October 30, 2003Relationships)
"I love the guy. He just needs to grow up. [Wuv, Traa and I] have always been the three men in the group. Marcos has always been the little boy that we try to take care of."
-Sonny Sandoval, lead singer of P.O.D., talking about Marcos Curiel and his headline-grabbing departure from the band. Recent P.O.D. albums include Payable on Death, Satellite, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, The Warriors EP, Brown and Snuff the Punk. The Still Payin' Dues DVD is also available. (Source: Relevant, November/December 2003)
October 29, 2003Materialism)
"This whole success and this whole thing of being in a band, for me it's just a blessing. I never want it to change me. But it's almost like everyone around me changes. They expect you to roll in a Mercedes Benz. They want you to be this rock star."
-Sonny Sandoval, lead singer of P.O.D. Recent P.O.D. albums include Payable on Death, Satellite, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, The Warriors EP, Brown and Snuff the Punk. The Still Payin' Dues DVD is also available. (Source: Relevant, November/December 2003)
Other P.O.D. Quotables:
Sonny Sandoval on Rock Bottom
Wuv on Positive Music
Sonny Sandoval on Marcos Curiel
Sonny Sandoval on Sharing Faith
Jason Truby on Shaping Lives
Traa Daniels on Being Inspiring
"I don't meet other bands and they say, 'I hear you're a born again Christian.' They just want to hang out and see what kind of person you are. That's when they start to say, 'These guys are different. They do believe in something that's real.'"
-Sonny Sandoval, lead singer of P.O.D. Recent P.O.D. albums include Payable on Death, Satellite, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, The Warriors EP, Brown and Snuff the Punk. The Still Payin' Dues DVD is also available. (Source: Relevant, November/December 2003)Spirituality)
"I think I'm trying to find, I don't know, maybe God or universal truth. I think movies and all of literature are the one thing that helps us communicate the human condition, and it makes us feel less alone."
October 24, 2003Celebrity)
"I don't know why people relate to me, but my guess is that they're tired of beautiful, cookie-cutter pop stars. They don't believe them, and they don't trust them."
October 23, 2003Artistry)
"I'm not an artist. I'm just a guy who was on a reality show -- and I didn't even win!"Artistry)
"Am I gonna hear about it? Hell, yes! See, I'm a real preacher. ... For a long time, people would say, 'You can't sing "Love and Happiness" because that's not a gospel song.' And then I started to think, 'What's the second verse of "Love and Happiness"?' [Singing] 'Be good to me, and I'll be good to you/We'll be together to see each other walk away with victory.' Now, if we don't wanna see each other walk away with victory, something must be wrong."
October 22, 2003Technology)
"It's like the Pope of software meeting with the Dalai Lama of integration."
-U2's Bono describing the launch of iTunes for Windows. (Source: Apple, October 16, 2003)Activism)
"If you want your life to matter, no consumer product can be as important as a medical advance, even one that most people never hear about."Family)
"[He] changed everything, but in the most wonderful way. Everything that should matter, matters. He's absolutely the center of my life."Politics)
"Yeah, [peace] is a tough sell. But I can't help what I believe. I'm not saying that we should lie down and allow ourselves to be pummeled. But the great people in the world who made the most powerful changes -- very often they are people who talked about peace. Whether it's Martin Luther King or Ghandi or Nelson Mandela or Christ. I mean, what about 'Thou shalt not kill' don't you understand? God said don't. And God's a very powerful tool, especially when missused."
October 20, 2003Activism)
"If people knew how KFC treats chickens, they'd never eat another drumstick. ... I am calling for a boycott of all KFC restaurants until my friends at PETA tell me that you have agreed to be kinder in your practices."
October 19, 2003Appearance)
"God is okay with me being sexy. ... God is the main person in my life and I wouldn't do anything to offend him. People say it's hypocritical to wear sexy clothes and then sing about God -- but it's not like that at all. I obviously wouldn't wear hot pants in normal life or if I was going to church. ... I have a personal relationship with God and I don't see any problem with what I wear or how I dance on stage. Anything that I feel uncomfortable doing, I wouldn't do."
-Beyonce Knowles from Destiny's Child. (Source: Asian News International, October 15, 2003)
"Church is my sanctuary, the place I go to let go. Every time I go to church, I feel like I'm baptized, I can start over. I go to church and cry from happiness, sadness, and feel rejuvenated. Whatever's wrong in my life, I am relaxed and at peace when I can feel God. I know everything is okay when I am connected with God."
-Beyonce Knowles from Destiny's Child. (Source: TeenHollywood.com, August 10, 2003)
October 17, 2003Artistry)
"[The record company] was like, 'Here are your songs.' I was like, 'Hi, I'm 14. I'll do anything.' Those albums are why I'm here today, but goddamn, I should give a refund to anyone who bought my first record."
October 15, 2003Spirituality)
"I have standards. There are things I will not do ... I always carry myself like a lady. I don't feel like I ever do anything raunchy ... It's entertainment and I believe God is OK with that."
-Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, explaining how she draws the line on lesbian kissing (see Britney Spears and Madonna at the 2003 MTV VMAs) but has God's blessing to strut around in hot pants. (Source: Sky News, October 15, 2003)
October 7, 2003Celebrity)
"It's pretty awesome. A lot of people throw underwear at bands, but our kids bring us books."Spirituality)
"I personally don't have any kind of religion. My mother is a Christian, and I always kind of think that the Bible is just a story--no offense to you or anyone. Honestly, that's what I feel the Bible is, and if it is, then maybe I can make one up, too. It's a book about the things that happened before we are now. At the same time, I know that this is not real. I'm not thinking that my thoughts are correct and that's what people are to believe. They're ridiculous, so maybe the Bible is."
-Coheed & Cambria's singer/guitarist Claudio Sanchez about his quadrilogy of albums that he sees as his own version of the Bible. It involves Adam and Eve-like characters who must sacrifice their children to save the universe. (Source: Alternative Press, November 2003)Artistry)
"Sometimes I'll be like, 'Oh, man, this stuff is too obscure and crazy, and people aren't going to get it' -- but what can you do about that? It's just the music we make. You can't cater it, and you can't play down to people. You can't assume people are stupid. I'm not going to put in an extra chorus because it's catchy or take out some bigger words because I think people won't get them. You just have to say what you want, I guess. At least that's what I have to tell myself."Crime)
"My escape is faith. Sometimes it doesn't seem like there's a light at the end of the tunnel. You pray, you have faith. The next thing you know, the light is brighter than ever."
-Basketball player Kobe Bryant, when asked if basketball would be his escape from the media circus surrounding his criminal case for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman. (Source: Sportsline.com, October 6, 2003)