October 14, 2004Spirituality)
"When I was younger, we were very much churchgoers. Now that things have gotten a little bit busier and I have gotten a little bit older, I don't necessarily think that you have to go to church to be a believer. I travel so much and I work so hard, but I have faith in that kind of thing and I pray all the time and I believe in God."Relationships)
"I wonít do a nude scene.† I donít even like to do kissing scenes, believe it or not.† You know, Iíve got a girlfriend and itís not okay for her to kiss somebody else.† Itís really creepy to go see one of your movies and be sitting next to your girlfriend while youíre making out with somebody else.† Itís a weird, weird thing to do.† And if I ever did get married, then I would never do a movie where Iíd kiss somebody else Ė ever.† It blows me away that married people kiss other married people in movies.† When I get married, man, the lips only touch the wife.† So, Iíll work even less."
-John Corbett, famous for his good guy roles as Chris in TV's Northern Exposure, Nia Vardalos' love interest in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Kate Hudson's pastor/boyfriend in Raising Helen, and the new Hilary Duff flick Raise Your Voice.(Source: Crosswalk.com, October 2004)
October 7, 2004Politics)
"If we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent us; if we're a humble nation, but strong, they'll welcome us."
-U.S. President George W. Bush, during a 2000 debate on foreign policy with then Vice President Al Gore. (Source: Time.com, September 2004)Relationships)
"I don't think being married to someone is so easy, really. But I'm interested in the idea of marriage. I think it's madness but it's a grand madness. If people think it's normal, they're out of their minds. I think that's why a lot of people fall apart, because they're not prepared for what it is. Once they've made that commitment, they think that's the end of it, now they can rest easy."
-Bono, lead singer for U2, who release their latest album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, on November 23, 2004, talking about the song "All I Want is You." (Source: U2: Into the Heart - The Stories Behind Every Song - review)
October 6, 2004Relationships)
"I just think people loving each other is a kind of miracle. And I think it's against all odds and I think everything in the world conspires against that, from just the humdrum of paying the bills to desire ≠ 'cuz sex has been elevated to the ultimate commodity, the one that you can't live without ≠ and I'm just amazed when I meet people like that. And this doesn't come from any disappointment myself, I just think it's a remarkable thing to see, and I don't think we should accept it as normal. It's like when you see people getting married because it's that time and you just kind of think, 'Oh no!' Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously. The reason why there's operas and novels and pop tunes written about love is because it's such an extraordinary thing, not because it's commonplace, and yet that's what you're told, you grow up with this idea that it's the norm."Artistry)
"There's a real deal. A real deal, between us and our audience. Which is we don't have to worry about where our kids are going to school, paying a hospital bill, paying the mortgage, in return we don't make a crap album. Two crap albums and you're out. That's our deal with our audience."