Go Ahead Quote Me

Actor Hopper Penn
Actor Hopper Penn
Singer Bobby Brown
Singer Bobby Brown
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

My dad wanted to name me Steak, the food, because he loves it so much. But my mom was never going to go for it. What they told me is that I hopped in her stomach, I didn't kick, so they went with that.

ACTOR HOPPER PENN, son of Oscar-winner Sean Penn, on his odd name


When she slept, when she snored, it was in perfect pitch. I think she was the greatest voice of our time and many times to come.

SINGER BOBBY BROWN on his late ex-wife Whitney Houston


The best example to set as a father is to be a figure viewed from behind. It doesn't have to be too clear. Most importantly, you appear when they need you and lead their growth.

ACTOR ANTHONY WONG, who has two sons

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2016, with the headline 'Go Ahead Quote Me'. Print Edition | Subscribe