Go ahead quote me

Damien Hirst.
Damien Hirst.
Della Ding.
Della Ding.
Ricky Gervais.
Ricky Gervais.

I'm jealous of chefs. Because food is like art without the evidence. Twenty years on, people will say, 'I remember this amazing meal I had...'

ARTIST DAMIEN HIRST, who has opened a restaurant


I take photos with my phone. Seeing is eating.

SINGER DELLA DING, who has lost 12kg by going on a "smartphone diet"


I was sent a script and I said: 'Who's the lead?' They said: 'We want you to be.' And I said: 'Well, who's going to go and see that? You want John Cusack.' Secretly, I hoped they probably thought: 'Oh, what integrity.' They didn't. They thought: 'What an idiot! He's just turned down a film.'

COMEDIAN RICKY GERVAIS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 20, 2016, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe