Quotes About The Influences

The Influences Quotes: 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 Tenth Street, or my beloved dog who passed away much too early, as it was Giotto or Diane Arbus.
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The Influences Quote: Who were my mentors in poetry and literature? This is a matter of opinion. Some see in my books the influences of authors whose names, in my ignorance, I have not even heard, while others see the influences of poets whose names I have heard but whose writings I have not read. And what is my opinion? From whom did I receive nurture? Not every man remembers the name of the cow which supplied him with each drop of milk he has drunk.
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Quotes about The Influences: I'm still kind of a hapless character in my everyday life. But when it comes to the writing, my influences are very old influences. I love American music of absolutely all stripes, including show tunes, advertising jingles, theme tunes from quiz shows, all kinds of American music.
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Quote about The Influences: Basically my influences have been American influences. It's been blues, gospel, swing era music, bebop music, Broadway show music, classical music.
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The Influences Sayings: If the Soul sees, after death , what passes on this earth , and watches over the welfare of those it loves, then must its greatest happiness consist in seeing the current of its beneficent influences widening out from age to age, as rivulets widen into rivers, and aiding to shape the destinies of individuals, families, States, the World; and its bitterest punishment, in seeing its evil influences causing mischief and misery , and cursing and afflicting men, long after the frame it dwelt in has become dust, and when both name and memory are forgotten.
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The Influences Saying: 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.
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Sayings about The Influences: I'm a big fan of '70s records where artists could draw on whatever influences they wanted.
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Saying about The Influences: My first influences were superhero artists.
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The Influences Quotes: Probably my favorite artists to listen to James Taylor, Stevie Wonder - I haven't gone back in a really long time and really listened to them - my first guitar influences. It's been awhile since I revisited that.
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The Influences Quote: The richness of an artist is the fusion of influences that have shaped his life and work.
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Quotes about The Influences: Today the influences of your society pressure you to be successful before your time. They are pulling you down. They have pulled you down, you big, sweet, magnificent, young, potential artists. They have pulled you down so far that you are on the verge of destruction. Only you don't know it because you want to be a success
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Quote about The Influences: The black artist is dangerous. Black art controls the 'Negro's' reality, negates negative influences, and creates positive images.
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The Influences Sayings: One of my greatest influences is the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
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The Influences Saying: I always loved LeAnn Rimes and especially Clint Black for his soulfulness. As I've gotten older, my influences have broadened - John Mayer, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, Keith Urban, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Beatles - all of these artists have somehow been a part of my development as a songwriter.
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Sayings about The Influences: You always draw from your roots. I'm influenced by everything I hear and see, and that includes music today, but obviously I go back to my early influences: Stevie Wonder, Parliament, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ohio Players, Average White Band. Those kind of artists are what I look to. When I hear that stuff on the radio, I turn it up!
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Saying about The Influences: Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, and a lot of American artists were my greatest influences.
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The Influences Quotes: Part of the pleasure of editing 'Vogue,' one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it.
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The Influences Quote: We live in a post-authentic world, and today authenticity is a house of mirrors. It's all just what you're bringing when the lights go down. It's your teachers, your influences, and your personal history. At the end of the day, it's the power and purpose of your music that still matters.
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