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We don't make a photograph just with a camera, we bring to the act of photography all the books we have read, the movies we have seen, the music we have heard, the people we have loved. (Ansel Adams)

You don't have to be a 'person of influence' to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me. (Scott Adams)

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

I went through the whole number, you know. The swing era, the boogie woogie era, the bebop era. Thelonious Monk is still one of my favorites. So a lot of these people had their effect on me. (Mose Allison)

My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden. (Mose Allison)

Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence. (Henri-Frederic Amiel)

Any one of us can be a rainbow in somebody's clouds. (Maya Angelou)

- on the geometric character of watercolors created by his wife Sophie Tauber...
The exclusive use of horizontal and vertical rectangular planes in the work of art, the extreme simplification, exerted a decisive influence on my work. Here I found, stripped down to the limit, the essential elements of all earthly constructions... (Hans Jean Arp)

I guess that's the point of it all. No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. (Jay Asher)

In addition to the artistic influences, I am influenced by my current private life - my feelings about it and my energy level and state of health. (Frank Auerbach)

The art of British Columbia's native Indians played a big role in inspiring my creativity... the simplicity of the images, the graciousness of the lines and curves, and the emotional impact of the bright simple primary colours. (Joe Average)

I then discovered the Pop Art of Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Peter Max. I was inspired that these fun and colourful images could be presented seriously on canvas. (Joe Average)

Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world. (Sathya Sai Baba)

The artists who influenced me most taught me never to stop learning, to always be curious, to try new things in spite of any fears, to face life with anticipation, and to delight the eyes - the doors to the soul. (Nina Baldwin)

Except for me, no one in my family could draw. (Joseph Barbera)

If you wanna talk about influence, man, then you've got to realize that influence is not influence. It's simply someone's idea going through my new mind. (Jean-Michel Basquiat)

If you wanna talk about influence, man, then you've got to realize that influence is not influence. It's simply someone's idea going through my new mind. (Jean-Michel Basquiat)

Mortals seldom know how greatly they are influenced by fairies, knooks and ryls, who often put thoughts into their heads that only the wise little immortals could have conceived. (L. Frank Baum)

After I am dead I would like people to say, 'Beuys understood the historical situation. He altered the course of events.' I hope in the right direction. (Joseph Beuys)

intention, n. The mind's sense of the prevalence of one set of influences over another set; an effect whose cause is the imminence, immediate or remote, of the performance of an involuntary act. (Ambrose Bierce)

I have been influenced by paintings I have seen in books, and in museums, not because they defined success but because they suggested possibilities. (Eleanor Blair)

The richness of an artist is the fusion of influences that have shaped his life and work. (Fernando Botero)

A lot of people confuse influence with power; influence grows, power demands. (Peter Bray)

The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt. (Frederick Buechner)

We sometimes underestimate the influence of little things... (Charles W. Chesnutt)

It's good to toss in a stone and begin our own ripples of influence. (Joy Cooper)

Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs. (Stephen R. Covey)

Art and particularly painting offer some calming and centering influence that may not be had with other activities. (Harold Craig)

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. (Salvador Dali)

For a number of years Jazz had a tremendous influence on my thoughts about art and life. (Stuart Davis)

-The Brain That Changes Itself...
We are often haunted by important relationships from the past that influence us unconsciously in the present. As we work them through, they go from haunting us to becoming simply part of our history. (Norman Doidge)

To be realistic one must always admit the influence of those who have gone before. (Charles Eames)

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. (Marian Wright Edelman)

Man is apt to be more moved by the art of his own period, not because it is more perfect, but because it is organically related to him. (Ilya Ehrenberg)

We thought we were shaping life and cinematography but, as it turned out, life was shaping both us and cinematography. (Sergei Eisenstein)

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. (George Eliot)

Young heads take example of the ancient. (Queen Elizabeth I)

You know, I endeavor to be more like my older brother. He's very magnetic. He's actually very much like 'Castle' in that people are attracted to him, and just want to be near him. You want to know where my brother is in a crowded room? He's the guy with the crowd around him. (Nathan Fillion)

I think I've been really good at surrounding myself with really talented people. I've picked the right coattails to ride on. (Nathan Fillion)

When you're starting off as a young writer, you look at all the stuff that's gone before and the stuff that's influenced you, and you reach the ladle of your imagination into this bubbling stew pot of all of this stuff, and you pour it out. And that's where you start from. (Neil Gaiman)

Always my collections are made of different influences. (Jean Paul Gaultier)

The message I hope to have sent is just the example of being yourself. (Frank Gehry)

The pursuit of art is a delicate balance between influence and self-assertiveness. As self-realized artists, we all have different levels of tolerance for this mystery. Influence is like Scotch; it's good to know your personal limit. (Robert Genn)

Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power. (Henry George)

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. (Kahlil Gibran)

My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old. He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover. (Tom Glazer)

Whenever I give a talk about my work I am invariably asked who my influences are. Not what my influences are, but who. As if the gutter, misunderstandings, memories, sex, dreams, and books matter less than forebears do. After all, in terms of influences, it is as much the guy who mugged me on 10th Street, or my beloved dog who passed away much too early, as it was Giotto or Diane Arbus. (Robert Gober)

The influences may be subliminal and subtle but all that surrounds us in some way changes how we see things and who we are. (Martine Gourbault)

The superior artist is the one who knows how to be influenced. (Clement Greenberg)

Add new painters to your list of favorites all the time. (Irwin Greenberg)

-on villages of the marshes in southern Iraq...
The beauty of the landscape - where sand, water, reeds, birds, buildings, and people all somehow flowed together - has never left me. (Zaha Hadid)

What I have to express is not handled with words. It must 'come' to the observer. It must carry its influence over the mind of the individual into that region of him which is more than the mind. (Marsden Hartley)

We are all the sum total of every artist we ever had the pleasure to view their works. Every artist is taught by those that came before. (Sandra Taylor Hedges)

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. (George Herbert)

My father loved flowers, their forms and their colors, and he tended his garden as a painter might work a canvas. (Victor Higgins)

I'm more interested in why people are frightened by Jaws and why Jaws was such a hit than saying Spielberg's my main influence. (Damien Hirst)

The only real influence I've ever had was myself. (Edward Hopper)

Whatever I have looked at is an influence, but at the centre of the work there must be feeling. (Lucero Isaac)

Color is a power which directly influences the soul. (Wassily Kandinsky)

The art that we spend the greatest amount of time screening, will most influence the decisions we make while painting... (Daniel J. Keys)

The most fundamental in me is coming uppermost, and the transient, the sensational, is dispersing, because it can't adversely influence what is essential to me. (Oskar Kokoschka)

Can another help bring about a transformation in you? If he can, you are not transformed; you are merely dominated, influenced. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

There are so many moments and works that influence us in what we do. Movies, music, TV and, most importantly, the profound everydayness of our lives. (Barbara Kruger)

We must recognise that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity. (Dalai Lama)

All artists are influenced not only by what has been painted before but also by what one's contemporaries are doing. (Raymond Leech)

I found myself interested in the Group of Seven. They would go out and paint small works and bring them back to the studio, and then they would adjust their aim. (John Leonard, artist)

I don't think that I'm over his influence but they probably don't look like Picassos; Picasso himself would probably have thrown up looking at my pictures. (Roy Lichtenstein)

Picasso's always been such a huge influence that I thought when I started the cartoon paintings that I was getting away from Picasso, and even my cartoons of Picasso were done almost to rid myself of his influence. (Roy Lichtenstein)

Affluence means influence. (Jack London)

I've been dealing with epic images, and I realized all of a sudden that I grew up in the age of epics. (Robert Longo)

I've always worn a hat when I work. I think it also comes from a picture of Rothko I saw with a painter's hat on. (Brice Marden)

The influential man is the successful man, whether he be rich or poor. (Orison Swett Marden)

Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day. (Orison Swett Marden)

Leadership is influence. (John C. Maxwell)

Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don't, you don't. (Mignon McLaughlin)

All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values. (Marshall McLuhan)

You teach a little by what you say. You teach most by what you are. (Henrietta Mears)

As a youth I read a book by Debussy and he said that as soon as he finished a composition he had to forget it because it got in the way of his doing anything else new and different. And I believed him. (Charles Mingus)

Everyone is influenced by everybody but you bring it down home the way you feel it. (Thelonius Monk)

-Anne of Green Gables...
We ought always to try to influence others for good. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Tom Wilkerson is a big influence. Back in Arkansas he taught me about being thrifty with refrigerator parts when I was trying to break into the business. He showed me you can't waste anything so I recycle lots of stuff off the reservation where I paint. (Kelly Moore)

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful. (Edward R. Murrow)

I don't like to think about being an influence. It's embarrassing. (Bruce Nauman)

I've never been able to say I've been influenced by a list of artists I like because I like thousands and thousands and I've been influenced in some way by all of them. (Jack Nicholson)

We are all one. Our opinions may differ, but if you look deeply into the paintings you will see the influences and echoes of all the greats who have gone before. (Leonard Niles)

No one ever asked Picasso if he was influenced by Canadian art, and yet look at his masks: Who's to say Picasso hadn't seen any of our work? (Daphne Odjig)

Nigerian art is dynamic because it is the product of cross fertilization and influences from at home and outside. This inherent hybrid quality means that it can never be stagnant. (Bruce Onobrakpeya)

Being influenced through reaction is as valid and creative as being influenced through attraction. It's in our nature and part of the creative process. (Laura Orchard)

The world has its way with us long before we're born. (Annie Murphy Paul)

Art comes into being in that abstract interval between a thought and reality, and no one - not even the artist who created it - can remeasure the influences that caused it. (Edgar A. Payne)

There is no pebble so small that it won't make ripples when tossed into a body of water. (Charles Peck)

Watching great people do what you love is a good way to start learning how to do it yourself. (Amy Poehler)

I don't think I'm bad for people. If I did think I was bad for people, I would go back to driving a truck, and I really mean this. (Elvis Presley)

I learned more from the one... that didn't work than from all the ones that were successes. (Wolfgang Puck)

I don't think there's anything really wrong with influence because I think that one can use another man's art as material either literally or just implying that they're doing that, without it representing a lack of a point of view. (Robert Rauschenberg)

I was a product of Andy Warhol's Factory. All I did was sit there and observe these incredibly talented and creative people who were continually making art, and it was impossible not to be affected by that. (Lou Reed)

Every art, like our own, has in its composition fluctuating as well as fixed principles. It is an attentive inquiry into their difference that will enable us to determine how far we are influenced by custom and habit, and what is fixed in the nature of things. (Sir Joshua Reynolds)

If you allow outside influence to hammer at your creativity, you may be well-tempered, but will you be as inspirational as you can be? (CJ Rider)

I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally. (David Rockefeller)

I'm the one who gave steroids to Pop art. (James Rosenquist)

Rothko was very influential for me. When I first saw Rothko, I'd never seen a painting that way before. And I didn't know what he was doing. I'd been looking at pictures all the time, and here was something that had a totally different feeling to it. (Robert Ryman)

Make your art a gift of inspiration to others to work toward better things. (Richard Schmid)

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. (Albert Schweitzer)

The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels. (Rupert Sheldrake)

You know, all kinds of people inspire me. (Anna Deavere Smith)

Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow. (Baruch Spinoza)

Picasso once remarked, 'I do not care who it is that has or does influence me as long as it is not myself.' (Gertrude Stein)

After four days of visiting my dad, I asked my six-year-old son what he's drawing: 'World War II.' (Joel Stein)

My work is not influenced by anybody. (Clyfford Still)

I realized that I should be concentrating on building my own world and shaking off any tempting influences from others. (John Stobart)

Be selective about your external influences. Your multi-dimensional brain is influenced by everything you see, hear, read, smell, touch, feel or say. (Brian Tracy)

Nuturing our own minds will also affect those around us; we will benefit family, friends, colleagues, and society in general. (Geshe Tashe Tsering)

I'm hoping that I make readers into museum goers and museum goers into readers. (Susan Vreeland)

I don't believe in learning from other people's pictures. I think you should learn from your own interior vision of things and discover, as I say, innocently, as though there had never been anybody. (Orson Welles)

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. (Oscar Wilde)

And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same. (Marianne Williamson)

From my earliest memories, my aunt was squirting out oil paint. I could just eat it. I would go from her studio and walk down to my father's house, and there he was, working in egg tempera. (Jamie Wyeth)

I now realize how intensely I've been living through my family. (N. C. Wyeth)

Only we should not be influenced by the winds. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

These influences of my young childhood were greatest: 1, the mountain landscape, 2, my father the impossible idealist, and 3, the upbringing of a closely-knit Christian home. (Lin Yutang)