April 25, 2005
"I know that when I have kids and a family, that's when my real life starts and that's what real happiness is."
-Reality TV star and snobby rich girl Paris Hilton (Elle Girl, May 2005)
March 9, 2005
"I have a 6-year-old daughter, and I want her to be able to look me in the eye. I'm a single dad, that's what it comes down to. And the guys were really accommodating when I would tell them that. They'd be like, 'Bring your daughter on tour! We'll work the tour around you.' But that's not the place for a 6-year-old. She would be sitting backstage sometimes, just counting dollars. Because Fieldy would tell her, 'Every time you hear a curse word, you'll get a dollar. It will help us stop cursing.' And at the end of the day, she'd turn to me and be like, 'Look at all my money, Daddy!'"
-Brian "Head" Welch, former Korn guitarist explaining why he left the band. (Source: MTV, Feb. 25, 2005)
February 12, 2005
“Having children makes you look at the world a bit differently. You want to lash our a little more, and that affects how you write songs. And there's nothing more humbling than being a parent. There are two types of people you can never talk down to: old people and kids. You have to communicate with your kids all the time—not to censor them, but to talk about things.”
March 30, 2004
"No amount of money makes me as happy as just being at home."
-Hilary Duff (Source: Guidepost for Teens, February/March 2004)
October 22, 2003
"[He] changed everything, but in the most wonderful way. Everything that should matter, matters. He's absolutely the center of my life."
September 25, 2003
"My wife went down there [Costa Rica] and left me with our twins. I was fine, they did fine, they behaved. Then she came back and they started misbehaving directly -- waah! -- as soon as she walked in the door. They behave for me because I hang them upside down by their legs."
September 22, 2003
"People only talk about what a joyous experience it is, but there is terror: Your life, as you know it, is over. It's over the day that child is born. It's over, and something completely new starts."
September 21, 2003
"To my son, Michael, I promised I would do this: Thbbbt!"
-Sopranos star James Gandolfini, during his acceptance speech at the 2003 Emmys. (Source: Fox, September 21, 2003)