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Earl Blumenauer Quotes and Sayings

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Marriages are under strain today in terms of economics.
There are social cross-currents.
We see failed marriages.
But it is not under attack by our gay and lesbian citizens.
- Earl Blumenauer

After September 11, when the United States took action
to overthrow the Taliban,
our interests and Iran's aligned, and we were able
to coordinate quietly but effectively.
- Earl Blumenauer

Mr. Speaker, in the years since we enacted our attack against Iraq,
the threat from Iran has only grown more difficult,
and our capacity to meet that threat actually has diminished.
It is one of the reasons many of us opposed that action against Iraq.
- Earl Blumenauer

We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq.
It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability,
responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment.
- Earl Blumenauer

 

Mr. Speaker, from hurricanes and floods in Latin America to earthquakes in Asia,
natural disasters are increasingly becoming a regular
feature of life for large numbers of people around the globe.
- Earl Blumenauer

Mr. Speaker, for the last 5 years I have been working
with a bipartisan group of my colleagues to make it
illegal to continue the barbaric practice of game bird
and illegal dog fighting.
- Earl Blumenauer

At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their
lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq,
it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment
disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives.
- Earl Blumenauer

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As has been pointed out with Libya, the debate over Libya,
sometimes we allow diplomatic relations with imperfect
regimes because progress can best be made through engagement instead of isolation.
- Earl Blumenauer

We can no longer afford the war in Iraq.
Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars;
the lifetime costs for this war,
in both human and economic terms, will be borne by
Americans for generations to come.
- Earl Blumenauer

Everybody on this floor wants to send the same loud and clear message:
that Congress is united in its opposition to terror
and we are all deeply concerned about the future and
security of our close friend and ally,
Israel.
- Earl Blumenauer

The National Flood Insurance Program is a voluntary program.
If a community really feels that the building insurance
requirements are too burdensome,
they don't have to participate.
- Earl Blumenauer

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting distributes
an annual appropriation that we provide in accordance
with a statutory formula,
the vast majority of which goes directly to public
radio and television stations.
- Earl Blumenauer

A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent
chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming.
The fact that several years go by without a flood does
not change that probability.
- Earl Blumenauer

While the United States has largely been missing in
action from the diplomatic game,
the European Union and Iran have been making progress
at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension
of Iran's nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations.
- Earl Blumenauer

Our community is like many around the country that have,
as the gentleman from New York referenced,
sophisticated planning and zoning regulations.
These are elements that are developed as a result of
local community pressure to balance interests.
- Earl Blumenauer

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy,
that are preceded by a long Courtship.
- Joseph Addison

All marriages are happy.
It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.
- Raymond Hull

More marriages might survive if the partners realized
that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
- Doug Larson

There is more of good nature than of good sense
at the bottom of most marriages.
- Henry David Thoreau

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
- Antisthenes

In those days, man, in the '50s, black people in the South...
We didn't recognize contracts that much.
And we didn't recognize marriages that much,
either.
- Ike Turner

With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage,
marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits.
- Eleanor Holmes Norton

Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
- John Lyly

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
- John D. MacDonald

In Hollywood, all marriages are happy.
It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.
- Shelley Winters

I think the main reason my marriages failed is that
I always loved too well but never wisely.
- Ava Gardner

In the beginning of the human race there was no genetic
load which would cause undesirable traits such as appear
in offspring of marriages between relatives today.
- Walter Lang

I know all about cheating.
I've had six very successful marriages.
- Bobby Heenan

France may claim the happiest marriages in the world,
but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America."
- Helen Rowland

There are two kinds of marriages - where the husband
quotes the wife and where the wife quotes the husband.
- Clifford Odets

When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages,
I would always lay a wager than the man,
If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on.
- Henry Fielding

I don't like being a voyeur, looking into other people's marriages.
- Paul Begala

There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Many marriages would be better if the husband and the
wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
- Zig Ziglar

