“I’m very much about ‘no sex before marriage.’ When I was 12 years old, I said to my mom, ‘I want to follow what the Bible says—would you buy me this ring? I want to wear it and promise it.’ She got it for me, right then and there, and it was awesome. And I’ve worn it ever since. I think it’s easier when the guy believes the same thing as you do, so you’re not always fighting a battle.”
– Actress/pop star Miley Cyrus speaking about her purity ring and whether guys she dates have to share her beliefs, Seventeen , September 2008, p. 198.
“I’m sure they opt out of singing ‘Ur So Gay’ and ‘I Kissed a Girl,’ but they’re singing along to every other song on the record. I tried to change them for so long, and finally, I’m like, ‘You know what? I ain’t gonna try to change my parents.’ They’re happy and they love what they do. They’re just glad I’m not strung out, doing centerfolds and s— like that.”
– Pop singer Katy Perry (born Katheryn Hudson) speaking about her minister parents, Rolling Stone, August 21, 2008, p. 30.
The reason I talked about going through certain pains or even cutting myself is that I was already out the other side. I knew there were people that do that—and somehow are happy that somebody admitted they did and discussed how they got out of it. I don’t see the point of doing an interview unless you’re going to share the things you learn in life and the mistakes you make. So to admit that I’m extremely human and have done some dark things, I don’t think makes me unusual or unusually dark. I think it actually is the right thing to do.”
– Actress Angelina Jolie, Entertainment Weekly, June 20, 2008, p. 24.