Go ahead quote me

Mindy Kaling.
Mindy Kaling.
Stephen Colbert.
Stephen Colbert.
Morten Harket.
Morten Harket.

I would like to thank my sneakers, my neighbours in little Ethiopia, my alarm clock, my four-day-old blueberry muffin I ate and my sense of panic at being out of shape.

COMEDIAN MINDY KALING, on completing a 9.5-minute, 1.6km run


Her. That's your wife. You're going to marry her.

LATE-NIGHT TV HOST STEPHEN COLBERT, on love at first sight with wife Evelyn in a theatre lobby years ago


I'm not an entertainer, I'm an engager. I never sell myself, in a sense. I'm a barefoot human being, walking across the planet, touching the heart of things.

A-HA FRONTMAN MORTEN HARKET

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2016, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe