Go ahead quote me

Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

You feel like you'd been shot out of a rocket to another planet.

TROUBADOUR ELVIS COSTELLO on the first time he saw Shanghai


Being doubted makes you driven. If I got the accolades I wanted, maybe I wouldn't bother to get out of bed. Though it would be incredibly shallow if my main worry was what people think about me.

ACTRESS SADIE FROST


When we were kids, I saw Taylor write songs every day for years when there was no one to play them to. I was there when she was performing at karaoke contests and in the corners of parties with the same enthusiasm she now plays to stadiums full of her fans.

ACTOR AUSTIN SWIFT on his big sister's rise to pop stardom

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 08, 2016, with the headline 'Go Ahead Quote Me'. Print Edition | Subscribe