The 9 Most Inspiring Quotes From the 2018 Oscars

It was a night of laughs, tears and thankfully, no major mixups at the Oscars last night which was celebrating its 90th year. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements were definitely a big part of the night and also can we please nominate Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph for hosts for 2019? This needs to happen. Here were some of the best quotes of the night.

“We will always remember this year as the year men screwed up so badly, women started dating fish,” Jimmy Kimmel

“Just keep moving.” – Eva Marie Saint, age 93, during her Oscar presentation

“The changes we are witnessing are being driven by the powerful sound of new voice. Of different voices, of our voices, joining together in a mighty chorus that is finally saying: time’s up.” – Ashley Judd

“I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible. I thought it wasn’t going to work. I thought no one would ever make this movie. But I kept coming back to it because I knew if someone let me make this movie, that people would hear it and people would see it.” – Jordan Peele winning for Best Screenplay for Get Out

“We are dreamers. We grew up dreaming of one day working in movies. Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood. And dreams are the foundation of America.” – Lupita Nyong’o

“I made a promise to our six-year-old lead actress that I’d sign this speech. My hands are shaking so I apologize. Our movie is about a deaf child being born into a world of silence. This is happening, millions of children all over the world live in silence.” – Rachel Shenton accepting her Oscar for best live action short for The Silent Child.

“Hi, Meryl. I want you to be my mama one day.” – Tiffany Haddish

“If I fall over during my speech, someone should pick me up because I’ve got some things to say.” – Frances McDormand

“These four men and Greta Gerwig”. – Emma Stone presenting the Oscar for Best Director

Meredith Lepore

Meredith is the former editor in chief of the women's career site, The Grindstone. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire @ Work, The Jane Dough, DailyWorth,, Business Insider and Learnvest. She earned her Masters in Magazine, Newspaper and Online journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Meredith resides in New York full time and enjoys reading, jogging, SoulCycle and playing with her small dog, Otis.