"I have learned not to read reviews. Period. And I hate reviewers. All of them, or at least all but two or three. Life is much simpler ignoring reviews and the nasty people who write them. Critics should find meaningful work."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."John Grisham on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."John Grisham on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."John Grisham on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."John Grisham on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."John Grisham on Maya Angelou
"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."