Go ahead quote me

Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Karena Ng.
Karena Ng.
Dolly Parton.
Dolly Parton.

When you think about it, he's the only director in American cinema on a big mainstream scale, who is willing to outright criticise the government. That's patriotism.

SNOWDEN STAR JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT on being directed by Oliver Stone in the movie about former US spy contractor Edward Snowden


I was too young then, I didn't even understand what "like" was. I didn't know those names and actors until I grew up.

ACTRESS KARENA NG, 22, who was a child when she watched her boyfriend Raymond Lam, now 36, in his 1990s hit show, Step Into The Past


Before sitting down to write, I often fast for a couple of days. This gets me into a clean, spiritual frame of mind and opens me up to inspiration.

COUNTRY STAR DOLLY PARTON on writing songs

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