Affecting Quotes

Affecting Quotes by Paul J. Meyer, Amy J. Berg, Maryanne Wolf, Jessica Valenti, Chip Kidd, Kenneth Branagh and many others.

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By forgiving, we are training ourselves to be strong, confident, joyful, peaceful, happy, and loving. These positive attributes end up affecting every part of our lives.
Paul J. Meyer
I chose to document the lives of people living in a remote village in Alaska called Shishmaref because there we can literally see how climate change is affecting their homes, livelihoods and ultimately their lives.
Amy J. Berg
I worry that the superficial way we read during the day is affecting us when we have to read with more in-depth processing.
Maryanne Wolf
Whether it’s repro rights, violence against women, or just plain old vanilla sexism, most issues affecting women have one thing in common – they exist to keep women ‘in their place.’ To make sure that we’re acting ‘appropriately,’ whatever that means.
Jessica Valenti
I think the genre of comics sometimes overtakes the medium, and people assume that they are kind of frivolous. If you have a good, strong story teller, they can be as affecting as any character in literature. Period.
Chip Kidd
In the hands of a great poet, words have ways of affecting us in ways we don’t understand.
Kenneth Branagh
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
Ansel Adams
For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.
The alternative scene, for a couple years now, has been taken seriously and that’s a cool thing. I don’t think it’s exploded or anything, but I think it’s pretty cool that it still exists, it’s still affecting people.
Bob Odenkirk
I think plot is very overrated. Plot is obviously necessary, but what I really care about is emotionally affecting the audience. Having a thought myself and then an emotional experience myself, somehow transferring that to the audience.
Jeff Nichols
I have to tell you, I’m proudest of my life off the court. There will always be great basketball players who bounce that little round ball, but my proudest moments are affecting people’s lives, effecting change, being a role model in the community.
Magic Johnson
Technology is just one of the factors affecting the world of work. Economics, demographics, sociological trends, and government policies are four other core influences reshaping labour markets and determining how we will work for years ahead.
Alain Dehaze
I want to squeeze every drop out of my potential as far as affecting the world around me.
Chris Long
Journalism is about results. It’s about affecting your community or your society in the most progressive way.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
Edmund Burke
The strong evidence is that we’re running out of space. We’re collectively affecting the world’s climate. This is due to the still-growing human population and our increase in consumption.
John Sulston
With each of those projects I wasn’t thinking about how the layout would really affect the story I was working on – it wasn’t the content that was affecting the layout, it was, how I wanted to draw at that point in time.
Chester Brown
When I first started doing work on how the Internet is affecting commerce, like a lot of people, I was really excited by this nearly perfect market.
Erik Brynjolfsson
It strains credulity to suggest that an agency charged with gathering intelligence affecting the national security does not have an ‘intelligence interest’ in drone strikes, even if that agency does not operate the drones itself.
Merrick Garland
When you’ve got an audience, there’s a silence in there that you don’t find anywhere else. And it’s really powerful. People are there listening with you and you’re affecting them in some way.
Douglas Henshall
I believe that entrepreneurs play an unmatched role and the accelerating pace of innovation is transforming the face of global challenges. You must think about the solution differently when you’re trying to impact 1 billion people rather than affecting 1 million people.
Naveen Jain
Texas has a pressing need for a single governmental body to provide overall flood control management for the watersheds affecting major population areas and guide state and local flood control policy.
George P. Bush
Striking a balance between wildlife conservation and wind energy development starts with understanding threats to eagle populations and how our actions, including operating wind farms, are affecting them.
Frances Beinecke
A lot of people don’t understand that refugees especially, are fleeing situations that are affecting their livelihood and their children’s livelihood.
Ahmad Balshe
Our age gives the more receptive among the young such a sense of social responsibility that one is inclined at times to fear that social interests may encroach upon individual development, that a knowledge of all the ills affecting the community may act as too powerful a damper on the joys of youth.
Ellen Key
We will not play with inflation. We are living a delicate moment. President Obama spoke to me today about the high unemployment affecting the United States. In this crisis period, when the developed nations are not recovering, it’s prudent to maintain the established inflation target.
Dilma Rousseff
Emotions are continually affecting our thought processes and decisions, below the level of our awareness. And the most common emotion of them all is the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain.
Robert Greene
Say what you will about Americans, but one thing they are not is passive. The Bush administration may have pushed through the Patriot Act weeks after 11 September, but, as the American public got to grips with how the law was affecting their individual rights, their protests grew loud and angry.
Heather Brooke
Movies affecting music has caused me to collaborate a little bit better.
Teddy Geiger
I think caring too much about the economics starts affecting the creative aspect of the film. That is a dangerous process for a filmmaker. He should make his film without having to worry about how much it has cost or how much it will be sold for.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
I just think I have too much anxiety to listen to music. Sometimes it feels like noise, and sometimes it’s so affecting that I can’t recover from it.
It is my responsibility to always have my ear to the ground on issues affecting the people of our district, and whether it’s supporting the veterans of Michigan’s 8th district or anyone else, I will always do my best to listen and follow through on the needs of folks here.
Elissa Slotkin
Thinking is the place where intelligent actions begin. We pause long enough to look more carefully at a situation, to see more of its character, to think about why it’s happening, to notice how it’s affecting us and others.
Margaret J. Wheatley
A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Sound affects us physiologically, psychologically, cognitively, and behaviorally all the time. The sound around us is affecting us even though we’re not conscious of it.
Julian Treasure
Sometimes you wonder if television is really affecting the culture.
Ken Howard
This is why fiction is an art, and life is not – how much more affecting is the lie than the truth.
T. C. Boyle
Whether you do a play in front of 100 people or a movie that one billion people see, you’re still affecting people.
Luke Ford
A problem shared is a problem halved, but as with so many problems affecting women – periods, menopause, post-natal depression – we often feel embarrassed, as if we’re moaning or just plain wrong to air them.
Konnie Huq
You may not even realize how much your off-the-rack clubs are affecting your game.
Paige Spiranac
If you want to gamble, so be it, but when it gets to the stage where gambling is the only thing you are thinking of and it is affecting your life, that’s when you need to put a hold on it.
Adebayo Akinfenwa
Climate change is real, it is being driven by human activity, and it is affecting the lives of people across the United States and around the world today.
Brian Deese
The voters have been very clear that we need to address the homelessness and housing crisis that is affecting our City, and I remain focused on solving these issues.
London Breed
The main reason I quit was my lower back. I’ve had problems for a few years. It was affecting my movement and power. I had to have various injections and procedures.
Rickie Lambert
Music is such an incredibly affecting part of any movie-going experience, and it just… it shapes your whole experience.
Jason Bateman
The character I played on ‘Everwood’ was so serious and melancholic that after doing it for four years, it really started affecting my soul. I was becoming Ephram.
Gregory Smith
Issues affecting tribal communities have routinely been minimized and ignored.
Sharice Davids
I want the public to know the truth, not every condition affecting the heart comes from a blockage.
Robert Atkins
If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations.
Richard V. Allen
It’s quite something to see that what I was doing was affecting people in that respect: people jumping up and down on their couches, screaming, yelling, crying.
David Nutter
Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich, astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy, magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking ride along Chicago’s mean streets.
Sara Paretsky
People need to be more aware of how they’re affecting people.
Adam Yauch
Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty – one, perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury to passengers or damage to goods. Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents of other member nations in resolving issues.
Sandra Day O’Connor
My appetite for public policy and changing it, and not only being a part of the conversation, but affecting it in a positive way, never diminished after 10 years in Congress.
Harold Ford, Jr.
When you go to places like Gary and Detroit, you see the economic problem in this country and who it’s really affecting.
Freddie Gibbs
When you turn 18 in the United States, you should be automatically registered to vote. Ideally, this sensible reform would be a federal law affecting all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and American territories, but our federal government stopped being sensible a very long time ago.
Shaun King
I tried to make up for being 5 ft. 3 in. by affecting a strut and adopting the voice of a much bigger man… dating tall, beautiful women… But nothing I could do, after Ava had left me, would add a single inch to my height.
Mickey Rooney
Climate change is a fact, disrupting the environment, and also affecting economies, disease vectors, and political unrest worldwide.
Amy McGrath
Housing the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters in Grand Junction has allowed local stakeholders to have a voice in important decisions affecting their livelihoods.
Lauren Boebert
The topics just kind of come to me. If they are relevant, it’s because they’re happening in the world around me, and it’s affecting me. Poetry is my way of dealing with it.
Rupi Kaur
I didn’t want to be short. I’ve tried to pretend that being a short guy didn’t matter. I tried to make up for being short by affecting a strut, by adopting the voice of a much bigger man, by spending more money than I made, by tipping double or triple at bars and restaurants, by dating tall, beautiful women.
