Go ahead quote me

Haruki Murakami.
Haruki Murakami.
Zoe Saldana.
Zoe Saldana.
Adele.
Adele.

The fact we live in an age where brief remarks are gobbled up in the blink of an eye, is precisely why I wanted to write a long story that readers won't be able to put down once they start reading. I tried to write a story that was multi-layered and deep. I have rewritten it eight times from the start and I still try to improve and transform myself.

WRITER HARUKI MURAKAMI on his latest novel, Killing Commendatore


I'd rather feel that I'm a part of the group that's trying to make the difference... trying to remain half-full versus half-empty.

ACTRESS ZOE SALDANA on standing up to cyberbullying


Applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable.

SINGER ADELE telling fans she may not tour again

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2017, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe