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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Zing! Best quotes of 2012: Bryce Harper, Martin Short, Ronan Farrow, Madonna and others

Bryce Harper (Richard Lipski/AP)
“That’s a clown question, bro.” Bryce Harper to some poor Canadian reporter.

“The greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.” Elisabeth Moss on SNL star and ex-husband Fred Armisen.

“His hair will turn gray, like Jay Leno’s.” Rod Blagojevich’s barber on his future in prison.

“I have no talent. I have nothing to offer.” — Playmate-turned-reality star Kendra Wilkinson.

Ted Nugent (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
“I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” Ted Nugent’s dire rhetoric about Obama's reelection that got him a visit from the Secret Service.

“It doesn’t appear to be somewhere I’m actually wanted or respected.” Axl Rose refusing his Hall of Fame induction.

“He is a jackass. But he’s talented.” President Obama on Kanye West.

“The heavyweight champion of my life.” Mitt Romney introducing his wife Ann.

“Well, I wasn’t trained.” Ryan O’Neal on his lousy parenting skills.

Madonna (Kyle Gustafson for The Washington Post)
“Ooh, Papa’s gained a little weight!” Martin Short to a man he thought was a friend but turned out to be David Axelrod.

“Happy father’s day — or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law’s day. ” — Woody and Mia’s kid Ronan Farrow on Twitter.

“We have a black Muslim in the White House, okay?” Madonna’s ironic shout-out to President Obama during a Verizon Center show.

“Kinda like my dating life.” Wendy Rieger on the ups and downs of Hurricane Sandy.

See also: The Reliable Source Persons of the Year for 2012

The Reliable Source Year in Controversies

The Reliable Source Year in Love: It’s Complicated

Earlier in Reliable Source: White House Christmas shopping; Sam Donaldson; Romney Christmas card; Taft Bridge lions

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