Go ahead quote me

Charlotte Tilbury is my hero because she has never let her husband see her without make-up on. She's inspired me, when I'm really lazy and I'm not going to do my make-up the next day, to sleep in my make-up.''

REALITY TV STAR KIM KARDASHIAN (left) honouring her make-up artist (right) at the InStyle Awards

She's decisive, incredibly intuitive, knife-sharp and, might I say, sexy at her post. I trust her with my life.''

ACTOR BRAD PITT on being directed by his wife Angelina Jolie in their film By The Sea

I was flattered. Then I made the mistake of reading the replies: 'You f****** turd!' Et cetera. My problem is that I believe that stuff. I don't believe I'm the godfather of popular culture, of course not, but I do believe that I could be a turd.''

ROCKER PHIL COLLINS, who was upset by online comments after a newspaper hailed him as an influence on modern youth

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