Go ahead quote me

 Leonard Cohen.
Leonard Cohen.
Huang Lei.
Huang Lei.
Jordi Cruyff.
Jordi Cruyff.

I won't comment on what he said. I will comment on his receiving the Nobel Prize, which to me is like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being the highest mountain.

SINGER-SONGWRITER LEONARD COHEN on folk icon Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. Dylan had discussed Cohen's music in a New Yorker profile of Cohen


In entertainment, the actors recognised by everyone as the most outstanding didn't have cosmetic surgery, but relied on one work after another to persuade viewers and become their favourites.

ACTOR HUANG LEI on why men's looks do not matter


He was part of the 1 per cent, who will always be remembered. I realised a long time ago that I am part of the 99.

FORMER MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER JORDI CRUYFF on his late legendary father Johan Cruyff's legacy

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