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Classic lines from the Oscars

(CNN) -- Here are some classic quotations from Oscars past, many taken from that bible of Oscar lore, Mason Wiley and Damien Bona's "Inside Oscar" (Ballantine):

"Welcome to the Academy Awards, or, as it's known at my house, Passover."

-- Bob Hope, 1968

"Hello, gorgeous."

-- Barbra Streisand to Oscar on winning best actress, 1969

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"Whoever gets this one right inevitably goes on to win the pool."

-- Ron Silver before presenting best documentary feature, 1991

"The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it and I can't deny the fact you like me -- right now, you like me!"

-- Sally Field, 1985

"Ladies and gentlemen, that was bound to happen. Just think, the only laugh that man will probably ever get is for stripping and showing off his shortcomings."

-- David Niven after a streaker ran across the Oscar stage, 1974

"Uma, Oprah. Oprah, Uma."

-- David Letterman, 1995

"Isn't it exciting, Snow? Isn't it thrilling? It gets better. Meet your blind date -- Rob Lowe."

-- Merv Griffin to Snow White during a widely panned opening production number, 1989

"I don't think that this means that I am somebody, but I guess I'm on my way."

-- Cher, 1988

"I am just thinking that if New York is the Big Apple, to me, Hollywood tonight is the Big Nipple."

-- Bernardo Bertolucci, 1988

"I'm very proud to accept this objet d'art on behalf of Mr. Perelman, who writes: he cannot be here for a variety of reasons, all of them spicy. ... He hopes he will be able to live up to it, or rather, to live it up."

-- Hermione Gingold accepting for S.J. Perelman, 1957

"It's like a class reunion backstage for me to sit once again with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis and Bob Hope. We laughed a lot and told each other lies about what we've been doing over the past few years. At least Sammy said he was sorry."

-- Shirley MacLaine, 1975

"Later on, we're going to buy a Dick Haymes album and see what happened to your career."

-- Don Rickles to Frank Sinatra, 1969

"I'll say what's in my heart -- ba-bump, ba-bump, ba-bump."

-- Mel Brooks, accepting his screenwriting award for "The Producers," 1969



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