Go ahead quote me

Andrew Garfield.
Andrew Garfield.
Martin Freeman.
Martin Freeman.

People are rewarded with money and fame and, ultimately, the correct amount of emptiness for an egocentric life. There's a part of me that will always want to shed all that.

ACTOR ANDREW GARFIELD on self-promotion


Not quite instantly, but within a very few weeks, I was transformed into an old man. I did feel pretty happy that I was still alive.

AUTHOR JONATHAN RABAN, who has recovered after a stroke in 2011


You could live three lifetimes and not hope to repeat this sort of success, so you can't be churlish about it. You have to take it as a huge compliment.

SHERLOCK ACTOR MARTIN FREEMAN on the global success and devoted fanbase of the TV hit

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2017, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe