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Bob Filner Quotes

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Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement,
increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.
- Bob Filner

Related topics: Parenting

I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years,
where I watched children successfully matriculate into
elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city.
- Bob Filner

Studies indicate that these children are more susceptible
to advertising and even less likely to understand the
purpose of this advertising.
- Bob Filner

If the President really wanted to know exactly how
Rove and Libby were involved,
he could walk down to their offices and demand that
they answer him honestly.
- Bob Filner

 

These are busy times for the Border Patrol,
the customs agents, immigration folks;
but if we are going to send these agencies to fight a war on drugs,
to fight a war against illegal behavior,
we have to send them the proper tools.
- Bob Filner

However, don't let these statistics mislead you,
gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas -
that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today.
- Bob Filner

We as a Congress have a moral obligation to bring justice
to the families of these victims.
Furthermore, as a society based on laws,
we have a responsibility to ensure that criminals don't go unpunished.
- Bob Filner

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Unfortunately, my district like many others across
the country has a problem with gangs,
which is why I introduced this amendment.
- Bob Filner

Three thousand jurisdictions across the U.S.
are estimated to have had gang activity in 2001.
In 2002, 32% of cities with a population of 25 to 50
thousand reported a gang-related homicide.
- Bob Filner

However, as a parent, as a grandparent,
as a former educator, I know that these practices alone
when we are dealing with young children are insufficient.
We will never control this rising epidemic without
greater accountability from the food industry.
- Bob Filner

Congress is headed in the wrong direction with this
bill which removes any and all incentives from the
food industry to improve their products for children.
- Bob Filner

Our policy for the last many years has been to deter
the Chinese government in Beijing from ever coming
into the position where they thought they had enough leverage over the U.S.
to cross the Straits of Taiwan.
- Bob Filner

Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue
to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent
protest and change nearly half a century later.
- Bob Filner

The government gets it right on Head Start.
We are providing opportunities for children in underserved
areas where parents may not be able to afford preschool
so they can begin their schooling with a running or Head Start.
- Bob Filner

As Congress continues to debate ways to address illegal immigration,
we must remember the many hard-working legal immigrants
that contribute so much to our nation's economy and culture.
- Bob Filner

With more than 1,300 sites of care, VA operates the
largest integrated health care system in the county.
- Bob Filner

We have seen that, in another unfunded mandate,
the so-called No Child Left Behind Act,
which created tougher standards, and we all support that,
but Congress did not provide the money to attract and hire the best teachers.
- Bob Filner

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is more memorable than a smell.
One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting,
yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
- Diane Ackerman

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be
so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
- Susie Bright

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially.
People thought I was a little strange.
- Charley Pride

Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.
- Louise J. Kaplan

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood,
musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
- Ray Charles

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you finally go back to your old home,
you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.
- Sam Ewing

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
but, my childhood was very good.
I am very grateful for my childhood,
because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.
- Gertrude Stein

I always wanted to be a rock star.
That was my childhood dream.
That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up.
- Chester Bennington

We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy,
our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off.
- Vinoba Bhave

The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every
one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also
the pains and terrors of childhood.
- Dennis Potter

Well I was an asthmatic child.
So that for most of my childhood I was in bed.
Bedridden.
- Gerald Scarfe

As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations;
I really wanted a normal little childhood.
Unfortunately, that's just not what happened.
- Augusten Burroughs

My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence,
was not spent in London.
- Peter Shaffer

A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
- Pindar

Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart.
As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die.
- Soren Kierkegaard

That was my childhood.
I grew up with the monks, studying Sanskrit and meditating
for hours in the morning and hours in the evening,
and going once a day to beg for food.
- Satish Kumar

All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood,
are only trifles of different sorts and sizes,
proportioned to our years and views.
- Samuel Richardson

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
- Marion C. Garretty

I'm mostly influenced by life, what's around me,
and my own childhood.
- Jack Prelutsky

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.
But for children play is serious learning.
Play is really the work of childhood.
- Fred Rogers

I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended,
continuing and perfecting childhood drawing -
without the traditional interruption of academic training.
- Saul Steinberg

I still love making hamburgers on the grill.
I guess whenever I eat them childhood memories come up for me.
- Bobby Flay

I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education.
- Rory Bremner

We were just a gaggle of kids, and everybody played
together and had a good time.
You know how kids can be completely horrible -
abusive but fun.
But anyway, it was a nice childhood.
- Peter Jurasik

Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood,
he ceases being an artist.
- Ned Rorem

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence.
- Martha Beck

I have no complaints with the whole childhood acting thing,
because I wanted to do it.
- Tina Yothers

Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood.
- Rob Reiner

How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.
- Harold Ramis

Genius is childhood recalled at will.
- Charles Baudelaire

I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment...
rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart,
such as I have felt it since my childhood.
- Franz Liszt

One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own
children's childhoods is that I'm having my first childhood myself.
- Al Sharpton

That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
- Virginia Woolf

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead,
it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart
died when his childhood slid out of my arms.
- William Gibson

My early childhood was spent in Newark,
New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.
- Anita Diament

I've been following what's happening in Colombia because
it's the country of my childhood.
- Barbet Schroeder

Everyone has a childhood, everyone had awkward years and weird stages.
Mine were broadcast for eight years.
- Tina Yothers

My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.
- Truman Capote

Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of
heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

My childhood home backed onto wheat and cotton fields.
- Robert B. Laughlin

Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest,
in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies,
you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies.
- Sydney Pollack

Everything else you grow out of, but you never recover from childhood.
- Beryl Bainbridge

He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held
to his middle-aged breast.
- Herbert Gold

I think there is a sense of last things in my work
that probably comes from a Catholic childhood.
- Don DeLillo

I've never outgrown my childhood.
- David McCallum

My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies,
playing characters that are larger than life,
getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince,
and a soldier.
- Orlando Bloom


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