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I know it is very hard to rise above the influences of party prejudice. Often, it almost drowns the sentiment of patriotism. Party rancor and party hatred are the last serpents which the genius of patriotism can crush.
Joseph P. Bradley
Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what actually happened, but of what men believe happened.
Gerald W. Johnson
The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's childhood and on her family influences. It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!
I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.
You can get really left of centre influences in mainstream pop. Michael Jackson and Prince are some of the most progressive artists ever if you actually dissect their songs there's some crazy stuff going on.
I think there are influences that you open the door to, and influences that come under the door.
I was lucky. I had a lot of really good influences.
Jazz has always been a melting pot of influences and I plan to incorporate them all.
While growing up in Birmingham around a lot of West Indian people, reggae and calypso were big influences early on but Otis Redding was the one person who made me wanna sing myself.
My family... always had the value of the family table and these cultural influences of growing up.
I have a lot of influences. I'm American-schooled. I'm classically trained. I'm a pretty universal student, if you will. I have a lot of degrees, which really don't pay the rent. I have two doctorate degrees, I have a bachelor's degree, but I'm still a cook.
Streetwear for me is what I was raised wearing in London, and my style influences growing up were always people who wore streetwear.
A lot of my male vocal influences are British - people like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant.
The specific influences on villains to me is, I love the villains who are really hyper-smart. When at the end of the movie you find out what they were about, and it makes absolutely perfect sense from their point of view.
The United States influences government and life everywhere else.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
I would say my greatest musical influences have been Ella Fitzgerald and Mary J. Blige.
Everything I experience influences everything I do.
What influences our behavior, and what our level of responsibility is, are very complex issues. And anytime we try to make this simplistic, we don't serve people well.
It is easy to club people together, but there are bound to be influences of authors you've read. I grew up reading fast paced authors such as Sidney Sheldon and Jeffrey Archer, but to say I'm one of them isn't true; my style is intrinsically my own.
When you're crafting a character, it's good to have a lot of influences.
The best scientific way to discover if one factor influences another is to do a controlled experiment.
My parents were gigantic influences on me. I had a deep hunger to impress my father, who was a professor and an intellectual. I wanted his approval.
I still credit Adrian Lester with being one of my biggest influences.
I don't have traceable literary models because I haven't had great literary influences in my life.
What you eat matters. It influences the quality of your life.
My influences are Alice in Chains and Elton John.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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