Memorable February quotes

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A month of memorable quotes from notable individuals

February may be the shortest month, but that doesn’t mean there's a shortage of significant moments. See gallery

From Academy Awards buzz (read the show’s best quotes) to window-shattering meteors, there was plenty to talk about this month. Can you guess who spoke these memorable words?



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Neil deGrasse Tyson/Bill Nye

On an asteroid passing near Earth:


"Now, this one that hit Russia, yes, it tore up the town a bit, but it's not disrupting civilization. If you get asteroids about a kilometer in size, those are large enough and carry enough energy into our system to disrupt transportation, communication, the food chains, and that can be a really bad day on Earth."


Do you think Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye said it?





How close was it?

Watch Russian meteorite videos

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Mark Sanford/Jesse Jackson Jr.

On his recent troubles: 


“Over the course of my life, I have come to realize that none of us are immune from our share of shortcomings and human frailties. Still, I offer no excuses for my conduct, and I fully accept my responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes I have made.”


Do you think Mark Sanford or Jesse Jackson Jr. said it?





Recent political scandals

Jackson’s legal problems

Sanford’s latest gig


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David Letterman/Jay Leno

On the Triumph cruise ship disaster: 


“The Carnival Cruise people are very embarrassed, they're very upset and they want to do everything they can to make it right by the Carnival Cruise passengers. So today, everybody who was stranded, lost at sea, on the Carnival Cruise liner Triumph will be flown home on a brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner."


Do you think Jay Leno or David Letterman said it?





What did passengers say?

Lawsuit filed


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Mitch McConnell/Rand Paul

On a bill legalizing hemp production:


“I am proud to introduce legislation … that will allow Kentucky farmers to harness the economic potential that industrial hemp can provide. During these tough economic times, this legislation has the potential to create jobs and provide a boost to Kentucky’s economy and to our farmers and their families."


Do you think Mitch McConnell or Rand Paul said it?





Senate bill

What is hemp?

Kentucky’s proposed legislation

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Piers Morgan/Kate Winslet

On the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI: 


The queen's a year older than the pope. Can't see her ever resigning because she's tired.”


Do you think Piers Morgan or Kate Winslet said it?





Why did he resign?

Who will be the next pope?

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Chief William Bratton/Chief Charlie Beck

On Christopher Dorner’s accusations:


"I am aware of the ghosts of the LAPD's past.”


Do you think former Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton or current Chief Charlie Beck said it?





Dorner case

LAPD scandals

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Keanu Reeves/George Lucas

On using digital technology vs. film:


“The debate isn't about whether digital is better than celluloid. It's about giving an artist the choice. … It's not pining for the past, nor championing a digital revolution. It's arguing that it's an exciting time for the industry. It shows us where Hollywood has come from, where we are now and where we might be going.”


Do you think Keanu Reeves or George Lucas said it?





Digital vs. film

Reeves’ documentary

Lucas’ big donation

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Justin Gatlin/Usain Bolt

On Oscar Pistorius’ murder charges:


"For me, I'm really trying to take it all in. When I heard, I was in shock and I'm still just trying to process it in my head to see if this is really real. So I need to listen to what's going on and see what's really happening."


Do you think Justin Gatlin or Usain Bolt said it?





Latest news on the case

The victim

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Harry Reid/John McCain

On Chuck Hagel’s nomination:


"We will have a vote when we get back, and I am confident that Senator Hagel will probably have the votes necessary to be confirmed as the secretary of defense."


Do you think Harry Reid or John McCain said it?





Who is Chuck Hagel?

Republican opposition

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Diane Krueger/Fergie

On her pregnancy:


"Josh & Me & BABY makes three!!! #mylovelybabybump."


Do you think Diane Krueger or Fergie said it?





Celebrity baby news

See celebrity baby-bump photos

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Dr. Drew/Roger Clemens

On the death of country singer Mindy McCready:


"I am deeply saddened by this awful news. My heart goes out to Mindy's family and children. She is a lovely woman who will be missed by many."


Do you think Dr. Drew Pinsky or Roger Clemens said it?





How did she die?

Other “Celebrity Rehab” deaths?

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David Axelrod/Hillary Clinton

On the White House’s leaked immigration policy plans:


"The mistake here was to disseminate it so widely within the administration that it got leaked. And I'm sure if they could they'd take that back."


Do you think David Axelrod or Hillary Clinton said it?





Policy details

Clinton’s new job

Where is Axelrod now?

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Linda Johnson Rice/Oprah Winfrey

On same-sex marriages:


“For millions of committed and loving same-sex couples, including African-American couples, fair and equal access to marriage is still a dream. For these couples, they can’t show their true colors in the way my mother believed was absolutely essential.”


Do you think Linda Johnson Rice or Oprah Winfrey said it?





Illinois’ same-sex marriage bill

White House support

Latest gay marriage news

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Beyoncé/Katy Perry

On the best new artist Grammy award:


“Don’t feel bad if you don't win. I never won this and I have my own eyelash line. Take that, Bon Iver."


Do you think Beyoncé or Katy Perry said it?





Who won it?

Controversial dress code

Watch Grammy videos from throughout the years

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Bruce Willis/Robert Downey Jr.

On his career plans:


"There comes a time in every man's life when you gotta take a good, cold, hard look at what you want to do, and I want to give this acting thing up. I'm pope material."


Do you think Bruce Willis or Robert Downey Jr. said it?





Pope Benedict’s resignation

Willis’ diaper-changing boast

Downey’s next big blockbuster?

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Betty White/Jackie Stallone

On her age:


"Now that I'm 91, as opposed to being 90, I'm much wiser. I'm much more aware, and I'm much sexier."


Do you think Betty White or Jackie Stallone said it?





Watch “Off Their Rockers” clips

Who is Jackie’s famous son?

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Chris Christie/Kevin James

On his weight:


"I'm like basically the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen in your life."


Do you think Chris Christie or Kevin James said it?





Christie’s Democratic support

James’ upcoming sequel

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Rihanna/Lady Gaga

On canceling her tour:


"I've been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for some time now. Over the past month it has worsened. I've been praying it would heal."


Do you think Lady Gaga or Rihanna said it?





Who was Rihanna’s birthday companion?

Watch Lady Gaga videos

Watch Rihanna videos

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Marco Rubio/Joe Biden

On reaction to his State of the Union night faux pas:


“God has a funny way of reminding us we’re human.”


Do you think Marco Rubio or Joe Biden said it?





Watch the State of the Union address

Which controversial rocker attended?

What other special guest was there?