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All Quotes by author - Sonny Sandoval
" All the time, even before we had mainstreamed, it was like we were never really Christians because of the way we looked. Or, you know, we were never Christian enough, or we're too Christian at times. You can't please people. "
" All we know how to do is write music and love God. "
" A lot of bands just entertain you. I'm all about entertainment - I do it every day - but there's only certain things in your life that stick around. I think P.O.D. has done that for a lot of people, and I'm happy for that. "
" At every Ozzfest show, there's horns and devils somewhere; there's some kind of darkness somewhere. But the thing is, this is a stage, homey, and those fools are entertainers. And you know what, it shows! It's fake. "
" At first, we were militant about our faith, really in people's faces. We used to say, 'I don't care if they kick us off the stage - I'm gonna tell them about Jesus!' But what good did that do? They never invited us back to the club. "
" Christian bookstores have banned our records, but we don't need them. "
" Even before the mainstream knew about P.O.D., we were going for several years underground. For me, those were the times where it really was about the music and really about the fan base. "
" God is love. "
" I became a Christian when I was 19, and it wasn't like I was raised with the church. "
I Was Raised
" I could have continued to get into trouble, but I wanted to do something positive with myself - and music is the best way. "
" If we do a record, and there's a reggae song, it's not shocking to us. If we do an all hip-hop song, it's not shocking to us. We all listen to that sort of music. It's not about what's in at the time; it's what feels right to us and what we're comfortable in doing. "
" If you look at these bands like The Beatles, they did something that was new for that time, whether it was shocking or just a new direction that they were going. "
" I go to the local record store to buy my albums. "
" I grew up in Imperial Beach, surfing and going to the beach - my son plays baseball at the park. "
" I know God is watching out for me, and he's saying, 'OK, son, watch your step now. You can be in these places, but just be careful. Keep your guard up.' "
" I listen to a lot of old-school worship music. "
" I love rap, and I love the angst of hardcore music and punk rock. "
" I love the nation of Israel. I love Jewish people. My King was Jewish, and I embrace that. "
" I'm a born-again Christian - if everybody can agree what that means. I believe in Jesus. I believe that He died for my sins. "
" I'm a daddy first; I'm a husband, and I'm a lover of God and people. "
" I'm a laid-back, shy kinda dude, and it wasn't until when I was 19 that my life kind of changed. "
" I'm a man of faith. "
" I'm really not the biggest metal fan as it is. I'm more of a hard-street-punk kind of kid, but I also loved hip hop and reggae music, so we have always sort of refused a street style that is something that we are used to. Something that makes us comfortable and sounds good to us. "
" I'm the dirtiest of the dirty. I mess up all the time. I suck as a Christian. I can't stand religion. But I love Jesus, and I'm trying. "
" I'm trying to make sure that for myself and for my family, I'm staying as close to the heart of God that I possibly can. "
" I remember hearing, back in the day, so-and-so got a deal, and bands are spending the money. Some of them live in the old days, where money is coming in and budgets are endless, but bands have to pay that back. Some bands just don't realize that. "
" I think we've connected with our fan base on more than just a rock n' roll level. We really do care about our fans who come out. We have love for people, and we're just trying to spread that good message. "
" It is the power of God that keeps us rolling on. It's real good. When you know it to be real and true, that's when you have to share it with whoever will listen. "
" It's a dying art to play live anymore and just play raw. Who cares if you make a mistake? That's punk rock. Just go out and go for it and make some noise. "
" It's always been my heart that God would save people through this crazy music somehow, someway, His way. "
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