Foster Quotes

Foster Quotes by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Thomas E. Mann, Rupert Everett, Estelle Morris, Jane Fonda, Mariano Rajoy and many others.

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I founded Camellia Network with my dear friend Isis Dallis Keigwin. The mission of our organization is to create a national network that connects every youth aging out of foster care to the critical resources, opportunities, and support they need to thrive in adulthood.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Incumbents are safe, but party majorities are not. This fosters symbolic votes, message politics and little serious legislating in Congress.
Thomas E. Mann
If I did have the impulse to be a parent, I would adopt – or foster.
Rupert Everett
In the 21st century when few of us stay in the same job all our lives, I would like to think there was flexibility so teachers could become social workers, or foster carers become teachers.
Estelle Morris
Children born to teens have less supportive and stimulating environments, poorer health, lower cognitive development, and worse educational outcomes. Children of teen mothers are at increased risk of being in foster care and becoming teen parents themselves, thereby repeating the cycle.
Jane Fonda
We have to change economic policy: create confidence, foster investment, cut the public deficit, restructure taxation and reform the labor laws.
Mariano Rajoy
I think you should make more movies, more musicals. I think the public deserves that. I think this country deserves to be able to get out and foster that talent. Give them an opportunity to become stars. I think the whole idea is wonderful.
Donald O’Connor
As a steward of the U.S.economy and financial systems, the Treasury has helped lay the groundwork for the American economy to become a model of strength, flexibility, dynamism, resiliency. This is a system that generates growth, creates jobs and wealth, rewards initiative, and fosters innovation.
Henry Paulson
I didn’t get into acting to have a moment, I got into it because of people who’ve inspired me, like Judi Dench, Holly Hunter, and Jodie Foster.
Amy Adams
Writing has always been an interest of mine, and ‘The Language of Flowers’ combined my experience with foster care with something I’ve always wanted to do.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
As our company has grown, how we configure and design our offices has been a crucial part of how we foster connection and collaboration throughout our teams.
Joe Gebbia
I’m going to try and model myself after Kurt Russell and Jodie Foster.
Haley Joel Osment
We started Vector with the goal of creating a development platform that would foster and bolster the micro space innovations currently underway and bring the promise of space-based technologies to a much larger pool of entrepreneurs who don’t need to be space experts.
Jim Cantrell
Many foster children have had difficulty making the transition to independent living. Several are homeless, become single parents, commit crimes, or live in poverty. They are also frequent targets of crime.
Charles Bass
Foster the People wouldn’t exist without Mophonics.
Mark Foster
Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I’m ashamed and embarrassed to say that I’ve read very little of David Foster Wallace’s work. It’s a huge gap in my education, one of many.
Ben Fountain
The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
Wendell Berry
We need a budget that will foster economic growth for all of our people, and we need to make taxes more simple and fair for working families – not give handouts to the rich.
Seth Moulton
There was one family drama on television when we took out ‘The Fosters’ – ‘Parenthood’. Everybody thought it sounded like a great show, but nobody thought there was a home for it.
Peter Paige
Hackathons are an amazing way to engage the team, foster collaboration, and knock out great work.
Neil Blumenthal
I think that the hardest thing about working with young people in foster care who’ve been through this kind of neglect and abuse is really to convince them that they are worthy of being loved. And I think because often they don’t feel worthy of it, that’s why they push people away.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
There’s always been a lot of interest in the tech community about how to foster innovation and creativity – both within a company but also in the ecosystem of a tech cluster. In both cases, creating opportunities for people who don’t encounter each other normally to meet and talk is key.
Taavet Hinrikus
With clear definitions and a taxonomy that illustrates their relationships, the Inventure Cycle defines the pathway from inspiration to implementation. This framework captures the skills, attitudes, and actions that are necessary to foster innovation and to bring breakthrough ideas to the world.
Steve Blank
From the very beginning, our driving passion has been simple: to create and foster a platform where people across the globe can not only meet and interact, but share music, videos, thoughts and ideas.
Tom Anderson
We expect to foster a conservative governing philosophy consisting of limited government and respect for traditional American virtues.
Betsy DeVos
Anyone dying is not easy, but certainly not a mother. Me and my brother, we stuck together. The foster families were good to me, and then my nanny took me in.
Barry Keoghan
Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse.
Mary Garden
One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.
Joseph Campbell
We need a new generation of leaders who will promote policies that will foster economic growth and alleviate the middle class squeeze, defend America’s national security against those who threaten our people, reform the culture of Washington, D.C., and reassert the constitutional principles that make our country unique.
