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The best in quips and quotables from 2007 -- EW's favorite soundbites from ''300,'' Michael Cera, Kanye West, and more

The best in quips and quotables from 2007

''This guy is either going to think, Here's another kid with a fake ID, or Here's McLovin, the 25-year-old Hawaiian organ donor.''
— Michael Cera in Superbad

''I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps, and, uh, I believe that our education, like such as in South Africa and the Iraq, everywhere, like, such as. And I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., er, should help South Africa, and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our children.''
— Miss South Carolina Teen USA Lauren Caitlin Upton, answering a question about why 20 percent of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map, on the Miss Teen USA pageant

''I've been to thousands and thousands of concerts in my life, and I can tell you these are the worst seats I've ever had.''
— James Spader, commenting on the theater-in-the-round seating while accepting his Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a drama series

''At least I leave you funnier than when I found you.'' — Seth (Adam Brody), saying goodbye to Ryan (Ben McKenzie), on the series finale of The O.C.

''Do I look like I'm negotiating?'' — George Clooney in Michael Clayton

''Spider-Pig, Spider-Pig, does whatever a Spider-Pig does.'' — Homer Simpson in The Simpsons Movie

''This! Is! Sparta!'' — Gerard Butler in 300

''It's Britney, bitch!'' — Britney Spears, ''Gimme More''

''Give a black man a chance!'' — Kanye West, after losing five awards including Male Artist of the Year at MTV's VMAs

''Somebody needs to teach you some class, my friend. You don't go grabbin' somebody else's, somebody's husband's balls, you understand me? That's very disrespectful!'' — Faith Hill, chiding a randy concert fan in Louisiana

''Clothes don't make the man, God does. Stop taking credit, my pants!'' — Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report

''You are my heroine. And by 'heroine,' I mean lady hero. I don't want to inject you and listen to jazz.'' — Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), to her idol TV writer (Carrie Fisher), on 30 Rock

''You can stand under my umbrella.'' — Rihanna, ''Umbrella''

''Not my daughter, you bitch!'' — Mrs. Weasley, defending Ginny against Bellatrix Lestrange, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Originally posted Dec 21, 2007 Published in issue #971-972 Dec 28, 2007 Order article reprints
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