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The Reliable Source Year in Quotes: Ronan Farrow, Justin Bieber, Anthony Weiner and others

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Journalist Ronan Farrow attends the unveiling of Madison Square Garden on October 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic) Ronan Farrow (Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)

“Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.” Justin Bieber visiting Anne Frank’s house this spring.

“I thought we were friends.” – a sadder and wiser Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) when asked about his relationship with Liz Cheney after she announced she would run against him in the 2014 Senate primary.

“Listen, we’re all *possibly* Frank Sinatra’s son.”Ronan Farrow’s response to his mother’s coy hint that old Blue Eyes might be his real father, instead of Woody Allen.

“I’m just an empty, soulless vessel.” – ex-congressman/mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner on why criticism didn’t bother him as much as his wife.

“This is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity.”Jay Z on why just showing up is his great gift to the downtrodden of the world.

“It was like hell, going to work every day in hell with Satan.” Mariah Carey on her reported $18 million judging gig on “American Idol” with Nicki Minaj.

Mariah Carey, with one of the quotes of the year. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine…probably in one of my drunken stupors.” – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford with the best-ever explanation of how he came to use illegal drugs.

Vice President Joe Biden (Jason DeCrow/AP) Vice President Joe Biden (Jason DeCrow/AP)

“I really like your idea. If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate.”
Joe Biden writing back to a young boy named Myles, who wrote the veep a letter saying that if bullets were made of chocolate, there would be less gun injuries.

“I said, ‘Tell me, did you have an affair with her?’ He goes, ‘I can’t remember! Maybe?’”
Kathie Lee Gifford on “Today” after a juicy anecdote hit the tabloids, involving Johnny Carson’s then-wife having an affair with Frank Gifford.

More Reliable Source 2013 in Review:

The Reliable Source Person of the Year 2013: Kerry Washington

The Reliable Source Year in Scandals

The Reliable Source Year in Love: Babes and Babies

Last year: The Reliable Source Persons of the Year: Joe Biden and Paul Ryan

More Reliable Source: Phil Robertson; Glenn Close; James Carville; Loretta Sanchez; Wayne Brady; ‘House of Cards’; Chris Brown; Maggie Austin; Doug Gansler 



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