Go Ahead Quote Me

SINGER NEIL DIAMOND
SINGER NEIL DIAMOND
ACTOR MICHAEL DOUGLAS
ACTOR MICHAEL DOUGLAS
HONG KONG ACTOR-SINGER ANDY LAU
HONG KONG ACTOR-SINGER ANDY LAU

I want to take you all home, I want to give you a kiss, I want to make dinner for you, and I just want to say thank you from the people of this area for coming down and this town has not been this happy since… I don't know.

SINGER NEIL DIAMOND, who gave a mini-concert for firefighters battling a blaze across Colorado in the United States

I don't like the lack of stamina. The stamina you used to take for granted, and now you're hoping for more.

ACTOR MICHAEL DOUGLAS, 73, on getting older

I have known Fanzhi for more than 10 years. At that time, I had wanted to study oil painting. I really wanted to learn from him, but I didn't dare to say it then.

HONG KONG ACTOR-SINGER ANDY LAU on his fear of rejection from renowned Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi. His portrait of Lau is on a poster promoting the celebrity's upcoming world tour

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2018, with the headline 'Go Ahead Quote Me'. Print Edition | Subscribe