It's not bad to wear a promise ring because not everybody - guy or girl - wants to be a slut.

Jordin Sparks

I'm one of those people who's pretty honest and kind of say what I feel. I think you're going to see me be nice at times, but I'm a little more hard on the contestants.

Kara Dioguardi

Kara DioGuardi: That's kind of my motto: 'All right, I'm gonna give you another chance, but you're skating on thin ice.'

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]

Music has taken up most of my life for as long as I can remember. It's music, family and friends, that's what I do.

Anoop Desai

I’d pack your suitcase.

Simon Cowell [to Jason Castro, after the former sung "I Shot the Sheriff"]

It’s just getting tough for me. I think my inexperience is coming in. This week I tried to pick two [songs] I knew and even that, I screwed it up.

Jason Castro [asked about his disappointing final two performances]

He's like a pair of old pajamas that you know feel good.

Paula Abdul [on Jason Castro]

It was a little bit like Chihuahua trying to be a tiger.

Simon Cowell [following David Archuleta's attempt to sing a Chris Brown song]

He's given me a lot of good advice and helped me from making any dumb decisions. He understands more than anyone what I want in music, and I've felt really blessed to have someone like that.

David Archuleta [on his controversial father]

I think that, especially with things like [Idol], people like to stereotype so easily. Just because a guy is really easy going... People have always said that [about me]. When I was younger I was real hyper and they'd think I was always drunk and I had never had a drink of alcohol until, like, last year. But the fact is I've never been high in my life.

Jason Castro

If I’m gonna base it on who has done the best performances over the live shows, David Cook deserves to win.

Simon Cowell