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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.
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.
My influences were Peter Sellers and the great British character actors.
A lot of people can have a lot of different influences, everyone can be compared in some way to someone whether they are from 60 years ago or more recent.
The best scientific way to discover if one factor influences another is to do a controlled experiment.
I don't have traceable literary models because I haven't had great literary influences in my life.
Kids are naturally curious about what they don't know, or don't understand, or what is foreign to them. They only learn to be frightened of those differences when an adult influences them to behave that way and censors that natural curiosity.
As I've gotten older, I've found that I'm not afraid anymore to throw my influences into making a record.
What you eat matters. It influences the quality of your life.
As far as rap goes, I grew up in Hollis, Queens, so early influences were people like Run DMC and LL Cool J.
I keep saying I am an auto-didact, but I have a lot of outside influences. One I could cite is juggler Francis Brunn, who was the first man to throw ten rings in the air; he was really an amazing juggler who showed onstage the quest for perfection.
I still credit Adrian Lester with being one of my biggest influences.
My earliest influences were things I heard in my household.
I'd say that my musical influences are anywhere from pop-rock electronica, new age and classical. But I think that specifically, bands - I love Jem, I love Sigur Ross, I love David Gray, I love Elliot Smith... a lot of different people. But I don't find lyrical inspiration from anybody.
One of the reasons I never had a problem handing over my characters to other creators is that I knew that they would add their own influences and takes on the characters and make them better for it.
Whether it be in comics, games or film, you can trace the art direction and influences back to some earlier, real-life historic period or artistic movement.
Daphne Guinness, who makes couture seem wearable, is an icon who influences what I wear.
Hinduism has an enormous capacity to absorb from outside influences and accept it in a peaceful and steady manner without perturbing the system.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
A lot of young chefs today get carried away by trends, by influences, by movements.
Latin music has many international influences - pop, rock, country, Brazilian sounds, and alternative styles.
My influences are Alice in Chains and Elton John.
I definitely get affected by new stuff. There's a lot of older influences, but there's also newer stuff too.
In every book I write, I try to name-check the most prominent influences, or the most prominent conscious influences.
I think that what happens is that all of my modern influences blend together with the older soul influences and you get Mayer Hawthorne.
I just want to be told a story, and I want to believe I'm living that story, and I don't give a thought to influences or method or any other writerly concerns.
C. S. Lewis
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