Go ahead quote me

Amy Schumer.
Amy Schumer.
Bella Hadid.
Bella Hadid.

My parents made me think I was a genius supermodel. It was kind of too late when I found out that they had been lying.

ACTRESS AMY SCHUMER on why she has never lacked self-confidence


My dad was a refugee when he first came to America, so it's actually very close to home for my sister, brother and me. He was always religious and he always prayed with us. I am proud to be a Muslim.

MODEL BELLA HADID, daughter of Palestinian-American real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, on United States President Donald Trump's attempted travel bans


He suddenly leaned forward and said, 'Did you really think it was good?' It seemed astonishing that my literary idol was genuinely anxious to know what this American kid thought of his work. But it proved to me that even Samuel Beckett suffered self-doubt as a writer.

AUTHOR PAUL AUSTER on what he learnt from the great playwright

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2017, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe