Go ahead quote me

Shu Qi.
Shu Qi.
Anna Paquin.
Anna Paquin.
Lena Dunham.
Lena Dunham.

"A child is a gift from God. If I have one, I have one. Freezing my eggs is like preparing a few regret pills. I'd rather go with the flow."

— ACTRESS SHU QI on letting nature take its course


"It's kind of a pretty bold thing to do with your little, very sheltered, shy child.

It wasn't necessarily something that they were 100 per cent sure about. In fact, my mum's pretty much only in the last 10 years stopped asking me if I'm absolutely sure I want to be an actress."

— OSCAR-WINNER ANNA PAQUIN on her parents' decision to allow her to shoot The Piano (1993) when she was 10


"I am strong because of what I've dealt with. I am oddly fearless for a wimp with no upper-body strength."

— ACTRESS LENA DUNHAM on how her battle with endometriosis made her stronger

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2015, with the headline 'GoAheadQuoteMe'. Print Edition | Subscribe