Ron DeSantis
We must work together to strengthen Jerusalem as a modern, open capital and to foster welcoming, inclusive communities across the Jewish world. It is vital to the health and vibrancy of the global Jewish future and to ensuring a strong Israel.
Lynn Schusterman
My mom and I built a guest house on my property so that my mom could help me fostering animals. I do multiple fosters a month.
Nikki Reed
As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions.
Brad Sherman
In the spring of 1929, I returned to the United States. I was homesick for this country. I had learned in my student days a great deal about the new physics. I wanted to pursue this myself, to explain it, and to foster its cultivation.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
I believe that Attorney Fortuno has some styles that it seems to me are going to foster dialogue and good communication, and I hope I am not mistaken.
Anibal Acevedo Vila
Writers such as Richard Powers and the late David Foster Wallace have shown the path to a newer generation of writers for whom all national boundaries are quaint curiosities.
Giles Foden
I have a family member who was in the foster system briefly, and so I’ve kind of grown up knowing about it myself.
Maia Mitchell
A feeling of self worth is the best accomplishment we can foster in our prisons.
Yolanda King
Electing pro-choice Republican women can help foster a discussion that reflects the full spectrum of views and can lead to a more balanced and responsible public dialogue.
Linda Lingle
I am not only the person who wrote and sold a novel while raising a houseful of biological and foster children; I am also the person who wrote a horrific young adult novel that never sold and gave up on a foster child I couldn’t handle – an experience that still haunts me.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
I think of reading like a balanced diet; if your sentences are too baggy, too baroque, cut back on fatty Foster Wallace, say, and pick up Kafka as roughage.
Zadie Smith
Incumbency adds a layer of advantage on top of this party dominance. But rather than foster an environment in which members of Congress feel free to buck popular sentiment and wrestle seriously with the problems confronting the country, it reinforces the ideological divide between the parties.
Thomas E. Mann
We protected Andre Johnson, given him long-term contracts. Brian Cushing’s got a long-term contract. Arian Foster. So certain key players, core players, we’ve tried not to tie them up for a long period of time.
Bob McNair
I feel like a foster kid that’s been in the system for a long time, and then at 16, somebody adopted them and said, ‘You can go to college, and you ain’t got to pay no student loans.’ I feel happy. I feel accepted after all these years of blood, sweat, and tears.
Tiffany Haddish
We moved leisurely towards Mount Foster, on the 22nd, and arrived opposite to it a little before sunset.
Charles Sturt
As policymakers, we need to foster an environment that allows U.S.-based innovators and entrepreneurs to compete and to flourish. Excessive regulations and bureaucratic red tape dramatically increase the cost of doing business and create uncertainty for companies.
Ralph Hall
I do not have a family, per se. When I was younger, I grew up in foster care with my brother and sister. It was really a struggle, and knowing that there were people out there with tight-knit families really made my childhood an unfortunate one.
Victor Ortiz
The euro zone was driven by the neoliberal view that markets are always efficient. That in itself is political. There was no pressing economic need that the euro was required to solve, but leaders believed that it would foster growth.
Joseph Stiglitz
Many traditional religions foster attitudes that ought to have disappeared as biological understanding accumulated over the last century.
George C. Williams
While I was in high school, I saw Sutton Foster in ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie,’ and she was the one that was most inspiring to me for sure. I saw ‘Millie’ 6 times in a span of two years or so.
Jonathan Groff
If I could teach people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children would have a smile on their face.
Catriona Gray
Do you want to get rid of the rules of the road? Do you want to let everybody just do whatever they want to do? Or do you want to really look out for the consumer, look out for the American people, and figure out ways to create and foster an environment where companies want to double down on America?
Valerie Jarrett
Publishers are born connectors; they bring like-minded people together. They are also conversationalists of the first order. They foster the interaction between the three key parties in commercial media: the audience, the author/creator and the marketer.
John Battelle
Not only that, but when I first met Joe, to my intense delight, he showed me that he was a collector. He was collecting some of the early Tarzan pages by Hal Foster, and, later, early Flash Gordons; and I found that we were both absolutely interested in the same type of thing.
Joe Shuster
The most important element of the foster care system is getting kids out of foster care and into a permanent placement so they don’t have to spend their entire childhoods in courtrooms, wondering if they will ever have a place to call home.
Rhea Perlman
The only point of government is to safeguard and foster life.
George Wald
The organization reflects the behavior and characteristics of the CEO, and that establishes the culture. Foster an environment of open communication, and the organization inherits a culture of open communication.
Peter Levine
Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.
Louis Farrakhan
It’s a misconception that love can only foster between two people of opposite sex. Love is a bond.
Randeep Hooda
A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.
James H. Douglas, Jr.
Surrounded by a sweltering state known for its staunch conservatism, Austin is an oasis. It’s home to the University of Texas, which continuously fosters a well-educated youth culture who have been funneling their collective creative energy into building a vibrant music, film, and technology scene for decades.
Andrew Zimmern
Startup culture fosters laughter, debate, and a passionate, non-politically-correct focus on getting things done. And this startup of culture is something entrepreneurs struggle to maintain as the business grows. To ensure this environment continues, create a strong foundation and ensure everyone is on board.
Clay Clark
A great foster parent can end the cycle of abuse and neglect, and impact not just the foster child’s life, but also that child’s future children’s lives, the lives of people who would otherwise be victims of a lost foster child’s crimes, and help end human trafficking and homelessness.
Jen Lilley
Our state has many challenges ahead and there is much more work to be done, but it is essential we continue down this path and foster additional growth to best position us for the long term.
Ned Lamont
We need an economy that fosters and encourages competition and innovation.
John Hickenlooper
I think there are rock stars within every subgenre, and for people who are obsessed with musical theater Sutton Foster and Audra MacDonald are like Beyonce to them. I’m sure the a cappella world has their own version of that, and that exists in every geeky subculture.
Anna Kendrick
My husband and I had five biological children but we also have been raising 23 foster children.
Michele Bachmann
America has a unique combination of talent, a vibrant business environment, and access to global markets, which has enabled U.S. companies like Intel to foster economic growth and innovation.
Brian Krzanich
When we represent all cultures with sensitivity and truth, we foster a society that supports all people.
Mena Massoud
I would say that the woman’s ability to multi-task and to be maternal in instinct, it fosters a different approach to the character that makes sense as an actor.
Omari Hardwick
Though politics is by nature divisive, surely we all can agree that foster children need stability, safety, education, opportunity – and love.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
I hope to have a career like Jodie Foster, going from child to adult actress.
Evan Rachel Wood
With foster care, you have to remain unbiased, which is one of the huge challenges of it because you get to know the kids and if you care about the kids, it’s really hard to present yourself as unbiased. But you’re supposed to really be an unbiased party.
Jen Lilley
Physically robust infrastructure is not enough if it fails to foster a healthy community; ultimately, all infrastructure is social.
Pete Buttigieg
My mother dropped us off at a foster care centre when I was just two. But my grandmother ended up fighting for us and winning custody of us. We didn’t have much, but she gave us character.
Tori Bowie
I’m influenced by Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, David Foster Wallace: writers who are often not content to just stack paragraphs and have to break out of that.
Jesse Andrews
At the end of the day, I believe we can all work to foster a spirit of compassion, understanding, and awareness within our communities.
Kenny Stills
The best relationship is one that does not foster too much independence nor too much dependence, but exists in the healthy interdependence zone.
Karen Salmansohn
NEPA’s common sense approach to foster discussion and collaboration about major development projects has worked well to protect our national treasures and resources.
Frances Beinecke
When I put Foster The People together, I just wanted to play music with friends.
Mark Foster
Something we learned from foster kids after sitting down with them to hear their stories is that so many of them are invested in social justice, and they’re all invested in making the system better for the kids behind them.
Peter Paige
A good story needs equally good talent to foster it.
Arfi Lamba
I’ve worked with a lot of female directors over the course of my career: Martha Coolidge, Catherine Hardwicke, Jodie Foster.
Holly Hunter
I have great respect for actors like Jodie Foster and Natalie Portman who went to school the entire time they were acting. All I did was one small little independent film, and I realised I couldn’t balance both lives.
Nikki Reed
I want to be like Sutton Foster, Kristin Chenoweth or Anne Hathaway and do everything that has to do with performing.
Lilla Crawford
I was fortunate and worked hard to graduate top of my class as a primary school teacher and receive the Vere Foster Award, which is the medal given to the graduate who attains the highest mark in teaching practice.
Sinead Burke
Everyone picked on me in school because I was in foster care.
Dave Pelzer
I like Jodie Foster and then Meryl Streep. They’re just, like, the greatest ever.
Elle Fanning
We must promote upward mobility, starting with solutions that speak to our broken education system, broken immigration policy, and broken safety-net programs that foster dependency instead of helping people get back on their feet.
Paul Ryan
I want to foster a positive relationship between police officers and the communities they protect.
Kenny Stills
I grew up in a family with three brothers and sisters who joined my family through the foster care program, and I also have a sister who joined my family through a faith-based organization.
