Go ahead quote me

"I was terrified. I imagined myself looking old, but instead I think I still look okay, and I'm fine with my appearance. For too many generations, women have suffered from this terrible lie that age 50 is like falling off a cliff.''

ACTRESS SALMA HAYEK, 48, on turning 50

"I had a recurring nightmare about witches eating my toes from ages eight to 14. I think it's because when you're a baby, adults stand over your crib and tell you they're going to eat your toes. This is very terrifying.''


"Exchanging a film for cash is cheap.''

CHEN KAIGE on the type of film-maker he will not be

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2015, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Subscribe