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Malcolm X made me very strong at a time I needed to understand what I was angry about. He had peace in his heart. He exerted a big influence on me.
~By Lena Horne ~


It is difficult to imagine how any behavior in the presence of another person can avoid being a communication of one's own view of the nature of one's relationship with that person and how it can fail to influence that person.
~By Paul Watzlawick ~


The final upshot of thinking is the exercise of volition, and of this thought no longer forms a part; but belief is only a stadium of mental action, an effect upon our nature due to thought, which will influence future thinking.
~By Charles Sanders Peirce ~


Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.
~By William Styron ~


When we first began and I was 14, my influences were the stuff that was in my parent's record collection like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
~By Daniel Johns ~


The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels.
~By Rupert Sheldrake ~


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


When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
~By Akhenaton ~


The satiric ethos of Mad was a much bigger childhood influence.
~By Alison Bechdel ~


Picasso's always been such a huge influence that I thought when I started the cartoon paintings that I was getting away from Picasso, and even my cartoons of Picasso were done almost to rid myself of his influence.
~By Roy Lichtenstein ~


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 ~


I can't tell you any more than any other writer can tell you why they write, and I don't know what my influences are.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


We influence singing but never really songwriting.
~By Charles King ~


Major League Baseball has always recognized the influence that our stars can have on the youth of America. As such, we are concerned that recent revelations and allegations of steroid use have been sending a terrible message to young people.
~By Bud Selig ~


We have to withdraw from this undemocratic institution and ensure that these people no longer have any influence on British affairs. We would like to see other European nations do the same thing. I think that will happen.
~By Steve Blake ~


The influence of Paris, for instance, is now minimal. Yet a lot is written about Paris fashion.
~By Geoffrey Beene ~


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


I just have a lot off different influences.
~By Mose Allison ~


A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
~By Henry Adams ~


There was a widespread indignation in the American media. They were saying, 'How can you make a movie during an election that's about politics? What are you doing? Are you trying to influence people's lives?' To which my response was, 'Well, I hope so.'
~By John Sayles ~


I think we'll always have newspapers, but they'll lose influence.
~By Will McDonough ~


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 ~


Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry.
~By Conrad Hall ~


I've probably had my day in the sun. I think I've influenced a lot of comic book writers.
~By Harvey Pekar ~


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 ~


Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
~By Buddha ~


Don Knotts was a really big influence, especially on the Steve Allen show. I mean, look at the guy, his entire life is in his face.
~By Tim Conway ~


However, I think, first of all, that what's happening in Sierra Leone is going to have the great influence on those governments who will be asked to provide forces to the Congo. Second, of course, the Security Council has no professional military advice organized in any way.
~By Alex Morrison ~


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


I think people tend to live, whether they like it or not, influenced by what's next door to them.
~By Campbell Scott ~


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 ~


No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


Gene Autry was the most. It may sound like a joke - Go and have a look in my bedroom, It's covered with Gene Autry posters. He was my first musical influence.
~By Ringo Starr ~


It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances.
~By Thomas Reid ~


The crowd may be influenced easily, largely because it is a crowd.
~By Ivor Novello ~


There the union of Church and State tends strongly to paralyze some of the members of the body of Christ. Here there is no such influence to destroy spiritual life and power.
~By Josiah Strong ~


Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been influenced by Afro-American music.
~By Alexis Korner ~


I know at my church a lot of the times we sung from hymn books and as we got older we started to change with time. I can honestly say that I was never influenced to write for the church.
~By Charles King ~


It's not just for its influence on us, but to know that we can play a part in it, to understand the influence that we have outside our own existence.
~By Siobhan Davies ~


The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs.
~By Thomas Sydenham ~


Any ground subtracts its own hue from the colors which it carries and therefore influences.
~By Josef Albers ~


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 ~


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 ~


When Hegel later became a man of influence' he insisted that the Jews should be granted equal rights because civic rights belong to man because he is a man and not on account of his ethnic origins or his religion.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


I was mostly surprised by the rap artists, actually, that were influenced by Sabbath. That was a surprise. But it's very nice and I'm very honored. It's nice to know after 27 years now that what I said in the first place has stuck, and that was the belief in it.
~By Tony Iommi ~


Working lives are for the state to influence. Unemployment makes people unhappy. So does instability.
~By Polly Toynbee ~


So, influenced by these advisors and this hope, I have at length allowed my friends to publish the work, as they had long besought me to do.
~By Nicolaus Copernicus ~


Even the contemporary horror authors who have seriously influenced me are a disparate bunch.
~By George Stephen ~


In this culture, where entertainers and athletes wield such power, it seems only right to me that they try to make their influence a good one.
~By Pat Boone ~


Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
~By Walt Disney ~


Well, I wouldn't say that this experience had any influence on my decision to do this film about Andy, because Andy was apolitical. Andy was never political.
~By Milos Forman ~


No, I feel like my personality probably influenced the character, more than the character influenced me.
~By Sara Gilbert ~


