Top 460 Favourite Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Favourite Quotes from famous people such as Orson Scott Card, Rachel Riley, Linda Colley, Linwood Barclay, Mousa Dembele, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

My favourite all-time work of fiction: Lord of the Ring

My favourite all-time work of fiction: Lord of the Rings. My favourite all-time nonfiction book: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Ask me again next week, you’ll get a different answer.
Orson Scott Card
Winter is my favourite season for clothes because I’m happiest wearing knitted dresses, leggings, and Uggs.
Rachel Riley
Thanksgiving is America’s favourite holiday, and a brilliant piece of personal as well as patriotic calendrical invention.
Linda Colley
When I was in my early 20s, my dream was to write mystery novels. I wanted to do what my favourite crime writer, Ross Macdonald, did – crank out a book a year. The only problem – and it was a considerable one – was that I stank.
Linwood Barclay
Outside football, I like to go to musicals or the theatre. My favourite one is the ‘Jersey Boys.’
Mousa Dembele
Basketball is one of my favourite sports; I love playing it and watching it on TV.
Kevin-Prince Boateng
My favourite thing is to be somebody else, no longer be me.
Andie MacDowell
My favourite genre lies inside myself, and as I follow my favourite stories, characters and images, it sums up to a certain genre. So at times even I have to try to guess which genre a film will be after I’ve made it.
Bong Joon-ho
Elizabeth I was my favourite monarch though, what an inspiration, she did great things for women.
Kirsty Gallacher
My favourite outfit is a giant bunny suit. I wore it in a music video for ‘Are You One?’ by the Chanteuse & the Crippled Claw and got to keep it.
Maxine Peake
I cited ‘Catch-22’ as a landmark film and one of my favourites.
John Curran
It’s Twenty20, anything can happen in the format. It’s very difficult to predict and pick a favourite team in this format.
Sourav Ganguly
Something people wouldn’t expect me to do is I play this computer game called ‘Runescape.’ I’ve played ‘Runescape’ since forever. Since I was, like, six. It is still one of my favourite games ever.
Lil Peep
When I do work, I choose to see every job as an opportunity to grow, as an actor and as a person. My favourite part of it is being part of a team, with everyone pulling in the same direction.
Carrie-Anne Moss
The Goons were always one of our favourites; we always felt we were in that tradition – Goons, Monty Python, Peter Cook, Vic and Bob, Spike Milligan. We felt we were part of that lineage, but in England, it wasn’t happening like that. There was a brand of comedy like ‘The Office,’ which was very real.
Noel Fielding
My favourite job hands down – and I think I can speak for everyone involved – was ‘Breaking Bad.’
Aaron Paul
The idea of science fiction, mythology, and creating a world is my favourite thing. I do love the reality of dramas and playing that, but being able to start from scratch, to completely build the character and this world, I love that.
Hannah John-Kamen
If you are playing in ‘Charley’s Aunt,’ and your favourite aunt died that lunchtime, you’ll still have to go on the stage and play ‘Charley’s Aunt.’
Richard Attenborough
I have lots of favourite memories but I can’t say that I have a favourite film.
John Hurt
Me and my mates go free running all the time. It’s not my mum’s favourite sport. I’ve probably jumped four metres on to grass and two metres between buildings. It’s nothing like you see on the Internet, with guys jumping off skyscrapers, but it’s fun.
Tom Holland
Yes, a cheeseburger and fries is probably my favourite meal. But I don’t eat ground beef anymore.
Eric Schlosser
Farmers’ markets are one of my favourite sources for Christmas goodies.
Sheherazade Goldsmith
My favourite pastime used to be sitting on a park bench watching people. But after ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ the eyeballs turned, and I was the watched one.
Alanis Morissette
I don’t know how I became controversy’s favourite child.
S. Sreesanth
I have a lot of fun with guns, especially the M-16, but my favourite is my little .22. It fits nicely in the palm of your hand. I do limit myself to blanks.
Jeri Ryan
My favourite finds are often antique pieces with a history.
Alice Temperley
The rehearsal time is almost my favourite part of being an actress, particularly if you’re working on a play that hasn’t been done before.
Jane Asher
When a parent has two children, it is difficult to pick one favourite.
Frank Rijkaard
‘Adbusters’ is my favourite reading material, so as soon as you go there, the synapses start firing in a different way. You start taking on things that sometimes I feel are out of our control. That’s what basically fuels my creative side.
Raine Maida
I am a voracious reader, so it’s difficult for me to give a list of my favourite authors of all time.
Amish Tripathi
My all-time favourite classic use of ricotta is in gnudi: fluffy, cheesy dumplings of almost ethereal, feathery lightness.
Yotam Ottolenghi
I really liked 'Heist,' and that seems to be a popular

I really liked ‘Heist,’ and that seems to be a popular favourite, but I think my personal favourite was ‘Hero at 30,000 ft,’ about the guy who ended up landing the aeroplane.
Derren Brown
My favourite sport is cheerleading!
Miley Cyrus
Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites.
John Dalberg-Acton
I spent more time in America, but I developed a very English sense of humour. I clicked into it deeply with Peter Sellers, who is still probably my favourite comedian.
Christopher Guest
I don’t have a favourite colour!
Hannah John-Kamen
My favourite things are jokes, friendliness and feeling comfortable.
Billy Childish
I would love to work with Jack Nicholson, Saoirse Ronan, Michael Shannon and James Franco in the future. I think those actors are amazing, and they are my favourite actors by far.
Sophie Turner
I wrote ‘Ohio,’ and it was really awesome to be able to share that with my fans because a lot of them can relate to not having a parent in their life. It’s really one of my favourite songs to sing live.
Jacob Whitesides
Srideviji is a powerhouse performer. She has been my favourite actor since my college days and to share screen space with her is a dream come true for me.
Abhimanyu Singh
Honestly I don’t listen to lot of English music. I listen to lot of Bollywood music and my favourite singer is Shoaib Bhushan and my favourite musician is from down south is AR Rahman.
Ravichandran Ashwin
I think that my favourite animal is a baby possum, or a joey. The face of a really little joey is so divine – so, so gorgeous.
Mem Fox
One of my favourite movies is ‘Annie Hall’ because it’s about the silver lining of the break-up.
Mike Birbiglia
I love coming to Australia. It’s one of my favourite places.
My favourite way of getting ready for a red carpet event is to turn the hair and makeup time into a bit of a pre-party. I use the same artists all of the time, so we know each other so well – so it’s a ‘hanging with friends’ session. Music, lots of laughing, and food – because you must eat before the event.
Behati Prinsloo
Mike Leigh is my all-time favourite writer/director/creator.
Greta Gerwig
As far as the U.K. goes, The 1975 is one of my favourite groups in a very long time. I love the sonics. I love everything they do.
Jon Bellion
Nike Air Max 95’s – I wear them almost every day. They’re super comfortable. I get a lot of gifts, so I don’t really need to shop. But if I had to choose my favourite brand, it would be Nike. Nike is the best.
Jay Park
I used to come home and play piano all day by ear and make songs up or figure out my favourite Elvis songs. I’d make up games by blindfolding myself and singing the harmony to whatever notes I’d play.
Natalie Prass
One of my least favourite gigs was a festival. There weren’t many people there and they were all talking.
Aldous Harding
I, as a gamer, understand passion to discuss favourite games.
Hidetaka Miyazaki
I loved ‘Life is Beautiful’ and action films are great, like ‘Die Hard.’ My favourite is the mob film – ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Once Upon a Time In America,’ anything with Robert De Niro in it.
Claudia Winkleman
I love ‘Koi Aane Ko Hai.’ It is my favourite show because I believe in this genre.
Ekta Kapoor
The minute I enter my house or a hotel room on the road, wherever I am, the first thing I do is light a candle; that’s my favourite thing.
Michelle Visage
J. K. Rowling is one of my favourite authors, and I really admire how she created this big wizarding world. But I think our books are very, very different, and I don’t think there can be a next J. K. Rowling. She is one of a kind.
Samantha Shannon
I’m beyond thankful to be picked as one of MTV’s favourite new artists for 2017. I’ve always viewed MTV as ever evolving, and to be a part of this new chapter is extremely rewarding.
Bishop Briggs
Perhaps my favourite story is ‘Le Passe-Muraille’ by Marcel Ayme. It’s about a guy who wakes up with a weird faculty that means he can walk through walls. He’s a very shy clerk, and he uses it to get revenge, or vent his frustration.
Michel Gondry
I love a bit of political drama; ‘The West Wing’ is probably my favourite television series of all time.
David Tennant
My personal favourites include J. J. Cale, R. D. Burman, Mehdi Hassan, and Ghulam Ali.
Mohit Chauhan
Many times, I’d spend the night walking the city streets: the Trevi fountain, in the dark, is so beautiful it moves you, but the Colosseum is my favourite place – you can breathe history there.
My all-time favourite political promise – more a boast than a promise, really – came from former Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau, who said in the lead-up to the 1976 Olympics, ‘The Olympics can no more lose money than a man can have a baby.’
Martin O’Malley
Growing up, I idolised Madhuri Dixit. She’s my favourite actress, and I used to pretend I was her all the time.
Lilly Singh
I eat soup noodles for comfort. In fact, noodles of any

I eat soup noodles for comfort. In fact, noodles of any kind. It’s a food that is very easy to eat; it’s very soothing and comfortable, too. If I could choose any, I’d say buckwheat was my favourite: it has a very good flavour and is healthy, too.
Nobu Matsuhisa
Berlin is my favourite city.
Logan Lerman
I have heard of ‘Green Street’-dedicated birthday parties, a website dedicated only to the clothing. It has no end. If you hashtag #greenstreet or #greenstreethooligans, you cannot go a day without people saying it’s their favourite movie. It’s frustrating because it’s a massive hit, but nobody gives it credit.
Lexi Alexander
Rooney’s a legend. He’s one of my favourite attackers of all time. He’s a guy I really do look up to.
Timothy Weah
For me the stunts are so cool, they’re one of my favourite things when we’re doing the film.
Rupert Grint
I’m one of the most adaptable guys I know in as much as travelling is my favourite thing to do in life. With every place I go, I try to stay there long enough to do it justice, long enough so that I can at least imagine what it would be like to live there. Once I imagine that, then it’s OK for me to return home.
Matthew McConaughey
If you ask my favourite team, I’ll say Arsenal. It is a club with a good philosophy, where youngsters get their chance.
Michy Batshuayi
My favourite thing about the holiday season is to spend time with family and friends and to take time off to celebrate.
Julie Payette
‘Baahubali’ is my favourite project.
Nora Fatehi
My favourite character would have to be ‘Ash,’ because I love my brooding bad boys. But a certain snarky talking cat runs a very close second.
Julie Kagawa
The essay is one of my favourite forms of writing, and I feel like what’s inside is really personal, more so than with shorter pieces.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
My favourite TV show is… ‘Downton Abbey.’ The characters are wonderful, and the style is created so beautifully on screen. Everything from the table settings to the linen seem perfect to me. While I’m watching it, I’m in a totally different world.
Mary Berry
I try to work out with my personal trainer for an hour, four times a week – we mainly concentrate on weights and running. If I’m on the road I sometimes do DVD work-outs in my hotel room – P90X and Insanity are a couple of my favourites.
I don’t have one favourite band. I like everything.
Sidney Crosby
To me, the most important thing is to wear something that I love and feel comfortable in, and Christmas is a great opportunity to get one of my old favourites out.
Amber Le Bon
My favourite thing to do on this planet is to scuba dive.
Buzz Aldrin
Edinburgh is my favourite city. We’ll be doing a lot of children’s theatre and galleries.
Carol Ann Duffy
I love peas and can happily tuck into a big bowl, but my favourite vegetables are Brussels sprouts. I talk about them so much that my fans call themselves Sam’s Sprouts.
Samantha Barks
The No 10 position is my favourite role, and I’m a player who likes to play in between the lines and try and break that midfield line.
James Maddison
I love going through fashion magazines, love to read – Paulo Coelho is my favourite author.
Ayesha Takia
My favourite thing is cooking for my friends. There are 13 of us who all met at university. They come round once a week, and I make a huge lasagne.
Vanessa Kirby
People think I am joking when I say my favourite actors are Shammi Kapoor and Dara Singh.
Naseeruddin Shah
ER was one of my favourites. I played a car accident victim who has leukemia. I got to wear a neck brace and nose tubes for the two days I worked.
Dakota Fanning
Rose is the most beautiful flower – it and tuberose are my favourites.
Aerin Lauder
My favourite guitar was – I can’t remember if it was ’50s or ’60s – a pale wood Telecaster, and it made me a better player. It was beautiful, so easy to play.
Viv Albertine
I think the days of just filling the time and putting a disc out is over, and I’m glad, because those are some of my least favourite records.
Frank Iero
I did projects on Champlain coming up the St. Lawrence River and on Henry Hudson cast adrift in the bay that now bears his name. And I read dozens of historical novels: Rosemary Sutcliff on Roman Britain and G. A. Henty on British heroes, though my all-time favourite was Ronald Welch’s ‘Knight Crusader.’
Margaret MacMillan
September is my favourite month, particularly in Cornwall. I felt, even as a child, that if you get a wonderful day in September, you think: ‘This could be one of the last, the summer is nearly over.’ If you get a wonderful day in May, you think: ‘So what, there’s more coming.’
Tim Rice
I love being a mom and having two kids. But I’ve had two C-sections, and I have suffered enough. That’s my favourite mantra when it comes to motherhood.
Ali Wong
I watch a lot of old-school wrestling, and one of my favourite matches is my dad vs my step-dad at Starrcade ’85, Magnum TA vs Tully Blanchard. In that match everything looked so aggressive, everything was so real, and it looked like a brutal fight.
Tessa Blanchard
Ilaiyaraaja is my most favourite music director. His music was my lullaby, his music was my food, his music was my childhood, his music was my first love, his music was my failure, his music was my first kiss, my first love failure, my success… he is in my blood.
It's one of my favourite types of comedy, just the awkw

It’s one of my favourite types of comedy, just the awkward moments on camera. For many people, it’s unbearable to watch, but I love seeing it when it’s done right.
Jason Jones
In terms of the culture, you can’t beat Japan. It’s my favourite country. It’s one of those places you never want to leave. I love the people, I love the food, and I love their fashion because they’re not afraid to experiment.
Alesha Dixon
‘Beauty Queen’ will always be a favourite because I think it’s a really tight play, and when it’s done right, there is a sadness to it that I love.
Martin McDonagh
I can play the flute. Music was my favourite A-level, and I used to love composing my and stylising my voice to sound like 90’s singing sensation Tori Amos.
Erin O’Connor
One of my favourite things about country music is that, at least until recently, you could always count on a solid story, a punchline and a pun. I think it has that in common with hip hop, where they’re not afraid of wordplay and I really appreciate that.
St. Vincent
If you take my stuff apart, you’ll find my choruses of repetitions are picked up almost verbatim from Kurt Vonnegut, and my distanced fracture quality is all from Amy Hempel, who’s probably my favourite writer.
Chuck Palahniuk
I don’t have a favourite designer. If I like the piece, I don’t really care if it’s any particular brand – I’ll buy!
Barbara Palvin
Soccer is still my favourite sport.
Malcolm Brogdon
Theatre outings are my favourite thing to spend money on. The most influential play I saw was ‘Bent,’ which starred Ian McKellen. And I loved the original performance of ‘The Rocky Horror Show,’ with Richard O’Brien and Tim Curry at the Royal Court, when I was about 15.
Dawn French
I like all kinds of films; ‘Bommarillu’ is a favourite film. But I can’t make that kind of film.
S. S. Rajamouli
My early memories of my dad were taking me to play football when I was six – they are happy ones. They are my favourites.
Riyad Mahrez
I made three short films of my own which I wrote, produced, directed… you did everything in those days. My favourite one was something I shot on VHS… a little documentary.
Asif Kapadia
A childhood favourite that has stayed with me over the years is Kate Winslet. She’s an amazing British actress who always delivers no matter what role she’s in. Another actress I’ve found incredibly inspiring is Olivia Colman.
Georgina Campbell
At school, my favourite subject was social studies.
Mary Kom
‘Laakhon Mein Ek’ is one of my favourite projects.
Shweta Tripathi
In ‘Climax’ there are all kinds of colours of skin, all kinds of genders, sexual preferences – but I don’t care, I chose my favourite dancers.
Gaspar Noe
I really love my food. My favourite thing is artichokes. I am not so much interested in desserts or chocolate, though. I also like to cook with my husband Damian.
Helen McCrory
If you are considered as favourites, you have stand up and deliver. You can’t make too many mistakes. You have to be the best.
Sourav Ganguly
Rock guitar is one of my favourite sounds.
Trombone Shorty
I try not to have actors in mind when I write because the tendency then is to be influenced by either their last performance or your favourite of their performances.
Christopher Nolan
I’m trained in classical music, and my favourites have always been rock n’ roll and blues, but I’ve grown up with different kinds of music around me because of my parents.
Shruti Haasan
I like clothes that make me feel good. My favourite designers include Michelle Jonas and Dolce & Gabbana. Their clothes make me feel as if I’m Sophia Loren – really womanly.
Heather Graham
I’ve made movies where people say it’s their favourite, but they don’t take it seriously because it just didn’t seem to break through commercially.
Richard Linklater
I can’t rank anything. I mean, how could anyone possibly say what their favourite piece of music is? I don’t have the ability or the desire to categorise things of that nature.
Charlie Brooker
I’m very happy to sing whatever I’m singing. I’ve always enjoyed any role I’ve been given at a certain time. They’ve all been favourites, they’ve all been wonderful pieces to play.
Joan Sutherland
If there has to be one favourite actor of mine, it has to be Rajesh Khanna.
Dimple Kapadia
My favourite England player is Harry Kane.
Andrea Pirlo
I’d have loved to have appeared in ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ – that’s one of my favourite shows.
Becki Newton
When I became a film-maker, all my favourite films, they weren’t comedies.
Taika Waititi
According to research,when given a choice, babies choose gold. It’s my favourite colour after black and red.
Rei Kawakubo
I adore Britain! It’s my favourite country; I love their eccentricity. I find Britain so inspiring.
Stefano Gabbana
And my favourite new songwriter is Joe Banfi from Sheff

And my favourite new songwriter is Joe Banfi from Sheffield. He’s dark, edgy, serene and beautiful.
Ben Lovett
My favourite designers always create a strong silhouette, like McQueen and Tom Ford and Alaia. I like structured things that you can throw on, and it’s almost like armour, and you’re, like, ready for the day.
Liberty Ross
Any film, whether it worked at the box office or not, I’ll have my favourite moments from it.
Ram Gopal Varma
I would do nearly anything for a laugh, to tell the truth. And I’m a particular favourite with young men with earrings.
Celia Imrie
Lizz Wright is my favourite singer. Her voice moves me and takes me to another place. She also grows her own food, and that inspires me.
Laura Mvula
One Indian-inspired favourite of mine is mashed potato mixed with lemon juice, breadcrumbs, coriander and chilli, shaped into patties, fried and served with chutney and yoghurt.
Yotam Ottolenghi
I have my favourite fashion decade, yes, yes, yes: ’60s. It was a sort of little revolution; the clothes were amazing but not too exaggerated.
Valentino Garavani
Stephen Daldry would be a director that I would love to work with as well as Peter Jackson, Tim Burton, and I’m very lucky to have worked with Isabel Coixet, who is also one of my favourite directors.
Sophie Turner
My favourite authors include Trollope and Dickens.
Kevin McCloud
I know it’s kind of cliche, but my favourite is still the first ‘Hell in a Cell.’
Seth Rollins
My favourite store is All Saints. Having spent years dressed in a dinner suit and a bow tie as a professional player, it is wonderful being able to wear normal clothes again.
Stephen Hendry
My favourite colour is red, but I also like jewel tones and monochrome, while my preferred shapes include A-line skirts and skinny trousers.
Tamzin Merchant
Barcelona are my favourite team in Spain, let’s put it that way.
Frank Lampard
My favourite types of cuisine are Asian and Caribbean, and I love cooking new recipes for my family.
Jourdan Dunn
One of my favourite pieces is ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ – I’d love to be in that. Or an alternative version of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ where I get to play Mercutio, something like that.
Cynthia Erivo
Dad loved movies, and I grew up with British comedy. My ultimate favourite is Peter Sellers.
Mike Myers
I never had a favourite book! I liked all kinds of things – science fiction, so I read Heinlen and Ray Bradbury, and I also liked reading about kids like myself, so I read Judy Blume and Norma Klein and Paula Danzinger and a lot of other writers. I also read James Herriot!
Rebecca Stead
My favourite writer is John Maxwell Coetzee.
Amitava Kumar
I get off on hearing other people’s voices. I like voices: they’re my favourite things on records.
Brian Wilson
‘Rome’ was one of my favourite shows, and I wish HBO had given it three more seasons ’cause I would have loved to continue watching it.
George R. R. Martin
I’m not a great reader of historical fiction; it’s not my favourite genre.
Mal Peet
One of my favourite parts of acting is the clothes that you get to wear, because it’s very important.
Andrew Scott
I was, without a sliver of a doubt, a no-good, lazy slacker of a child, and after I discovered literature, I was totally and utterly a no-good, lazy slacker of a child who read books. A lot of books, good and bad, but my favourite – the books I read and reread in my teens – were by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
Ben Peek
Two of my favourite products for a quick-fix are lipstick and mascara. I think with lipstick, brighter is better.
Poppy Delevingne
Our favourite album that we always listen to in the car is ‘2001’ by Dr. Dre, which is just the ultimate album of all time.
Dan Smith
Baking is my favourite.
Laura Whitmore
What’s my favourite book? It changes all the time.
Kevin Spacey
I’ve started a line of Manila dolls and they’re all going to be wearing my favourite outfits – the spaghetti and meatballs one is the first one, I’m really excited.
Manila Luzon
‘Nach Baliye’ has always been one of my favourite shows on television. I always used to be an avid follower of the show, and I always wanted to be a part of this show and am quite excited to be part of it.
Amruta Khanvilkar
My favourite actor is Daniel Day Lewis. He’s the finest actor in Hollywood. I’ve studied his performances.
Sushant Singh Rajput
I love Gino Vannelli! I love every one of his albums. He’s one of my favourite songwriters – straight up.
'Evil Dead' was such a big movie in my life. It's one o

‘Evil Dead’ was such a big movie in my life. It’s one of the few that I really remember when I watched it for the first time. I mean, I don’t remember when I first saw ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ and it’s one of my favourite movies.
Fede Alvarez
Govinda is my favourite actor – his comedy and dance is unique.
Prithvi Shaw
Tailor Made will help Ferrari’s clients tailor their cars in a very personal, specific way. It’s a bespoke service, like visiting Huntsman or Anderson & Sheppard or whoever your favourite Savile Row tailor is.
Lapo Elkann
My favourite game is ‘The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past.’
Reggie Fils-Aime
I love Lars von Trier. ‘Dogville’ is my favourite movie of the last 20 years. ‘Nymphomaniac’ and ‘Melancholia’ aren’t quite as exciting as ‘The Kingdom’, ‘Breaking the Waves’, or ‘The Idiots’, but I’ll always love him for being him.
Ari Aster
My favourite language, actually, is Czech, just because it’s so colourful. We have so many combinations, words, and expressions. I have to say there are a lot of things which you can say in Czech, but you cannot really translate, because the meaning would make no sense.
Petr Cech
My guilty pleasure is definitely candy! Skittles are my favourite.
Sara Sampaio
I managed to make my debut with my favourite, Majid Majidi, whereas ‘Dhadak’ is giving me a huge mass exposure.
Ishaan Khatter
I am never the favourite, but I live for that.
Dolph Ziggler
All-Star is something that’s exciting for the fans: it’s a way for the fans to see their favourite players all play at the same time.
Clint Dempsey
‘The Week’ is my favourite magazine. Everyone from presidents to CEOs of companies love it, politicians, people in the massive charity business in America, in the arts and even more especially in the media.
Felix Dennis
It’s the business I’m in, I can’t say that signing things is the favourite part of my career but you know that it has to be done and that there is no pain involved.
Cliff Richard
My father used to tape ‘Top of the Pops’ for me every Sunday, and I would sit in my bedroom, write down the lyrics of all of my favourite songs, and sing along. I was always singing in my bedroom with a hairbrush.
Bonnie Tyler
DJing is my only peace of mind. When the phone is off, I play my favourite songs really loud for myself, and I’m not talking to anyone; I’m not managing anything. It’s just, like, a time when I can listen to music.
Virgil Abloh
‘Swan Lake’ was my favourite piece of music when I was younger, and I never had a chance to skate to it.
Kaetlyn Osmond
A Passage to India. It is my favourite movie.
Maurice Jarre
Real Madrid are favourites in every championship and in every game, but we will stay humble in order to earn a victory.
When I go out, I just put on a little mascara – Chanel is my favourite – and fragrance. I actually apply fragrance right out of the shower – I spray and walk through it so it’s not too overpowering.
Anna Ewers
GYBE are among my, erm, two favourite Montreal bands, Arcade Fire being the other.
David Bowie
I can understand the natural anxiety of readers when waiting for another installment of a favourite series, but I think it is much more important to get a book right than it is to have it appear on time.
Garth Nix
Number one is a great thing, and I’ll always know that I’m number one, but 44 is my favourite number, so I want to keep it on the car.
Lewis Hamilton
I enjoy three meals a day, and 90 per cent of what I eat is vegetarian and homemade. I occasionally eat non-vegetarian, and chicken preparations are my favourite.
Saina Nehwal
The trick with computers I think, is to approach old and new things with the same reverence as you would like your favourite chair and not be seduced by the constant innovation otherwise you never do anything.
Colin Greenwood
I used to sleep with a little Ganesha under my pillow as a child; he was my favourite deity.
Mahesh Bhatt
Some of my favourite record and album covers and stuff have all been the singer, and they create a character, and they dress up a little bit.
Brendon Urie
Paul Auster is my favourite writer, and I’m sure he’d be a very interesting person to share a journey with.
Cornelia Parker
Tea-shops were to become my favourite haunts in England.
Zola Budd
Green screen’s not my favourite thing to do.
Julianne Moore
My favourite store? Seize Sur Vingt in New York. They make most of my suits, and they are really cool people.
Matt Berninger
Trying to impress my mother with words was one of my favourite pursuits.
John Mayer
My favourite actress is Meryl Streep. Oh, and Anna Magnani.
Penelope Cruz
I have the belief that all the qualified teams can crea

I have the belief that all the qualified teams can create surprises at the World Cup and not just the traditional top favourites.
Samuel Eto’o
My favourite place in South Korea is Jeju Island: it’s a tropical paradise with sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and the magnificent Geomunoreum lava tube system of underground caves.
Lee Hyeon-seo
I get really frustrated – actually, it almost makes me angry – when I see, sometimes, magazines will publish a musician’s playlist. They’ll go and they’ll ask, I don’t know, somebody from Aerosmith or whoever, Coldplay, to list their five favourite albums. And it’s always the same stuff!
Steven Wilson
I like all kinds of food, but if I had to choose a favourite Indian cuisine, it would absolutely be Bengali! I love things like masoor dal with begun bhaja – or any type of bhaja, really – machher jhol, bhapa chingri. And how can you beat gorom, gorom rosogolla?
Tiya Sircar
My absolute favourite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees.
Douglas Adams
When I go, God’s going to have to give up his favourite chair.
Brian Clough
My favourite movie of all-time is ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.’ I love Kate Winslet.
Alia Bhatt
I am a huge box sets fan and love a Sunday marathon session watching my favourite series back-to-back.
Rose Leslie
I’m quite low-key – Isabel Marant is one of my favourite designers.
Sophie McShera
I like giving music-themed gifts. I’ve given a couple of music documentaries to boys. Especially if they don’t have the same taste as me, I try to infiltrate their mind with my favourite bands.
Bella Heathcote
My favourite country is Finland because once you get to a certain point, you can drive for hours without seeing a single person. I love peace and quiet – something I don’t get very often.
Christopher Lee
My favourite game has to be winning the Champions League against Chelsea in 2008, because nothing can top that. My favourite goal was at Wigan in 2009, which came late in the game and pretty much clinched the title for us that year.
Michael Carrick
I remember my first scene with Alan Rickman, and I was anxious because he is a slight ‘method’ actor; as soon as he is in his cloak, he walks and talks like Snape – it is quite terrifying. But I really wanted to talk to him because ‘Robin Hood’ was one of my favourite films.
Tom Felton
The No.10 position is my favourite role.
James Maddison
I’ve been missing playing Pragya ever since I started shooting as Munni. I hope viewers will be happy to see their favourite character Pragya back on ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ and will welcome me back with the same love they have been showering all this time.
Sriti Jha
Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year.
Natalya Neidhart
A lot of my favourite books – I should say, not much happens in the books! It’s much more about the points of view of the author more than anything else.
Patrick deWitt
The second series is always my favourite as a writer/director; you can hit the ground running… so that’s fun.
Ricky Gervais
Even though I perform at all kinds of functions, college events are always my favourite because of the kind of energy you get there.
Neha Kakkar
I love white T-shirts as much as I love black. I often wear total black. It’s my favourite.
Chiara Ferragni
I was born in June, so I like summer, and my favourite part of a sunny day is when the sun sets.
Jorja Smith
I love all the premieres and everything that goes with it, but my favourite part is being on set and to go to work and enjoy your job. Not many people can say that in life.
Kierston Wareing
My favourite eras for styles are still the 70s and 40s, and there will be a few iconic pieces to build the wardrobe around, like there were at Chloe, but I want there to be a feel of mix-and-match.
Phoebe Philo
It is impossible to watch a ‘Friends’ episode too many times. Phoebe is my favourite character. I used to play her songs on the guitar when I was a teenager. ‘Smelly Cat’ is very easy. It’s only about three chords.
Michelle Dockery
I love Indian food – it’s my favourite cuisine. I love the mixture of spices and the subtle flavours. It’s really erotic; the spices are so sensuous.
Joe Perry
As a fan of pop music myself, I hate discovering that a favourite track has a completely different meaning from the one I thought.
Romy Madley Croft
My favourite moments at Dreamforce are when people come up and thank me randomly. It’s a selfish time for me, as I get lots of positive feedback.
Parker Harris
I enjoy going for brunch at Granger & Co. in Notting Hill and having my all-time favourite: poached eggs and avocado on toast. I love the aesthetic of the space and the fresh, modern approach in the dishes.
Emilia Wickstead
What I like about ‘Lay the Favourite’ is that it shows gambling as a profession, as this real grind-it-out job, with no glamour about it at all.
Joshua Jackson
Food is my favourite thing in the world. I always say if I ate what I actually wanted to eat I’d be in one of those electronic scooters because I’d be too big.
Sam Smith
I’ve got lots of favourite authors, but I would say Nicci French because I look more forward to reading her next new book than any other author.
Sophie Hannah
'Fields of Gold' is my favourite record.

‘Fields of Gold’ is my favourite record.
I think people are always really surprised when they realise I’m not a very serious person and that I’m not tremendously serious about acting. I don’t like to rehearse; I hate improv. Directors that don’t like to talk, they’re my favourite ones.
Julianne Moore
I watched ‘Billy Madison’ maybe 80 times. It’s my favourite movie. Watched it, like, a million times. My brother and sister watched it with me all the time.
Ansel Elgort
I love films that make me react emotionally and physically when you walk out of the cinema. Two of my favorite films however have got to be ‘The Tree Of Life’ and ‘The Piano Teacher,’ which also stars one of my favourite actresses Isabelle Huppert.
Alicia Vikander
One of my favourite places is Hampstead Heath. When I first moved to London, I lived in Highgate, and I would walk on the Heath at the weekends and go to the Kenwood House coffee shop.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
People say the Beatles were John Lennon. What is Paul McCartney? Chopped liver? But everyone has their own favourite members whose creativity they gravitate to. That’s normal.
Mike Love
My favourite subjects at school were algebra and logic: making a big problem into something small.
Mario Testino
‘Day of the Dead’ remains my favourite zombie film of mine.
George A. Romero
Being favourites is no title; it’s an adjective. You win titles thanks to what you do on the pitch, and little else.
Julen Lopetegui
One of my favourite scents in the world is the ‘Brown’ candle from Hotel Costes in Paris. It smells like naughty nights in corners of clubs.
Poppy Delevingne
I had a little teddy bear called Gordon the gopher. I took him to bed with me, he’d come to school with me cos he was my favourite.
John Terry
I’m partial to stilettos. Stilettoes and long, flowing dresses are my new favourites.
Sania Mirza
I didn’t really have a favourite subject at school as I was useless at everything.
Anthony Horowitz
I want to be a blonde vampire. Catherine Deneuve was a blonde vampire, and she was my favourite vampire ever.
Radha Mitchell
The red-carpet thing of premieres and parties is probably my least favourite part of my job.
Zooey Deschanel
My favourite word? I think, delicious, because it sounds so delicious. You say it, and you just wanna eat a chocolate bar.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
My favourite part of writing a book is thinking up the ideas, and that can start a long time before I actually sit down at my desk.
Anthony Horowitz
There isn’t a book that has changed me, but I have favourites such as ‘Pride and Prejudice’ which I often re-read.
Carolina Herrera
My favourite part of Christmas is being together as a family.
Motsi Mabuse
Whenever I am in Paris, all I want to do is inhale a big plate of cheese. And in New York, my favourite thing is a toasted bagel with cream cheese. Not only do I not avoid carbs, I more or less have them in every meal. When I start denying myself foods, that’s when I crave them.
Naomi Watts
I used to say that theatre was my favourite thing. But the more I do film, the more I appreciate it.
Helen McCrory
But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.
James Nasmyth
You ready? I have gold teeth, I have braids, I’m wearing Rick Owens moon boots, I have rips in my denim, a biker vest, I love artsy girls, my favourite artists are Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. I’m obsessed with being different.
ASAP Rocky
It may sound strange to say it of someone so famous, but I think Leonardo DiCaprio is underrated, particularly from an awards perspective. He is a very versatile actor. He started very young, and ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?’ is one of my favourite films.
Will Poulter
I loathe all political parties, which I regard as inventions of the devil. My favourite prime minister was Sir Alec Douglas-Home, not because he was on the Right, but because he spent a year in office without, on his own admission, doing a damned thing.
George MacDonald Fraser
I enjoy the TV series ‘Dexter,’ where there’s a reason for every kill. Quentin Tarantino is a favourite, and a ‘Kill Bill’ action-packed movie would be up my street. I’d love to be India’s first scream queen!
Bipasha Basu
Sunday nights are my favourite.
Debra Stephenson
The Rock was one of my favourite comedy characters growing up, and I still think he is. Mainly because he took himself so seriously by being ridiculous and a buffoon all the time but always took the high status.
James Acaster
I love Indian food, and my favourite dish is dal rice.
Madhur Bhandarkar
My favourite hotel is the Hilton Hawaiian Village beach resort in Honolulu.
Vera Lynn
You’re not supposed to have a favourite book – it’s like children.
Michael Robotham
As an actress and comedienne, I'm a huge fan of he thea

As an actress and comedienne, I’m a huge fan of he theatre and the Tricycle in Kilburn is my favourite in London. I dragged my kids to a performance of ‘Twelfth Night’ there, where they handed out pizza. Who knew that all it takes to get children interested in Shakespeare is a snack?
Arabella Weir
My favourite ‘stage’ of Shakira was the brunette punk rock one, but she’ll always have a special place in my heart, whatever she’s doing.
Kali Uchis
The crime novel has always been my favourite genre.
Sara Paretsky
I used to read a lot of fashion magazines: my favourite was ‘Nylon.’ I used to cut out all the pictures from magazines, and I had this book where I would keep all of the stuff that inspired me.
When I’m in London, Claridge’s is a great favourite. I’m a big fan of art deco architecture and the rooms are extraordinary.
Roman Coppola
As a kid, even I knew everything about my favourite cricketers. I used to know everything possible. Now I see kids knowing about me. It feels good.
Virat Kohli
Black-metal is my favourite. Mayhem are one of my favourite bands. But whenever Slayer comes to town, I am going to that show.
Ruston Kelly
I think everyone expects if you’re in the lead, or if you’re a favourite to win, you will win, and if you don’t, then you’re in a slump. It’s not the case.
Jason Day
My favourite people to follow on Twitter are… my fans. They make me laugh so much and keep me smiling.
Ellie Goulding
Actually, Sydney is my second favourite city on earth, I love Sydney, but this is the greatest.
Jeffrey Archer
In my downtime, you’ll mostly find me curled up with a book. I love reading biographies. My favourites are those of Dalai Lama, Osama Bin Laden, and Einstein.
Madhur Bhandarkar
When I was a child I devoured every book I could get my hands on. I loved losing myself in colourful and dramatic stories – and my absolute favourite was ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.’ Everything about it electrified me, and when I re-read Roald Dahl’s books as an adult it surprised me.
David Walliams
When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets, the Stooges and the Modern Lovers. They are my three favourite bands. I never get sick of ’em.
Evan Dando
My favourite programme of all time is ‘Weeds’; the first three or four series are perfection.
Miranda Raison
I have no favourite genre or style but treat each novel with the same care, imagination and craftsmanship. It’s as difficult to write a crime or a children’s novel with a touch of style and grace as it is a literary novel.
Garry Disher
My favourite book – ‘The Good Soldier’ by Ford Madox Ford, which I have read about 20 times – is different from my favourite author, who is Iris Murdoch. I find her books exciting and unputdownable. Her characters are so carefully studied and in-depth; I love that.
Ruth Rendell
I like a lot to watch Real Madrid and Barcelona, which are my favourite teams in La Liga.
Philippe Coutinho
Until I was 16, I read nothing but science fiction. I loved William Gibson and I still do. But my favourite book when I was growing up, for a long time, was ‘Snow Crash’ by Neal Stephenson, which I must have read about a dozen times when I was a teenager.
Ned Beauman
You earn the title of favourite when you win. It’s not when people say you’re a favourite because of past achievements; it’s when you show it on the pitch.
Julen Lopetegui
I have been a big fan of Dulquer. I have watched a lot of his films… ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’ being my favourite.
Kriti Kharbanda
I am fortunate to stay at lots of lovely hotels when I’m on tour, but my favourite hotel group in Britain is Malmaison. I recently stayed at the Malmaison in Manchester, which was pretty amazing. It had a fabulous bar and restaurants, as well as fantastic rooms with mood lighting.
Olly Murs
I love going to art galleries. The Tate Modern is one of my favourite things to do. But I don’t invest in the history of it and I don’t read up on it. I am a guy who would buy a print rather than buy an original.
James McAvoy
In ‘Badlapur,’ my character’s name is Jhumli. It’s a special film for me because I got a chance to work with my favourite director, Sriram Raghavan. I’m a huge fan of him.
Huma Qureshi
That’s right; I was watching ‘From Russia With Love’, one of my favourite Bond movies, and suddenly thought that I’d love to see a version of this from Tatiana Romanova’s point of view. Or, better yet; what if she was the hero? What if this was her story, and Bond was just a side character?
Antony Johnston
The 1950s is my favourite era.
Ella Purnell
Actually, my favourite roles have been in theatre, but on TV, my faves were Slap Maxwell and Larry Sanders.
Megan Gallagher
I was never my favourite subject.
Lauren Bacall
As a kid I watched television 24 hours a day and loved every minute of it. The two shows that always make me laugh and are therefore my favourites are The Dick Van Dyke Show and Fawlty Towers.
Colin Mochrie
Many of my favourite hotels are in London. I like the Covent Garden Hotel and I stayed at Blakes last time I was in London. I like the feeling of warmth and homeliness that you get from both of those places.
Diego Luna
Salim-Sulaiman have always been my favourite. It’s just an absolute pleasure working with them, and there’s always something new you get to learn just by sitting in their studio and absorbing all that’s happening around you.
Armaan Malik
‘Nakhrewali’ is one of my favourite songs.
Asha Bhosle
Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world. T

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities in the world. The fashion and people are just so effortlessly cool.
Leigh Lezark
I can’t resist South Indian cuisine, particularly what is prepared at home. My mom is my favourite cook. She can cook a variety of cuisines. I savour her cooking at home, and she’s undoubtedly the best.
Deepika Padukone
The high point for me in my career was when Sinatra called me his favourite performer in the Fifties. And I’ve been sold out ever since.
Tony Bennett
My favourite dish is pollo ajillo; my favourite drink is a good Rioja with it. And as for my favourite music, oh God – there’s so many things I like. Well, I’d say it’s ‘Walk of Life’ by Dire Straits.
Stephen Lang
I love books; my suitcases are always full of them. Books and shoes. I read when I am sad, when I am happy, when I am nervous. My favourite British author is Jane Austen, and my favourite American one is John O’Hara.
Carolina Herrera
I love pink – pink’s my favourite. I hardly ever – weirdly – wear it, but I love the colour pink.
Ellie Goulding
I’ve always been interested in science – one of my favourite books is James Watson’s ‘Molecular Biology of the Gene.’
Bill Gates
I loved ‘A Wednesday’; it is one of my top favourite films of all time.
Rana Daggubati
I don’t think it’s good for people to know too much about you. With my favourite bands, I don’t want to have the inside track on every single aspect of their personal lives.
Oliver Sim
Two of my favourite books are Henry Miller’s ‘Tropic of Cancer’ and ‘Tropic of Capricorn.’
Lydia Lunch
My favourite smell is horses. In fact, most of the time, I do smell like horses.
Edie Campbell
‘Wild Horses’ is my favourite Stones song. It’s so beautiful. I don’t mind that it was written for Bianca.
Jerry Hall
My favourite piece of music is actually ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ as a whole. For me, it’s the most perfect and brilliant example of rock song writing.
John Gourley
One of my favourite Donald Byrd tracks is ‘Think Twice,’ and I didn’t want to sample it. I’ve always enjoyed when other people have sampled it, so I wanted to instead of making a beat with it or something like that, or freak the beat of whatever. I wanted to just recreate it in my own way, like how I heard it.
J Dilla
My most favourite gigs that ever happened were solo, before The Monkees ever happened.
Peter Tork
Character building is one of my favourite things to do.
Kayvan Novak
Eating good food is my favourite thing in the whole world. Nothing is more blissful.
Justine Larbalestier
My favourite area of Milano is by the canons – I go to an authentic Italian restaurant around there on a Sunday for delicious food.
Bianca Balti
One of my favourite actors of all time, although he doesn’t necessarily play villains, is Peter Lorre.
Robin Williams
Brisbane is my favourite tournament… I have great memories here and always like to start the year here.
Karolina Pliskova
When I am up in Paris then the restaurant which has remained my favourite for the past decade is Guy Savoy. The menu is huge, sophisticated and very creative but I keep to simple choices.
Jean Reno
I go to London, my favourite city in the world, and I feel at home.
Boris Becker
My favourite thing is to come down to London from my home in Staffordshire in the helicopter and then get my bike out of the back and cycle into London. It’s wonderful.
John Caudwell
What would George Clooney do? That’s one of my favourites. He is one of my favourite actors and one of my favourite human beings. I don’t know if I have a serious life philosophy.
Steve Kazee
If we’re gonna progress as a people we are going to realise that, as one of my favourite poets says, the other is a lie. There are no other people. Race is a social construct.
Saul Williams
My favourite series of all time has been ‘Band of Brothers.’ That was amazing; I’ve watched that so many times.
Greg Rutherford
The googly and the slider are my favourite type of deliveries, and I love it when batsmen try to cut or sweep me and, while attempting those strokes, get lbw or clean bowled.
Imran Tahir
I love cricket. My all-time favourite is Sachin Tendulkar, without a shadow of a doubt.
Timothy F. Cahill
My favourite ground is The Oval because I have a lot of memories on that ground.
Mohammad Amir
OK, so, my favourite actress in the world is Sarah Paulson. I think she is so talented and I admire her so much, I have always said from the beginning she is someone who just really has perfected the craft. She could play anybody and be believable.
Bria Vinaite
One of my favourite books of all time is ‘The Borstal Boy.’
Roisin Murphy
I love 'Treasure.' It's one of my favourite albums.

I love ‘Treasure.’ It’s one of my favourite albums.
Johann Johannsson
I love Toni Morrison and Jeanette Winterson. ‘The Passion’ is my favourite book.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Paul Verhoeven is one of my favourite directors. I love his ability to mash extreme violence with humour and satire.
Kayvan Novak
Stunts are my favourite – I love it: the feeling, the adrenaline when all the cameras are rolling and everyone is watching and crowd round.
Hannah John-Kamen
I’m one of those people if you ask, ‘What’s your favourite song?’ I’m going to give you five. I don’t have just one favourite.
Octavia Spencer
I’ve managed to get some beautiful bags. I have a great collection, and so does my mother. My favourite is a purple one by Gucci, which I take everywhere!
Becki Newton
My favourite place in the world is home.
Holly Willoughby
Gardening is one of my enduring, favourite, and most rewarding pastimes.
Jane Hawking
I love thrillers – ‘Dead Calm’ is one of my favourite movies of all time.
Dan Trachtenberg
Rehearsals are one of my favourite things in the world.
Martin Freeman
Playing Mark Antony in ‘Rome’ will always be a favourite of mine because he was such an outrageously big and interesting character to play. Also, the fact that we were able, with that character, to find out and present the public with a biography of that man that had not been really seen before.
James Purefoy
It sounds really arrogant, but my music’s my favourite music ever. I prefer it to anyone else’s.
Richard D. James
‘Intermission’ was my favourite film.
Barry Keoghan
I was always interested in the arts as a child – drawing, painting, and piano – but acting became a favourite. I was a major theatre geek in high school – if I wasn’t in the drama room at lunch rehearsing, I’d be in the art room finishing up some type of project.
Laura Mennell
I was still young when I missed Beijing. I was favourite to win a medal but I knew I had time. My coach advised me to stay at school and finish my exams. Even if I had gone and won the Olympics, I might not have handled the pressure. So I moved on.
David Rudisha
We used to have prawn tempura: that was my mother’s favourite dish. But she had to go out to work instead of my father, so she couldn’t find the time to cook nice meals. So we ate more modern food: a lot of frozen and instant food. But I never complained about it to my mother.
Hirokazu Kore-eda
It’s equal opportunity for all, and we don’t play favourites.
Piyush Goyal
My favourite position is as midfielder, playing with Xabi and Khedira.
Luka Modric
I loved ‘Middlemarch,’ I think that’s one of my favourite books of all time, actually.
Eleanor Catton
We often come across certain directors who mention some of their own flops as their favourites. They will blame the viewers for not realising its merits. I think that is plain hypocrisy.
I watch an awful lot of old Hollywood movies – I’ll devour anything with Bette Davis or Joan Crawford. My absolute favourite is ‘Sunset Boulevard’ starring Gloria Swanson.
Amanda Donohoe
My favourite thing to wear is a saree.
Amy Jackson
I am fond of turkey with all the stuffing, which is my favourite!
Catherine Tresa
I love collecting guitars, even though I can’t play well. My favourite guitarists are Richie Blackmore, Jimmy Paige, and John Mayer.
Kiefer Sutherland
My access to music when I was growing up was through pirate radio, you know, transistor radio under the pillow, listening to one more and then ‘just one more’ until your favourite track comes on.
Robert Palmer
My favourite vintage shop in New York is called Screaming Mimi’s, and whenever I go, I’ll spend three hours in there just trawling.
Ellie Bamber
I love ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ I have for years. That’s one of my favourite things. She’s such a can-do kind of girl; that’s why I’m crazy about her.
Aretha Franklin
I am a huge Bollywood fan, and my favourite actor of all time is Shah Rukh Khan.
Saina Nehwal
Love Comes Quickly is our favourite record ever, and it did really badly.
Chris Lowe
My favourite room in my house is easily the top room, which is a bedroom but also a bathroom, with a big, wooden carved bath, two huge fireplaces and a raised bit in the corner for performances. I’ve had some really lovely parties and poetry readings up there.
Deborah Moggach
I can make chicken curry, rice, kheema… I am a foodie and enjoy varied cuisines. My favourites are Korean and Japanese.
Dulquer Salmaan
I am my favourite villain!

