"Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Jim Harrison on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Jim Harrison on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Jim Harrison on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Jim Harrison on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Jim Harrison on Winston Churchill
"Everybody has a gun in their car in Detroit."
"I used to get criticized for putting food in novels."
"I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it's about the same proportion to books published that I care to read."
"The old fun thing is when somebody typed up the first chapter of War and Peace. And then made a precis of the rest of it and sent it out and only one publisher recognized it."
"After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do."