When Loughner himself speaks and we find out his real influences are Spiderman, 'Gnome Chomsky,' Taylor Swift, and Dr. Bronner, then what?
We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why. Not until the future eats the present, anyway. We know when it's too late.
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
literature reading poetry
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Society Naked Make
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
God Nature Prays
If I saw you hitchhiking, I’d smile and return your thumb’s up, just for you doing such a great job of being a positive roadside influence.
smile Funny positive-influence
I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.
influence personality Influence
It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
human vegetarianism temperament
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves.
self-discovery literature Path
You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.
Women are always true, even in the midst of their greatest falsities, because they are always influenced by some natural feeling.
women feeling emotion