The Internet's best quotes from Jan. 1 to Jan. 7, 1999

By EW Staff
Updated January 08, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

”I went to a music store and bought quite a few tapes. They were of value in two ways. First, the music. And then the printed lyrics, which, I must say, are considerably more idiotic than mine. I had to lift them a level or two.”
Tom Wolfe on prepping to write rap lyrics for his novel A Man in Full, on

”It’s my art and it works for the film and that’s what comes first and foremost. It’s not like I’m doing it for the purpose of titillating men — it’s not a beer commercial, you know?”
Gwyneth Paltrow on doing nude scenes for Shakespeare in Love, on Entertainment Tonight Online

”[I] gave it to my daughter for her collection of daddy dolls!”
Levar Burton on his Star Trek: Insurrection LaForge action figure, on