Go Ahead Quote Me

Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Actor Ryan Reynolds, husband of actress Blake Lively
Actor Ryan Reynolds, husband of actress Blake Lively

When I go to get a driving licence or to report something missing to the police, they want to write down my profession. I say, 'I am a film-maker' and they say, 'What?' Then they write: 'Freelance'.

In Thailand, being an artist or a film-maker is not considered a career.

DIRECTOR APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL


Everything I do is to make her laugh... especially the sex.

ACTOR RYAN REYNOLDS, husband of actress Blake Lively


In English, you always have to sound as if you are making an effort. English is basically a trap: class trap, dialect trap, feeling trap. It's almost a language for spies, for people to find out what people are really thinking.

ANGLO-GERMAN POET MICHAEL HOFMANN

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 15, 2016, with the headline 'Go Ahead Quote Me'. Print Edition | Subscribe