I am my favourite villain!
Juhi Chawla
I grew up listening to Nick Drake. Without him, I would not write music – and ‘Pink Moon’ is my favourite LP.
Gabrielle Aplin
My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.
Diane Arbus
Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favourite child.
Don King
I always modeled myself on Ronaldinho. He was one of my favourites who I followed a lot – his magic made us want to imitate him and his football. Is my goal celebration a tribute to him? Yes, of course. I like him a lot.
Roberto Firmino
I listened to John Denver and Simon & Garfunkel. Edith Piaf was a huge favourite. Then I discovered musicals – I loved ‘Les Miserables’ – and, at about 14, I started listening to David Gray.
Gin Wigmore
When I was in Mumbai for the promotion of ‘Makkhi,’ I met Ajay Devgn, Kajol, and Shah Rukh Khan, and I wanted to meet Aamir Khan. He was shooting out of India. I also met my favourite director, Raju Hirani. All of them showered praises on ‘Makkhi.’
S. S. Rajamouli
Growing up, I was like any Aussie kid – you know we love our sport – that was my favourite subject at school. That is a subject, right?
Nick Cummins
As a teenager, my favourite rejection was, ‘She looks too healthy,’ which of course translates as, ‘She needs to lose weight.’
Christina Ricci
We players are very well aware that being a favourite won’t win you a game, that your jersey won’t win you a game.
What’s my favourite food? One you order out.
Abigail Breslin
There is no reason why the Louvre should be your favourite gallery just because it has the grandest collections in France, any more than Kew should necessarily be a favourite garden because it has the largest assemblage of plants, or Tesco your chosen shop because it has the widest variety of canned beans.
Jim Crace
I have no philosophy, my favourite thing is sitting in the studio.
Arne Jacobsen
London’s my favourite place. I lived in Crouch End for years and come back as much as I possibly can.
Tim Minchin
All-in-one dishes are among my favourites. I’m very much in favour of using the oven as much as possible – for casseroles, roasts and other one-pot meals – rather than the hob, where dishes need much more attention.
Mary Berry
The Bee Gees were always heavily influenced by black music. As a songwriter, it’s never been difficult to pick up on the changing styles of music out there, and soul has always been my favourite genre.
Robin Gibb
I read tons of comic books. My favourite is Grant Morrison, a Scottish comic writer.
Frankie Boyle
I loved ‘Highway.’ It was amazing. I have watched Imtiaz Ali’s other films, too, and he is one of my favourite Bollywood directors, besides Vishal Bhardwaj and Mani Ratnam.
Mahira Khan
Chermoula is a potent North African spice paste that is ideal for smearing on your favourite vegetables for roasting.
Yotam Ottolenghi
I grew up watching Scooby Doo and Thelma was my favourite character.
MyAnna Buring
My best actress of all time is Kate Winslet. I want to be just like her. ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ is one of my favourite films.
Maria Valverde
For sheer creativity and totality of involvement, ‘Rolf’s Cartoon Club’ with HTV in Bristol was an amazing show to work on, but I think the ‘Rolf on Art’ series, culminating in the painting of the Queen’s portrait to celebrate her 80th birthday, just nudges into the favourite spot.
Rolf Harris
I like a lot of sports. Especially football – it’s my favourite sport. My uncle played football in Barcelona for nine years and played for Spain in three World Cups.
Rafael Nadal
I’d love to work in America, some of my favourite films come from America.
Cillian Murphy
My favourite place in Britain is… my home county of Shropshire. I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Greg Davies
I couldn’t live without butter. Butter is probably my single favourite food.
Ruth Reichl
My all time favourite films – one is ‘Mary Poppins,’ and the other one is ‘Pakeezah.’ ‘Pakeezah’ was an Indian film. The beauty of ‘Pakeezah’ was that it had a soundtrack which was pure poetry.
Art Malik
When you fall in love with favourite movie stars, it’s not because they’re movie stars and unattainable, but because they show you sides of themselves that are extremely personal.
Sarah Gadon
Every good movie I watch, the hero becomes my favourite. I start blushing every time a hero romances a heroine.
Hansika Motwani
My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.
Mario Testino
‘The Sound of Music’ is one of my favourite old musical films.
Hiromi Uehara
I just love westerns. One of my favourite actors is Joh

I just love westerns. One of my favourite actors is John Wayne, probably one of the most underrated actors there’s ever been. He’s quite an incredible actor.
Ray Winstone
Be it ‘Mary Kom,’ ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,’ or ‘Dangal,’ each one was inspiring in its own way. But my favourite is ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.’
P. V. Sindhu
My overall favourite player would be Iniesta. For his final ball, obviously, his skill, and his ability.
Naby Keita
I’ve been to most parts of India over the years, but Jaipur is my favourite city. Inspiration can be found at every turn.
Matthew Williamson
Seeing the actual ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’, I absolutely loved it. It became one of my favourite films. It was a real Christmas classic, and it was one of the most popular films ever in British history.
Will Poulter
My favourite book as a child was an old ‘Newne’s Children’s Encyclopaedia’ which my grandfather had bought just before World War II and donated to our family after seeing how interested we were in it. Each volume had special chapters called ‘Things Boys can Do.’ My brothers and I would pick out interesting projects.
Barry Marshall
There’s a really sweet spot with acting where you’ve finished a job, and you’ve got another one coming up in three or four months’ time. That’s my favourite period of unemployment.
Nicola Walker
At primary school, me and my best friend used to do D.I.Y. assemblies, and we’d do it as many times as we could until we got banned! We used to sing ‘Hero’ by Mariah Carey; it was, like, my favourite song; we were obsessed with it. We’d do it as a duet, and it’s the first I remember performing.
Jess Glynne
I love comedy. Comedy is one of my favourite things to do.
Lauren Ashley Carter
‘Authentic’ is one of my least favourite words because in such a diverse country, whose authenticity are you talking about?
Petina Gappah
Jordan 1s are my favourite sneaker, and I also love the Jordan Eclipse.
Nick Kyrgios
I’ve spent so much time the last seven, eight years in Los Angeles, away from my family, away from my friends, away from the city that is my favourite place to be and I just want to come here and have a proper life.
Nicholas Lea
Perhaps the writer I’ve read the most of is Haruki Murakami, the Japanese writer, but I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s a favourite. I read him because I find his work so intriguing, but I don’t necessarily feel I would follow this writer to the ends of the earth.
Shaun Tan
There are a lot of kicks out there in taekwondo that are flashy, so I like all of those. My favourite is probably chop because I’m better at it than the others. But I like a good back kick if I can nail it well.
Bianca Walkden
Questioning authority can hardly be called our national pastime. We even make a philosophy out of fear. Fatalism, destiny, karma… are the favourite cultural holes we hide in when authority flogs us. And what’s our tragedy.
Mahesh Bhatt
I’ve been happy from the start at Newcastle. It has been my favourite club ever since I was small boy in Serbia.
Aleksandar Mitrovic
For me, my favourite music was things like The Bee Gees, ABBA and ‘The White Album.’ The 70s is the period that I love more than anything.
James Righton
My favourite Friday treat is to drive out of the centre of Cambridge, where we live, and go for a swim at the health club I’ve just joined out in the countryside at Quy. It’s a lovely pool, inside a converted barn. Usually it’s just me and a couple of other swimmers there.
Sophie Hannah
Spending time in airports and planes is probably my least favourite part of being a tennis player.
Johanna Konta
I’m not into superhero movies, but I love cartoons. Tweety bird is my favourite.
Deepika Padukone
I have stayed in lots of great hotels around the world, and the Plaza Athenee is definitely one of my favourites.
Tom Parker Bowles
Stupidity is not my favourite thing; I cannot deal with it.
Lauren Bacall
I cook anything, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian. But mutton dishes are my favourite.
Nana Patekar
I don’t spend a lot of my time in the locker room. That’s my least favourite place in the world.
Maria Sharapova
My favourite English player of my time was Paul Gascoigne. I interviewed him several times, always entertaining.
John Motson
Even as she approaches 90, the Queen is sometimes glimpsed with her headscarf tied firmly under her chin riding her favourite hack, Emma – one of the fell ponies she breeds.
Ingrid Seward
My son was so excited about me doing three roles, and Jo and my parents loved the craft work and visuals, and I think ’24’ will be the most favourite movie of mine at home, and they are all waiting to watch the film in theaters.
I like ‘Ab Fab;’ I love the crazy stuff they wear. That’s my favourite! I love ‘Ab Fab.’
Iggy Azalea
I have a secret passion for horse riding. I haven’t done it for ages, but I used to have a horse. I love it; it’s one of my favourite things.
Jess Glynne
My favourite type of pizza is a Napoletana: tomatoes, mozzarella, and very few anchovies. It must have a thin base.
Ennio Morricone
My favourite event was the 200m, so as I won the 100m, I thought it was possible I’d win the 200m.
Betty Cuthbert
I prefer to be favourites on the pitch; not with words.

I prefer to be favourites on the pitch; not with words.
Antonio Conte
Foreign languages are another favourite topic, and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms.
John Millington Synge
I think, for the benefit of our parents, the perfect night out would be when Cate and I touch the wall and we tie. This is what they dream – that we’ll both win. Because then they don’t have to pick a favourite child.
Bronte Campbell
‘Atonement’ is one of my all-time favourite movies.
Aditi Rao Hydari
Klopp helped me play my favourite position again – centre-forward.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
I cannot pick one single forest to be a favourite, but I am in love with the Indian jungles – be it Madhumalai and Kabini in South India or Tadoba and Pench National Park in Maharashtra. The wildlife in Satpura and Corbett National Park can’t be missed, either.
Raveena Tandon
One of my favourite books of all time: ‘The Great Gatsby’. I just think it’s so well written.
Danielle de Niese
My favourite dinner is a cup of tea and a ham sandwich with English mustard.
Marco Pierre White
Scotland is one of my favourite places to perform: it’s really something special. Scottish audiences are just so enthusiastic; their approach to dance music just feels similar to my own somehow.
My favourite book in the world is ‘Neuromancer’ by William Gibson.
Watkin Tudor Jones
The nightlife in Baltimore is very mixed. Any gay people I know go to the hipster bars; they don’t go to the gay bars. Start your night at the Club Charles, and then you can meet people to go other places. The Charles has been Baltimore’s favourite cool hipster bar forever.
John Waters
My first favourite book was ‘Are You My Mother?’ A picture book about a lost bird. After that my favourites changed almost yearly. I loved everything by Roald Dahl, but my favourite was probably ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ A librarian gave me a first edition of that book, which I treasure.
Rick Yancey
David Silva at Man City was my favourite player to play with; we had a good understanding on the pitch.
Gareth Barry
HeyHey is my favourite app. It’s like Instagram but for sound recordings, with little soundbites from people’s days. We spend far too much time looking down at our phones, so it’s nice to have your head up while you listen to what other people have uploaded.
Gael Garcia Bernal
You could be an 18-year-old girl in Tokyo wondering how you could ever break into fashion or beauty, so you follow your favourite designer or editor, see what their day comprises, where they go, who they meet, how they do it… If I were setting up my own label today, I would definitely do it through Instagram.
Eva Chen
My favourite actors are all dead or dying. I just love Jimmy Stewart, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn – I was named after her – and Cary Grant. I just love old black and white movies and the stars in them. It must have been a great time to be in Hollywood.
Katharine Isabelle
The people of Cleveland hate soccer. But it’s my favourite thing and I follow the U.S. men’s national team around when they play whenever I can.
Drew Carey
The ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ have been favourites of mine since my childhood when I misread ‘Aslan’ as ‘Alsatian’ and was struck by the genius of naming a lion after a dog!
Chris Riddell
My favourite day is like when it’s raining, and I can just lie on the couch.
Lloyd Blankfein
A lot of my favourite songs have Eno involved, but I love the work he does on the first two Roxy Music albums. He’s creating atmospheres as opposed to composition, and it’s a beautiful mixture with everything else in that band.
Matt Berry
I would say Neymar is my favourite young player. I love the way that he plays.
I think it’s one of my favourite theatres ever, so quirky and wonderful and steeped in history. The space is wonderful and the acoustics are brilliant.
Louise Jameson
I was raised in New York, so that’s the greatest city in the world to me, but if you take that out of the equation, then London is my favourite city, and I’m a huge fan of Dublin as well.
Michelle Visage
I used to listen to my music on the bus. It was one of my favourite things, to look out the window and over at the Jacques Cartier Bridge and Parc Jean-Drapeau.
I always bring an orange scarf, not just so I can wear it or tuck it into my pocket, but also so I can throw it over a lamp in the hotel room. Orange is my favourite colour, and it gives a lovely, warm ambience.
There I am, watching Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of my favourite actors in the world, walk into the room dressed up as Father Christmas, being hilarious, and I’m suddenly thinking, ‘Where am I?’
Tom Sturridge
Choosing between the 50 m and 100 m is like choosing between your children. I have favourites on different days.
Cate Campbell
Being someone who plays gigs and finding many, many memorable ones in different ways, I guess I’d have to say I don’t really have a single favourite one that I could pick out.
Lee Ranaldo
My favourite kind of comedy comes from the awkwardness of living, the stuff that makes you cringe but borders on tragic – that is more interesting to me. It resonates; it comes from emotional truth.
Taika Waititi
‘The Wizard of Oz’ is my favourite. It explains what life on this planet is about. Although Dorothy reaches Oz, she finds she had what she needed to go back to Kansas all along, but the Good Witch tells her that she had to learn it for herself. All of the answers to the meaning of life are there.
I don’t even know what my favourite food is anymore, as they are all such bad foods!
Venus Williams
Action movies haven't been encouraging in my case. Neve

Action movies haven’t been encouraging in my case. Nevertheless, this is my favourite genre.
Naga Chaitanya
While shooting for ‘Kaatru Veliyidai,’ I was living my childhood dream of working with my favourite director. It was surreal and thrilling at the same time.
Aditi Rao Hydari
‘The Silence of the Lambs’ is my favourite book, favourite film.
Florence Pugh
I couldn’t choose a favourite author, but two contemporary writers who have never disappointed me are Tim Winton and Alice Munro.
Mariella Frostrup
I have, like, a playlist with all my favourite songs on it. Sadie’s Playlist is the soundtrack of my life. ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis, ‘Under The Bridge’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers, TLC, ‘Waterfalls’ – I love the ’90s.
Sadie Sink
You know the press and the TV. There are those who are favourites and those who are not. I was one of the latter.
Samuel Eto’o
I love character and voice, and my favourite books have been the ones in which I’ve become completely absorbed.
Helen Oyeyemi
I love the idea of thinking of cinema as not that far from music. A lot of my favourite movie makers, the way they move their cameras or the way they cut just feel very musical – even if the movies have no music in them at all.
Damien Chazelle
I am certainly Italian in my love of food! I eat everything, but I love Italian food most of all. Even my daughter does. Her favourite food is pasta and parmigiana.
Monica Bellucci
At the Norman Invasion, the Saxon thanes were themselves humbled in turn; the manors were given a more legal character and transferred to favourites of William the Conqueror.
Sabine Baring-Gould
Ever since I was a kid, I had been a Liverpool fan – they were my favourite Premier League club.
Mohamed Salah
People are so passionate about their favourite artists making it to number 1, it almost reminds me of football fanaticism. Nowadays, it’s ‘One Direction’ vs ‘The Wanted.’ Back in my day, it was ‘Oasis’ vs ‘Blur’.
Jameela Jamil
My favourite trainers are Converse.
Lily Donaldson
One of my favourite Japanese cartoons is ‘Yasuragi no Yakata,’ written by the famous Fujiko Fujio.
Hidetaka Miyazaki
There are maybe 100 actors I look up to, but my first two favourite actors were Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson.
Paul Dano
In school, my favourite class was when we were given a subject for an essay on which we could freewheel. And poetry: I’ve always written it and loved the way words interact, in meaning and in sound.
Stephen Hough
My inbox and doormat are full with emails and letters from people who want me to endorse their Higgs board game or to inaugurate the walkway of their new office atrium. There’s even a microbrewery in Barcelona which wants to know what my favourite beer is so they can brew a similar one in my honour. It is quite mad.
Peter Higgs
Shevchenko was always the favourite player for me. He was my idol. When we met, we exchanged shirts and talked for a while. It was great.
Edin Dzeko
Honestly, for a big city, London is by far my favourite city on earth, and I’m not just saying that!
Taylor Lautner
My favourite performances are by actresses like Bette Davis in ‘All About Eve’ or Gena Rowlands in pretty much anything – performances that have nothing to do with age.
Winona Ryder
My favourite restaurant of all time is Mildreds on London’s Lexington Street. It’s a little vegetarian restaurant and is really fun and healthy, too. It was the first place I went to in London and really liked. That was 20 years ago, and it is still my favourite.
David Walliams
My favourite thing to do as an artist is record. It’s a super therapeutic thing for me. Not to sound corny, but it literally is a stress relief for me.
To play someone I loved in my favourite fairytale as a kid is a total honour.
Lily Collins
I don’t think I have one particular favourite writer. I have many whose works I will always buy or reread – Muriel Spark, Anthony Powell, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ruth Rendell, James Ellroy, William McIlvanney, Kate Atkinson, John Burnside, Louise Welsh, Iain Banks.
Ian Rankin
I am for fetishisation! All of us have our favourite things, and they speak to us.
Tino Sehgal
Amitabh Bachchan is my favourite actor.
Urvashi Rautela