Go Ahead Quote Me

Author Nick Hornby
Author Nick Hornby
Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Actor Ian Mckellen
Actor Ian Mckellen

Think how small the Beatles pool was - meeting each other, I mean. They were just four local boys. Now, you would go on the Internet to find your drummer. The Beatles would not have been the Beatles.

AUTHOR NICK HORNBY


I went to an audition. The moment I went on stage, I knew I couldn't be in the front line, so I went backstage to be a director.

DIRECTOR HOU HSIAO-HSIEN, who once dreamt of having a singing career


I'm like someone who's been a carpenter all his life and now can be absolutely relied on to make a really good chair. It will be comfortable to sit on and won't collapse under you.

ACTOR IAN MCKELLEN on ageing as a performer

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2015, with the headline 'Go Ahead Quote Me'. Print Edition | Subscribe