What is influence?

Famous quotes containing the word influence:

    The woman who can’t influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)

    The talk shows are stuffed full of sufferers who have regained their health—congressmen who suffered through a serious spell of boozing and skirt-chasing, White House aides who were stricken cruelly with overweening ambition, movie stars and baseball players who came down with acute cases of wanting to trash hotel rooms while under the influence of recreational drugs. Most of them have found God, or at least a publisher.
    Calvin Trillin (b. 1935)

    ... so long as the serpent continues to crawl on the ground, the primary influence of woman will be indirect ...
    Ellen Glasgow (1873–1945)