Mickey Rooney
Middle grade fiction, to me, is really about emergence of self. It’s about expressing the idea that the world is going to start affecting you more, and your parents’ influence is going to wane. Middle grade is when a lot of kids discover their passions – art, music, sports, what have you.
Greg van Eekhout
An effective U.S. policy toward Sudan – one capable of changing the situation in the south and affecting the lives of its people – will require top-level attention and a great deal of energy. It should have three elements: aid, diplomacy, and financial disclosure.
Elliott Abrams
Factors affecting effective regional cooperation are mindsets and perceptions emanating from the past.
Khaleda Zia
It’s also important for those who promote those issues within the white community – the somewhat privileged community – to talk about issues affecting people of color.
Danny Glover
People become writers in the first place by those things that hurt you into art, as Yeats said it. Then they become separated from what started out affecting them. Journalism forces you to look at the world so you don’t get cut off.
Pete Hamill
I’m so sick of gay this, gay that. I could care less. It ain’t affecting my life at all.
Larry the Cable Guy
We need to tackle extreme inequality because it is morally indefensible and socially corrosive – undermining our health, affecting our well-being, and undermining peaceful societies.
Winnie Byanyima
We recognize that greenhouse gas emissions are one of the factors affecting climate change.
Rex Tillerson
I will travel to all 75 counties in Arkansas every year, listen to your stories and concerns, and work hard every single day on the issues affecting you and your family instead of visiting exotic foreign countries on the taxpayer dime.
Conner Eldridge
Beethoven was a deeply political man in the broadest sense of the word. He was not interested in daily politics, but concerned with questions of moral behaviour and the larger questions of right and wrong affecting the entire society.
Daniel Barenboim
To attempt to write seriously is always, I feel, to fail – the disjunction between my beautifully sonorous, accurate and painfully affecting mental content, and the leaden, halting sentences on the page always seems a dreadful falling short.
Will Self
I feel it’s important to talk about the complex issues affecting us.
Asghar Farhadi
This seems highly likely, especially as it has been shown that in several systems mutations affecting the same amino acid are extremely near together on the genetic map.
Francis Crick
The payroll tax is affecting sales. It’s causing sales declines.
Fred DeLuca
It’s not a surprise that the mental health epidemic is affecting so many people because we can’t escape this bubble from being on our phones and tablets.
Ben Fogle
It’s all about the audience and the people who support your work and respond to it. So, anytime I hear that ‘Next to Normal’ is affecting people, it goes beyond my wildest dreams of what I set out to do when I started to write ‘Next to Normal.’
Tom Kitt
When I first started writing, I used to listen to music all the time because it would make time pass more quickly. And then I started to wonder if the music wasn’t affecting my writing in ways that I didn’t necessarily intend.
Gabrielle Zevin
Actually, climate change is really about the wellbeing of people. It is not a very vague concept or a vague problem that is out of our everyday lives. It is actually affecting our everyday lives, and this is the fundamental fact that everybody should keep in mind while working toward a low-carbon society.
Patricia Espinosa
In light of the overall economic challenges that are affecting many, including our potential corporate sponsors, we have arrived at a most difficult decision to cancel Ebony Fashion Fair’s fall 2009 season.
Linda Johnson Rice
I’ve stood in rooms in urban, rural, and suburban parts of my state and asked a room of middle class voters to raise their hands if the college debt of someone in their family is affecting their financial situation. Without exception, at least three quarters of the room will raise their hand.
Jason Kander
Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.
Just because you have a piece of trash and you throw it away and it gets hauled away, it doesn’t mean that it’s not affecting someone else.
Majora Carter
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, ‘Twas only when he was off, he was acting.
Oliver Goldsmith
There are lots of things going on for teenagers, with exam stress, changing friendship groups, becoming independent, and all those hormone changes affecting you.
Emma Healey
All comedy is really talking about social issues and things that are affecting our lives.
Tom Green
Arsene has most of the media in his pocket now and is almost – almost – affecting the officials so that you can’t tackle an Arsenal player. That’s something he’s very clever at working on and it’s almost working in his favour, you can see that.
Sam Allardyce
I’m enjoying my position on the left wing because I think I’m affecting the game more in terms of goals and assists. But I’m happy to play wherever I’m told.
Ryan Sessegnon
It’s just my natural way – to be funny. I don’t know why that is. But as I’ve said, humor is a quick cover for shock, horror, confusion. The critics hate funny writers for the most part. They think funny is not serious, but I think that funny can be even more serious than nonfunny. And it can be more affecting, too.
