The 25 Most Memorable Quotes of 2013
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.
1.The 25 Most Memorable Quotes of 2013
2."I feel — literally — like a bunch of people just took a shit on my face."
3."I'm not saying that people should do ecstasy, but at least it's a happy drug."
Sky Ferreira on her ecstasy arrest alongside boyfriend Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV, who was holding heroin
4."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."
Jack White on Black Keys' Dan Auerbach (to wife Karen Elson) regarding their kids going to school together
5."It's fitting that we're here today to dedicate a playground to Adam Yauch, because like the Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys are for the children."
Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz brings some levity to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn
6."YOU CAN'T PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES. YOUR FACE LOOKS CRAZY... IS THAT FUNNY?... OR IF I HAD A KID SAY IT WOULD IT BE FUNNY???"
Kanye West's Twitter response to Jimmy Kimmel's parody is the centerpiece of Yeezy's endlessly quotable year
7."I just found spirituality on Google. Which I hate."
M.I.A. sums up M.I.A.-ness perfectly while explaining the origin of her album title Matangi
8."Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual."
Morrissey on sexuality after his Autobiography shed light on a relationship with photographer Jake Owen Walters
9."you are inviting trouble we are a dangerous lot we even have news reports and documentary we are the al qaeda of 2013"
One Direction fans attack the Who on Twitter after allegations that "Best Song Ever" ripped off "Baba O'Riley"
10."I get a call from Dave [Grohl, in Los Angeles]: 'Krist, do you want to play with Paul McCartney?' And I live in Washington, so I'm like, 'Dude, I'd walk there.'"
Nirvana's Krist Novoselic on getting the old band back together ... with a Beatle at the helm
11."I'm the queen of the universe every day."
12."It was literally a bunch of fucking songs, dude."
James Murphy's response to a fan who was breathless upon watching the LCD Soundsystem mastermind DJ with vinyl
13."There is no patrick. i am justin now."
Black Keys' Patrick Carney ramps up his beef with the Biebz by changing his Twitter handle to "Justin Bieber"
14."I'm just glad you're not like Arcade Fire, though. Those guys: kind of pretentious."
Stephen Colbert speaking to Win and Will Butler of, um, the Reflektors
15."I just rap — that's all I do."
16."I just actually can't believe that somebody sat there and pointed out that it was all black people, instead of being confused that it was a freaking goat talking. That's mind-blowing."
Tyler, the Creator takes a measured response to Boyce Watkins' tirade against his "racist" Mountain Dew ad
17."This isn’t the mainstream, this is the last desperate fart of a dying corpse."
Thom Yorke takes his flame war against Spotify to an explosive new low
18."I don't think that a song that's talking about tolerance, forgiveness, and love is the worst song ever made. I think it's probably the opposite."
LL Cool J defends his Brad Paisley team-up, "Accidental Racist," to SPIN
19."Damn. I saw a guy die before I played my set. Heavy."
Flying Lotus tweets about the death of HARD Summer patron Jonathan Reyes, which SPIN witnessed
20."Number one, smart people. Everyone who works [at Columbia] is really cool and professional, and not druggy party people ... And we get more money up front."
Cults' Brian Oblivion enumerates the benefits of being signed to a major label in 2013
21."I worship at your awesome feet and long leggy legs. You mad witch child."
Courtney Love makes good with Frances Bean Cobain on Mother's Day
22."I am hating this... beyond measure and I haven't even started yet."
Nick Cave, instantly churlish upon starting an ill-advised open Q&A with his fans on Twitter
23."A faggot is not a homosexual male. A faggot is any male who acts like a female."
Azealia Banks defends her use of a homophobic slur in a Twitter fight with gossip blogger Perez Hilton
24."I was angry. I didn't sleep for two days. We all knew there was still a bit of racism in America but for it to be so blatant... This guy's a novice. This guy's a fucking mall cop."
Jay Z reacts to the George Zimmerman verdict regarding the death of Trayvon Martin
25."if you could tweet to the twits who call themselves journalists (example Chris Martins of sit-and-Spin Magazine) that I FINISHED MY SET!!! I did my job, and they should do theirs"
26."Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived — a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice."
Barack Obama paraphrasing Martin Luther King, Jr. upon the death of the great Nelson Mandela