Go ahead Quote me

U2 frontman Bono
U2 frontman Bono
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige

If you respect me, I'll respect you. Actually, I'm not that bad, really.

SINGER EDISON CHEN teasing the Chinese media at a recent press conference for his album A Monkey Trilogy


Very good is the enemy of great - there's lots of that. But who wants to be in a very good band at this point? Whatever you think of our oeuvre or whatever you think of the U2 group, we're still attempting to get beyond ourselves.

U2 FRONTMAN BONO on the motivation for the band's new album Songs Of Experience


I knew something was wrong. I just couldn't prove it. I just had all the heaviness of not feeling right, not feeling good.

SINGER MARY J. BLIGE on her marriage to her former manager Kendu Isaacs

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2017, with the headline 'Go ahead Quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe