“That’s a possible 12 fucking years I’m going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that asshole with other people trying to lump us in together. He gets yet another free reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world.”

While it’s tempting to devote a good third of this list to the various things we heard the fox say, in 2013, plenty of humans in the world of pop music had insane, inane, inspired, and insufferable quotes of their own to share. We combed through legal documents, Twitter beeves, radio rants, onstage outbursts, interviews, and official statements in order to bring you this definitive, 25-strong rundown of SPIN’s Year in Quotes.