Go ahead quote me

Paul Mccartney.
Paul Mccartney.
Britney Spears.
Britney Spears.
Annie Proulx.
Annie Proulx.

When I was a kid, you were racist without knowing it. It was just the normal thing to use certain words you wouldn't use now. Along the way, we suddenly realised how it would make the people you were talking about feel, and then the penny dropped.

FORMER BEATLE PAUL MCCARTNEY


It's insane! Why did I do that? Hell, no! It's so dumb. No! Never!

POP STAR BRITNEY SPEARS, asked if she would repeat a 2001 performance with a live snake


I'm one of the ones at a party where you can always tell the writer because I'm leaning against the wall watching everybody else have fun.

AUTHOR ANNIE PROULX

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2016, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe