Famous quotes containing the word influenced:

    Before I put a brush to canvas, I question, “Is this mine?... Is it influenced by some idea which I have acquired from some man?”... I am trying with all my skill to do a painting that is all of women, as well as all of me.
    Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986)

    What has influenced my life more than any other single thing has been my stammer. Had I not stammered I would probably ... have gone to Cambridge as my brothers did, perhaps have become a don and every now and then published a dreary book about French literature.
    W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)

    The failures of the press have contributed immensely to the emergence of a talk-show nation, in which public discourse is reduced to ranting and raving and posturing. We now have a mainstream press whose news agenda is increasingly influenced by this netherworld.
    Carl Bernstein (b. 1944)