“After being nailed to the cross, I feel so refreshed, like all my sins are washed away.”
– Fernando Mamangon, a 37-year-old man from the Philippines, on being crucified as part of a controversial annual tradition in the country. He said he hopes his participation will help cure his ailing son.
“My one concession to American sensibilities was to remove my nail polish.”
– Sebastian Horsley, a 45-year-old British author, on his attempt to come to the U.S. to promote his new memoir, which is filled with stories of sex and drugs. After being interrogated for 8 hours at Newark Liberty International Airport, Horsley said he was denied entry into the country because of “moral turpitude.”
“We’re talking suicidal thoughts here.”
– J.K. Rowling, the best-selling author of the Harry Potter series, on her struggles with depression when she was a single mother living with little money in a small apartment. Rowling has now sold more than 325 million copies of her books, and she is one of the world’s wealthiest women.