I think it's something that needs to be said -
that there are interracial marriages out there,
and the couples live happy lives, and there's nothing wrong with it.
- Tia Mowry

Look at all the marriages that have been wonderfully
successful where fellows finished their army service
and came home to go to college on G.I.
bills and their wives worked.
- Marta Kristen

Between them, my parents had 10 marriages.
- Lorna Luft

The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory;
it is one of the happiest marriages on earth,
and one of the shortest lived.
- Bernard De Voto

Of my four marriages, the one to Bob Levitt is the only one I don't regret.
- Ethel Merman

They say marriages are made in Heaven.
But so is thunder and lightning.
- Clint Eastwood

I don't know nothing about no marriages or nothing.
I ain't even never been to a wedding.
- Mike Epps

I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions,
whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

Most marriages recognize this paradox:
Passion destroys passion;
we want what puts an end to wanting what we want.
- John Fowles

Yesterday Senator John Kerry changed his mind and now
supports the ban on gay marriages.
I'm telling you this guy has more positions than Paris Hilton.
- David Letterman

I deal with unhappy marriages a lot.
I've never been married, I'm single.
- Paula Danziger

I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages.
You can't divorce a book.
- Gloria Swanson

She worded it a bit strongly, but I do find myself
more and more struck by the differences between the sexes.
To put it another way: All marriages are mixed marriages.
- Anne Tyler

I was appalled and shocked that Bush used the State
of the Union to attack same-sex marriages and indicated
that he would support a constitutional amendment.
- Jean O'Leary

I hate to be a failure.
I hate and regret the failure of my marriages.
I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
- J. Paul Getty

I understand why marriages break up over golf.
I can't even talk about my own handicap because it's too upsetting.
- Shia LaBeouf

Lot's of marriages don't last as long as Queen have been together.
- John Deacon

I don't believe in hasty marriages.
- Anna Held

Good marriages are made in heaven.
Or some such place.
- Robert Bolt

Most of these alternative arrangements,
so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages,
not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.
- Christopher Lasch

For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer
than most marriages is not easy.
- Erma Bombeck

I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame
is fanned by an adequate income.
- Wilkie Collins

All marriages are happy.
It's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems.
- Shelley Winters

Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of
what is described by anthropologists as the bride price.
- Louis Leakey

I mean, we had on our show, we had marriages,
divorces and other stuff going on.
And that was just me.
- Harvey Korman

Marriage, even the best marriages are tough.
- Jayne Meadows

Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they
have invaded the faith community too.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I think what destroys Hollywood marriages is our work schedule,
not so much infidelity.
- Eva Longoria

The most successful marriages, gay or straight,
even if they begin in romantic love,
often become friendships.
It's the ones that become the friendships that last.
- Andrew Sullivan

As a 29-year-old, the only thing that I can possibly
think is that if I'm still performing at 50,
it's because I'll have had disastrous marriages and I have to pay for them.
- Robbie Williams

But I believe that there are marriages where you can
have your pool table and she can have her scrapbooking
room or garden or whatever it is.
But when everyone has what they want,
it's not funny.
There's no conflict.
- Brad Garrett

I'm certain that it was an incredible gift for me to
not only be friends with some of the greatest blues
people who've ever lived,
but to learn how they played, how they sang,
how they lived their lives, ran their marriages,
and talked to their kids.
- Bonnie Raitt

I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved,
and you can have great marriages, and you must because
sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing.
And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television.
- Jenna Elfman

I want to lead the Progressive Conservative Party,
a party that will promote true conservative values and principles.
I can tell you right now, I am not the merger candidate.
I am not interested in institutional marriages with other parties.
- Peter MacKay

We've got gays working there.
If they can demonstrate long-term relationships,
we make same-sex benefits available just as we do with common-law marriages.
Gays are productive people.
Some fly airplanes, some work in breweries.
- Pete Coors


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