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2012: The Year Ends, The Year in Quotes

Posted Dec 27 2012 2:00pm

You know what? I'm not gonna make a huge deal about this right now-- maybe more on it later, but basically, 2012 was a good year, guys. I was looking back on my hipstery reflections of years past and they were kind of depressing. I'm not saying they were untrue, but they were - as a whole - depressing. So it's REALLY gratifying to look back on this year and feel pretty awesome about it. 

Thanks for not kicking me in the junk, 2012. Hats off to you.

And as I like to do, I present this year in quotes as compiled from this year's "Quote of the Day" collection and beyond.  (Note: After completing and looking back over it, I realized a lot of these are about gay marriage rights and anti-bullying themes. I'm not apologizing for it. Just pointing out the obvious.)

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"I want to be clear and here are the values that I stand for. I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me those are traditional values. That's what I stand for." -Ellen DeGeneres

"I was quite surprised by that. It is not OK to pee in the pool." – British Prime Minister David Cameron, on the admission by U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps that they peed in the Olympics aquatics center pool 


"When someone yells 'STOP,' I don't know if it's in the name of love, it's hammer time, or if I should collaborate and listen." -via Danielle

"They're having a dick measuring contest and both sides are afraid to pull down their pants." -My brother on the NHL lockout (and that shit is still going on, by the way)

"We accept the love we think we deserve." -The Perks of Being a Wallflower

"I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be." -The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“Why do you hate the fact that other people want a chance to live their lives and be happy, even though they may believe in something different than you, or act different than you? How does gay marriage, in any way, shape or form, affect your life?” -Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings punter to Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Maryland state delegate

"I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won't come into your house and steal your children. They won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster" -Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings punter to Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Maryland state delegate

"Continue to harness your own originality and what makes you unique. Because I know when you're a teenager, and even sometimes when you're an adult, what sets you apart can feel like a burden, and it's not. A lot of the time it's what makes you great." -Emma Stone

"I’ve always felt that it shouldn’t even be a question.  It’s a matter of basic civil rights and I don’t understand how anyone can see it differently. I would love to ask some of these homophobic politicians and 'religious' people to start talking about their sex lives.  Let’s talk about what kinds of 'deviant' things go on there. They really need to get over themselves." -Lynda Carter on gay marriage

"My mother warned me about getting into cars with strange men.” -Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

“I’m like a sexual snowflake. Each night with me is a unique experience.” -Schmidt, Fox's "New Girl"

"I'm worried about Schmidt, he's a Jew in the desert. I don't want him to wander." -Winston, Fox's "New Girl"

“I’ve had phone anal.” / “You’ve had phanal?!” -For a Good Time Call




"There's a new reality show on NBC called 'The Olympics.' The judges need to bicker more and berate the contestants." -Steve Martin

"Fuck it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs." -TJ Lang, Green Bay Packers

"Two years ago I was told I might never walk again. Just WALKED off plane in Indy to play in The Superbowl. Take that shit, Cancer." -Mark Herzlich, New York Giants

""I can never wrap my head around why the world and the President that Republicans desrcibe bares so little resemblance to the world and the President that I experience, and now I know why: there is a President Obama that only republicans can see!" -Jon Stewart

"At a certain point I've just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married." -President Barack Obama

"I went to a number of women's groups and said, 'Can you help us find folks?' And they brought us whole binders full of women." -Mitt Romney

"I have a job to do. ... If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me." -New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

"This all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya." -President Obama on Donald Trump's absurd feaud with him

"Van Nuys took one look at Panorama City and was like 'Ugh, get your own name. We don't want to have anything to do with you.'" -Mindy Kaling

"Wake the F*** Up." -Samuel L. Jackson to under-enthused Democrats pre-November

""I drink while I work out. I call it Bacardio." -Someecards

"Oppan Gangnam style." - PSY

"My phone tends to reject technology. It is a wart on the ass of humanity." / "That's the best review I've ever heard of a phone." / "Thank you. I don't know why Android isn't using it." -Me and a friend

"When They called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, 'Oh no. Come on ... Her, again?' But whatever." -Meryl Streep at The Oscars

"Sometimes, I wish LIFE had a control+F feature." -A co-worker

"I would never want to do youth again. And I am happiest now ... what is the point of regretting? You can spend a lot of time regretting. It's better to try to learn from what wasn't so good, and moving forward. If I am good in my skin now, part of it is because I have made a huge point in learning from my mistakes." -Jane Fonda

"What do you make your girlfriend for breakfast -- burnt scrambled eggs? We will make her a quiche. A MOTHERFUCKING quiche." -Gay Men in WE WILL MARRY YOUR GIRLFRIENDS  (hands down my favorite viral video of the year, by the way) 

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See also, if you wish:

2011 Quotes2009 Quotes2008 Quotes

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