Go ahead quote me

Author Graham Swift.
Author Graham Swift.
Actress Julia Stiles.
Actress Julia Stiles.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

"Long before there were things called novels, there were short stories - the tales we all tell each other. As human beings, we're all short-story enthusiasts. It's the novel that's the oddity.''

AUTHOR GRAHAM SWIFT on the so-called comeback of short fiction


"I think it would be fun to go back in time, until I remember that women couldn't really do anything until about 30 years ago."

ACTRESS JULIA STILES


"You can take pictures of me day and night, photograph my children, say what you want about my marriage. I can't stop you. But you can't know anything about my sexual being. It's the last thing that I am certain is mine."

ACTRESS SARAH JESSICA PARKER, who refuses to discuss her sex life

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2015, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe