Go ahead quote me

Arundhati Roy.
Arundhati Roy.
Kristen Stewart.
Kristen Stewart.
Andy Serkis.
Andy Serkis.

The fiction just takes its time. It's no hurry. I can't write it faster or slower than I have; it's like you're a sedimentary rock that's just gathering all these layers and swimming around.

AUTHOR ARUNDHATI ROY on taking 20 years to write her second novel, The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness


The coolest female directors I've ever worked with are such compulsive freaks. The female artists who do the best work, they're just so focused that nothing is going to get in their way.

ACTRESS KRISTEN STEWART, who has directed her first film, Come Swim


People will do impressions for me of various characters that I've played in supermarkets, but (that) doesn't stop me doing my shopping.

ACTOR ANDY SERKIS, known for his motion capture work on the Lord Of The Rings films

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2017, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe