June 3, 2008
"I don't think it is a sin to be rich, it's a sin to die rich. I want people to make as much money as they can as long as they give it away as much as they can."
â€“Rick Warren pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life. (Sydney Morning Herald, July 4, 2006)
June 4, 2005
"[My friends say,] 'Well, you know with Janet Jackson and the Super Bowl, I think people are more offended with the direction our culture has taken.' And I'm like, 'Well, why not be offended by the Super Bowl? Why not be offended by the crass commercialism—that buying a new car is going to provide you with happiness and salvation? Why not be offended by the notion that grown men who beat the sh-t out of each other get paid $15 million a year, while schoolteachers in the inner-city get paid $24,000 a year?' That's offensive. If we're going to start talking about things that are offensive, a bare breast is at the bottom of the list."
-Moby (Source: Relevant, May/June 2005)
April 25, 2005
"Is life easier when you have more money? Yes. Does it make you happier? No. Can it take away unhealthiness? No. Happiness comes from within."
February 12, 2005
“You can have all the money in the world. You can have everything under the tree that you ever wanted. And if you're sitting there alone, you are the saddest, loneliest human being on the planet, and there is absolutely nothing that money can buy that will fill your soul.”
June 3, 2004
"I found out the hard way that you can have everything in the world and still not be satisfied."
-Rapper Bow Wow (Source: Teen Vogue, June/July 2004)
October 29, 2003
"This whole success and this whole thing of being in a band, for me it's just a blessing. I never want it to change me. But it's almost like everyone around me changes. They expect you to roll in a Mercedes Benz. They want you to be this rock star."
-Sonny Sandoval, lead singer of P.O.D. Recent P.O.D. albums include Payable on Death, Satellite, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, The Warriors EP, Brown and Snuff the Punk. The Still Payin' Dues DVD is also available. (Source: Relevant, November/December 2003)
Other P.O.D. Quotables:
Sonny Sandoval on Rock Bottom
Wuv on Positive Music
Sonny Sandoval on Marcos Curiel
Sonny Sandoval on Sharing Faith
Jason Truby on Shaping Lives
Traa Daniels on Being Inspiring
September 10, 2003
"I have realized that material possessions don't really bring that much happiness. I'm not suggesting that money doesn't help, because it does. It's certainly better than wondering where your next meal is going to be. But, at the same time, if you're wondering where your next meal is coming from, you're not thinking about when you're going to die."
August 27, 2003
"It's all fleeting. As fame is fleeing, so are all the trappings of fame fleeting. The money, the clothes, the furniture."