Go Ahead Quote Me

ACTOR MICHAEL CAINE
ACTOR MICHAEL CAINE
CHINESE ACTRESS ELANE ZHONG
CHINESE ACTRESS ELANE ZHONG
ACTOR JOHN MALKOVICH
ACTOR JOHN MALKOVICH

I was at a party, chain-smoking by the fireplace, when a hand came round from behind me, took the cigarettes out of my pocket and threw them in the fire. I turned round and it was Tony Curtis. We'd never met, but he said: 'I've been watching you, Michael. You're going to die if you keep doing that, you idiot.'

'' ACTOR MICHAEL CAINE on how he quit smoking


The harder you work, the luckier you are.

'' CHINESE ACTRESS ELANE ZHONG on getting the chance to work with big names such as Feng Xiaogang and Jackie Chan


If one could shut off the modern world and all the information that flows, not necessarily into your brain but at your face, and doesn't benefit anything or make one better informed.

'' ACTOR JOHN MALKOVICH on what would improve his life

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2018, with the headline 'Go Ahead Quote Me'. Print Edition | Subscribe