“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.
“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.
“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.
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