"What does it say? [looking at her award] I beat Meryl!"
--Jennifer Lawrence, Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook"
“Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt."
--Anne Hathaway, Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture for her role in "Les Miserables"
"Are you sure there’s room for another ex-president on the stage?"
--Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for his role in "Lincoln"
"Really this award is about Tony Mendez."
--Ben Affleck (who won Best Director -- Motion Picture) on the real life CIA agent who inspired "Argo"
"Wow, the cast of 'Downton Abbey' has some tremendous weed backstage."
--Aziz Ansari, who needed to be carried off stage by fellow presenter Jason Bateman
"I also promised myself if I ever got this chance I would thank Chad Lowe."
-- Lena Dunham, after "Girls" won Best Television Series -- Comedy or Musical
"This is a damn surprise, and I’m happy to be surprised."
-- Quentin Tarantino, winner of Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for "Django Unchained"
"Anyone can grow a bloody beard."
-- Sacha Baron Cohen (presenter) to Daniel Day-Lewis
"We've literally come for a night out. We were not expecting this. Thank you so much! We've been pissing ourselves laughing the whole night."
-- Adele, who won for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for "Skyfall." The multi-Grammy Award-winning singer also thanked her newborn son.
"It is the most fun party of the year, and tonight, I feel like the prom queen."
-- Jodi Foster as she accepted her Cecil B. DeMille Award
"Wow, what an exciting guest. That was Hillary Clinton's husband!"
-- Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler on Bill Clinton (who was a presenter)
"I want to dedicate this to my mom who I know is up there tonight looking down on me bursting, telling [everyone] how well her son is doing at 'acting.'"
-- Damian Lewis, who won Best Performance By An Actor in a Television Series -- Drama for his role in "Homeland"
"Thank you to Fox for being crazy enough to make this movie."
-- Michael Danna, who won for Best Original Score -- Motion Picture for "Life of Pi"
"My children will be so relieved."
-- Julianne Moore, after winning for Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for her role in HBO's "Game Change"
"When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron."
--Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler on "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow
"The north star is that one. Tada!"
-- Christoph Waltz, after he won a supporting actor Golden Globe for his performance in "Django Unchained"
"Quentin Tarantino is here -- the star of all my sexual nightmares."
-- Golden Globes co-host Tina Fey
"Ricky Gervais couldn't be here tonight because he is no longer technically in show business."
-- Golden Globes co-host Tina Fey
"You can smell the pills from here."
-- Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler
"I feel a little proprietary about the place."
-- Ben Affleck on being back at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he shot part of "Argo."
"I just watched 'The Impossible' last night. There was not a single dry spot on my face. I was bawling..."
-- Julianne Hough (from the red carpet)