Now Hear This! Notable Quotes From The Grammys

Quotes from Sunday’s 53rd annual Grammy Awards:

“I enjoyed each and every performance, especially Yolanda doing ‘Spirit in the Dark’ and Christina’s rendition of ‘Ain’t No Way,’ Loved them all! They all looked beautiful, I really liked Jennifer’s outfit, those epaulettes on her shoulder pads were too sharp!” — Aretha Franklin in an e-mail about the tribute in her honor.

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“Sorry, I just got a text. Can you repeat the question?” — Justin Bieber backstage taking questions from reporters.

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“We’re going to go play another song because we like music. Thank you to the Grammys. Thank you everyone. We’re so happy.” — Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler.

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“I should have thanked my wife instead of Howard Stern because I’m probably in a lot of trouble. — Train frontman Patrick Monahan backstage after accepting the award for pop performance with vocals by a duo or group.

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“Justin Bieber? Hairpiece.” — David Letterman revealing the top Grammy surprises.

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“I need to say thank you tonight to Whitney Houston. I wanted to thank Whitney because when I wrote ‘Born This Way,’ I imagined she was singing it because I wasn’t secure enough in myself to imagine I was a superstar.” — Lady Gaga as she accepted best pop vocal album for “The Fame Monster.”

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“We never expected we’d even get invited after we were nominated.” — Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, which won for alternative album and rock performance by a duo or group, said he never expected to win a Grammy.

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“This past Monday I had the pleasure of having sex with her, on TV no less. It left me exhausted, aroused and more than a little confused.” — Neil Patrick Harris introducing Katy Perry.

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This is my first time at the Grammys. I’m having a spectacular time so far. I’ve seen things I’ve never seen before, and heard things I never heard before, and that wasn’t even watching the show, that was backstage getting high with Miley Cyrus.” — Seth Rogen introducing Eminem.

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“I take this honor to heart so sincerely and I’ll do my damnedest to make great music for all of you.” — Esperanza Spalding accepting the award for best new artist.

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“Right before it went to No. 1, he asked if he could have it back but it was a little too late.” — Miranda Lambert after winning best female country vocal performance for “The House That Built Me,” which was originally pitched to Lambert’s fiance, Blake Shelton.

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“Oh my gosh, we were so stunned we started walking the wrong direction.” — Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum as she accepted the group’s fifth Grammy Sunday.

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