Go ahead quote me

Dalai Lama.
Dalai Lama.
Domhnall Gleeson.
Domhnall Gleeson.
Paul Bettany and his wife, actress Jennifer Connelly (both above).
Paul Bettany and his wife, actress Jennifer Connelly (both above).

I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying. But humans have created this problem and now we are asking God to solve it. It is illogical. God would say, solve it yourself because you created it in the first place.

DALAI LAMA on the Paris attacks and hashtags such as #prayforparis


I thought about it, but all I could remember was one day leaving the Harry Potter set and noticing this massive tailback on the motorway - all because a wand had gone missing. They'd stopped traffic! You don't want to be that guy.

ACTOR DOMHNALL GLEESON on resisting the temptation to steal a lightsaber from the new Star Wars film


It helps if you have an Oscar winner lying around the house, and I did.

ACTOR-TURNED-DIRECTOR PAUL BETTANY crediting his wife, actress Jennifer Connelly, with helping him land financing for his new drama about homelessness, Shelter

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2015, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe