"I'm cute - and God I hate that. Because that's not cool. I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It's the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl."
"I found my niche as a character actor, and I've never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to."
"Religion is the idol of the mob it adores everything it does not understand."
"Bill Bennett really became an idol for me. I listened to him every morning from 6 to 9 for, oh, years."
"I wouldn't compare myself to any past Idol contestant, because I don't feel like I am like any of them. Maybe stories are cool but my story is different from most people's story. I don't like to compare myself to other people, I like to just be me."
"I think anybody who's doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you're a teen idol by default."
"And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet."
"I was a teen idol and that has a short shelf life."
"Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol."
"Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain."