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Major Influence Quotes


"My major influence was my ten years older sister." - Willa Ford

"Disco is a major influence in the world of fashion." - Neil Bogart

"For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavoring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him." - George Orwell

"Doolittle was a major influence on the Seattle grunge scene, which emerged in the early 1990s." - Joey Santiago

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

"Tori Amos had a major influence on how I craft words in a song." - Hal Sparks

"Influence is not government." - George Washington

"The Clash were a major influence on my own music. They were the best rock 'n' roll band. Thanks, Joe." - Bruce Springsteen

"She'll be evaluated like any other Double-A umpire. Major League Baseball has never attempted to influence our decision" - Mike Fitzpatrick

"I liked actions movies. Jean-Claude Van Damme was a major influence on me at that point in my life." - Seth Rogen

"Miles Davis is a major influence of mine in terms of the way that I am as a bandleader." - Stefon Harris

"The general public are not even aware of major decisions that will determine their fate, hence are in no position to influence them" - Noam Chomsky

"Smokey Robinson is one of my heroes as a singer and songwriter; a major influence on my own music from the very start." - Daryl Hall

"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." - Lukas Foss

"Russians clearly perceive America's global influence as being in irreversible decline and American society shattered by major political, economic and ideological crises." - Ivan Krastev

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

"China and the United States have major influence in international affairs and shoulder important responsibilities in upholding world peace and promoting common development." - Hu Jintao

"The persecution of genius fosters its influence." - Tacitus

"True influence drives action, not just awareness." - Jay Baer

"The sacred influence of light appears." - John Milton

"Leadership is influence. To the extent we influence others, we lead them." - Charles R Swindoll

"You can expect no influence if you are not susceptible to influence." - Carl Jung

"It take 15,000 casualties to train a major general." - Ferdinand Foch

"A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions." - Brian Tracy

"my major form of exercise is jumping to conclusions." - J A Jance

"Language is one of the greatest gifts man has devised for himself. It ranks, alongside the discovery of fire and the wheel, as a major influence in making modern man what he is today." - Edward R Murrow

"Method acting has had a major influence both in writing through the eyes of other people, and seeing through the eyes of other people, trying to address different ideas in a way that would go beyond preaching to the choir." - Jello Biafra

"Hard power makes sense under some circumstances. But there's not a universal solution to global problems. A major country like the United States has to have a broadly-conceived program for effective international action, influence and cooperation with others." - Zbigniew Brzezinski

"It is a major world power, and today it is an economic and military leader - no doubt about it. That is why America has a strong influence on the situation in the world in general." - Vladimir Putin

"Apocalyptic expectations ran riot in 1917, and had a major influence on Allied policies towards Palestine and the Jewish people. The propaganda of all nations was amazingly religious and apocalyptic - ghosts and visions, crucifixions and sacrifice, crusaders and holy warriors." - Philip Jenkins

"I have a deep attachment to the natural world. It's a major influence on my writing, and as I look out over the wonderful snow-covered Santa Fe hills, I'm grateful for every day that I live here." - Pat Mora

"The Christian church in the U.S. is still strong numerically, but it has lost its decisive influence both in American public life and in American culture as a whole, especially in the major elite institutions of society." - Os Guinness

"There's not one major greatest influence on my career. It would be film and great artists and great imagineers - Jim Henson, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, people who understand the joy of the imagination." - Zac Posen

"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." - Bud Selig

"In many places where coffee is grown, deforestation is a major issue. With Starbucks' position in the marketplace and the respect and relationships we have, we can - and have, in some cases - been able to educate and influence people." - Howard Schultz

"Tori Amos had a major influence on how I craft words in a song. Until I heard 'Little Earthquakes' all my lyrics used really obvious analogies like rain for tears." - Hal Sparks

"For many my behavior has been a major disappointment, my behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners, and everyone involved in my business, but most importantly to the young people we influence, I apologize." - Tiger Woods

"Disco is a major influence in the world of fashion. It is a dynamic factor in contemporary advertising. It is a message from every consumer that there has been a rediscovery of America's greatest by-product: fun." - Neil Bogart

"We can no longer afford to spend major time on minor things than spend minor time on major things." - Jim Rohn

"No influence is so powerful as that of the mother." - Sarah Josepha Hale

"Cheerfulness has a directly beneficial influence upon health." - Grenville Kleiser

"Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"On balance the moral influence of religion has been awful." - Steven Weinberg

"The moist star, upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands." - William Shakespeare

"With few exceptions, every major pop singer in the US during her generation has been touched in some way by her genius. It is Billie Holiday who was, and still remains, the greatest single musical influence on me. Lady Day is unquestionably the most important influence on American popular singing in the last twenty years." - Frank Sinatra

"The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game." - Chuck Tanner

"Domestic and supranational regulatory capture leads to two things: on the one hand, to an inequality spiral where the rich get richer because they can influence rulemaking and rule application in their favor; on the other hand, it also leads to instability. This is so because the relatively few organizations capable of influencing supranational rulemaking through the lobbying of major governments have diverse interests. This will, in some cases, lead to compromises. But it will also lead to spheres of influence." - Thomas Pogge

"If you can influence the outcome, do the work. If you can't influence the outcome, ignore the possibility. It's merely a distraction." - Seth Godin

"Changing behavior is less a matter of giving people analysis to influence their thoughts than helping them to see a truth to influence their feelings." - John Kotter

"I love classical music. It has left a major mark on my playing." - Slash

"If silicon had been a gas I should have been a major-general." - James Whistler

"Anyone in a large organization who thinks major change is impossible should probably get out." - John P Kotter

"Baseball is the only major sport that appears backwards in a mirror." - George Carlin

"If the Cincinnati Reds were really the first major league baseball team, who did they play?" - George Carlin

"The shortage of fresh water is the major ecological problem of this moment." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it." - Brian Tracy

"There are three types of golf: golf, tournament golf and Major championship golf." - Grantland Rice

"Religions are conclusions for which the facts of nature supply no major premises." - Ambrose Bierce

"Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life" - Napoleon Hill

"I'm a philosophy major. That means I can think deep thoughts about being unemployed." - Bruce Lee

"No self-respecting mother would run out of intimidations on the eve of a major holiday." - Erma Bombeck

"Every major world religion has identified marriage as between a man and a woman." - Barack Obama

"Institutional blindness is a major threat to the future of all corporations." - Patrick Dixon

"Fear of the future and longing for the past are major factors which impede appropriate action." - Brenda Shoshanna

"Believing in who you are is a major part of a powerful combination for success." - Darren L Johnson

"When you're in a major market downturn, the beta eats the alpha." - Jeffrey Gundlach

"I am a pop girl! And I'm on a major label. I enjoy singing pop songs." - Katy Perry

"Major labels limit you, but I also learned my tricks from getting around that." - Dawn Angelique

"I'd rather take a major financial hit being honest than get rich by lying." - Dave Sim

"I became a philosophy major literally to understand why I should put up with this shit." - Art Spiegelman

"I felt that one of the major issues in the third film is that Luke is finally on his own and has to fight Vader and the Emperor by himself. If you get a sense that Yoda or Ben is there to help him or to somehow influence him, it diminishes the power of the scene." - George Lucas

"The Carlyle Group is the most politically connected investment firm in the world. The company has mastered the art of influence peddling on a global scale, hiring executives and consultants ranging from Republican power broker James Baker and former president George Herbert Walker Bush to foreign leaders like former British prime minister John Major and former Philippine president Fidel Ramos." - William Hartung

"I have always adored Mahler, and Mahler was a major influence on the music of the Beatles. John and me used to sit and do the Kindertotenlieder and Wunderhorn for hours, we'd take turns singing and playing the piano. We thought Mahler was gear." - Paul Mccartney

"The system has evolved to protect parties from people like Donald Trump. It really is true that people without well-established public records, without proven capability in public service, without tested beliefs and at least apparently under the influence of a foreign power, such people are screened out by major parties." - David Frum

"I have the unique liberty as part of the Green Party that operates on the same terms. We have the ability to actually speak for everyday Americans. We are not controlled by major donors, by the influence of big banks, by fossil fuel giants, by war profiteers or insurance companies." - Jill Stein

"Because of my comedic-influence growing up, Mel Brooks, Jim Carrey, Steve Martin. A lot of Jeff comedic-influences included Charlie Chaplin and physical comedians of the silent-era. What we were able to do together is to show all these major influences but make it into our own comedy. We've seen the stereotypical boy-meets-girl story a hundred thousand times." - J. Robert Spencer

"The sudden passing of Jack Bruce is terribly sad news. One of the greatest rock bassists to ever live and a true and profound inspiration to countless musicians. He was one of my first bass heroes and was a major influence on my playing and my music. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans." - Geddy Lee

"The industry does have some influence on who gets other awards. With the Mercury Prize, they don't. Jon comes from the business, but his heart is still very much in the music. Currently, we have about 12 major names that have said they want to be a part of MUDDA." - Peter Gabriel

"Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s." - Camille Paglia

"Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept. He and Bill Evans, and Ravel and Gil Evans, finally. You know, that's where it really came from. Almost all of the harmony that I play can be traced to one of those four people and whoever their influences were." - Herbie Hancock

"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." - Robert C Solomon

"When I grew up, I saw the moon landing, and I was fascinated watching them as a child, and that's what really turned me onto space and science fiction, and I started watching things like 'Lost In Space,' and that led me to 'Star Trek,' which was a major influence on my life." - Ronald D Moore

"My mother had a definite influence on my leadership style. She was very involved in the community. She would say that whenever you run into challenges or you're trying to make things happen, you've got to understand what makes people tick, what motivates them. Even though she was a business major in college, I think psychology was more of a passion for her." - Shellye Archambeau

"Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence." - Gary Zukav

"Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops." - Henry Adams

"The influence of coffee in stimulating the genital organs is notorious." - John Harvey Kellogg

"Influence is like a savings account, the less you use it, the more you've got" - Andrew Young

"To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well" - John Marshall

"Color is a means to exert a direct influence on the soul." - Wassily Kandinsky

"The United States of America should have a foundation free from the influence of clergy." - George Washington

"Appraise war in terms of the fundamental factors. The first of these factors is moral influence." - Sun Tzu

"You stars that reigned at my nativity, whose influence hath allotted death and hell." - Christopher Marlowe

"Influence is exerted by every human being from the hour of birth to that of death." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Religion is the biggest influence on the intellect and the decadence of a people." - Siddharth Katragadda

"Whither, O god of wine, art thou hurrying me, whilst under thy all-powerful influence?" - Horace

"Biggest influence: my mother." - Charles Stross

"Influence: What you think you have until you try to use it." - Joan Welsh

"Are you a SNIOP? Someone who is Sensitive to the Negative Influence Of Others?" - Zig Ziglar

"Influence is exerted by every human being from the hour of birth to that of death." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"The pure and benign light of revelation has had a meliorating influence on mankind." - George Washington

"Milliseconds influence centuries." - Robert Cowley

"Leadership is influence." - John C Maxwell

"Affluence means influence." - Jack London

"Do' major on the fall, major on getting up!" - Jerry Savelle

"Don't major on the fall, major on getting up!" - Jerry Savelle

"Xmas Trivia: Before it became a major shopping holiday, Christmas is believed to have had a "religious" meaning." - Andy Borowitz

"A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don't work well with their colleagues." - Lee Iacocca

"I have little need to remind you that water has become one of our major national concerns." - Ezra Taft Benson

"And now i'm like a major threat, 'Cause I remind you of the things you were made to forget." - Tupac Shakur

"it is inconceivable that poverty eradication can make much headway in the absence of major advances in literacy." - Koichiro Matsuura

"He ran over a few people, nothing major. Mess runs over people. Sometimes, people don't get up. That's life." - Grant Fuhr

"A man may not transgress the bounds of major morals, but may make errors in minor morals." - Confucius

"You too can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aim and destination." - W Clement Stone

"Fall Greeks; fail fame; honour or go or stay; My major vow lies here, this I'll obey." - William Shakespeare

"the two major parties too often present us with a choice of the evil of two lessers." - Patricia Ireland

"I can say with confidence that we will be able to destroy the major part of an invading force." - Yoshijiro Umezu

"Know more about the situation you're facing than a reporter who is writing a major article would." - Laurie Beth Jones

"What is your major malfunction?" - R Lee Ermey

"Taiwan is a major economy." - William C. Kirby

"Don't major in minor things." - Anonymous

"Taiwan is a major economy." - William Kirby

"Major organizational changes create uncertainty." - Irene Rosenfeld

"I was an English major." - Jenna Bush

"Ground control to Major Tom." - David Bowie

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

"If today there is a proper American "sphere of influence" it is this fragile sphere called earth upon which all men live and share a common fate-a sphere where our influence must be for peace and justice." - Hubert H Humphrey

"The influence of mystery is the greatest influence." - Paul Caponigro

"Memories may escape the action of the will, may sleep a long time, but when stirred by the right influence, though that influence be light as a shadow, they flash into full stature and life with everything in place." - John Muir

"The stewardship of influence. What have you done with influence?" - Johnny Hunt

"Influencers influence people and the people who they influence." - Johnny Hunt

"The past does not influence me; I influence it." - Willem De Kooning

"There is no influence like the influence of habit." - Gilbert Parker

"As those who have seen Jurassic Park will know, this means a tiny disturbance in one place, can cause a major change in another. A butterfly flapping its wings can cause rain in Central Park, New York. The trouble is, it is not repeatable. The next time the butterfly flaps its wings, a host of other things will be different, which will also influence the weather. That is why weather forecasts are so unreliable." - Stephen Hawking

"I think the Cosmic Psychos were a band that was highly influential on the Seattle so called grunge scene. I know that Kurt and Nirvana were fans, they played shows with Pearl Jam. Even thou the Cosmic Psychos never had the commercial impact or success that those bands had, they were still a major influence on them, and I think a lot of it had to do with the spirit and the sound of their music." - Butch Vig

"Kissinger's major, and most lucrative role, has come as head of Kissinger Associates in New York City, founded on a loan obtained in 1982 from the international banking firm of E.M. Warburg, Pincus and Company. Nominally, Kissinger Associates (KA) is an "international consulting firm" but "consultant" covers many sins, and in KA's case, this means international political influence-peddling for its two dozen or so important corporate clients." - Murray Rothbard

"I had relatives in New York City who I stayed with. And in those days, the area from Union Square down Fourth Avenue had small bookstores, many of which were run by Spanish immigrants who'd fled after [Francisco] Franco's victory. I spent time in them, and also in the offices of Freie Arbeiter Stimme (Free Worker's Voice) with anarchists. I picked up a lot of material and talked to people, and it became a major influence." - Noam Chomsky

"Susannah Heschel's The Aryan Jesus is a brilliant and erudite investigation of the convergence between major trends in German Protestantism and Nazi racial anti-Semitism. By concentrating on the history of the Institute for the Study and Eradication of Jewish Influence on German Religious Life, Heschel describes in forceful detail the Nazification of all aspects of Protestant theology, including the Aryanization of Jesus himself. This is a highly original and important contribution to our understanding of the Third Reich." - Saul Friedlander

"All over the world major museums have bowed to the influence of Disney and become theme parks in their own right. The past, whether Renaissance Italy or Ancient Egypt, is re-assimilated and homogenized into its most digestible form. Desperate for the new, but disappointed with anything but the familiar, we recolonize past and future. The same trend can be seen in personal relationships, in the way people are expected to package themselves, their emotions and sexuality, in attractive and instantly appealing forms." - J G Ballard

"My land, the power of training! Of influence! Of education! It can bring a body up to believe anything." - Mark Twain

"My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team." - Don Shula

"The good news is that parents are the leading influence on kids decision not to drink alcohol." - Xavier Becerra

"Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives." - Carlos Castaneda

"Principles do not mainly influence even the principled; we talk on principle, but we act on interest." - Walter Savage Landor

"I write books to influence people I will never meet. Books increase my audience and my message." - Les Parrott

"Acquiring Sunseeker deepens Wandas international influence and represents an important step forward for the development of the business." - Wang Jianlin

"Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined." - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

"It is said that the propriety even of old Cato often yielded to the exciting influence of the grape." - Horace

"It is a maxim that no man was ever enslaved by influence while he was fit to be free." - Samuel Johnson

"If I foreknew, foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, which had no less proved certain unforeknown." - John Milton

"May the influence of this great church be found for Christ in every part of this world!" - Cortland Myers



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