mary A. Ward ~


Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
~By Arthur Koestler ~


You can never really live anyone else's life, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you've become yourself.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
~By DeForest Kelley ~


I always wanted my music to influence the life you were living emotionally - with your family, your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point, with your children.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


It's the clothes that influence the music I'm going to play.
~By Graham Coxon ~


It is not at all clear how much the media influences public opinion and how much public opinion influences the media.
~By Bruce Jackson ~


It is manifestly vital to the success of the anti-slavery cause, that the authority and influence of proslavery, especially of slaveholding, ministers should be destroyed.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


I've had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life.
~By Andy Garcia ~


As a coach you can influence the diet of your players. You can point out what is wrong.
~By Arsene Wenger ~


The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
~By Ken Blanchard ~


By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
~By John Acton ~


Blake has always been a favorite, the lyrics, not so much the prophetic books, but I suppose Yeats influenced me more as a young poet, and the American, Robert Frost.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


Obviously, the person who had most influence on my career was Ken Thompson.
~By Dennis Ritchie ~


But in the life of every man there are influences of a far more real and penetrating character than those which come through the medium of schools or teachers.
~By Frederic William Farrar ~


It's valid that the Strokes and the Pleased have been influenced by some of the same bands. But it's invalid in the sense that we listen to the Strokes and try to sounds like them. I think that they are a good band.
~By Joanna Newsom ~


Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics.
~By Dario Fo ~


During the Fifties, political and military activities in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French, who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions.
~By Nguyen Cao Ky ~


Chick Corea was a great influence on me, musically, as I was growing up.
~By Debra Wilson ~


There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that speaks of entertainment and relaxation. The charming surroundings, good music, and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
~By Ivor Novello ~


What is true of Mr. Mill's influence on the women's-suffrage question is true also of the other political movements in which he took an active interest.
~By Millicent Fawcett ~


Affluence means influence.
~By Jack London ~


You may be pulling from different influences because of different things that are going on in your life, different people that are around you and more experiences to pull from.
~By Zac Hanson ~


People hear the soul, black influence in my voice. I grew up listening to CKLW and all the black stations like WLBS.
~By Madonna Ciccone ~


Each social formation, through each of its material activities, exerts its influence upon the civic whole; and each of its ideas and ideals wins also its place and power.
~By Patrick Geddes ~


I think that one of the things that influences me most as a composer is to what extent I can deconstruct and reconstruct the material that I'm working with.
~By Fred Frith ~


The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.
~By Henry Drummond ~


Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me.
~By Ethel Waters ~


There were speeches made in Congress in the very last session before the outbreak of the Rebellion, so ferocious as to show that their authors were under the influence of a real frenzy.
~By Edward Everett ~


Is it experimental to have been influenced by the Bible? By Saint Augustine?
~By Marguerite Young ~


My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.
~By Spike Milligan ~


The future influences the present just as much as the past.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


There are a couple of teachers I have had without whose influence I would not be as happy with who I am.
~By Mackenzie Astin ~


But you'd have a job to find many of my poems which would seem to be very influenced by a particular person.
~By Norman MacCaig ~


Bud Powell's probably the biggest influence on my piano playing.
~By Matthew Shipp ~


The biggest influence? I've had several at different times - but the biggest for me was Bob Dylan, who was a guy that came along when I was twelve or thirteen and just changed all the rules about what it meant to write songs.
~By Jackson Browne ~


Some of the best times in my life happened under the influence of drugs... I'd still be doing it if I could make good judgement calls. I'd still be doing it if I didn't blow up to the size of an aircraft hangar, because it was a great time.
~By Robbie Williams ~

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June 19 ,2024
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