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Influence Quotes

Edward R Murrow once said, “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.” Influence is the central competence, the ultimate ability of a person to alter or persuade the thoughts, beliefs and actions of an individual or a group. To be influential is one of the greater assets of an authoritative person. Authority and influence almost goes hand in hand. People in authority can easily influence others and bring the much desired change in a person, group or society, in large. Browse through these famous formations quotations and sayings for a better insight into it.

Phil Collins

I have never been a Conservative, or at least not since being a young teenager. My father voted Conservative, and even his doing that was a hangover from the '50s and '60s, which may have been an influence on me.

Jamie Foxx

We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn't have a sort of influence. It does.

Nikola Tesla

Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.

Universe Living
Rami Malek

I'm drawn to projects where I play these really complicated characters, but also where I can have some type of influence on affecting what we see as societal norms.

Ed Sheeran

Growing up, I was inspired by The Beatles and Bob Dylan. Damian Rice was a huge influence for me musically.

Val Kilmer

Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television doesn't influence our culture, but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything that relies on television.

A snappy label and a manifesto would have been two of the very last things on my own career want list. That label enabled mainstream science fiction to safely assimilate our dissident influence, such as it was. Cyberpunk could then be embraced and given prizes and patted on the head, and genre science fiction could continue unchanged.

Don DeLillo

The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence.

Walt Disney

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

Kim Kardashian

I was raised with a huge Armenian influence, always hearing stories of Armenia, celebrating Armenian holidays.

H. P. Lovecraft

Horrors, I believe, should be original - the use of common myths and legends being a weakening influence.

Michael Fassbender

The arts are very alive in Ireland, so that had its influence on me. But I consider myself European, really.

Machine Gun Kelly

I'd say I did a lot of what I did with songs like 'At My Best' was because of the influence of my daughter.

Best Daughters
Bradley Cooper

I definitely am a huge lover of comedy, and it's only through doing so many comedies that I've realised how much of an influence they've been on me.

Zayn Malik

I've got three sisters, five aunties, and my mom. It must have had an influence on me growing up.

Cam Newton

I've said numerous times that I play to have a stage that people will listen to, and I pray to God that I do right by my influence.

Reese Witherspoon

Well I had my kids so young that I kind of feel that I'm a kid too and am growing up with them. The things they're interested in tend to really influence me.

Warren G. Bennis

A great director or leader knows his people, creates a great team, and then makes a great movie that can influence millions more than the readers of his column.

Quentin Tarantino

Sergio Leone was a big influence on me because of the spaghetti westerns.

Mitch Albom

A memoir should have some uplifting quality, inspiring or illuminating, and that's what separates a life story that can influence other people.

Joseph Addison

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.

Don DeLillo

I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.

Tulsi Gabbard

Sadly, the system in this country is rigged in favor of wealthy elites who have purchased tremendous influence in our government.

Puffy's contribution to hip-hop culture was the remix. He offered us the music that his mom played in front of him, with newer drums and younger artists. That worked, and will consistently be there. The remix comes right after the original record, that's something Puffy did to influence the culture.

Angela Merkel

You can much better have an influence on the debate when you sit at the bargaining table and you can give input.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.

Edward Snowden

We have seen enough criminality on the part of government. It is hypocritical to make this allegation against me. They have narrowed the public sphere of influence.

Jose Mourinho

The period before the game can be important to influence opinions, characters, personalities, feelings, and, of course, I use that to touch my players, to touch opponents, to touch supporters.

Stephen Curry

I have certain guys who I looked up to. Jordan, Kobe, those guys. Passing that on to doing my part to kind of keep that influence of basketball where it should be is kind of why I play the game.

Harrison Ford

My older kids are fantastic people. It can't be the result of my influence on them.

People Kids
Dwight D. Eisenhower

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.

John McCain

Politics abhors a vacuum, and Asian countries will gravitate towards China if U.S. influence is perceived as declining.

Billie Eilish

I really like hip-hop and rap; that's my main influence. I really wanna be more of a hip-hop artist.

Rhea Chakraborty

Mahesh Bhatt has been a great influence in many people's lives. The vibe he brings onto the set is very positive.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

Noah Cyrus

I think you've got to be as honest as possible in order to influence someone.

Richard M. Nixon

Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents.

Honoré de Balzac

A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.

Ted Cruz

When Mitt Romney talked about Putin expanding his sphere of influence, Obama mocked and said, 'The Cold War has been over 20 years, nothing to be worried about'... We keep making that mistake with Putin.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

My mother was a powerful influence. She made me toe the line. If I didn't have a perfect report card, she showed her disappointment.

Henry Ward Beecher

The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.

Scottie Pippen

The influence of a high school coach can be so powerful.

Aldous Huxley

Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.

Eric Hoffer

It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which we are influenced by those we influence.

Mike Pence

I am very supportive of Donald Trump's call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorists influence and impact represents a threat to the United States.

Justin Trudeau

As a prime minister, my job is not to try and influence or opine on what a leader of a different country should be doing.

Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.

I think my Buddhist practice has a profound influence on my life and encompasses my creative projects.

We believe that the history of the world is but the history of His influence and that the center of the whole universe is the cross of Calvary.