Cary Kennedy
I’m not proud of this, but I had a lot of misconceptions about American foster care. To me, foster care meant that a child would be placed with you, then taken away. I didn’t want to go through all of that.
Nia Vardalos
I’m a compassionate person, so if a product is 15 percent more than what I typically pay, and I see the purpose, I’ll foster that kind of sustainability for the farmers/fishers.
Tom Douglas
When we foster an economy without hope, we guarantee that a segment of our population will be destined to know homelessness on a permanent basis, and not for the one night I voluntarily spent at a shelter.
Jackie Speier
This stereotype that Black and brown boys and girls are dangerous or threatening has normalized systems of trauma: the cradle to prison pipeline, foster care, youth detention, and being tried and sentenced as adults. We treat trauma with more trauma.
Cori Bush
We have lost sight of nature’s role in the whole process of maturation and growing up. Parents and nature are a team. And nature can’t go on without the parental role of being able to foster individuality and viability unless the attachment needs are fully met.
Gordon Neufeld
No party or event is without a reason. This is how we foster new relationships, open doors, and launch new ideas that create business opportunities, investments, and jobs in the U.S. and Spain.
James Costos
I think my heart always goes out to men at the peak of their celebrity who checked out. There’s such an odd, horrible trend in my lifetime for it – Kurt Cobain, David Foster Wallace, Alexander McQueen, Heath Ledger.
Chuck Palahniuk
The most forward-leaning leaders are single-minded about creating company cultures that foster a true spirit of innovation.
Lynne Doughtie
No one has ever made me as starstruck as Sutton Foster.
Helene Yorke
In fourth grade, I learned that reading was serious business, not just a pleasant way to pass the time, and that like medicine or engineering, it had a definite, valuable purpose: to foster ‘comprehension.’
Walter Kirn
There are essential elements for our public schools to fully develop the potential of both students and educators. They should be centers of community, where students, families and educators work together to support student success. They should foster collaboration.
Randi Weingarten
My mum was a child minder, but now she fosters. My dad was in the police force, and now he’s a private detective.
Finn Jones
I’ve toured the world with David Foster and all kinds of different people. It’s been a great ride, and I don’t think it’s about to stop any time soon.
Ruben Studdard
I think that if you put me and Sebastian Stan as Ric Flair and Arn Anderson in a Four Horsemen movie, and then you cast Ethan Suplee as Ole Anderson. Then you get someone wacked out of their head like Ben Foster or Emile Hirsch to play Tully Blanchard. It could be really cool.
Paul Walter Hauser
I’ve long been interested in how technology mediates desire and the way that our phones, an extension of ourselves, foster intimate interactions that feel so personal and deep, despite being relayed through a machine.
Jenna Wortham
Public schooling fosters our common identity as Americans sharing a land of diversity. It promotes the American ideal of opportunity for all, not just some. It cultivates the civic values of respecting individuals as well as collective responsibility.
Randi Weingarten
Fox bought the rights to the book way back when, and there was this attempt by Fox to make a movie out of ‘The Hot Zone,’ and it tended tragically in a Hollywood disaster involving Robert Redford and Jodie Foster and Ridley Scott. But the rights have been sitting at Fox ever since.
Richard Preston
John Hawkes is amazing. I really want to meet that man; he’s so good. Him and Ben Foster, and I’m a big fan of Nick Stahl – those are my three guys.
Rory Culkin
As an adoptive parent myself of foster children, I have seen firsthand the glaring problems of the system currently facing this Nation.
Dennis Cardoza
As a young singer, you have to get experience somehow, to try things out and grow as a singer. They way you do that is by going through the ranks and singing at companies like Opera Birmingham. It’s a perfect place to foster a career.
Susanna Phillips
I think co-working spaces, incubators, and accelerators outside of the Bay Area do a lot to foster a local startup scene – which is really important for early founders, but I also think that exposure to the Bay Area is extremely valuable for startups.
Michael Seibel
This point seems counter-intuitive, given the amount of conspicuous vulgarity, vice, and immorality in America. Indeed some Islamic fundamentalists argue that their regimes are morally superior to the United States because they seek to foster virtue among the citizens.
Dinesh D’Souza
There’s always hope in ‘The Fosters.’ These are fundamentally good people who are all trying their best and making some terrible, terrible decisions, but they’re trying their best. And there’s always hope for those people.
Peter Paige
First of all, Marty Foster is a really good fellow. No. 2, Google or YouTube the time he called Ben Zobrist out on a strike three against Joe Nathan couple years ago that gave Joe Nathan his 300th save.
Joe Maddon
As soon as I finished ‘Doctor Foster,’ I obviously wanted to run straight home to give my husband a big cuddle.
Suranne Jones
The objective I propose is quite simple to state: to foster the infrastructure of democracy – the system of a free press, unions, political parties, universities – which allows a people to choose their own way to develop their own culture, to reconcile their own differences through peaceful means.
Ronald Reagan
I came to Harlem from West Virginia when I was three, after my mother died. My father, who was very poor, gave me up to two wonderful people, my foster parents.
Walter Dean Myers
Many children in the foster care system are often in the midst of a family challenge.
Michele Bachmann
We were pressured to accept kids we were not qualified to handle. And we do that to people all the time, which is why we don’t have enough foster parents.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
I will do everything I can… to make sure that Poland sticks to a development that fosters the rule of law, democracy.
Frans Timmermans
The most resilient companies foster a pervasive culture of innovation at all levels of the organization – one that values risk-taking, embraces experimentation and considers failure an inevitable part of thinking boldly.
Lynne Doughtie
I thought of Jeff Bridges in ‘Hell or High Water’ and Ben Foster, and I kept trying very hard not to, because you’re terrified you’re going to write this thing that then feeds specifically to this one person that then won’t do it.
Taylor Sheridan
Accordingly, it is our task to ensure that the Government formulates policies that foster the continued development of the IT sector while also providing for citizens’ access to technology and opportunity for economic advancement.
Tim Holden
There’s no better place in the world for technology start-ups than Silicon Valley; there’s such an incredible well of talent and capital and resources. The whole system is set up to foster the creation of new companies.
Elon Musk
The biggest mistake you can make is assuming that creativity will hit you all at once and the muse will carry you to the end of the book on feather wings while ‘Foster the People’ plays gently in the background. Storytelling is work. Pleasurable work, usually, but it is work.
Maggie Stiefvater
I tend to foster drama via bleakness. If I want the reader to feel sympathy for a character, I cleave the character in half, on his birthday. And then it starts raining. And he’s made of sugar.
George Saunders
I want to aspire to something like what Denzel Washington does, which is try to find scripts written for white actors – or Jodie Foster, who reads scripts for male actors.
Wentworth Miller
I am a struggling writer. A middle-aged man with two little kids and I’m just trying to earn a living. So buy this book – or my kids will have to go to foster care.
Christopher Darden
If the market is left to sort matters out, social injustice will be heightened and suffering in the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters.
Helen Clark
As lieutenant governor, I’ve traveled the world representing Iowa, working to expand our markets, while bringing investment and jobs to our state. I’ve worked on policy that attracts, retains and expands high-tech firms and fosters growth across Iowa.
Kim Reynolds
I’d like to follow in the footsteps along like Jodie Foster and Natalie Portman, who got their education.
Bailee Madison
When we look back, what we often find that’s most lasting and meaningful from our experiences in games are the relationships we create and foster.
Michael Morhaime
Sometime ago, I went for a film festival in San Francisco and that’s where I met film director Warren Foster and actors Robert Parham and Randy Taylor, by chance.
Babu Antony
Our daughter was not damaged or hurt in any way. She was simply relinquished to foster care by two people who were not ready to be parents. I admire them for giving her the chance for a better life. And I am grateful they gave my husband and me the opportunity to be parents.
Nia Vardalos
The studios don’t seem to foster good writing. They’re not so interested in that, but they’re more interested in what worked most recently. They’re definitely very serious about making money, and that’s not a wrong thing, but you don’t have to make money the same way all the time.
Bill Murray
We’re not the corporation of Foster the People. We’re a band.
Mark Foster
I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices.
Franz Liszt
I like Meryl Streep and Jodie Foster. Among Indian actress, I prefer Madhubala and Nutan.
Urmila Matondkar
Flexible supply chains are great for multinationals and consumers. But they erode already thin profit margins in developing-world factories and foster a pell-mell work environment in which getting the order out the door is the only thing that matters.
James Surowiecki
When I got emancipated from the foster care program and I became homeless, it was a struggle. I was working at an airline, and then I stopped to pursue comedy 110%.
Tiffany Haddish
Too many children in foster care are falling through cracks. Be a hero, take the time learn about adoption today.
Bruce Willis
After everything I’ve been through – the foster care, the losing my parents and stuff like that, I was never one to kind of go, ‘I’m gonna just not try.’ I used it all as ammunition.
Barry Keoghan
Crisis and pressure help foster change – that’s why I’m not so pessimistic towards crises.
Wolfgang Schauble
I want to encourage young people to have open and honest conversations with themselves, by doing so we proactively work on ourselves and create safe and caring environments that foster resiliency.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
Growing up, my family was like an unofficial foster home. My dad was a judge and my mom was a director of a women and children’s charity.
Jen Lilley
I grew up in an era of pretty severe poverty. My parents weathered the Great Depression, and money was always a very big concern. I was weaned on a shortage mentality and placed in foster homes largely because there simply wasn’t enough money to take care of the most basic of needs.
Wayne Dyer
Yet we have learned from the Scottish independence vote and with Brexit what referendums do to our politics. They foster bitter divisions in ways that parliamentary elections tend not to do.
Owen Jones
Our house was a place where you were welcome to make an idiot out of yourself. Silliness was valued. My dad worked with foster kids in the foster care system, and I think silliness was a way for him to leaven things up.
Ty Burrell
An induction into the prestigious USSSA Hall of Fame is a humbling honor and a testament to everyone who helped foster and grow Worth’s partnership with USSSA.
Robert Parish
It’s a mistake to try to use play to deliberately foster developmental progress.
Brian Sutton-Smith
I get ‘young Jodie Foster.’
Emma Corrin
I admire Jodie Foster. Her head is screwed on really well. It’s not loose at all.
Thora Birch
In one sense, the stories I read betrayed me. Too few gave me back my mirror image. Fewer still spoke to, or acknowledged, the existence of the problems I faced as a black foster child from a dysfunctional and badly broken home.
Nikki Grimes
When I was young, my brother David and I were farmed off to foster homes, and I spent time in orphanages. My father abandoned us. Here’s the most important person in my life, and I never met him.
Wayne Dyer
I mainly try to foster long-term collaborative relationships.
Cultivating innovative thinking starts at the top. Leaders can foster a culture of innovation by encouraging creativity and experimenting with new ideas.
Lynne Doughtie
Americans want and deserve a broad array of health insurance choices so they can identify those that best fit their own individual or family needs. These choices expand when we allow free enterprise to foster innovation, not smother it with taxes and one-size fits all ideology.
Fred Upton
We must continue to foster relevant and constructive dialogue among Israeli and Palestinian communities.
Jeff Fortenberry
I am convinced that the majority of American people do understand that we have a moral responsibility to foster the concepts of opportunity, free enterprise, the rule of law, and democracy. They understand that these values are the hope of the world.
Richard Lugar
When I was growing up, my parents took in foster children. From a young age, I learned that there are a lot of children in need.
Michelle Monaghan
Nothing is ever off the table at ‘The Fosters’ as long as it’s based in reality.
Peter Paige
Higher education should be based on quality, not quantity; receive merit-based funding; and be free of unnecessary bureaucracy. Not the least of the benefits of educational reform is to foster the pride of achievement at national and international levels.
Ahmed Zewail
I saw Al Foster with Miles Davis the other week. It was beautiful. But, the whole thing was, Al Foster played as well as everybody else, but all of them were quite brilliant under Miles Davis’ direction.
Charlie Watts
As a cell contains a natural intelligence by which it fosters the healthy functioning of the body, I, too, have natural intelligence that fosters the perfect unfolding of my life.
Marianne Williamson
Leadership that exploits and sacrifices young people on the altar of its goals is nothing more than raw, demonic power. Genuine leadership is found in ceaseless efforts to foster young people, to pave the way forward for them.
Daisaku Ikeda
I’ve worked with homeless kids, kids in foster care, and I’ve never met a kid who couldn’t be reached.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State, and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me to place Cambodia under the protection of the South East Asia Treaty Organization.
Norodom Sihanouk
I’ve grown up putting my suitcase down, making new friends, and then having to pick it up again, like ‘Let’s move him to another foster home in six months’ time.’
We think we’re saving time with microwaves, cell phones, beepers, computers and voice mail, but often these things help us create the illusion of getting somewhere – and they foster a chain of constant activity. We’re really just squeezing extra activity into every minute that we gain.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
My sister sings, and in Mexico, we have these things called ‘Casa de la Cultura,’ which are specific places where they actually foster culture. They support people who want to do something in culture.
Yalitza Aparicio
You would never argue about a straight girl playing a lesbian. Everybody still watched ‘The L Word.’ I feel like we have such great role models, like Jane Lynch and Jodie Foster and all these people that you don’t even think about.
Kirsten Vangsness
Until the legal formalities are completed, one is not supposed to make it public. When a child comes home, he/she is considered to be in foster care for the first month; the legal procedures begin after that.
Mandira Bedi
The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination. But growing up, Lincoln wasn’t a small town. It was a college town. It had record stores and was a liberal place.
Matthew Sweet
If we foster business growth and create opportunities, then our economy will again thrive.
Elizabeth Emken
I believe our legacy will be defined by the accomplishments and fearless nature by which our daughters and sons take on the global challenges we face. I also wonder if perhaps the most lasting expression of one’s humility lies in our ability to foster and mentor our children.
Naveen Jain
They shut down kids’ homes, for a number of reasons, and I was part of that transition into foster care. That’s all well and good if it’s populated by people who feel their work is paid decently and supported.
Lennie James
My foster parents were very religious. They told me that they had not decided to take me in, rather that it was God that had decided it for them.
Lemn Sissay
To foster entrepreneurship, expansion and job creation, more leaders at all levels of government have to demonstrate some understanding of what it takes to build and grow businesses in the private sector.
Elaine Chao
I like writers who seem to write because they have to. You get the feeling of this burning desire to tell a story. I find it in Peter Carey, Nicola Barker, Ali Smith and David Foster Wallace.
Patrick Ness
We do not kill the drama, we do not really limit its appeal by failing to encourage the best in it; but we do thereby foster the weakest and poorest elements.
George Pierce Baker
We need a new Latin American policy that is bold – different. We need to focus on building civil society, focus on the lack of infrastructure. We need look at ways to foster economic opportunity. There needs to be a more comprehensive economic vision in the region.
Mel Martinez
Hearing Radney Foster was big for me, like hearing Al Green or R.E.M. for the first time.
Darius Rucker
In order to sharpen its prediction skills, our brains constantly build models, or ‘templates,’ of the world. The better the template, the better the performance. And now we know playing action video game actually fosters better templates.
Daphne Bavelier
I was just about to sue the BBC for unlawful dismissal when I ran into Michael Foster, Chris Evans’s agent, who said never go near the law courts. Especially as an individual against a corporation with limitless funds.
Angus Deayton
I understand why offices need to have office parties. I understand why offices need to have betting pools. No matter what the job, you need things to foster camaraderie and let off steam.
Drew Goddard
India’s rigid social structure limits intergenerational economic mobility and fosters acceptance of vast wealth disparities.
Steven Rattner
As a college student, I worked as a mentor, and that got me involved in working with young people long before I became a foster parent.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Literally, FX is like, ‘How can we foster your vision?’ My vision is pretty much taking pictures of the way I see my life.
Pamela Adlon
When I get older, I want to be a Kristin Chenoweth and Sutton Foster – you know how they do all of it? I just want to do anything that has to do with performing.
Lilla Crawford
I was in foster care for a bit when I was younger.
Callum Wilson
This guy Simon Helberg, who’s in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins,’ I might have been vaguely patronizing to him because he hadn’t done films before. Gradually, you realize, not only is the guy a much bigger star than me, he’s maybe the richest man I’ve ever met.
Hugh Grant
I remember watching Jodie Foster in Contact, and that kind of opened my eyes.
Joel Gretsch
Hence we did not foster competition in our school, on the contrary.
Dora Russell
Physical development fosters learning.
Betsy Hodges
The problem is foster youth don’t really have this network that other kids have.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
I was a ward of the state, initially, and then in the foster care system for quite some time, even though I did live part-time with my aunt in Brooklyn.
Rosie Perez
University should foster imagination and creativity, enriching society in the process.
Owen Jones
Putting more money into families’ pockets will help them with the rising cost of living, and reducing the tax burden on business will help foster the entrepreneurial spirit of those who want to start-up or grow their own firms.
Priti Patel
When elected officials and others contribute to a climate and culture that fosters hyper-partisanship, we’ve got to blow the whistle.
Mark McKinnon
Like people, when companies work to foster a culture of collaboration, communication becomes second nature.
Doug McMillon
My husband and I vowed that after we married and settled down, we would become foster parents – a vow we kept and one that has enriched our lives greatly.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Our mission, as set forth by the Congress is a critical one: to preserve price stability, to foster maximum sustainable growth in output and employment, and to promote a stable and efficient financial system that serves all Americans well and fairly.
Ben Bernanke
I’m always being accused of being a Hollywood Republican, but I’m not! I have just as many Democratic ideas as Republican ones. If they could build three fewer bombs every month and give the money to foster care, that would be great.
Bruce Willis
Indeed, we must foster cost-saving competition. And that means joining the marketplace of other industrialized countries – not just for the manufacturers who sell drugs, but for consumers as well.
Olympia Snowe
To be a mother is a beautiful thing, but to be able to assume the role for a child in need is nothing less than amazing. I believe that any woman who takes on the role of a mother, whether it be naturally or through foster care or adoption, should be held in the highest regard.
Raheem DeVaughn
Natalie Portman is one of my favorites, and Jodie Foster. Those two are amazing actresses.
Alexa Vega
Technologies like PayPal foster competition because they enable people to shift their funds from one jurisdiction to another, and I think that ultimately will lead to a world in which there’s less government power and therefore more individual control.
Peter Thiel
Foster care was a big part of my life.
Barry Keoghan
Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership.
Daley Thompson
I oppose piracy and want to see intellectual property protected because that is what fosters and rewards innovation. But SOPA won’t accomplish a meaningful reduction in piracy and causes massive collateral damage to the Internet ecosystem.
Jared Polis
Nurturing an inclusive culture begins in the family. Home is the first place to foster openness and a culture of inclusion.
Alain Dehaze
Instead of focusing the traditional planning cycles where companies benchmark their businesses against existing competition, teams need to be developed to foster internal change and disruption. Self-disruption is akin to undergoing major surgery, but you are the one holding the scalpel.
Jay Samit
Programs that encourage mentorship, workshops that teach women how to self advocate, and even employee resource groups that are focused on women in the workplace are all very powerful outlets that foster safe-space conversations.
Belinda Johnson
Just in terms of when I got the script, the character I probably liked the least was Big Foster. Because even though he was central to the story and to that world, he was really written to be kind of a brute, a pig, a completely black-and-white bad guy.
David Morse
In addition to building the skills needed for the jobs of today and connecting individuals to these jobs, it is imperative to foster entirely new ideas and industries that will create the jobs of tomorrow.
Tae Yoo
We want to obviously foster a relationship that we’re a partner with states; that we all share the same goals of closing the achievement gap, just as the Congress does; and that we’re practical and sophisticated enough to understand what they’re talking about.
Margaret Spellings
Coming from where I came from, being a foster youth… like, living in all those different homes… I am glad I had those experiences because now, when I perform, I can come from a place of reality: I know how different people live.
Tiffany Haddish
I feel that women – without wishing to foster any strict separatist notions, homo or hetero – indeed have a need for their own publications and organizations. Our problems, our experiences as women are profoundly unique as compared to the other half of the human race.
Lorraine Hansberry
It takes a lot to become a foster parent.
Rosie O’Donnell
The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral – whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful. Were you capable of deep love? I want to foster eulogy virtues when I’m in a yoga class or meditation session or any spiritual gathering. Especially if I’m lying in corpse pose. It just makes sense.
Maggie Rowe
One thing about Foster the People is that it’s taking pieces of a lot of different genres of music and kind of melding them together.
Mark Foster
I don’t think I’ll do foster care or adopt, to be quite honest.
Mary J. Blige
We must get government out of the way and help foster an environment where small businesses are free to grow and create jobs.
Sam Graves
If there is one thing that the women and men of the late 20th century who have an awareness and enjoyment of history can be sure of, it is that Islam was not sent from Heaven to foster egotism and mediocrity.
Fatema Mernissi
More broadly, we are going to have to examine the safety net programs to make sure they are poised to catch the families before they fall even more, especially in the areas of unemployment benefits, child care assistance, and foster care.
Richard Neal
USDA Rural Development is responsible for helping rural counties and small communities provide public services and foster economic growth. Often these investments help fill gaps that are hard to overcome with a rural tax base.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
I’m missing work. We didn’t have enough money for preschool. I had a panic attack. I couldn’t do it. I became one of those horrible foster parents who give the kids back.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
All anti-abortion protesters should be presented, on the spot, with an application to sign up as foster parents. They should also be given the names of children in their area in need of adoptive parents. And if they won’t sign or volunteer, they should shut up.
Kurt Eichenwald
My wife and I are foster parents.
Eric Garcetti
Although I did admire David Foster Wallace’s final unfinished novel about boredom, I’m no DFW, and I want my books to be exciting, not boring.
Chris Pavone
It needs to be understood that global warming countermeasures could transform the economy and foster growth, not hinder it.
Yoshihide Suga
State and local government, with financial support from the federal government, should offer a program to educate and train foster children for employment and provide them with financial assistance, as needed, until they reach age 21.
Charles Bass
For a startup to overcome obstacles and succeed, it must foster limitless thinking. By hiring students into their first career job, you get to set their framework for how a company functions and instill them with your values for your company’s culture.
Jay Samit
The Internet is a place that fosters creativity.
Justin Kan
Design is a powerful factor in communication between disciplines and stakeholders and can transform knowledge into creative, human-oriented solutions that can promote companies’ and countries’ competitive ability and foster innovation and growth.
Jens Martin Skibsted