July 27, 2005Relationships)
"Love is not the way it is in the movies, and it's not some idealistic, huge, fantastic thing. It's very real and personal and not what we're taught in society at all."Spirituality)
"It's really important to get the priorities straight early in life. You’ve got to get your faith in order and what you believe in and work at it. Make sure the relationships around you are strong and healthy especially with your family and friends. Those are the big things."Celebrity)
"A lot of times people misconstrue [success] with how much money you make and what kind of job you're going to get. I think those things pale compared to other stuff. I think [success] is when you get an e-mail or you talk to someone and you find out that your music has changed someone or impacted them in a really serious way. All the success that the world could give you doesn't matter compared to one person's life being changed."Business)
"It didn't really surprise me because I grew up with a lot of that backlash. That's why I didn't end up going into the Christian music industry. I think that if they're really good Christians the judgment wouldn't be there."
-Jessica Simpson responding to criticism from a radical conservative group about her stripper-like actions in the video for the song "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" that appears on the Dukes of Hazzard soundtrack. (MSNBC, July 27, 2005)
July 9, 2005Relationships)
"Marriage can be whatever you define it as. For example, I don't feel like I need a piece of paper that says I own her and she owns me. I think signing a piece of paper doesn't mean anything in the eyes of God or in the eyes of people. The thing is, if you are together and you love each other and are good to each other, make babies and all that, for all intents and purposes you are married."
-Johnny Depp, who has two children with singer/actress Vanessa Paradis, though the two aren't married. (USA Today, July 7, 2005)
July 5, 2005Activism)
"Bono's in love with the world. He wants to embrace it. I want to punch its lights out. We're a psychotic Tweedledum and Tweedledee."
-Bob Geldof, who organized the massive Live 8 worldwide concert with Bono and Richard Curtis, following the successful 1985 Live Aid concert for famine relief. (Time, June 27, 2005)