Go ahead quote me

"I see life as like being attacked by a bear. You can run, you can pretend to be dead or you can make yourself bigger. So, if you're my stature, you stand on a chair and bang a pan and scream and shout as if you're going to attack the bear. This is my go to strategy. ''

COMEDIAN AMY POEHLER

"It’s too late for them. I mean, it’s over. Life as they knew it is no longer possible. You’ve checked in for the biggest ride there ever was."

ACTOR HARRISON FORD on the young actors in the highly anticipated Star Wars instalment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I don’t even think about them. They’re a third of our size. I kind of think about them a third of the time-ish. ’’

MR ARIE MANUEL, co-chief executive of Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor,on rival company Creative Artists

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2015, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe