Quotes of the Week: Pope Francis on feeling at home, P-Noy on traffic + others

The city's most interesting soundbites this week

(SPOT.ph) This week, "non-singing" had people talking. A few musicians shared their two cents on the "glorification" of people who can't sing, while people who were grazed by the criticism merely shrugged it off. Meanwhile, the administration is gearing up for the President's last State of the Nation Address.


We're sure we'll hear quite a number of quotes from that, but for now, here are the soundbites from the week!



1. "How much pain can be soothed, how much despair can be allayed in a place where we feel at home!" — Pope Francis, on feeling home.

If it were up to us, we'd never leave the bed. 




2. "It is like being screamed at by thousands of people. I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent." — Actor Jesse Eisenberg, on what it feels like to be "welcomed" at Comic-Con

That's definitely a strange description, but he later clarified that he was, "using hyperbole to describe the sensory overload" he experienced. 


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3. "I'll miss all the supportive people behind FHM and of course the amazing fans. To all the girls coming into the 100 sexiest, enjoy the experience, you're in good hands. To all the fans, thank you so much for your support throughout the years and to FHM, I will always carry you close to my heart. Thank you so much, until we meet again." — Celebrity Aubrey Miles, on her final walk for FHM's 100 Sexiest Victory Bash

End of an era, guys!




4. "Huwag quick to judge kasi masakit din ‘yung mga nabibitawang salita. Mahirap din naman. Aaminin ko, masakit ang mga binibitawan nilang salita." — Actress Julia Barretto, on the rumors about her and James Reid.

It wouldn't hurt to be more mindful, right?



5. "It's a combination of audacious dreaming and dumb luck." — New York Times Staff Editor Cielo Buenaventura, on how her dreams came true. 


Never underestimate the power of luck!



6. "It's a truth campaign and the Vice President cannot, with all due respect, cannot handle the truth." — Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, addressing Vice President Jejomar Binay's allegations about a demolition job.

He seems to be "handling" the truth just fine, but maybe you mean that in a different way?




7. "Wala akong masasabi kasi masaya naman, eh. Basta meron akong napapasaya, okay na ako doon. Kanya-kanya naman, eh. You just have to respect other people’s opinions." — Celebrity Anne Curtis, on being a non-singer.

We can talk about how fair it is that someone makes money for singing poorly versus a struggling musician trying to make ends meet...or just agree to disagree and let it be?



8. "Popularity is not the way to choose a President for a country trying so hard to be lifted out of poverty and a country trying so hard to reach its full potentials." — Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, expressing support for DILG Secretary Mar Roxas.

Pinch us, we might be dreaming. Someone in public office made sense.




9. "Unang-una po, hihingi ako ng paumanhin. Siguro 'yung aking pagkahuli sa ating pagtitipon ngayong araw ay nagpapatunay lamang na pati ako po ay hindi exempted sa traffic." — President Benigno Aquino III, on traffic jams. 

There's this thing called solving the problem that we think can help with your tardiness! 



10. "Non-singers lip-syncing on TV isn’t anything new, at all. But back then, no albums. They spared us by not selling their non-singing." — Singer Lea Salonga, on non-singers.

This reminds us of non-drivers being on the road. Please spare us from your inability to follow traffic rules and regulations!


Art by Warren Espejo, with photos from PEP.ph and screenshots from Facebook fan pages, various TV show videos, news clips, and images used by fans in YouTube slideshows.

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