The 10 best quotes of the week, including goodbyes to Garry Shandling and Phife Dawg
Tributes from Conan O'Brien, Questlove and more lead this week's round-up.
The world said goodbye to comedian Garry Shandling and A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg this week. Tributes from Conan O'Brien, Questlove and more lead this week's round-up of the best arts quotes.
"His music and what he's contributed is seismic and hard to measure. He's affected us as much as he's affected all of you."
A Tribe Called Quest pays tribute to fellow band member, Phife Dawg, who died last week due to complications from diabetes. He was 45.
"I swear to god THAT was the moment I knew I wanted to make THIS type of music when I grew up."
How Questlove reacted when he heard Phife Dawg's verse on "Buggin Out" for the first time. The Roots drummer shared his memories of the late A Tribe Called Quest rapper on Instagram.
"Hip Hop & rap word warrior, simple as that. Breathed it & lined rhyme into sport. A true fire social narrator my bro. #RIBeats ATCQforever."
Public Enemy's Chuck D remembers Phife Dawg on Twitter.
"There will not be no OutKast without A Tribe Called Quest. It was everything to me in high school. […] He actually made me want to know more about words and use them as tools."
OutKast's Andre 3000 pays tribute to Phife Dawg and A Tribe Called Quest on Q-Tip's show, Abstract Radio.
"Garry was/will always be my teacher. He redesigned the wheel of comedy and was the kindest and funniest of geniuses. Will miss him so much."
"He was obviously hysterically funny pretty much all the time. He was also extremely sensitive. He was complicated. And he had a ton of empathy for other people. And I want to make that point. That is something in business, in comedy, that is very rare. He really did care about other people."
Instead of his usual opening monologue, Conan O'Brien paid tribute to his friend Garry Shandling last Thursday, sharing the story of how the comedian helped him through one of the lowest points in his life.
"I'm 1 of many comics that can say it. He made us feel special 'til we believed it. My teacher, my friend, my Garry.
Sarah Silverman was one of dozens of comedians who gathered at Garry Shandling's house over the weekend to play a game of pick-up basketball in honour of their friend. She shared this tribute on Instagram.
"Everybody go back and watch that show. If there's any good that can come out of it, it would be the rediscovery of what truly was a classic."
While saying goodbye to Garry Shandling, Seth Meyers tells the Late Night audience to watch Shandling's send-up of TV talk, The Larry Sanders Show.
"It's changed the way I look at books. I'm going to read more. I'm going to listen more. It's a game changer for me."
Canada Reads panellist Farah Mohamed on this year's debates, which wrapped Friday.
"I had nothing to lose and sometimes that makes you brave enough to try."
After sharing a few of her old rejection letters on Twitter, J.K. Rowling imparted this tweet of wisdom to hopeful authors.