“Some you do for money, some you do for love. This is a love child.”
Referring to “Affliction,” for which he won supporting actor award.
“I feel for eight minutes on the screen, I should only get a little bit of him.”
Accepting supporting actress award for “Shakespeare in Love.”
“Thank you, Sophia. I leave here with the Oscar, but I want you!”
Accepting the foreign film award.
“In case there is an emergency, we have to follow academy protocol: Steven Spielberg first, the rest of you are on your own.”
“I’m behaving like Roberto Benigni underneath.”
Accepting the original screenplay award for “Shakespeare in Love.”
“I am here tonight to present the Academy Award for outstanding achievement in film editing. That’s all I’m here to do. I have nothing else to worry about. . . . Winning the Oscar is not the most important thing in the world. It’s an honor just to be nom--oh God. . . .
Joking about not being nominated for “The Truman Show.”
“It is wonderful to be here. I feel like now, really, to dive in this ocean of generosity.”
After winning best actor award.
“Who cares? I have been beaten by Roberto Benigni. He has jumped into my ocean!”
“Debbie Allen didn’t choreograph that part.”
As his equine partner, Triggerson, refused to stand still on stage.
“Gene, wherever you are honey, here’s to you.”
Giving a thumbs-up tribute to the late Gene Siskel.