Go ahead quote me

Chua Lam
Chua Lam
Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney

I'm against the label of 'Hong Kong's four gifted scholars'. Mr Jin Yong shouldn't be mixed up with the three of us. He's a master and shouldn't be pulled down. The three of us were just making a living.

SINGAPORE-BORN, HONG KONG-BASED FOOD CRITIC CHUA LAM on being held in esteem alongside novelists Jin Yong, Ni Kuang and the late lyricist James Wong


My father didn't get a chance to go to school. He couldn't read and write, and that hindered him a great deal because he was so smart.

MUSICIAN DOLLY PARTON on why she has a charity to help boost literacy


It was magic. I thank her every day. The moment she wakes up, she gets an e-mail from me saying, 'Thank you, thank you, thank you!' She probably will for the rest of her life.

COUNTRY STAR KENNY CHESNEY on working with pop star Pink on the hit single, Setting The World On Fire

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 05, 2016, with the headline 'Go Ahead Quote Me'. Print Edition | Subscribe