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Close Up Best Of 2017: 15 Memorable Quotes That Stuck With Us

Best Of 2017: 15 Memorable Quotes That Stuck With Us

Best Of 2017: 15 Memorable Quotes That Stuck With Us
By Tien Chew
December 19, 2017
We are fortunate to speak to a wide range of talented and successful individuals at the top of their game from various fields here at Malaysia Tatler. We take a look back at some of the most memorable nuggets of wisdom we were privy to learning during our conversations with these accomplished personalities throughout the year.
Ganesh Muren
Ganesh Muren

“I’m an engineer and we were built to solve problems. Here we are trying to put men on mars, and we can’t even solve the problems in our own backyards” – Ganesh Muren on his mission to deliver safe drinking water to underprivileged communities

Ganesh Muren
Ganesh Muren

This article originally appeared in January 2017 issue.

Elizabeth and Modesto Marini
Elizabeth and Modesto Marini

“Seeing my father lovingly taking over from my mother over the stove to stir a delicious pot of polenta when she was tired implanted the idea in my mind that food is love” – Modesto Marini on his love of food

Modesto and Elizabeth Marini
Modesto and Elizabeth Marini

This article originally appeared in February 2017 issue.

Pandelela Rinong
Pandelela Rinong

“People don’t know what it feels like to be an athlete, the reality is not that glamorous. Most people only see 10 seconds of me in front of the camera, but not behind the scenes. But if they’re really in my shoes, perhaps they will understand me more and wouldn’t be so quick to criticise and judge so badly. I want them to understand me and to be compassionate. Everyone has their own struggle which you don’t know about,” – Pandelela Rinong

Pandelela Rinong
Pandelela Rinong

This article originally appeared in August 2017 issue.

Rachel and Michelle Yeoh
Rachel and Michelle Yeoh

“Sometimes when she is not with me and we urgently need to make a decision, I know in my head what she will say or the details she will want to know about. This makes it easy for one of us to make decisions for the both of us when we need to,” – Michelle Yeoh on her sisterly bond with her twin Rachel

Rachel and Michelle Yeoh
Rachel and Michelle Yeoh

This article originally appeared in March 2017 issue.

Ng Sang Beng
Ng Sang Beng

“Success is never right now, rather the decisions you made over time,” – Ng Sang Beng on the lessons learnt from success

This article originally appeared in June 2017 issue.

Dato' Fadzarudin Anuar and Datin Vivy Yusof
Dato' Fadzarudin Anuar and Datin Vivy Yusof

“We jumped right in. We didn’t doubt ourselves at all. We were so hungry to get things off the ground. We couldn’t even sleep that night because we were excited. In hindsight, I think that was the best part of our startup journey,” – Fadza Anuar on the beginning of Fashion Valet

Datin Vivy Yusof
Datin Vivy Yusof

This article originally appeared in May 2017 issue.

Dato' James Greaves
Dato' James Greaves

“My drive comes from providing for my beautiful family” – Dato' James Greaves on what keeps him going

Dato' James Greaves
Dato' James Greaves

This article originally appeared in July 2017 issue.

Natasha Idris and Sharifah Menyalara Hussein
Natasha Idris and Sharifah Menyalara Hussein

“Show jumping is challenging but it is worth it. Of course it gets disheartening sometimes. Some days you win medals, then some days you do badly and fall off a horse. But it makes you stronger, especially since I am quite competitive by nature” – Natasha Idris on learning from your mistakes

Tunku Khadijah Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sharifah Menyalara Hussein and Natasha Idris
Tunku Khadijah Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sharifah Menyalara Hussein and Natasha Idris

This article originally appeared in October 2017 issue.

Lee Yin Yen
Lee Yin Yen

“In an instant gratification world, people lack the patience to realize the pleasures of cooking and learning. They think that a healthy body is a skinny one. Taking care of your health is much, much more than just your physical appearance, but it also benefits your mental condition and vitality more than anything else” – Lee Yin Yen

Lee Yin Yen
Lee Yin Yen

This article originally appeared in June 2017 issue.

Tunku Elana Khyra and Tunku Dato' Yaacob Khyra
Tunku Elana Khyra and Tunku Dato' Yaacob Khyra

“I would say you are larger-than-life. I would tell them that you are an amazing dad, super adventurous, you make everyone feel really good, and started a great legacy that is your family” – Tunku Elana Khyra on describing her father

Tunku Elana Khyra
Tunku Elana Khyra

This article originally appeared in December 2017 issue.

Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman
Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman

“I have raised my children and gave them the best education they can have, and I think we’re a very happy family. I hope that when I go, they have a legacy to remember and more importantly, the will to continue to run the company. In life, I suppose you have to lose your loved ones, and I’ve lost those who have shaped my life, but life has to go on. And I hope that I have shaped my children’s lives to be better than it is today," – Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman

This article originally appeared in October 2017 issue.

Joel Neoh and Yeoh Chen Chow
Joel Neoh and Yeoh Chen Chow

“What I noticed is, a start-up thrives in the intersection of fear and hope, the known and the unknown and it is about dreaming big but also implementing what you are thinking into doing. So it’s not about how small a company is. It’s about being able to live with this state of uncertainty and the continuous process of learning and unlearning. That’s why a lot of people think entrepreneurs are crazy, but that’s how we adapt” – Joel Neoh

 

Joel Neoh
Joel Neoh

This article originally appeared in April 2017 issue.

King Quah
King Quah

“If it’s not good enough for me, it’s not good enough for anyone,” – King Quah on his standards for Saltycustoms' products

This article originally appeared in April 2017 issue.

Weiron Tan
Weiron Tan

“Every time I get behind the wheel of a car, I feel that I can do something extraordinary,” – Weiron Tan on his passion for racing

This article originally appeared in February 2017 issue.

Felicia Yap
Felicia Yap

"I think why this book has resonated with so many people in so many countries is that it taps on fears which apply to all of us. Deep in all of us is this desire to remember. We want to recall what we experienced, and linked with that is the fear of forgetting. My book actually draws on this relationship and holds up a mirror to us in terms of how we ourselves make memories and what we value in life," Felicia Yap on her literary crime thriller debut Yesterday

This article originally appeared in March 2017 issue.

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