Go Ahead Quote Me

Tilda Swinton.
Tilda Swinton.
Elvis Costello.
Elvis Costello.
Donovan.
Donovan.

There's a thing here in terms of style that reminds me of clubbing in the 1980s. There's no Internet, no one's photographing themselves, it's just that general coolness and relaxedness of being well put-together.

ACTRESS TILDA SWINTON on Cuban style

I find the closed-mindedness of xenophobes bewildering as well as upsetting. If asked, I'll say I'm British because that's what my passport says, but I'm not sure what I actually feel. I just feel like a human - on a good day.

MUSICIAN ELVIS COSTELLO on nationalism

If you can't feel love, then you are afraid. And you have to ask: 'What am I afraid of?'

SINGER DONOVAN

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 12, 2016, with the headline 'Go Ahead Quote Me'. Print Edition | Subscribe