"I don't want to force my politics on my readers."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."John Grisham on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."John Grisham on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."John Grisham on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."John Grisham on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."John Grisham on Joseph Stalin
"I can't change overnight into a serious literary author. You can't compare apples to oranges. William Faulkner was a great literary genius. I am not."
"More than 100 people have been sent to death row who were later exonerated because they weren't guilty or fairly tried. Most criminal defendants do not get adequate representation because there are not enough public defenders to represent them. There is a lot that is wrong."
"Quite often I can be in a bookshop, standing beneath a great big picture of myself and paying for a book with a credit card clearly marked John Grisham, yet no one recognises me. I often say I'm a famous author in a country where no one reads."
"And that's the mission of The Innocence Project in New York, is to exonerate people who have been wrongfully convicted, and also work from a policy angle with Congress and state legislatures to prevent future wrongful convictions."
"I'm not itching to sue Amazon or Wal-Mart... they sell a lot of books. But the future is very uncertain with books."