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Megan Fox Is Not Really Concerned With Convincing People That She’s Smart (Unlike Scarlett Johansson)

"I don't want to have to be like a Scarlett Johansson — who I have nothing against but I don't want to have to go on talk shows and pull out every single SAT word I've every learned to prove, like, 'Take me seriously, I am intelligent, I can speak.' I don't want to have to do that. I resent having to prove that I'm not a retard — but I do. And part of it is my own fault." —Megan Fox on not wanting to be like Scarlett Johansson [Esquire via People]

"I'm not Prince or Rivers Cuomo who brags about having hundreds of great songs. And to that I would say, Prince, if you have a hundred great songs or a thousand, how about picking a few and putting them on your record that you've put out because your last several have sucked." —Trent Reznor on not wanting to be Prince [Spinner]

"Michelle Obama gave a speech and there was mad secret service in the air so I didn't get to throw a paper plane at her saying, 'Stop the bombing of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.'" —M.I.A had to curb her paper-plane activism [MySpace via Spin]

"What happens is, is ... if you happen to work with children who don't really know how to do it, you keep doing the take until the child gets it right, and when the child gets it right, they print it whether you've got it right or not. So eventually the child who couldn't really do it comes out looking really great, and you who could do it got bored with doing it over and over again, and you come out looking like a dope!" —Michael Caine on the dangers of working with children [CNN]

"I called up the store where they're selling that sort of stuff and asked, 'Have you used it? And side effects?' 'No no. I mean, really minimal. Your balls might shrink and you might get acne.' I'm like, there's no way in hell I'm going to touch anything like that and damn those who think I did." —Christian Bale on not using steroids for his American Psycho role [Female First]

"Can we match them? The quality is good [in Oasis], but there really is no competition because my band is the greatest in the world and we're going to prove it." —Pete Doherty on his band, Babyshambles, being the greatest ever [NME]

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