Go ahead quote me

I get the call, "Jim Henson wants to buy all your ideas, but he doesn't want you to host the show because he says you lack warmth." That hurt me because this is the guy that can take two ping pong balls and make them like a warm animal that people love. ''

FILM-MAKER JUDD APATOW on the time he lost a chance to work for The Muppets creator

The more I thought I was special, the lonelier I grew.''

ACTRESS GIANNA JUN on why she has cast aside her image of mystery

I don't think like everybody else. People are so tied up in the worst parts of technology these days. They live a life pressing buttons. They don't use their imagination.''

ELDERLY FASHION PLATE IRIS APFEL on dressing whimsically

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2015, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Subscribe