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The Year in Sound Bites

We remember quotes from Danny DeVito, Dave Chappelle, Eva Longoria and others that got us talking

''My friends say I have to get back on the bike, and I keep saying 'Maybe not a bike.'''
—Sheryl Crow, discussing her breakup with Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong, on Ellen

''You were in Baghdad for six hours! And you weren't even in the real Baghdad — you were in the Green Zone. That's like going to the Olive Garden and saying you've been to Italy.''
—Jon Stewart, reacting to President Bush touting his meeting with the Iraqi prime minister, on The Daily Show

''I knew it was the last seven limoncellos that was going to get me.''
—Danny DeVito, on his night of drinking with George Clooney, on The View

''I've had it with these motherf--ing snakes on this motherf---ing plane!''
—Neville (Samuel L. Jackson) in Snakes on a Plane

''So go ahead and get gone/Call up that chick and see if she's home/Oops, I bet ya thought that I didn't know/What did you think I was putting you out for?''
—''Irreplaceable,'' Beyoncé

''We're auditioning to be parents?... Just to be clear: Some slutty cheerleader gets knocked up by the soccer coach behind the local gas 'n gulp and she is going to make sure we're quality people?''
—Gabrielle (Eva Longoria), after being told she needs to apply to adopt a child, on Desperate Housewives

''Attention, Huxtables. There is a block party jump-off right around the corner.... Bring Rudy, Theo, Denise.''
—Dave Chappelle in Dave Chappelle's Block Party

''I feel duped. But more importantly, I feel that you betrayed millions of readers.''
—Oprah Winfrey to A Million Little Pieces author James Frey

''I already feel like I'm tanner, thinner, and need to hide my homosexuality in order to be cast as a leading man.''
—Will (Eric McCormack), after arriving in L.A., on Will & Grace

''Dark hair is like a giant light-up arrow pointing to what is wrong with you. Blond hair — it all sort of blends in a haze of beige.''
—Lorelai (Lauren Graham), discussing celebrity dye jobs, on Gilmore Girls

''Nobody appreciates their girlfriend until they get herpes from the next one.''
—Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon) on Entourage

''Let's pretend for a second/You don't know who I am.''
—''Tell Me,'' Diddy

''And he don't know/That I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive/Carved my name into his leather seat/I took a Louisville Slugger to both headlights/Slashed a hole in all four tires/And maybe next time he'll think...''
—''Before He Cheats,'' Carrie Underwood

''Roses are red/Some diamonds are blue/Chivalry is dead/But you're still kinda cute.''
—''Promiscuous,'' Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland

''Kiss my frozen tushy! Kiss it, kiss it!''
—Ramon the penguin (Robin Williams) in Happy Feet

''I'm one stomach flu away from my goal weight!''
—Emily (Emily Blunt) in The Devil Wears Prada

Originally posted Dec 22, 2006 Published in issue #913-914 Dec 29, 2006 Order article reprints