Sheryl puts on the brakes, plus more from Hilary, Britney and others

By People Staff
February 14, 2006 06:00 AM

• “My friends say I have to get back on the bike, and I keep saying – maybe not the bike.”
Sheryl Crow, on getting over her breakup with cyclist Lance Armstrong, to Ellen DeGeneres

• “Imagine being my publicist, how hard that’s gotta be.”
– Often-controversial rapper Kanye West, giving props to his spin-man, while accepting his Grammy for best rap album

• “I made a mistake and so it is what it is, I guess.”
Britney Spears, on driving with her infant son on her lap, to Access Hollywood

• “I’m hoping Sasha Cohen digs gold medals.”
– Snowboarder Shaun White, expressing interest in his figure-skater teammate, after snagging the gold in Torino

• “I wanted to do something that wasn’t just like, ‘I’m a celebrity, I like puppies!’ “
Natalie Portman, on doing charity work after graduating from Harvard in 2003, to Entertainment Weekly

• “I go between 14 and two. But I do believe my mate will have something to say about that.”
Matthew McConaughey, on how many children he’d like to have, to Oprah Winfrey

• “I think I can be scarier than he is. He’s a big teddy bear.”
Hilary Duff, on tattooed rocker boyfriend Joel Madden, to Cosmopolitan

• “I used to hear that song, ‘I believe the children are our future ‘ and I used to think it was a trite song. Now I realize it’s a warning.”
Jon Stewart, whose wife, Tracey, gave birth last weekend to their second child, Maggie, on The Daily Show

• “You won’t ever see me on fire. Well, a little bit, maybe.”
Harrison Ford, on not doing stunts in his movies, to Entertainment Weekly