From Ben Affleck to Kristen Stewart to Justin Bieber and more, we’ve rounded up some of the year’s most memorable quotes from pop culture in 2012. Take a look through this list and give us your opinion on which quote made the longest-lasting impression. Next
Break-up quote: Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart was in the press for a few things this year: the finale of the “Twilight” saga (“Breaking Dawn: Part 2”), a role in the film “On the Road,” and for admittedly cheating on her on-and-off screen beau, Robert Pattinson.
Photographers snapped photos of Stewart and her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders smooching in public on July 17.
“I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”
Pattinson didn’t seem to take the news well, moving out of the house that the couple shared in Los Angeles, just 10 days after the scandalous photos surfaced.
Break-up quote: Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez made hearts melt with their young, innocent (seeming) love. That was until November when the pop stars (pictured at a Lakers game this April), called it quits. Bieber, who tweets on a daily basis, posted a cryptic message days after the split saying he was still trying to figure things out.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>things arent always easy. there is alot of pressure. im figuring it all out. im trying. but i care, i notice, i still hear u. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Beliebers">#Beliebers</a></p>— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) <a href="https://twitter.com/justinbieber/status/269685593351524352" data-datetime="2012-11-17T06:17:10+00:00">November 17, 2012</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Movie quote: ‘The Hunger Games’
“The Hunger Games” took the world by storm this year after it was released in March. Fans of the film (and books) may remember the haunting musical score, lush landscape of the arena, and Effie Trinket’s eerie quote at the reaping, during the opening scenes of the movie. Trinket, played by Elizabeth Banks, served as an escort for the tributes in the games, and offered words of encouragement (if empty) to Katniss and Peta:
“May the odds be ever in your favor.”
We can still hear her uttering them into the microphone before sweeping Katniss off to her high-speed train. Did the message have the same effect on you?
Pictured: Elizabeth Banks as Trinket joined Jennifer Lawrence’s character and the film’s protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, on stage at the reaping. Next
Movie quote: ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part 2”
“Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part 2” left devoted fans heart-broken as the saga ended its run, but before they could finish blowing their noses and drying tears, the movie-watchers heard Kristen Stewart’s character utter words that might have helped bring a little closure.
“My time as a human was over. But I never felt more alive. I was born to be a vampire.”
Short, sweet, and perhaps powerful. What do you think. Give us your opinion at the end of the gallery. Next
Reality TV quote: ‘Duck Dynasty’
“Duck Dynasty” star Si Robertson (pictured), a.k.a. Uncle Si, spouted off some of our favorite reality show quotes of the year, including a gem of a reference to the Black Eyed Peas song, “My Humps,” but our favorite had to be when he compared himself to MacGyver:
“I am the MacGyver of cooking. If you bring me a piece of bread, cabbage, coconut, mustard greens, pigs feet, pine cones ... and a woodpecker, I’ll make you a good chicken pot pie.”
Anyone have a spare bag of pine cones or some pigs feet sitting around? We’re tempted to send him a holiday present and see what he comes up with. Next
Reality TV quote: ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’
TLC gave “Ducky Dynasty” network A&E some competition for best reality show quotes, with memorable moments from the family featured in “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” The show centers around 7-year-old Alana Thompson, a.k.a Honey Boo Boo, and her family, and is a spinoff of the network’s “Toddlers and Tiaras.” Alana’s family hails from Georgia and has a penchant for outrageous catchphrases, which may be a part of the reason why the show became somewhat of a phenomenon this year.
Alana (at left) and her mother, June Shannon (at right), were even the subject of a reading this year done by Christopher Walken, Colin Farrell, and Sam Rockwell as the actors promoted their film “Seven Psychopaths.” Walken and Farrell did a reading of scenes from the show while being interviewed on “The Screen Junkies Show.” June and Alana later read some of Walken’s best lines for the online review show. Although there were some gems in those videos, our favorite quote came from Miss Honey Boo Boo herself in August when she described what she wanted to be when she grows up to “Access Hollywood”:
“I want to be a doctor, a nurse, a hair saloner, a makeup saloner, work at Wal-Mart, work at Kmart, work at McDonald’s where I can eat all the chicken nuggets and work at a hotel so I can go swimming. And I wanna be a mama too!” Next
Most unexpected quote: Frank Ocean
The R&B crooner outlined that he was previously in love with a man, in one of the most unexpected quotes (this one written) of the year.
“4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Every day almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating to the women I had been with, the ones I cared for and thought I was in love with.”
Most unexpected quote: Angus T. Jones
”Two and a Half Men” star Angus T. Jones made headlines in November when a YouTube video went viral, showing Jones pleading with viewers to stop watching his show, which he called “filth.”
Jones later went on to apologize for his rant against the sitcom. Here is a piece of the dialogue from the original video:
“Please don’t watch ‘Two and a Half Men.’ I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’ and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.”
Most romantic quote: Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were married in October in Italy, and although the ceremony was small and intimate, details leaked out via the groom. Timberlake talked to Us Magazine and told the publication about his special surprise for his bride on their big day: He serenaded her with an original song as she walked down the aisle.
Could he be any more romantic? Here’s our pick for one of the most romantic quotes of the year, from Mr. SexyBack:
“I figured if there was something I was going to be able to offer, it would be to sing her down the aisle. Grown men were weeping. Hopefully it’s because I didn’t sound bad.”
