September 2, 2005
"If it's a good song, it doesn't matter if it was originally sung by a tone-deaf monkey."
June 20, 2005
"I'm shy. Super-shy. The most shy person in the world."
Latin pop superstar Shakira, most well-known for wearing next to nothing and belly dancing. (USA Today, June 16, 2005)
June 2, 2005
"I can't do all that riddly diddly stuff. I'm not good enough. It's all about not playing. I think I'm the best non-playing drummer in the world. No one not-plays like me."
-Will Champion, drummer for Coldplay, who release their X&Y album next week. (Source: Blender, June 2005)
September 24, 2004
''I have a nerd soul and I'm embracing it.''
-Mark Hamill (yes, the Luke Skywalker guy), speaking of his current exploits directing the mockumentary Comic Book: The Movie and his Fort Franny project, a kids' show mixing animation and puppets. (Source: Entertainment Weekly, September 24, 2004)
September 30, 2003
"I handed him forty dollars and told him, 'This is for sneaking into your show in London.'"
-Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman on his interaction with U2's Bono. Switchfoot albums include The Beautiful Letdown, Learning to Breathe, New Way To Be Human, The Legend of Chin and The Early Years: 1997-2000, which collects their first three albums. The Live in San Diego DVD is also available. (Source: RollingStone, September 24, 2004)
September 23, 2003
"They make great bookends. I was happy to get the fourth one."
-Petra guitarist Bob Hartman, on Grammy Awards. While Petra has won four Grammy's, they admit that those who vote for the Grammy Awards don't know much about Christian music, so the awards are more a result of name recognition. Petra recently released Jekyll & Hyde, marking more than 30 years in the music industry. (Source: CCM, September 2003)
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)
September 15, 2003
"I know you love us both the same, but who do you think is funnier, me, or SpongeBob SquarePants?"
September 8, 2003
"'Touch of My Hand' is about, you know, touch of my hand."
September 7, 2003
"I just don't think that you should eat anything that's Jesus. It's okay to eat the cross as long as God is not on it."
-Liz Samuel, an employee outraged that the store she works for is selling chocolate statues of Jesus. (Source: Relevant, September/October 2003)
August 14, 2003
"People have this image of me as wholesome, and that's very much who I am. But for some reason, I love to cuss. I don't do it in front of my parents, because they don't like it at all -- my dad says it's not proper for a young lady. But I just love the F word. Isn't that terrible? Every now and then, there's "s@#$," but the F word is the best word ever. That said, I've never cussed anyone out."