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