Go ahead quote me

Martha Stewart.
Martha Stewart.
Anish Kapoor.
Anish Kapoor.
J.K. Rowling.
J.K. Rowling.
Noma Dumezweni.
Noma Dumezweni.

It's not as good as the real thing. When you live through something like Orange Is The New Black, the real characters are better.

BUSINESS MOGUL AND FORMER INMATE MARTHA STEWART on why she is not interested in watching the Netflix jail show


I take the view that there are emotional states that Wagner touches that nobody else touches. In the end, who cares if the artist is a nice person?

SCULPTOR ANISH KAPOOR on bigoted composer Richard Wagner


I decided not to get too agitated about it and simply state quite firmly that Hermione can be a black woman with my absolute blessing and enthusiasm.

AUTHOR J.K. ROWLING on the backlash against casting actress Noma Dumezweni in the play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2016, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe