December 15, 2004Spirituality)
"It's definitely a contradiction. Contradiction is part of who everybody is. I am a real person, and I make my mistakes and I laugh and I cry and I smile and I hate and I love. One song is, I love God, and the next song is, Can you come over? That's how I feel. Sometimes you're in church, and you're looking at the girl's dress right next to you."
-Kanye West responding to a question about the contradiction between his song "Jesus Walks" and the profanity and sexual content on the rest of his College Dropout album. (Source: Time, December 13, 2004)
December 13, 2004Inspiration)
ďI write feelings, not thoughts. Feelings are much stronger than thoughts. We are all led by instinct, and our intellect catches up later... What came out of me [on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb] was the other things in my life I wasnít tending to: My family, the hypocrisy of my own heart, and my fatherís death. I mean, why am I not spending more time with my kids? Why am I trying to save other peopleís kids instead? How can I sing about love when Iím never home?Ē
-U2 frontman Bono. (Source: Spin, December 2004)Celebrity)
ďIf Iím going to sell out, even for a moment, to get something for my career, is the outcome really worth it? And itís hard, because stuff can be handed to you and everyone can be like, ĎOh itís fine, itís easy for you, just do it and it wonít be that big of deal.íAnd, well, maybe itís a big deal to me. Everyone talks about Ďstaying groundedí when you become famous, and part of staying grounded is listening to that void inside your head and not compromising.Ē
-Amber Tamblyn from the TV show Joan of Arcadia (Source: CosmoGirl, Dec 2004/Jan 2005)