The biggest stars in Hollywood on Earth are gathering tonight for the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, and they have plenty to say to E!'s own Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet.

You ready? Here are the best quotes and quips from the Oscars red carpet:

"I'm so crazy about her. That's been, like, the greatest compliment, maybe, I've ever gotten in my life. I admire her, I feel like she sort of made a path and the rest of us get to follow it."
Michelle Williams on being praised by Kate Winslet

"This was the most important thing he gave me, 'Wherever you go and whoever you meet, always treat people with kindness and humor.'"
The Descendant's Amara Miller on the best advice costar George Clooney gave her

"I would loved to have lived in the '20s, but I think I would've been the tallest woman."
The Artist's Missi Pyle, who stands at 5'11"

"Maybe it was our weird bedroom work, who knows..."
Melissa McCarthy on why she's the only Bridesmaids actress nominated for an Oscar

"Maybe Se7en or Fight Club."
Angelina Jolie on which of hubby Brad Pitt's movies made the biggest impression on her

"I feel like a girl would be more critical. Like, much more—I think there's gonna be a lot more feedback from a woman than a guy."
Bridesmaids' Ellie Kemper on the difference between kissing a guy and kissing a girl

"I always feel like, you don't wanna leave here going, 'You know what I shoulda done?' That I do believe, that I would be very unhappy with...Look if I get hit by a bus today, then I did OK."
George Clooney on leaving things unaccomplished

"And as soon as I found out—and I got the call from my agent—as soon as that was happening, all of a sudden there was like 30 photographers in my face."
Jessica Chastain on finding out about her Oscar nom during an Armani fashion show in Paris

"She just got the giggles every time we did that sketch and there was not one time we got through it rehearsing that she didn't laugh. And I remember looking down at her on-air and she was crying. And I gotta say, it was one of the happier moments in my life."
Maya Rudolph on costar Kristen Wiig never (well, almost) breaking while doing a funny scene

"Well, there was not any running around naked..."
Octavia Spencer on her Hollywood slumber party a couple nights ago

"As Saddam Hussein once said to me, 'Socks are socks. Don't waste money.'"
Sacha Baron Cohen as Adm. Gen. Shabazz Aladeen from The Dictator

"You're a victim of comedy."
Tina Fey to Ryan Seacrest after The Dictator (Sacha Baron Cohen) spilled Kim Jong II's fake ashes on him

"But at a certain point, you have to represent something bigger than yourself. That's what the movie's about too, man. See, it's like art imitating life."
Viola Davis on being afraid of the fight for her role in The Help

"My parents are the ones that gave me opportunity, and taught me to pursue the things that interest me. They're the reason I'm here. So, I don't know, I thought it'd be a nice time. It just felt like a nice thing to do to let them see this crazy and fantastic night."
Brad Pitt on bringing his parents to the Oscars

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