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Bob Filner Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between
the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth -
two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
- Ambrose Bierce

I WAS born a slave; but I never knew it till six years
of happy childhood had passed away.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

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

Since an early age I was taught to be very politically
aware and knew from childhood that the process was
something I wanted to contribute towards if I could.
- Adam Rickitt

For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream:
I would arrive in Vienna at long last.
I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood.
- Alfred Schnittke

I had a wonderful childhood, coming from Cincinnati,
and I think that it was great going into the life that I was going to have,
where you have to start young as a dancer.
- Suzanne Farrell

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

I have had playmates, I have had companions;
In my days of childhood,
in my joyful school days - All, all are gone,
the old familiar faces.
- Charles Lamb

I started writing movie scripts.
They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when
they were finished because they were simple copies
of the films I saw in childhood.
- Manuel Puig

Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of.
- Tom Holt

There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age.
Children should have a wonderful childhood.
They should not be given too much responsibility.
- Maria Callas

Boston's freeway system is insane.
It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his
childhood crashing toy trains.
- Bill Bryson

In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly,
without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment
in Hell hanging over my head.
- Edvard Munch

I'm living out a childhood fantasy.
Our house is in a historic district of a small town
that I used to read about in storybooks.
- Patty Duke

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as
the need for a father's protection.
- Sigmund Freud

I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who
did not urge upon his sons,
from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the
practice of accumulation.
- William Graham Sumner

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

If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.
- Peter Handke

She is the first head of government in history to give
a whole country its second childhood.
- Simon Hoggart

My relationship with "Pollyanna" is a very personal one,
because Pollyanna got me through my childhood.
- Eleanor Porter

The essence of childhood, of course,
is play,
which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that
we reluctantly shared with traffic.
- Bill Cosby

If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten
some material about my miserable childhood.
But as it is, I've had a great life.
- Tim Conway

I wanted to have a normal childhood.
Normal relationships.
- Tommy Rettig

Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood.
She wanted to save me from the vice,
lust,
and drinking that was all about me.
- Ethel Waters

In my childhood, America was like a religion.
Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life -
in jeeps -
and upset all my dreams.
- Sergio Leone

It was a perfectly average well- adjusted childhood,
not a bit unlike that of millions of other individuals.
- DeForest Kelley

It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion -
something that has always been disputed by the most
respected schools of thought.
- Alice Miller

There is always one moment in childhood when the door
opens and lets the future in.
- Graham Greene

I was an escapee of childhood.
I always wanted to grow up.
- Uma Thurman

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
- Berke Breathed

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

What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich,
we were pretty middle-class.
My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives,
he couldn't save any money.
- Charlie Sheen

That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
- Virginia Woolf

I had a really happy childhood - my siblings were great,
my mother was very fanciful, and I loved to read.
But there was always financial strife.
- Patti Smith

I write in that space between Ella's childhood and mine.
I know it all sounds a bit sinister.
- Carol Ann Duffy

Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man,
youth never.
- Anna Jameson

But when alcohol comes in, start running.
Because there's a demon there, and it goes back to her childhood.
- David Gest

When we are thirsty, we drink the white waters of the pool,
the sweetness of our mournful childhood.
- Georg Trakl

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

I had a marvelously happy childhood.
- Darius Milhaud

Because of my faith and my imagination,
I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough.
- Donna Brazile


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