The things that concern us during the day are going to influence what we experience during the night.
~By Henry Reed ~


Where I live, nobody who's fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs. And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it. I think it's so important to preserve your innocence.
~By Natalie Portman ~


As a confirmed individualist I certainly do not wish to underrate the influence of the individual, for the masses do not lead the individual; rather, in the individual is vested the capacity to lead the masses.
~By Gustav Stresemann ~


And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo. So we're echoing what's been done way in the past.
~By Walter Salles ~


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 ~


My major influence was my ten years older sister.
~By Willa Ford ~


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


I not only urge you to vote that ticket yourself, but I beg that you will persuade others to do so. Personal effort can accomplish a great deal, and I beg that you will use your personal influence with your friends to get them to go with you to save the boys.
~By Thomas Jordan Jarvis ~


When I listen to what I did under the influence - 10 years of work - I don't think it either enhanced or impaired me. It didn't have that much to do with it.
~By Keith Richards ~


The big battle at the end of DW isn't drawn from history, but it's influenced by history, certainly.
~By Walter Jon Williams ~


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 ~


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


It is tough to say what has influenced me the most because I know that Mozart makes me think better, but you cannot beat Dave Matthews for feeling good!
~By Mackenzie Astin ~


My earliest influences were things I heard in my household.
~By Boz Scaggs ~


We believed that growth through Local Government, and perhaps through some special machinery for bringing the wishes and influence of women of all classes to bear on Parliament, other than the Parliamentary vote, was the real line of progress.
~By Mary A. Ward ~


I'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me.
~By Dick Dale ~


Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being.
~By Dale Turner ~


Again, I was influenced by my father, who was very much an atheist and took pride in combating the traditional or orthodox forms of Judaism, which his parents and which my mother's parents were very steeped in.
~By Robert Jay Lifton ~


A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal.
~By Will Ferrell ~


My family... always had the value of the family table and these cultural influences of growing up.
~By Emeril Lagasse ~


These are the influences that everybody has. Some individuals might stand out because of one thing or another, but whether one's perception as a child of what was important or not is accurate, I don't know.
~By John Hume ~


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 ~


The interests of the United States are better served by demanding reform and seeing that reform takes place than by removing our influence from the UN.
~By Jesse Helms ~


Well, I think the president is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress, making sure that we don't overspend, making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified.
~By Thad Cochran ~


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 ~


Acting is the most personal of our crafts. The make-up of a human being - his physical, mental and emotional habits - influence his acting to a much greater extent than commonly recognized.
~By Lee Strasberg ~


I have more influence now than when I had the power.
~By Gough Whitlam ~


I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters.
~By Jello Biafra ~


Syrian influence has not ended yet. It is going to be a very long path.
~By Walid Jumblatt ~


On a scale of the United States, the Hollywood influence on what comes out, that's not the majority views of across the country. What we read in Us Weekly or People magazine, or Entertainment Tonight, it's not what the majority of the country is thinking.
~By Kid Rock ~


Latin music has many international influences - pop, rock, country, Brazilian sounds, and alternative styles.
~By Ednita Nazario ~


One would have to have completely forgotten the history of science so as to not remember that the desire to know nature has had the most constant and the happiest influence on the development of mathematics.
~By Henri Poincare ~


I don't have traceable literary models because I haven't had great literary influences in my life.
~By Manuel Puig ~


Time control directly influences the quality of play.
~By Boris Spassky ~


My grandmother sang, too, and she was really loud. It was this wild kind of singing. I count her among my influences.
~By Cassandra Wilson ~


Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands, Zeppelin, Stones and Floyd, and Southern rock bands. I think I was pretty well-rounded.
~By Al Jourgensen ~


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


The essential attribute of a new sense is, not the perception of external objects or influences which ordinarily do not act upon the senses, but that external causes should excite in it a new and peculiar kind of sensation different from all the sensations of our five senses.
~By Johannes P. Muller ~


I was very influenced by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, both of whom I had the pleasure of playing with and becoming friends with.
~By Mick Taylor ~


Even with Extreme, I don't think you have a choice but to sort of have somewhat of an influence of the times.
~By Nuno Bettencourt ~


Cocteau is someone who has made such a profound impression on me that there's no doubt he's influenced every one of my films.
~By Jacques Rivette ~


I'm quite influenced in this by one of my heroes, Montaigne, who thought a man's real task was to render as honest an account of himself as he could.
~By Robert Sheckley ~


Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers, but by its kind.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


This record has a lot of influences that I'd love to cover, like Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind and Fire. Maybe I'll do some covers of my major influences during my live show.
~By Jon Secada ~


The Jews must realize that their influence in Germany has disappeared for all time.
~By Hjalmar Schacht ~


I would be very proud to have influenced anyone that I know or don't know to quit smoking.
~By Christy Turlington ~


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


As far as spiritual influences in Christian music, I would say Crystal Lewis - a lot of her songs especially. The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me.
~By Stacie Orrico ~

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