"Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books, you have to write about the interesting lawyers - the guys who steal all the money and take off. That's the fun stuff."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."John Grisham on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."John Grisham on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."John Grisham on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."John Grisham on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."John Grisham on Mark Twain
"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."