Sampling of quotes from the GrammysBy AP
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Sampling of quotes from the Grammys
A sampling of quotes from Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
“I just keep thinking back to when you’re in second grade and you sing at your talent show the first time and people joke around and they say, ‘Oh, maybe we’ll see you at the Grammys someday.’ That just seems like an impossible dream. I just feel like I’m standing here accepting an impossible dream right now and I thank you so much for that.” — Taylor Swift, accepting the Grammy for best country album for “Fearless.”
“You may be the coolest people in the world. This year your industry was saved by a 48-year-old Scottish cat lady in sensible shoes,” said host Stephen Colbert, referring to Susan Boyle.
“I love ‘Breathe’ with Taylor (Swift) but I’ve been performing ‘Lucky’ with Jason (MRaz) all over the world in the past year so I’m glad that’s what won.” — Colbie Caillat.
“I want to collaborate with Common, who I met yesterday and I freaked out when I met. … he said he wanted to work with me, too, so I’m very excited about that.” — Colbie Caillat on future collaborations.
“If you put this in a machine, you can hear past Grammy winners.” — Jason Mraz commenting on the eco-friendly tuxedo he wore, made from recycled polyester and a tie made from old cassette tapes.
“This is a Christmas album, so obviously I should thank Jesus Christ.” — Stephen Colbert accepting his award for Best Comedy Album for his work, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!”
“I came to the United States in 1978 with a bag full of dreams, running away from the war in my country, Nicaragua, and here I am. So dreams do come true. I want to dedicate this Grammy to all the people in my country still struggling to make a better life.” — Luis Enrique, winner of the Best Tropical Latin Album.
“This is my first Grammy you guys! I mean, This is a Grammy. I live in awe of the people I was nominated against in this category.” — Taylor Swift, after winning a Grammy for Best Solo Female Country Vocal for the song “White Horse.”
“I’m not going to lie, we’re all a little drunk. But we’re happy drunks.” — Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon, accepting award for record of the year.
“And now I’m going to go have shots with Kings of Leon.” — Green Day frontman Billy Armstrong after accepting the band’s award for best rock album.
“To be recognized on this level is amazing and to get to perform here today is one of the greatest pleasures of my life.” — Best new artist winner Zac Brown, of the Zac Brown band.
“Wow, thank you so much. This has been such an amazing night for me.” — Beyonce Knowles after receiving her award for best female pop vocals, her sixth award Sunday.
“This is actually the first time I’ve ever used auto-tune live. It was funny because Jamie Foxx was using it at rehearsal and I was like, wow, I sound terrible next to him.” — T-Pain on using auto-tune live.
“Oh wow! Thank you so much. I just hope that you know how much this means to me … that we get to take this back to Nashville. Oh my God, our families are freaking out in their living rooms. My dad and my little brother are losing their minds in the living room right now. This is for my dad, thank you for all those times that you said I could do whatever I wanted to do with my life.” — Taylor Swift accepting Album of the Year.
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