Pictured: Timberlake smiled as Biel gave him a kiss at a Los Angeles Lakers game in May 2012. Next
Most romantic quote: Anne Hathaway
“Les Miserables” and “The Dark Knight Rises” star Anne Hathaway found time in her busy schedule this year to get married to hubby Adam Shulman (pictured), and she gushed over the man in her life to the media.
One quote in particular about her husband from a December Glamour article had us “ohing” and “awing.” Does it have the same effect on you?
“He’s a good man. He’s beyond intelligent. He loves fearlessly. His beliefs are beautiful. He’s my best friend. I love him. I just feel that I have the greatest husband in the world for me. “
From left: Hathaway and Shulman attended the 2012 Women's Media Awards on Nov. 13, 2012. Next
Funniest award show quote: Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais hosted the 2012 Golden Globe Awards and had us in stitches at several points during the show. One of the most hilarious moments came when he asked Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp about his movie “The Tourist,” which The Boston Globe gave two stars when it came out in 2010. The film, which boasted a blockbuster cast (including Angelina Jolie as Depp’s costar) and budget ($100 million, according to IMDB), tanked at the box office, so we weren’t surprised that Gervais picked at it when introducing Depp as a presenter.
Depp went along with Gervais’s joke and smiled as he answered an awkward question. He even later appeared on the British comedian’s sitcom, “Life’s Too Short,” and staged a rant in response to the onstage jab.
The interaction went as follows:
“First of all, I wanna ask you a question. It’s real … and be honest: Are you on recreational drugs? I’m joking. Have you… Ready? Have you seen ‘The Tourist’ yet?”
“Um, no,” Depp replied, smirking, after a sizable pause. Depp pretended to chase Gervais before returning to the microphone, saying, “He’s fun.”
What do you think? Funny, no?
Check it out in real time and let us know what you think.
’The Tourist’ took in an underwhelming $16,472,458 in its first weekend. In comparison, 2012’s “Skyfall” got an identical 2-star rating and was also an action-packed thriller, but operated on a $200 million budget and took in $88,364,714 in its opening weekend.
Pictured: Gervais stood at the podium during the Golden Globes on Jan. 15, 2012. Next
Funniest award show quote: Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlance had a banner year in 2012 with a role as the profanity-laden Teddy bear in the comedic film “Ted,” which he also wrote and directed. The actor-writer-director was apparently too busy for Emmy Award show rehearsals, though, because he missed his mark (literally) when he tried to project to the audience as he presented an award.
“Oh the mike’s over there,” MacFarlane said, pointing to another part of the stage as the crowd roared with laughter.
“This is what happens when you don’t come to rehearsals,” MacFarlance added in “Family Guy” character Stewie’s voice.
His mike-less flub turned out to be one of the show’s funniest moments, and one of our favorite quotes of the year. How would you have handled it if you began talking to a crowd, and millions of viewers, and the microphone was several yards away?
Pictured: MacFarlance found the microphone and went on with the show as planned. Next
Most memorable Boston-boy quote: Ben Affleck
Cambridge-raised Ben Affleck was recently named one of Barbara Walters’s Most Fascinating People of the Year as well as the GQ Filmmaker of the Year in its “Men of the Year” issue. He also had one of Globe critic Ty Burr’s favorite movies of the year with “Argo.”
The film, which the Globe gave three stars, was the subject of one of our favorite quotes from this Boston boy. He sat down with GQ writer Chris Heath for the December cover story regarding his filmmaker of the year honor, and talked about the passion he has for the movie as a director, rather than simply as an actor:
“I direct a movie,” he said, “and I’ll stand out there in a chicken outfit with one of those twirling signs: FIVE DOLLARS OFF CHICKEN IF YOU SEE ARGO.”
That would certainly make us go see the movie!
Pictured: Affleck attended the “Argo” premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 17 in London. Next
Most memorable Boston-boy quote: Mark Wahlberg
Boston-born Mark Wahlberg, formerly known as Marky Mark, was in the news a number of times in 2012. There were positive headlines regarding the announcement that he would try to finish his high school diploma requirements through an online course offered by the Boston public school system, and more about the success of his most recent film, “Ted,” but there was also a lot of negative attention given to a particular quote, which Wahlberg gave during a “Men’s Journal” interview.
Wahlberg sat down with a writer from the magazine to promote his film “Contraband,” released in January, and the tone of the interview wasn’t going in a direction of which he approved, he later said. He attempted to redirect the questioning, which got him into further hot water.
The interviewer asked Wahlberg how he felt after learning that he had been scheduled as a passenger on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
“If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land somewhere safely, don’t worry.’”
Wahlberg talked to WPLJ-95.5 and discussed the incident and how it got out of hand:
“I’ve got this journalist who’s asking all the questions, and I’m trying to promote a movie and he’s asking me, you know, about sex and this and that and I’m like, dude, I’ve got a wife and four kids and this is not appropriate. ... It wasn’t a Q&A, it wasn’t like all of a sudden I decided I was going to get on this soap box and talk about my opinion about 9/11. I was there to talk about the movie.”
Wahlberg later issued an apology when he told TMZ:
“To speculate about such a situation is ridiculous to begin with,” adding, “I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not my intention.”
Did he redeem himself?
Pictured: Wahlberg arrived at the premiere for "Ted" in Los Angeles. Next
Which quote was the most memorable of 2012?
Now that you’ve read through our choices for popular celebrity quotes ranging from “Duck Dynasty” to “Two and a Half Men,” all from the past 12 months, we’d like your input.
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