"The band makes good, thoughtful music, and we invited them here based on their artistic merit. However, after weeks of discussion and consideration, the irony of the band's name was impossible to explain to many."
A Calvin College press release, explaining why Vancouver-based indie rock band The New Pornographers was disinvited to the campus.
Source: Calvin.edu

"In this chapel people often invoke the Holy Spirit. But the people who fill this room every day aren't pure spirits …. [S]weat, breath, carbon dioxide, all sorts of dust … ends up on the walls."
Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums, on visitors' damage to the Sistine Chapel.
Source: Associated Press

"I've got five rocks, and I haven't thrown one yet."
Eddie Long, senior pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, vowing to fight accusations of sexual misconduct.
Source: New York Times

"As long as we stay focused on the fiscal issues, that's the glue that holds us together. If we start delving into the religious aspect or social aspect, that's when we're going to become divided and when people are going to disagree."
Amy Kremer, chairman of the Tea Party Express, on why she won't publicly oppose abortion and same-sex marriage.
Source: NPR

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