July 5, 2005
"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)
March 17, 2005
"Security is the first issue. If they want education, they have to have security. Haiti can be manageable if the international community focuses on it. Right now there's no focus on it. Haiti don't have diamonds or oil. I believe people are more important than that."
March 30, 2004
"In some ways it feels like a lot of the stuff we spend our time doing is about building up our little Jars of Clay 'kingdom.' Then all of a sudden we talk about Africa, and it's like Jars of Clay what?"
October 22, 2003
"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."
October 20, 2003
"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."
September 25, 2003
"I feel good knowing I've made a difference in somebody's life."
September 22, 2003
"That peace is the most important thing. And in that, I think love is included. Above all things, it's the most righteous. Not war for peace, not guns or bombs for peace. Peace itself, a natural state."
August 31, 2003
"I've gotten to do so many great things most people will never get to do in a lifetime that I don't think it's worth whining over things I don't get to do."
August 28, 2003
"Every photographer wants to be the first one who talks Beyonce out of her clothes. It's prestigious for him if I expose a nipple. ... When they make those kinds of demands, I leave. Goodbye. I want to be respected and remembered for my talent in the first place, not for my booty. ... Some women show some nudity in all their pics. But I am known for being prudish. I don't have a problem with sexy clothes. Any really hot fashion thing I'll wear. And I'll put on a bikini if the scene is on the beach. But vulgar for no reason? Never."
-Beyonce Knowles, recent solo artist and member of Destiny's Child. She was also asked if one of her songs had ever come on the radio while she was making love. Her response? "Oh, I hate that. It messes up the vibe." (Source: Sky News, August 28, 2003)