Go ahead quote me

Dwyane Wade.
Dwyane Wade.
Kazuo Ishiguro.
Kazuo Ishiguro.

I had a fear of being naked in front of others and a fear of being judged. So to me, overcoming that is the biggest thing.

BASKETBALL PLAYER DWYANE WADE on going naked on the cover of ESPN The Magazine


I am like a firefighter: My pants are hung up waiting for me, so I just get up, wash, jump into my clothing and get out of the house. It takes me all of 10 minutes.

MUSICIAN-COMEDIAN REGGIE WATTS


Those three days recovering from a virus in a bedroom in Sydenham, going over the same 20 pages of Proust, were a key turning point in my writing life - one much more significant than, say, the receiving of a major award or walking down red carpets at film premieres.

NOVELIST KAZUO ISHIGURO on his breakthrough in the 1980s

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2016, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe