Go ahead quote me

Mariah Carey.
Mariah Carey.
Priyanka Chopra.
Priyanka Chopra.
Gloria Steinem.
Gloria Steinem.

I would never have overhead lighting. In my apartment in New York, it's all recessed lighting, chandeliers, candles. This lighting is abusive.

SINGER MARIAH CAREY speaking out on hideous lighting in an interview conducted at a Los Angeles mansion


I'm proud of being Indian, but I don't think I need to be labelled based on where I am from. We don't say, "Spanish celebrity Penelope Cruz" or "Italian star Sophia Loren". So why make it a defining point for me?

ACTRESS PRIYANKA CHOPRA


Do not listen to me. Listen to yourself, the unique voice inside you. Do what you love so much you forget what time it is while you're doing it.

FEMINIST GLORIA STEINEM on what she would advise a teenage girl

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 24, 2016, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe