"Punk's influence on music, movies, art, design and fashion is no longer in doubt. It is used as the measurement for what is cool."
"I try to devote my afternoons to making music in my home studio, but it's a lot more fun hanging out with musicians and friends, and trying subtly to influence a band than making your own stuff."
"There is no doubt that, as a society, we have become blase about the importance of marriage as a stabilising influence and less inclined to prize it as a worthwhile institution."
"When my mother got home from work, she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out, and she would take me with her. I'd go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor."
"I'm highly political. I spend an awful lot of time in the U.S. trying to influence decision-makers. But I don't feel in tune with British politics."
"A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example."
"The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years."
"Dreams have as much influence as actions."
"Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children."
"Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature."