"I'm supposed to be jaded by this point, but I'm not. I'm very honored. I want to thank all the autistic people I talked to and their families."
- Actor Dustin Hoffmann, on winning his Oscar for "Rain Man.""I felt I had a one-in-five chance at least. . . . I'm rather stunned."
- Geena Davis, joking backstage after winning Best Supporting Actress honors for "The Accidental Tourist."
"It is for us a Cinderella story. The picture was literally canceled three or four times."
- Dustin Hoffman, backstage after the ceremonies.
"The film got made because Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise wouldn't let it not be made."
- Ronald Bass, who co-wrote and won an Oscar for the "Rain Man" screenplay.
"I made a film about a poor immigrant from Denmark and here I am standing in my tuxedo with this shiny thing."
- Bille August, director of "Pelle the Conqueror," which won Best Foreign Language Film.