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2013: The Year In Quotes

by Jessica Kiang
January 9, 2014 2:23 PM
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Frances Ha


“This secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about. It's sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but we don't have the ability to perceive them. That's...that's what I want out of a relationship. Or just life, I guess.”
Frances (Greta Gerwig) in Noah Baumbach’s “Frances Ha.”

“I’ve taken great glee in showing pictures that I have on my iPhone of Dr. Startz to people. People, honestly, fall over… He reminded me of a certain genus and species of guy that you would see at Laker games during the Magic Johnson era. He looks almost like a transgendered Bee Gee.”
Rob Lowe telling EW about his “Behind the Candelabra” transformation.

"Cary Grant and Burt Reynolds."
Noted feminist Jerry Lewis in Cannes, when asked who his favorite female comedians are, before clarifying further “I don’t have any.”

“My suggestion for host is Joaquin Phoenix
Seth MacFarlane tweeting about not hosting the 2014 Oscars.

Angelina Jolie

“I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”
Angelina Jolie writes of her decision to undergo a double mastectomy in the New York Times.

“If the casting had been even 3% wrong, it wouldn’t have worked in the same way. All of us felt we needed to invite all three artists to the stage together.”
Cannes jury president Steven Spielberg explaining the unprecedented decision to award three Palme d’Ors (Palmes d’Or?) to the director and leads of “Blue is the Warmest Color

"It appears to me that this was what was missing on the set: lesbians"
Julie Maroh, author of the "Blue is the Warmest Color" graphic novel on her blog.

“It’s less scary to me than if he wanted to be a dentist in that I couldn’t help with what he’d chosen. I have relationships with some of the biggest filmmakers and actors and producers on Earth. So I can be a huge help.”
Will Smith talking to New York Magazine about his son Jaden’s bid for acting stardom, prior to their appearance together in flop “After Earth.”

We’ll give it a break with the emblematic Jennifer Lawrence quotes for this month and instead, here’s a link to a gif of her photobombing Sarah Jessica Parker at the Met Ball.

Channing Tatum, White House Down


“Uh-uh, this is not happening right now. We’ve had this conversation. My boss does not like squirrels. It’s a bird feeder. Can you at least look at me when I’m talking to you?”
John Cale (Channing Tatum) to the squirrel (uncredited) in “White House Down.”

“I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to e" "I meant to say my apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”
Jim Carrey distances himself from “Kick-Ass 2” via Twitter.

World War Z, Brad Pitt, Marc Forster

“I would read that Brad Pitt and I had no communication, and we would look at each other and say, where could this come from? Is somebody just making up these stories?... Sure, we felt like the media wanted the project to fail, but we knew what we had, and we felt it would work. Then came the first preview, and the movie played like gangbusters.”
Marc Forster talks about the “exaggerated” stories of “World War Z” ’s troubled production to Deadline.

“My heart goes out to his family. As those of us in his pretend one hold on to the memories of our intense and beautiful time together. The love between Tony and Carmela was one of the greatest I've ever known.”
Edie Falco reacting to news of James Gandolfini’s death, referencing his most famous famous role.

“Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV which actually comes about from cunnilingus.”
Actually, Michael Douglas, that’s pretty specific. From an interview with the Telegraph.

Jennifer Lawrence seemingly didn’t utter a word or fall over anything all month. Adorable!

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  • Sanker From India | January 11, 2014 8:29 AMReply

    R.I.P Peter O'Toole. Loved that bit about him raising hell. :-))

    A friend of mine recently had the same pathetic reaction as that stupid Israeli talk show host about Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman(We're both 21). I suppose Sexism is horribly rampant among young men all over the world.

    I read somewhere that the creator of Wonder Woman was some kind of fetishist and the rope was supposed to be used for S&M.

  • Sanker From India | January 11, 2014 7:31 AMReply

    I used to love those "Man of the year" and "Woman of the year" articles. Aren't you guys doing that this year. I can promise you 1 pageview although its not much of a bribe ;-P

  • Gerardd Kennellyy | January 10, 2014 8:40 PMReply

    Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell in what is definitely the funniest clip from any awards show all year

    Tommy Lee Jones sure did LOL

  • Mehrine | January 9, 2014 8:28 PMReply

    "Steven Spielberg explaining the unprecedented decision to award three Palme d’Ors (Palmes d’Or?)"
    Palmes d'Or.

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