Go ahead quote me

Fame allows you to release things that were already in you, that's all... It's a bit like drink in that respect.''

SINGER TOM JONES


Someone once said to me, 'But your life... it's so sad'. And I was like, 'Well, no, it's not to me, but I could see how you would think that'. My life is amazing.''

ACTRESS DREW BARRYMORE, who survived a traumatic childhood and is now married with two daughters


I always think I am from the 17th century. I have no interest in technology, or to rush, rush, rush through life. I like to take time to smell the roses and the buffalo dung.''

NOVELIST WILBUR SMITH

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2015, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe