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Of course, I'm of the generation that grew up with Hemingway and Faulkner as strong influences.
I'm an Australian, and when I grew up much of my influences were American - blues music and country music, all that sort of thing.
You are bound to pick up influences.
Steven Patrick Morrissey
The nature of music is mysterious and so much so that it generates strong emotions within us. It moves along passages that reach the most intimate areas of our psyche without being tried by prejudices or influences of any kind.
The people on my mum's side of the family are atheist intellectuals who are ueber-proper. My dad's side of the family are missionaries who are more comfortable sitting around in sweatpants than they are in a five-star restaurant. But those two influences converged in my life.
And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them.
I buy records from all across the board. I get kind of a hybrid of influences in my own music.
One of my greatest influences is the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The Arctic is a place that historically, during all preceding human history, has largely been an icy realm with an impact on ocean currents. That, in turn, influences the temperature of the planet. The Arctic is now vulnerable because of the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, with a rate of melting that is stunning.
Music has always been transnational; people pick up whatever interests them, and certainly a lot of classical music has absorbed influences from all over the world.
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.
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.
I have a lot of influences. I like to sit down with the cinematographer a month before, and we'll watch pieces of 20 or 30 movies. You're basically the sum of all the experiences you've ever had, and they're sort of shaken up in you and reproduced in the things you create, and that includes seeing movies.
Even though people spend more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, people underestimate how work influences their overall wellbeing and daily experience.
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.
In Paris we have bistros, then we have fine dining. In London, you have a very contemporary scene with mixed influences.
Yes, influences are enriching, and they can be found in every work of art, even the most original.
My goal is to think of nothing when I'm writing a song because too many influences could sabotage a potentially amazing song.
I'm not attracted to naturalism, I'm not attracted to behavior, I'm attracted to dance. I'm attracted to gesture, I'm attracted to singing with your voice, as opposed to having a natural manner. I'm a theater actor first, so that probably influences a lot of my approach. And I think in many ways, naturalism has ruined movies.
I'm a Jew. I'm fascinated by our culture and our history, by what made us the people we are. It influences every breath I take. It informs and guides me. Without it, I'd just be a vacuum.
I don't think American independent films have ever really been particularly experimental, except for the original guys from the '60s who were huge influences, like Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, and Stan van der Beek. They were the true independents.
Gus Van Sant
Albert Brooks is definitely one of my biggest influences, for sure.
I'm a businesswoman. I am a music lover. I like for people to like my music. When you listen to top 40 radio, you hear pop stuff. You hear rock stuff. You hear all these different influences.
Lee Ann Womack
I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me.
As a new artist there's always outside influences trying to tell you how to make a song better for radio and how to do your hair.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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