T. C. Boyle
I’m always thinking about how what I’m doing is affecting the people around me. As a New Yorker, you have to be that way.
Bobby Berk
When you have children is the most important choice affecting your life.
Joanna Coles
FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good.
Felix Adler
If you ask people, ‘What do you think, should we kick kids off their family insurance policy in that 21- to 26-year-old age range?’ You go through those… provisions that are already affecting the everyday lives of Americans, and people don’t want to get rid of them.
Tim Kaine
Diabetes is an all-too-personal time bomb which can go off today, tomorrow, next year, or 10 years from now – a time bomb affecting millions like me and the children here today.
Mary Tyler Moore
As a young boy, I had strange dreams of affecting people and somehow being instrumental in changing the makeup of Africa and helping to improve life there.
Djimon Hounsou
I just feel like, especially after ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ gentrification isn’t affecting art. I am actually more inspired by art now than ever.
Anthony Ramos
I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where the text is. Like when Miles Davis doesn’t play, it has a poignancy to it.
Jim Jarmusch
The books I read, if they intrude on my writing, do so as weather will pass through and touch a landscape – affecting it, yes, but only now and then leaving a permanent mark.
Julia Glass
We have to stop the cycle of violence affecting so many of our communities. We have to love each other.
Darryl Glenn
I think that one of the things that Democrats, in particular, need to recognize is that the way we have sometimes thought about issues as just affecting a particular group of people is not necessarily right.
Jason Kander
It’s in my own interest – it’s in everybody’s interest – to have streets that are safe, children that are educated, and drug use that’s diminished, crimes that are not affecting us.
Jeffrey Skoll
People in politics tend to spend far too much time on higher profile issues affecting few people and too little time on such basic processes that affect thousands or millions and which we know how to do much better.
Dominic Cummings
The joining of the whole congregation in prayer has something exceedingly solemn and affecting in it.
Karl Philipp Moritz
Primarily affecting low-information voters and members of the mainstream media, Obama Worship Syndrome attributes impossible capabilities to Obama’s political opponents, finds excuses for every Obama failure in everyone around him and praises the president as the finest politician – nay, human being – of our time.
Ben Shapiro
Of course team spirit and team’s strategy matters more than anything else as far as the team is concerned. As far as I am concerned, if the presence of one player is affecting the morale or the spirit of the team, then we might as well rest that player for a while.
Wasim Akram
I start every morning off with a green juice, because I think it’s really important to be alkalined, and then I work out. We teach people that you need to find that balance and that what you put into your body is directly affecting your health.
Yael Cohen
Part of high cholesterol is that you can look at yourself in the mirror, and you can feel great and think there’s no issues. But silently, they can be affecting your heart.
Kurt Warner
There are thin girls with infertility issues, normal sized girls with infertility issues and overweight girls with infertility issues. Unless your doctor tells you your weight is affecting you in some way… once the doctor rules it out, that’s really not it.
Giuliana Rancic
When I met Jay-Z and Beyonce I was in awe, stuttering like crazy. This guy grew up in the projects and he and Beyonce are a billionaire couple. The empires they’ve built, affecting so many lives, is unbelievable.
Frances Tiafoe
Antiabortion rules disproportionately harm women of color and low-income women of every ethnicity, affecting their economic capacity and threatening their very lives.
Stacey Abrams
When you’re an artist, you can’t write with the intent of affecting anyone.
Diana Gabaldon
We’re talking about the lawyers for the United States of America. And I think it’s very, very important that the lawyers be comfortable being very candid and open about their views on very sensitive issues affecting the United States.
Alberto Gonzales
Smog is affecting larger parts of China, and environmental pollution has become a major problem, which is nature’s red-light warning against the model of inefficient and blind development.
Li Keqiang
From education to employment, housing to trust in the police, politicians from all parties must understand the different issues affecting individual communities.
Rishi Sunak
I am not even trying to become size zero. My problem was that I hated to see myself putting on weight when I could see others around me slim and trim and looking great. It was affecting me mentally.
Tanushree Dutta
Then, with lots of people doing that without ever looking over their shoulders to see how they were affecting anybody else, it couldn’t work, and it didn’t work, and it just came to a standstill.
Barbara Castle
I think smells, like sounds, can be so much immediately affecting.
Helena Bonham Carter
It’s not like you have two sets of vocal cords. You only have one, and if you exhaust it from talking, then you’re also affecting your singing.
Chloe Kohanski